BLENDED TEAS (India)
This blend of Assam teas is flavoured and scented by oil squeezed from the skin of the orange-like bergamot.
The blend known as Earl Grey originated in the UK some time in the 1830s. The tea takes its name from the 2nd Earl Grey who was British Prime Minister at the time. The blend was created in London. Two rival tea merchants claim to have created it, however, the exact origins are uncertain and are lost to time and commercial hype. With certainty we can say that blends of Earl Grey use tea which has been flavoured or scented with bergamot oil. Bergamot oil is an oil extracted from the rind of the bergamot orange, a fragrant citrus fruit native to southern Italy
One teaspoon per cup in heated pot; pour in boiling water, steep 3 to 5 minutes depending on the strength you prefer. Best taken black, but a little milk may be added.