Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Earl Grey tea

Earl Grey tea can be found anywhere where tea is sold. Who was Earl Grey? Earl is a title...And his name was actually Charles Grey (13 March 1764 - 17 July 1845). He was England's second Earl Grey. He was a political reformer and England's prime minister between 1830 and 1834. But his true fame is in the world of teas. A blend of black tea scented with the bergamot oil was named after him. It is claimed that while serving as diplomat in China Grey was given a special tea recipe by a Chinese mandarin.

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