Our DEAN & DELUCA Earl Grey Tea is a classic black tea with distinctive floral and citrus notes of bergamot. The Earl Grey blend, or "Earl Grey's Mixture", is assumed to be named after the 2nd Earl Grey, British Prime Minister in the 1830s and author of the Reform Bill of 1832, who reputedly received a gift, probably a diplomatic prerequisite, of tea flavoured with bergamot oil. Bergamot orange (Citrus bergamia) is a small citrus tree which blossoms during the winter and is grown commercially in Italy. It is likely a hybrid of Citrus limetta and Citrus aurantium.
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