Earl Grey: A traditional British Tea


The story goes that during a diplomatic visit to Canton, Earl Grey, foreign secretary for the British Crown in the early years of the nineteenth century, discovered a blend Of Chinese tea and bitter orange peel in a tea house in the city. He considered this combination be delicious and brought the recipe back with him to England. Replacing the bitter orange with bergamot, he gave the recipe to a London firm who, out of gratitude, named the blend after him.

Comptoir Richard's Grand Earl Grey is a black tea from China which is embellished with cornflowers and marigold flowers. The perfect accompaniment for breakfast.  Recommended with or without milk. The tea pairs nicely with stewed fruit, orange cake, lemon, and cream puff, kebab, and salted cakes.

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