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205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 15 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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Our Earl Grey is a rich and fragrant blend of fine Ceylon and Keemun black teas, plus Darjeeling and natural bergamot oil for an extra sparkle. We think you’ll agree it’s one of the world’s best.

A traditional blend of black teas with the essence of aromatic bergamot, Earl Grey is one of the world’s most iconic teas.

The name of this tea is typically attributed to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey and the Prime Minister of United Kingdom from 1830 – 1834. Legend has it he saved the son of a Chinese mandarin and was given the tea as a reward for the heroic deed. According to the “official” record published by Howick Hall, the home of Charles Grey, a Chinese mandarin blended the tea (which contained bergamot) to disguise the taste of lime in the well water of the earl’s home; the tea was later served by Lady Grey in London where it received a warm reception.

In an effort to find the true origins of the name “Earl Grey tea”, the Oxford English Dictionary invited the public to contribute information on early references to the name. Eager tea lovers found old advertisements dating back to 1884 about an “Earl Grey’s Mixture”, but it was not until 1928 that Jackson’s of Piccadilly claimed that they had blended this tea for a former Earl Grey back in 1836. Despite extensive research, the Oxford English Dictionary was unable to find conclusive evidence on when the name “Earl Grey tea” was coined.

Today, Earl Grey tea is a well-loved classic amongst tea connoisseurs and regular drinkers alike. With the addition of Darjeeling and natural bergamot oil, our blend has an extra sparkle: we think you’ll agree it’s one of the world’s best.

Ingredients: black tea, natural and artificial flavour, bergamot oil

About Murchie's Tea & Coffee View company

Since 1894, Murchie’s has been importing and blending the finest quality teas from select gardens around the world. As the decades have passed, the art of tea blending and tradition of excellence are handed down along with the old recipes. Today, Murchie’s offers traditional products and classic blends while also developing new combinations for a new generation of tea drinkers. We are proud to provide blends for events and occasions, from local landmarks to national observations and royal milestones.

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As far as earl greys go, this is the best one I’ve had. It could stand for a slightly stronger bergamot flavour, but it’s otherwise very good, especially for making London Fog!!! :P

Flavors: Bergamot

Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Grew up drinking this, so it has a special place in my heart. It’s not really anything spectacular, just a good, simple earl grey.

Boiling 8 min or more

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It’s a perfectly decent rendition of Earl Grey but doesn’t really stand out for me as exceptional in any way. It has a surprisingly strong smell that permeated the box that it was shipped in, but doesn’t seem unique once brewed.

I’m not disappointed by it, but neither am I surprised by it.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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