Tea is a fragrant variation of the great classic, this Ceylon Valley black tea has been delicately infused with citrus fruits and French blue cornflowers. The natural citrus oil is pressed from the peel of the Bergamot citrus fruit and gives Earl Grey its distinctive taste and aroma. Our French Earl Grey is equally well suited for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or anytime (of the day) that a warming cup would satisfy (be welcomed). “Earl Grey tea is named after Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl Grey and Prime Minister of England from 1830-1834. Legend has it that he received bergamot flavored tea as a gift after one of his men had rescued the son of a Chinese mandarin from drowning. Legend says that a bergamot flavoured tea was received as a gift from the Chinese mandarin after the son was rescued by one of his men.