The original Earl Grey tea consisted of pure China tea lightly flavoured with fine bergamot oil. The bergamot flavouring was intended to protect the tea from the taste of mould and tar, which could arise from the long sea journey to England. Char's Earl Grey Supreme now sets the standard for Earl Grey. It is made from a base of superb quality Ceylon tea, expertly perfumed with the finest bergamot oil and decorated with cornflower petals. It is full bodied, rich in flavour and with a striking appearance. It is suitable for those who enjoy their tea with milk, as this will not overwhelm the flavour.
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Earl Grey Supreme
Type Scented Black Tea Origin Sri Lanka, Ceylon Format Loose Leaf Taste Fragrant and Strong Brewing Advice Use one dessert spoon of tea per cup. Infuse with near boiling water for three minutes or according to taste. Add milk if desired.