The Earl Grey blend is named after the 2nd Earl Grey, British Prime Minister in 1830. Darjeeling Earl Grey Tea is a tea blend with a distinctive flavor and aroma derived from the addition of oil extracted from the rind of the bergamot orange. Citrus bergamia, the bergamot orange, is a fragrant citrus fruit the size of an orange, with a yellow or green color similar to a lime, depending on ripeness.
Traditionally, the term ‘Earl Grey’ has applied only to black teas that contain oil of bergamot as a flavoring. This Earl Grey from Darjeeling gives you the sweet Muscatel character along with the prominent fruit character and is balanced to give you a flavor of both the worlds.