Earl Grey Premium Tea

Earl Grey Premium Tea

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Earl Grey Premium Tea. Traditionally, Earl Grey is a blend of black China teas treated with natural oils of the Bergamot citrus fruit. This gives the tea a distinctive perfumed aroma and flavour. Legend has it that the tea was created in honour of Prime Minister, Charles Grey. He had helped rescue the drowning son of a Chinese Mandarin while on a diplomatic mission.  

The Mandarin was so grateful that he presented the Earl with the blend in 1803 - but documents have revealed that the Earl never even set foot in China!

It's more probable that the Earl received a gift of China Tea flavoured with bergamont. Earl Grey Tea was originally made with black China teas.

Earl Grey gets it's unique, citrus flavour from the addition of oil extract from bergamot fruit - a relation of the orange. Bergamot are indigenous to South East Asia and are also grown in Italy as a commercial crop.

Our BUZZ Earl Grey Premium is a top grade large leaf infused with bergamot flavour from Nuwara-Eliya, Sri Lanka. Nuwara-Eliya is often referred to as ‘Little England’. A well-tended golf course morphs seamlessly into a rolling carpet of tea plantations. The dusty and bustling centre of town is a thoroughly Sri Lankan tangle, but scratch the surface a little to reveal colonial bungalows, well-tended hedgerows and pretty rose gardens. 


In earlier times, Nuwara Eliya (meaning ‘City of Light’) was the favoured cool-climate escape for the English and Scottish pioneers of Sri Lanka’s tea industry. A rainy-day, misty-mountain atmosphere still blankets the town from November to February. During April’s spring release, the town is crowded with domestic holiday-makers enjoying horse racing and sports-car hill climbs and celebrating the Sri Lankan New Year. The economy is based on tea, cool-climate vegetables, and even more tea. 


BUZZ Earl Grey Premium Ceylon black tea: classically scented with natural BERGAMOT oil giving a mild, smooth, refreshing, flowery taste.

BUZZ Coffee now sells its entire range of specialty blends, single origin coffees and loose leaf teas online. Buy some BUZZ Earl Grey Premium Tea online today.