The Second Earl Grey was the British Prime Minister in the 1830s. During this term, the act was passed to abolish slavery across the British Empire. It was a truly historical accomplishment, yet many will only know him for his wonderful tea instead! He reputedly received a diplomatic gift of tea flavoured with bergamot oil, and Earl Grey tea has since then gained popularity.
Our Earl Grey is a select blend of our finest teas, lightly scented with the elegant flavour of bergamot. This gives it the aromatic, refreshing character that balances the invigorating briskness of the tea with a bright fresh citrus taste. Enjoy one of our most popular afternoon teas with a slice of lemon to capture the top notes or indulge with delicious creamy desserts or lemon cakes and tartlets. Best served without milk. A cup of our Earl Grey can also be enjoyed in the evening with our Decaffeinated Earl Grey
This painting depicts the opening of the Houses of Parliament in the 19th Century. Built on the banks of the River Thames in Central London after the previous buildings were destroyed by fire in 1834, the Victorian Gothic architecture is the result of a competition.