Earl Grey…the mystery! What is it? What is the ambiguity? Well, the mystery is – no one can tell from its packaging and name what it is exactly or what the buyer will ultimately receive. What is Earl Grey? It is a kind of black tea with aromatic oil extracted from the skin of bergamot oranges. This citrus fruit is the hallmark of this blend, the flavor enhancer. The liquor so obtained has deep flavor, citrus aroma and bright color. In reality, there is no tea like this. It is only a style of brew. Farmers do not harvest Earl Grey. It is the sellers who prepare it by blending rich brightness and flavor of bergamot oil with the black tea. Perfect Taste of Earl Grey To sum up, Earl Grey is a medium-bodied black brew lighter than the English breakfast blends and refreshing. The distinctive characteristic of this blend is contributed by the perfect balance of natural, fresh and sweet-smelling bergamot and the tea. A cup of Earl Grey at times might have fruity or floral flavorings. This gives a “lingering sweetness” to the blend. It is sharp but not at all bitter. Tips to Choose an Earl Grey If you want to enjoy the real flavor of Earl Grey, you have to make the choice correctly. Here are some guidelines to help you –
- What is its specialty?
- What is it? – Something deceptive or a good deal
- Is there an option to make a choice?