Our Classic Earl Grey blend is made from a base of Keemun tea and a splash of Bergamot Oil. This world famous recipe was first blended by Richard Twining in 1831 when Prime Minister Charles Grey asked him to replicate a tea he'd been given by a Chinese Mandarin.
From that day forward the blend was named after the Prime Minister himself and to say thank you he gave the tea his royal signature of approval. The boxes you see today are in fact signed by the latest descendant of Mr Charles Grey.
We do our very best to keep tradition alive and we are honoured to be able to say that the Grey family still treasure our blend over 180 years later.