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Our World Famous Earl Grey

We love Earl Grey. There simply isn't any tea quite like it.

With its light elegant flavour and aristocratic roots, some people think of Earl Grey tea as somewhat posh - reserved for high days and holidays. But in reality, it's one of our most popular blends for every day. Sip and savour the refreshing brilliance of bergamot and the subtle twist 
of lemon. Stock up on your favourites and try some new variations, too.

What is Earl Grey? The Story Behind a Favourite Blend

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.

In 2016 our classic Earl Grey was awarded a coveted Great Taste Award - the ultimate badge of approval when it comes to the most delicious tasting drinks and foods. Shop all our Great Taste Award Winners.

From the very beginning, Earl Grey had a cult following. Charles Grey's wife used to serve it to her high society friends where it quickly became considered the height of fashion.

While Earl Grey has been enjoyed as a delicious tea for decades, it's also more recently developed quite a reputation as a delicate and delicious ingredient. It's especially good in cakes, so why not give The Great British Bake Off contestants a run for their money and try out one of our fabulous Earl Grey Recipes?
 

View Earl Grey Recipes

The Twinings Earl Grey Teas Range

Shop all your favourite Earl Grey blends

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Earl Grey - 50 Tea Bags

£2.99 each

Our famous Earl Grey - lemon and bergamot flavoured black tea.

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Discovery Collection London Strand Earl Grey - Pyramid Tea Bags

£6.50 each

China tea scented with a blend of traditional bergamot with a twist of other citrus notes and added lemon peels. Presented in a pretty gift box containing a golden bag filled with loose leaf pyramid tea bags.

For The Love Of Earl & Lady Grey

The Range

Today our Earl Grey comes in all varieties. As loose tea in traditional tea caddies or silky pyramid tea bags, decaffeinated and organic. If you're after something really refreshing why not try our lightly zingy Lady Grey? Inspired by rolling orange and lemon groves, we developed Lady Grey for Earl Grey lovers who wanted something a little bit fruitier. We couldn't possibly play favourites, but Lady Grey will always have a special place in our heart.

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