Earl Grey Tea. Typically it's my after dinner tea because the sweet fragrance is a wonderful ending to a perfect meal. It goes well with a dessert or it can be the dessert, just depends on how decadent you want to be. The bergamot flavor is simply divine. This flower radiates a beautiful fragrance even long after the leaves are dried.
There are a few versions of how Earl Grey tea came to be, and they all originate with the British Prime Minister (1830-1834) Earl Grey. It is said that while on a mission in China the bergamot was given to Prime Minister Grey as a gift for his valor, but then there are three versions of that and no record of the Chinese ever using bergamot. So we have no real information on how Earl Grey tea actually originated but, for sure, it is a staple in British households and mine!
But what makes this blend extra special is that it has an extra boost that makes it taste like you added milk or cream to your tea. As many of you know, I just recently started drinking half and half in my Earl Grey because I discovered it enhances the flavor. But even without milk this Vanilla Creme blend has that delightful creamy smoothness. The California Tea House added vanilla bean and cornflower petals to achieve this taste! And achieve it they do!
Tea Cup Photo Raffle. The prize is a $300 gift certificate for tea!! Here's the LINK! Good Luck!! I'm just tickled pink that they asked me to be a judge... *batts lashes.*