Tregothnan’s Earl Grey Tea is a blend of rare Cornish tea leaves from our tea gardens and the finest Assam, infused with pure, natural Bergamot oil.
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, was born on the 13th of March 1764 and was Britain’s Prime Minister from 22 November 1830 to 16 July 1834 and author of the Reform Bill of 1832. He reputedly received a gift, probably a diplomatic perquisite, of tea flavoured with bergamot oil – the delicious tea which has since borne his name.
Tregothnan’s Link to Earl Grey Tea?
Tregothnan’s owner, Lord Falmouth, is the eighth Great-Grandson of Charles Grey, through his maternal line. The connection to the historical tea fame was discovered after planting the first tea bushes at Tregothnan so the validation of our authentic Earl Grey tea was pure coincidence.