Trivia of the Day – September 13

Which of the below does NOT apply to Earl Grey tea?

Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies
  1. It was originally created by Jacksons of Piccadilly who was the first merchant to produce the tea
  2. It was originally a blended black tea
  3. It has bergamot orange oil in it
  4. It was named after the second Earl Grey


Answer: 1

Earl Grey was originally a blended black tea although today people may refer any tea blended with bergamot oil as Earl Grey.  It was name after the second Earl Grey who was the British Prime Minister in the 1830’s.  Although legend credited the creation of the tea by the Chinese as a gift to the Earl Grey, the certainty of the origin is unknown.  Jacksons of Piccadilly was the first tea merchant to produce the tea, but they did not create the tea blend.

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2 thoughts on “Trivia of the Day – September 13

  1. Tamisha Lantey

    Great post and right to the point. I don’t know if this is truly the best place to ask but do you guys have any ideea where to employ some professional writers? Thank you 🙂

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