The East India Company

The Staunton Earl Grey Tea - 20 Bags


A tribute to George Staunton, the man who introduced the western world to this Chinese manner of taking tea. One of The Company’s most popular blends, The Staunton Earl Grey has a vibrant and refreshing flavour. Savour a cup of this rich-bodied loose leaf black tea with our Sea & Salt Caramel Biscuits.

Meet the unsung hero of your delicious cup of tea. Prime Minister Charles Grey may get the name and the glory but it was George Staunton, a botanist in China with The East India Company who wrote to his friend at Kew Gardens in the 1790s about the magical effect of using aromatic orange flowers in light bodied black tea. We still use the neroli oil so enthusiastically described in his letters and blend it with bergamot to make The Staunton Earl Grey today. So George, this tea is for you.

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