the fruit responsible for the accidental birth of Earl Grey
Anyone who is familiar with Earl Grey tea knows the fragrant, citrusy scent and distinct flavor of bergamot. But what exactly is it? Bergamot is a tropical citrus fruit common throughout the Mediterranean. It looks like a mix of an orange and a lime, and tastes the same way as it smells: tart and acidic.
The Story Behind Earl Grey:
Earl Grey tea was named after Earl Charles Gray who was the Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1830-1834. It is unclear as to why the tea was named after him, but the tea itself is said to have been created accidentally when a container of tea and bergamot oranges were shipped together from Chinese diplomats to Earl Grey. The essence of the fruit was said to have been absorbed by the tea during transit.
Bergamot Health Benefits
Bergamot tea may improve certain risk factors for heart disease, as it contains flavanones, which may inhibit enzymes that produce cholesterol in your body.
The flavonoids in bergamot tea may also help fight inflammation associated with digestive issues.
Using Bergamot Essential Oil may reduce feelings of anxiety and fatigue and is a powerful purifying agent for the skin.
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