One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A kind of China tea flavoured with bergamot.‘a cup of Earl Grey’as modifier ‘Earl Grey tea’
- ‘I start the computer and pad into the kitchen in barefeet to switch the teapot on and get some Earl Grey ready for the first cup.’
- ‘Five days a week, I pack up my laptop, set myself up with some Earl Grey tea, and write my childish, disappointing prose.’
- ‘A basic brew at Mumbo is £1.50, an Earl Grey £1.75 and a more exotic Golden Valley 2000 Assam is £2.25.’
- ‘You can put the kettle on, drink some Earl Grey tea, and feel comfortable and safe.’
- ‘She sips some Earl Grey and smiles.’
- ‘He enjoys an Earl Grey in a small pub known as the Knave of Hearts in the heart of Oxfordshire.’
- ‘And I want an Earl Grey tea, with honey if you've got it.’
Probably named after the 2nd Earl Grey (1764–1845).
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