Definition of Earl Grey in US English:

Earl Grey


  • A kind of China tea flavored with bergamot.

    ‘a cup of Earl Grey’
    as modifier ‘Earl Grey tea’
    • ‘She sips some Earl Grey and smiles.’
    • ‘And I want an Earl Grey tea, with honey if you've got it.’
    • ‘He enjoys an Earl Grey in a small pub known as the Knave of Hearts in the heart of Oxfordshire.’
    • ‘You can put the kettle on, drink some Earl Grey tea, and feel comfortable and safe.’
    • ‘A basic brew at Mumbo is £1.50, an Earl Grey £1.75 and a more exotic Golden Valley 2000 Assam is £2.25.’
    • ‘Five days a week, I pack up my laptop, set myself up with some Earl Grey tea, and write my childish, disappointing prose.’
    • ‘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.’


Probably named after the 2nd Earl Grey (1764–1845).


Earl Grey

/ˈər(ə)l ɡreɪ/