As the story goes,
Charles Grey, British Prime Minister of the early 19th century, received a gift of black tea from a envoy returning from the east. However, the water of his estate was rich in minerals and left an unwanted taste when the tea was brewed. To remedy the situation to Lady Grey's liking, a chemist was hired to create a tea acceptable to the household and compatible with the water of the area. Bergamot oil extracted from the skin of an Italian bergamot orange was added to the tea and became an instant favorite of the British aristocracy.
When brewed the tea produces a robust black tea with soothing overtone of the bergamot orange oil. A great brew if your water source is rich in minerals (If you didn't catch that from the story above).
Flavor: Citrus - Brisk
Infusion #: 2
Brew Temp: 210°F
Brew Time: 3 min
Measure: 1.5 tsp per 8 oz
Ingredients: Black tea, cornflowers, bergamot oil