from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Tea, usually black tea, flavored with bergamot oil.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A blend of black tea flavoured with oil from the rind of the bergamot orange.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Charles Grey, Second Earl Grey, who is said to have received such tea as a gift from a Chinese mandarin.]


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  • She wears no perfume, so no scent will disrupt her senses, and she always cleanses her palate with Earl Grey or green tea.

    The Illusionist of French Gastronomy Christina Passariello 2011

  • Thirty seconds of that would make an all-night Prodigy gig seem like an evening sipping Earl Grey and reading Anita Brookner.

    So Lewis Hamilton wants a longer national anthem. Has he heard the second verse? 2011

  • He also serves coffee—often Turkish coffee with spices like cardamon—and mint tea, which he makes by brewing a black tea such as Earl Grey with fresh mint leaves.

    The Fresh, Homey Appeal of the Breakfast Party Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan 2011

  • Remembering how much she had been looking forward to a nice cup of Earl Grey and the newest episode of Mad Men, she realized that she might have forgotten to turn the burner off.

    Bette and Joy Jen Knox 2011

  • Layer it, however, with her Sweet Lemon Cologne or Earl Grey and Cucumber Cologne, and you'll be rewarded with a sophisticated and very British royal union.

    We All Need a Hint of Mint Aleksandra Crapanzano 2011

  • The Weirs' book contains scores of seductive recipes, many of which, I smugly think, would have been wasted on my younger self in any case – Campari and orange, Earl Grey, tamarind – but, as the principle of the sorbet is the important thing, here I've decided to stick with the undisputed classic of the genre.

    How to make perfect lemon sorbet 2011

  • Perhaps a nice pot of Earl Grey would better suit her mood.

    Just Right Laurita Miller 2011

  • Leaning back in my chair, I finished drinking my cup of Earl Grey tea, savoring every drop.

    Evil Rides A Horse Named "Bob." Erin Zulkoski 2011

  • A cafe provides both lavender and Earl Grey cakes, while tweets are served up by @bumperbookshast.

    Independent bookshops in south-east England 2011

  • This drink tastes like spring—the Earl Grey's floral notes marry nicely with the elderflower.

    Buy Two Bottles, Make Six Drinks 2011


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  • Whenever I see this, I still hear Captain Picard's "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot."

    January 29, 2011

  • This is why "Earl Grey" tea is capaitalized : From Wikipedia: "The Earl Grey blend, or 'Earl Grey's Mixture' is assumed to be named after the 2nd Earl Grey, ..."

    January 25, 2013