Most well-known today in the drink “London Fog”, Earl Grey Tea has been around for centuries and dates all the way back to the 1800’s. That’s when Charles Grey (a fancy English Aristocrat) was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for nearly four years. His father, Earl Grey, passed away and Charles became the second Earl Grey. It’s still unclear how his name became associated with the tea, but history points to Charles Grey being responsible for naming it, so we’re just going to go with that.
And so with that history lesson… Earl Grey became Earl Grey Tea!
Earl Grey is a black tea, and though many may associate it with a floral taste, the distinct Earl Grey flavour comes from oil from the rind of Bergamot Orange.
Our Earl Grey ice-cream is a Winter Menu speciality. It features our Sloane Earl Grey Tea, steeped and aged overnight. It’s then infused into our 19% butterfat ice-cream base to create that creamy, dreamy, tea-loving delight in dessert form.
Try it alongside our shortbread in our Gone Earl Sundae for a winning combination.