Mount Vernon Earl Grey Black Tea
George and Martha Washington were renowned for their elegant and welcoming hospitality at "that hospitable mansion", Mount Vernon. For entertaining family, friends, and dignitaries on warm Virginia days, the piazza served as a welcome venue for late afternoon or evening tea.
This black tea blend has a distinctive flavor and aroma derived from the addition of oil extracted from the rind of the bergamot orange, a fragrant citrus fruit. Earl Grey was introduced to England in the early 1800’s. This "leaf from America's tea heritage" comes from Oliver Pluff & Co, Charleston, SC. The tea canister contains 2.75 ounces of loose tea.