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The Ingredient That Separates Earl Grey And English Breakfast Tea
The key difference between English Breakfast and Earl Grey is the addition of bergamot essential oil, which gives Earl Grey its citrusy flavor.
English Breakfast, known for its hearty taste, is made from Camellia sinensis leaves, while Earl Grey adds Bergamot for a spiced, lemony kick.
Despite resembling a lime, Bergamot is a type of orange; its robust taste and intense aroma enhance Earl Grey tea.
Earl Grey's key ingredient is directly related to Northumberland, where Grey lived; Bergamot counteracts the taste of lime in Northumberland's hard water.