This tea is treated with the oil of bergamot, which gives the tea a scented aroma and taste. Rich in tradional English character, Earl Grey Tea is said to have been blended for, and named after the 2nd Earl Grey, by a Chinese mandarin after the success of a British diplomatic mission to China. This tea comes from plantations located in the high altitude growing districts of Sri Lanka – Dimbula, Nuwara Eliya and Uva. All the plantations are more than 5000ft above sea level and every leaf is hand plucked and sorted. Tea shooots grow more slowly in the humid misty clouds that often cloak the mountains. This produces tea with wonderful fragrance, light colour and exquisite subtle flavor. Box contains 30 individually foil wrapped luxury tea bags.