Lady Grey (tea)
A pile of Twinings' Lady Grey tea leaves
Lady Grey tea is a variation on the famous Earl Grey tea. Like Earl Grey it is a black tea scented with oil of bergamot (though in lower concentrations in lady grey), additionally it contains lemon peel and orange peel oil.
Lady Grey tea was named after Mary Elizabeth Grey, the wife of Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, for whom Earl Grey tea is named. Mary Elizabeth was the only daughter of William Ponsonby, 1st Baron Ponsonby of Imokilly.
'Lady Grey' is also a registered trademark of Twinings. The Twinings blend contains black teas, Seville orange, lemon, bergamot, and cornflower, although other companies' blends of Lady Grey include lavender instead of or in addition to Seville oranges.
Lady Grey tea is a modern invention, created by Twinings in the early 1990s to appeal to the Nordic market, who found Earl Grey tea too pungent. It first went on sale in Norway in 1994 and in Britain in 1996.
See also 
- Shapiro, Robert. "LADY GREY - Reviews and brand information". Retrieved 29 August 2012.
- Wallop, Harry. "Lady Grey tea: fact file". Retrieved 18 October 2012.
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