Oranges and Earl Grey
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This is a sweet orange marmalade enlivened with the complimentary aromatics and delightful tannins of Earl Grey Tea.
According to one legend, a grateful Chinese mandarin whose son was rescued from drowning by one of Lord Grey's men first presented the blend to the Earl in 1803. The tale has no basis in fact, as Lord Grey never set foot in China and the use of bergamot oil to scent tea was then unknown in China. However, this tale is subsequently told (and slightly corrected) on the Twinings website, as "having been presented by an envoy on his return from China". And just like that I'm back in Ireland and losing at chess...