Earl Grey teas are classic "scented" teas, not your usual, some might say boring, black teas. Clearly a British favorite, the name "Earl Grey" conjures up the sense of British upper classes. It's also well known to Star Trek fans of the Next Generation era as Captain Jean-Luc Picard's favorite - "Tea, Earl Grey, Hot!"
But is it any good? Well, yes, it's certainly more than pleasant, it's almost addictive once you acquire the taste for it. Earl Grey Teas are scented and flavored with the oil of a citrus fruit called bergamot. This oil adds an unmistakable "perfume" to the tea, which can nonetheless be drunk with or without milk, so for us Brits who are used to milk in our tea we can enjoy a cup of Earl Grey and still think we're drinking tea!