Who was Earl Grey
Everyone is familiar with Earl Grey tea, but not everyone will realise it is named after a former British Prime Minister.
Dominic Cooper (Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey) and
Keira Knightly (Georgina)
According to the Grey family, the tea which bears his name was blended specially for the Earl, using Bergamot to offset the excessive lime in the water at Howick, but many stories exist as to how he became to be introduced to the alluring blend. There is no doubt, however, that he led an eventful life, both politically and personally, and his name lives on in the form of one of the world's most flavoured teas.
Crafted from silver at the height of the Regency
period, this Paul Storr teaset from the Chitra
collection dates from 1810.
His work was found in the homes of the Prince
Regent and noted aristocrats of the year.