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EARL GREY Τσάι Κερκυραϊκού Περγαμόντου

Στα μέσα του 19ου αιώνα, όταν ο κόμης EARL GREY, Υπουργός Εξωτερικών της Αγγλίας, πρόσθεσε στο τσάϊ του περγαμόντο, μάλλον δεν φανταζόταν ότι θα έδινε το όνομα του σ΄ένα από τα πιό αγαπητά μίγματα τσαγιού.
Σύμφωνα με τη μία από τις πλέον διαδεδομένες,στην Αγγλία, εκδοχές  το Περγαμόντο το γνώρισε στην Κέρκυρα η οποία τότε ήταν υπό την "προστασία" της Αγγλίας.

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"More likely, bergamot oil was brought to England, and thence to Grey’s tea, by British naval officers stationed in Corfu. "

"Older Corfiot gardens may still have a bergamot tree. Bergamot also makes an incredibly fragrant spoon sweet, and its oil of course is widely used in aromatherapy and the blending of perfumes. The peel is used to make candied peel and is the source of the unique flavour of Earl Grey Tea. In my case, it was an added reason to visit the dear old yiayia who once lived upstairs from me and used to make the beautiful bergamot glyko just for the xeni on the first floor"

"The bergamot was obtained from Corfu, Greece, which became the British naval base in the Mediterranean. Britain’s tea loving, naval officers were then stationed in the world’s primary market for bergamot. There is a notion that a British commander possibly introduced the tea to Grey. "

"Everyone has their own story about the origins of this popular scented tea and how it got its name. It is generally accepted, however, that the Earl was named Charles, and his last name was Grey. He was the British Prime Minister under William the IV and may have been stationed at a British Naval base in Corfu, Greece, where bergamot trees were plentiful. "

"Earl Grey is traditionally scented with oil of Bergamot, a fruit which resembles an ugly orange found in Mediterranean climates. Corfu was the center of the Bergamot trade during the same decades it was headquarters for the British Mediterranean fleet, commanded by Lord Grey in London."

"The commander in Corfu from thiw period was Sir Frederick Adam (1823-1832) who could been responsible for introducing the tea to Earl Grey" "The origin of Earl Grey tea", of the book TEA, IAN Bersten,1939

EARL GREY Τσάι Κερκυραϊκού Περγαμόντου 
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