Earl grey tea is a type of black tea. It has a unique taste that most people either love or hate. It’s origins were a simple black tea coming from black tea leaves. It was intended to be a simple, flavorful tea, to be enjoyed as is. Modern day earl grey’s are much more stronger and are designed to have milk added. This is because most people enjoy their tea with the additions. It is typically flavored with an oil or bergamot to give it a unique flavor with the base of a strong black tea. Oil of bergamot is a cold pressed oil from the bergamot orange.