Classical Britain
A celebration of classically inspired architecture in Britain. Exploring its history, fine examples and future. By Sam Richards.
Howick Hall - Northumberland, England
The home of Earl Grey tea. 
"The tea was specially blended by a Chinese mandarin for Charles, 2nd Earl Grey, to suit the water from the well at Howick, using bergamot in particular to offset the taste of the lime in it. Lady Grey used it in London when entertaining as a political hostess, and it proved so popular that she was asked if it could be sold to others, which is how Twinings came to market it and it is now sold worldwide. Sadly the Greys, being unbusinesslike, failed to register the trade mark and as a result they have never received a penny in royalties."

Howick Hall - Northumberland, England

The home of Earl Grey tea. 

"The tea was specially blended by a Chinese mandarin for Charles, 2nd Earl Grey, to suit the water from the well at Howick, using bergamot in particular to offset the taste of the lime in it. Lady Grey used it in London when entertaining as a political hostess, and it proved so popular that she was asked if it could be sold to others, which is how Twinings came to market it and it is now sold worldwide. Sadly the Greys, being unbusinesslike, failed to register the trade mark and as a result they have never received a penny in royalties."

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    what an interesting story„„„„„I live on Earl Grey and Lady Grey (if I can get it). I have had Earl Grey ice cream in...
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    I must make a pilgrimage!
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