According to The Telegraph, Earl Grey Tea fans are up in arms about the ‘new recipe’ for Earl Grey from Twinings.
Maker Twinings trumpeted that adding “a dash of lemon and a touch more bergamot” would create its “best ever” tipple.
Apparently there is trouble brewing as hundreds have complained on the company’s website and a Facebook campaign page called ‘Bring back the original Twinings Earl Grey tea’.
Twinings was founded by Thomas Twining after he opened a tea room on the Strand in London in 1706.
It launched the first brand of Earl Grey tea in 1831, naming it after the Prime Minister of the day, Charles Grey.
The distinctive taste is created by infusing black tea with the oil of the bergamot orange from South-East Asia.
The question is could this be just a storm in a teacup or will Twinings have to go back to the drawing board and bring the original recipe back.