Taylors of Harrogate Earl Grey Tea, Bags 50s Box. Earl Grey is the most famous flavored tea. The secret recipe was said to have been given to one of Earl Grey's diplomats in 1830 by a Chinese Mandarin as a reward for saving his life. The Chinese believe that it keeps mind, body and spirit in perfect harmony. Origin - China Liquor Color - Light Taste Features - Very aromatic Serving Suggestions - With or without milk or lemon, any time of day.