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Birthday of 2nd Earl Grey

Earl Grey

Earl Grey

Tuesday, 13th March 1764

On this day in 1764 Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, was born. He was Whig Prime Minister from 1830 to 34 and his administration saw the Reform Act of 1832. He is associated with Earl Grey tea, a blend flavoured with bergamot oil; According to one legend, a grateful Chinese mandarin whose son was rescued from drowning by one of Lord Grey's men first presented the blend to the Earl in 1803.

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