Dear Tea Readers, The legends of oh how Earl Grey came to be are somewhat varied, however, most people agree that Earl Grey is flavored with bergamot oil (which are Italian oranges).
The legend is that Earl Charles Grey was shipping black tea with the oranges in the same cargo. The tea easily absorbed the odor of the oranges scent. Thus, his Tea mixed with the oranges became his Namesake tea, Earl Grey.
If you've heard the term "spill the tea", you might live in the Southern Central States of the United States, where the stereotype goes: Southern ladies sit around drinking tea on porches and spill the tea!
It means to gossip and talk about others as you relax and sip your tea!
It's not nice to spill your tea~ especially if you actually spill your tea!