NAME OF DRINK: Mahagama Earl Grey Martini
GARNISH: Orange Wheel (Zest inside)
AMENITIES: Stirrer (NO drinking straw)
A “Grey’s Tea” is known from the 1850s. The Earl Grey blend, or “Earl Grey’s Mixture”, is assumed to be named after Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, British Prime Minister in the 1830s and author of the Reform Bill of 1832. He reputedly received a gift, probably a diplomatic perquisite, of tea flavoured with bergamot oil. The exotic Bergamot fragrance mixed with a mildly strong medium-grown tea is popular amongst tea connoisseurs. Hambantota was known by many names ‘Mahagama’, ‘Ruhuna’ and ‘Dolos dahas rata’.