While full-bodied black tea can be as bold (and overwhelming) as a cup of coffee, the citrusy flavor of Earl Grey is delicate and approachable. Made with cold-pressed essential oil from bergamot oranges, it has a bright taste that pairs just as well with a wedge of lemon or a splash of milk. Unsurprisingly, Earl Grey’s flexibility makes it wonderful base flavor for all sorts of sweet treats and sips. While the basic formula of adding hot water and 2 to 3 minutes of steep time transforms this kitchen pantry staple into a morning, afternoon, and before-bed lifesaver, Earl Grey can do so much more. Just see for yourself, below.