Bergamot Orange & Meyer Lemon
pure cane sugar
Bitterness level: Assertive
* fruit grown organically by backyard farmers in the Berkeley and Kensington area
Bergamot oranges look like giant ridged lemons, with pale yellow (and quite tough) skin, and yellow fruit that doesn't have much juice. The peel of the bergamot gives Earl Grey tea its distinctive taste, and would be almost too astringent by itself in marmalade. The Meyer lemon adds a bit of sweet-tartness which compliments, not overpowers, the bergamot.