Did you send Earl Grey a birthday card? Born on March 13th in 1764, this year was the 256th birthday of Earl Charles Grey, for whom the tea is named. Earl Charles Grey served as British Prime Minister from 1830 to 1834. He was the 2nd Earl Grey.
During his term as Prime Minister, slavery was abolished in the British Empire and the Great Reform Act of 1832, which is heralded as launching modern democracy in the UK, was passed.