Bergamots in Zurich

Did you ever wonder where the aroma of Earl Grey Tea comes from? Are you familiar with the term bergamot?

While I knew that a bergamot was a citrus fruit, until a couple of days ago I had never seen one.

But what CAN'T you find at the Zurich train station?

The bergamot (Citrus bergamia) looks like an unripe orange. Rubbing its skin releases the distinctive aroma.

The juice is similar to that of a grapefruit, but is too bitter to be enjoyable.

However, the aromatic zest can be used for flavor.