Augusta Ada King, the Countess of Lovelace was the daughter of Lord Byron. Ada was a mathematician, linguist and author who wrote the earliest known algorithm designed to be carried out by a machine. The Analytical Engine for which it was designed was created by her mentor and friend Charles Babbage. Due to this work, Ada is known as the “Mother of Computer Programming”.
Earl Grey tea is not a type of tea, but a flavored black tea. It is rumored to have been created in the 1830s (smack dab in the middle of Ada’s personal timeline), as a gift to Charles Grey, the British Prime Minister. There are countless variations of this tea, but all contain oil of bergamot, which is a citrus. Ours has a particularly heady aroma, which we felt suited Ada Lovelace’s personality perfectly.