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My favourite Earl Grey, ever. The presence of bits of bergamot, versus ‘bergamot flavouring,’ with a decent black tea, makes an enormous difference.

Sadly, this tea is very hard to find in my part of Canada, and Numi doesn’t ship outside the US.

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Beckara

Favourite Earl Grey ever, huh? I think that means it’s worth trying! I’ll be on the look out for this. I’m highly critical of Earl Greys so I really want to try this!

Michelle Butler Hallett

I like Stash’s Earl Grey, too, though their Double Bergamot knocks me over. I like Twinings Earl Grey least, finding it smells like furniture polish. I once drank a tin of it just for the sake of collecting the tin. Blech. Never again.

Now that I’ve held forth on Earl Greys, can we still be friends? ;)

Beckara

Haha, yes! Though I do actually like Twining’s Earl Grey! I get what you mean about the smell though, the ‘Lady Grey’ is a bit more mellow when it comes to that.

I have to revisit Stash, I think! I had some of their Chai in my cupboard for way too long because it was before I started drinking a lot of tea. But I’ll certainly give their Earl Grey a shot.

heatherwassing

Have you tried the Tazo Earl Grey (ordinary bag, not full leaf)?
I do not like Earl Grey teas as a rule most of the time, but the quality of the bergamot in that one is — to me — unsurpassed. It’s more floral than perfumey. Very sophisticated and lovely.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Only the full leaf, and that was steeped in milk in what Starbucks calls a London Fog, which I kinda liked, but would have liked a lot more if the tea had been steeped in a bit of boiling water first. I’ll look for the Tazo EG next time I’m missing his Earlship. Thanks.

Michelle Butler Hallett

@ Beckara: Yes, Twining’s Lady Grey is lovely, but one of those that I’m so rarely in the mood for that I don’t keep it in my stash. I do have a small bit of a blend called Baroness Grey from a local teashop, and that’s lovely, too. I’ve been working on a blend with Baroness Grey, a first-flush Darjeeling, and some smoky Caravan. Not there yet.

Beckara

OooI sounds exciting. Also, I’m becoming jealous of your local teashop!

Barb

I just checked Numi’s website and althiough they say shipping to international addresses is not a “standard” option, they do invite you to call or email them for info (scroll down almost to the bottom of this page):
http://shop.numitea.com/Policies/ShippingInformation.aspx#availability

mkevin

You can find this tea on Amazon. It has been my standard morning tea for a while now.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001EQ5IKQ/ref=wms_ohs_product

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Beckara

Favourite Earl Grey ever, huh? I think that means it’s worth trying! I’ll be on the look out for this. I’m highly critical of Earl Greys so I really want to try this!

Michelle Butler Hallett

I like Stash’s Earl Grey, too, though their Double Bergamot knocks me over. I like Twinings Earl Grey least, finding it smells like furniture polish. I once drank a tin of it just for the sake of collecting the tin. Blech. Never again.

Now that I’ve held forth on Earl Greys, can we still be friends? ;)

Beckara

Haha, yes! Though I do actually like Twining’s Earl Grey! I get what you mean about the smell though, the ‘Lady Grey’ is a bit more mellow when it comes to that.

I have to revisit Stash, I think! I had some of their Chai in my cupboard for way too long because it was before I started drinking a lot of tea. But I’ll certainly give their Earl Grey a shot.

heatherwassing

Have you tried the Tazo Earl Grey (ordinary bag, not full leaf)?
I do not like Earl Grey teas as a rule most of the time, but the quality of the bergamot in that one is — to me — unsurpassed. It’s more floral than perfumey. Very sophisticated and lovely.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Only the full leaf, and that was steeped in milk in what Starbucks calls a London Fog, which I kinda liked, but would have liked a lot more if the tea had been steeped in a bit of boiling water first. I’ll look for the Tazo EG next time I’m missing his Earlship. Thanks.

Michelle Butler Hallett

@ Beckara: Yes, Twining’s Lady Grey is lovely, but one of those that I’m so rarely in the mood for that I don’t keep it in my stash. I do have a small bit of a blend called Baroness Grey from a local teashop, and that’s lovely, too. I’ve been working on a blend with Baroness Grey, a first-flush Darjeeling, and some smoky Caravan. Not there yet.

Beckara

OooI sounds exciting. Also, I’m becoming jealous of your local teashop!

Barb

I just checked Numi’s website and althiough they say shipping to international addresses is not a “standard” option, they do invite you to call or email them for info (scroll down almost to the bottom of this page):
http://shop.numitea.com/Policies/ShippingInformation.aspx#availability

mkevin

You can find this tea on Amazon. It has been my standard morning tea for a while now.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001EQ5IKQ/ref=wms_ohs_product

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Writer and tea fiend. Author of DELUDED YOUR SAILORS, SKY WAVES, DOUBLE-BLIND, and THE SHADOW SIDE OF GRACE.

I prefer straight teas but will try almost anything … so long as it’s not tainted with hibiscus. I loathe hibiscus.

Oolongs and blacks are my favourites.

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