I really dislike the smell of this tea in the tin, but it smells and tastes so good once brewed. It’s become one of my favourites.
“My caffeine treat after finishing my midterm! I believe this is the first time I’ve had this in a travel mug, but it is quite tasty. I need to get more EGCs, they are so tasty and they just...” Read full tasting note
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“Taken with milk. It had been a while since I had this one, so I pulled the tin and took a long, deep inhale of the dry leaf. Mmm! It smelled so creamy and good. Yup; it was awesome: strong notes of...” Read full tasting note
“Shared a pot of this with my roommate tonight, in another advent calendar tea sipdown! There was enough leaf leaf (4.5 tsp or thereabouts) for two large mugs each, which we both thoroughly...” Read full tasting note
A creamy twist
Lovers of Earl Grey adore this creamy alternative to the original blend. You’ll recognize the same high-quality black tea, the same citrus burst of bergamot oil, the same beautiful grey-blue petals. However this version adds a touch of vanilla, and the result is an unexpectedly rich, creamy taste experience. (MK Kosher)
Ingredients: Organic: Black tea, cornflowers. With natural vanilla and bergamot flavouring*.
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Cream of Earl GreyDavidson's Tea
Cream of Earl GreyTea Desire
Cream of Earl GreyThe London Tea Room
Cream of Earl GreyTea Sparrow
Cream of Earl GreyPippins Tea Company Inc.
Cream of Earl GreyThe Metropolitan Tea Company
This tea smells heady and delicious. When I first tried it, I was very disappointed because to me it does not taste at all like an Earl Grey, but I persevered because I was given quite a lot and didn’t want to hurt the gift-giver’s feelings.
I’m glad I did. This is a good vanilla black tea. The bergamot taste is nonexistent for me, but it smells warm and heavy and makes a perfect wintery tea.
Flavors: Caramel, Custard, Vanilla
I’ve definitely been on a bit of a EG swing lately, and found a sample of this one floating around.
It was kind of like returning to an old friend.
Taken with 2TBSP of Silk Unsweetened soy milk and 1TSP Sugar Free White Chocolate Torani
Like most DAVIDsTEA blends, this one smells better and stronger than it tastes. It smells almost like a strong earl grey vanilla pudding or cake.
While it does hold up in the desserty and vanilla-y flavor department, and doesn’t let me down in the rich, creamy mouthfeel, What I’m finding myself missing here is a pop of bergamot. Zen Tea’s is still my go-to.
The more I have this, the more I love it. I’ve decided I really don’t know what bergamot is “supposed” to taste like, the more I drink this and then switch back to ye good ol’ Twinings Earl Grey. I think it’s that this isn’t so citrusy, but more… floral? Smooth and cooling? I don’t know. All I know for sure is I love this tea in the morning.
This morning I wanted to try this sample from beelicious, while comparing it to the other Cream of Earl Grey I had on hand (from Tealated). This one has darker tea leaves visually, as well as a sharper bergamot aroma with less creaminess. I brewed up both teas, and this one is amazingly smooth. It really has a silky mouthfeel. The tea base is quite good and has a stonefruit sweetness, which I appreciate because some DAVIDs blends are too heavy on the flavoring for the tea base to really come through. This one is even organic.
So far, so good…but I don’t really taste the bergamot and cream, especially compared to the newer Tealated blend. Possibly this is an older sample or the flavors have faded in transit and storage. So, no rating or proper comparison yet, but I have a feeling I’ll like it if I order it in the future.
Long time lurker, first time reviewer haha. I’ve come to this website so many times to read reviews for tea and I finally just decided to start contributing myself! Cream of Earl grey is my go-to and so I thought it ought to be my first. Very nice, creamy and vanilla-y. This tea is the one that actually got me hooked on tea in the first place, this time last year I would have laughed if you told me I’d be drinking tea every day and very rarely coffee – but cream of earl grey was the one that did it for me. I drink it hot with a spoonful of sugar or honey and no milk, after a year of tea drinking and 50 or so different teas later, this is still the one that always stands out!
I really like this blend – the vanilla is just enough to add a beautiful creaminess to the bergamot of the Earl Grey. It doesn’t have a great smell, just smells like general black tea, but the taste is more significant than that would lead you to believe. This is a strong tea, capable of rebrew, and doesn’t really get bitter because of the creamy vanilla.
Flavors: Bergamot, Earl Grey, Vanilla
Day 19 of the advent calendar. I was looking forward to this one because I knew I was going to like it. I added agave nectar and milk. It was sweet, creamy and delicious. Reminded me of the London Fog I had awhile back. I re-steeped without the agave nectar and milk and it was still just as good (but weak.) Love this tea!
Flavors: Bergamot, Creamy, Earl Grey, Vanilla