Cream of Earl Grey (organic)

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Black Tea
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Cream, Vanilla, Bergamot, Chocolate, Anise, Caramel, Orange Zest
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 9 g 12 oz / 343 ml

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From DAVIDsTEA

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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1220 tasting notes

Trying this one again, I so want to love it. But I just can’t. I started with my usual 1 tsp of sugar. I took one sip and had to add another tsp and a dollop of soy milk. I haven’t added milk to my tea in months. I only let it steep two minutes. I guess it’s just stronger than I care for. I love the cream…I could do without the Earl Grey.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
MaddHatter

I don’t know how many tsp this particular DAVIDsTEA suggests, but I find that most of their teas only need 1 tsp. I was not crazy about Glittler and Gold, but I am sure that if I just had a tsp of tea it would be so much more enjoyable?

QueenOfTarts

Erin, I was just thinking of that today, that some of DAVIDsTEA teas are awesomely strong, but might be okay with just 1 tsp instead. :) If you try it with any of DAVIDsTEA, let us know how it turns out!

Indigobloom

bergamot… not my fave flavour either! I can’t find one to love

Indigobloom

(unless it’s very light bergamot)

MaddHatter

It is a tough one to like, I find they all smell like that mould grass concocotion I used to make as a kid… Yet my bother loves this double bergamont blend he got from somewhere… ewwww! Bergamont and deejarlings are both tough sells for me.

Indigobloom

mold, yes I get that as well!! good to know I’m not the only one

aisling of tea

Oh, I never use more than 1 tsp of leaf per perfect mug for any tea. I think it is the bergamot, though. It just…blegh. Oh well, at least I know this tea won’t go to waste, the wife lives for all things Earl Grey. I think I just need to find a really good vanilla black.

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drumroll please………
I WENT SKIING FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS SEASON TODAY!!!!! I love to ski but I haven’t been able to go as I had hernia surgery at the beginning of February and that sort of wiped out my options of skiing because I didn’t go in January. But I got to go and it was nice and powdery and lovely and I am so sore right now but it was worth it.

Anyways, I’ve noticed that when I’m sore I have a craving for Earl Grey. That sounds really awkward but it’s true-after I work out (something else that’s been put on hold :( ) or run or anything that makes me sore, I crave Earl Grey. So I dug this out from the samples that Bonnie sent me and brewed it up.

It’s honestly a sip down. Not because I’m in a hurry but because it’s so easy to drink. I’m not picky about my Earl Grey’s-as long as I can definitely taste that there’s bergamont in there, I don’t care. And this is pretty good. I added milk and sugar (pretty much the only way I drink black Earl’s) and it’s now almost gone. Not amazing, but not at all bad.

Thank you Bonnie!

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Scatterbrain

I used to live out by Mount Hood in Oregon and I would snowboard/ski all the time, but now I (unfortunately) live in a very weak state for doing either. : /

Ian

That sucks :( We always contemplate moving to Texas because we have family there and one of the things I always say is that we can’t ski in Texas

TeaBrat

I’ll take Vermont over Texas any day…

Ian

One thinks differently when it’s -10 degrees outside :P

TeaBrat

You do have a good point there. :)

ashmanra

It was over eighty degrees in Raleigh today. I was in a tank top, skirt, and sandals and still got hot walking around the art museum trails.

Bonnie

Then there’s COLORADO…best of both worlds…you can ski and have sun too! It’s been going up and down 50’s and 60’s then an inch or two of snow…melt then up but sunny alot. You drive and hour or so and ski. No rain all Winter. No tornado’s if you don’t live on the Prairie.

Kittenna

I find that the appeal of a Cream of Earl Grey versus plain Earl Grey is that it’s smoother and tastier without milk and sugar; if you add the two in I suspect the difference in flavour would be negated. Just my two cents – drink your teas as you wish! :D

Ian

@ashmanra: I don’t think I could deal with THAT all the time either. As much as I hate the cold, I’m also not a huge fan of the hot.

@Bonnie: That actually sounds perfect. It sounds like spring weather, and that’s my favorite season

@Krystaleyn: Hmm, I might have to try it straight up next time. It’s a force of habit with a lot of black teas (especially breakfast teas) that I’m trying to break.

Bonnie

I steeped this tea in hot milk let it chill and made vanilla pudding…ala earl grey!

Kittenna

Ian – I definitely understand the habit. My boyfriend does it as well. He’s trying to wean himself off of adding milk/sugar though (or so he says), and really loves the Cream of Earl Grey because it is closer to milky sweet tea than regular Earl Grey. I will admit that I find regular Earl Greys tough to drink without something in them (which is why my packet of The Earl’s Garden is sitting in my work desk untouched, as I have neither sweetener nor milk available there!)

Kittenna

And Bonnie – that sounds delicious. All these cooking-with-tea recipes that I keep encountering are really intriguing!

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So i screwed up this tea again, this time it was because I was in a frantic hurry this morning, was running on like three hours’ sleep, and was generally a bit disgruntled (and of course I arrived at my doctor’s office without my health card, because I’m just irresponsible like that). Anyway, as I tilted the carton of cream over the mug (it was David’s perfect tea mug, actually!), a whole stream of it kind of came gushing out. I just swore and tossed in some sugar and let the tea steep as I paced about the kitchen, cursing at the fact that I would have to chug my tea in a hurry (I’ve always thought that tea evokes calmness and a sense of serenity an peace, whereas coffee is a bit more harried and frantic in its reputation), so it bothered me that I had to chug my tea at all—that’s not how tea is supposed to be enjoyed!
So yes, because my cream of earl grey was like three quarters cream this morning, it was far too creamy (even for me), but it did temper the sharpness of the bergamot down a fair bit, which was nice. A bit more tinkering and I may even want more at some point. It still seems like a cold or rainy weather tee, though.

Oh, and while i’m here writing, can I just say that it makes me a bit sad to read the discussions where people “diss” various tea companies because “they can find better tea elsewhere/this tea is just for newbies/true tea can only be acquired by personally going to the mountains and foraging around with your nose, etc”. Of course people have preferences; that’s a good thing. But we also like what we like, beginner, connoisseur or otherwise, and, I don’t know—I often think that if something exists, there’s probably a place for it somewhere in this world. It kind of reminds me of some hardcore perfumistas who downright refuse to even sniff the latest offerings at major department stores, because “only niche fragrance will do” and it’s just unfortunate, I think, to limit yourself arbitrarily like that, or to judge people who embark on a different journey of discovery from your own. Wow, that was deep. I’ll stop talking now haha.

Rosehips

I agree wholeheartedly about those discussions! They make me a little sad too. Not everyone will like the same things, and I feel that some companies get bashed on a bit, which is really too bad.
And, as you said earlier, it is interesting how we associate some teas with certain weathers. Some just feel right or wrong in certain atmospheric conditions.
I’m sorry your morning was so rushed. Hopefully it calms down!

keychange

Thank you. My day actually got progressively better, so there’s a plus! and yes, it’s funny how some teas can only really be enjoyed to their full extent in certain conditions.
The good thing is that the tea snobbery does seem to be more rare here—I think most people just love tea and love the fact that we all love tea and so we don’t really care which tea you drink, how you take it or make it, etc. It’s also, I don’t know—perhaps it’s the allure of a new hobby, and a way of distinguishing one’s self from the average person by becoming an expert. But again, I think the best experts recognize that no two people will experience something exactly the same, and that’s what makes this world so neat.

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I seem to have fallen in love with Earl Grey Creams. I adore the two I have in stock always (Upton’s Vanilla Cream and Culinary’s White EGC), and I really enjoyed the one I tried from the Tea Table. I was kind of addicted to the ice cream I made out of it…

Anyway, I realized I’ve had this gem of a sample sitting around for some time untouched. Well, time to change that! The smell is heavenly, just what you’d expect from an EGC. Rich, smooth, creamy and dessert-like. The flavor is strong too, very vanilla-y, like pudding or a cupcake. It reminds me of their vanilla oolong (probably because I also had it today) but the flavor doesn’t mask the base. I think black teas can take a LOT of flavoring and still stand out, and you can definitely taste the black here.

However, what I am not getting is a whole lot of bergamot. It’s fainter than the Tea Table version, and is kind of downplayed by all the creaminess. Usually I find that citrus bite and vanilla smoothness and interesting counterpoint, but here it’s just smooth cream and a strong black base with maybe a tiny hint of bergamot. It’s more a lightly citrus-y cream tea than an EGC but it’s still delicious!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Tea Sipper

I met my Earl Grey Creme addiction last month! I think I’ve tried five different since last month! Easily my favorite tea now, and I thought I’d hate it. And also, you made ICE CREAM out of Earl Grey Creme?!?! Sounds good!

Alphakitty

Yup, EGC Ice Cream! It’s actually pretty simple, I used a basic custard base: pre-mix the heavy cream + milk and steep about 2-3 tablespoons (I think, I tend to wing my measurements) of EGC for ~20 minutes. Strain, and then prepare the custard base as usual and freeze! You can keep some leaves in for texture too if you chop them up. It’s probably the best ice cream I’ve ever made, it’s just… perfection!

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I have been trying different steeping parameters with my favourite earl greys and have found that steeping at 4 minutes or less really cuts the bitterness.
Then I remembered that I had some of this tea left and thought hey I should give this another try. Boy, now this tea is just a delight. Slightly sweet and not so much creamy as a smooth quality I found. I really like vanilla.
So watch out, this tea can be very bitter. But if you steep properly, you are in for a treat.
Significantly increasing this rating!

Preparation
Boiling
Bonnie

I have always enjoyed this E G!

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1 microwavable glass jar with a lid
4 0z of 1% milk
1 16oz mug
1.5 tsp Cream of Earl Grey
12oz of hot water

Pour milk into jar, place in microwave (in my micro) set timer to 1:20 minutes and hit start. Steep tea as usual. Take Jar out of microwave screw lid on tightly and shake. Pour over steeped tea including the froth and enjoy.

I will admit that Lucerne Milk (Safeway, Tom Thumb, ect) does not foam as nicely as I would like, but it still makes enough foam for a “Poor Mans London Fog”.

There is enough vanilla in this tea that I did not need to add anymore to it to get that London Fog quality you get at a coffee shop. I will admit that I thoroughly enjoy how sweet the milk gets when it is heated and shaken! Mmmmmm

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Today is my brothers birthday! He’s far away these days, but I can drink a cup of Earl Grey, his favorite, in his honor before I call him and tell him that he’s old.
I like this more than the first time I tried it. It seems creamier. Still is not a favorite of mine, I never really connect with the good Earl of Grey, but the addition of vanilla will induce me to try just about anything.
Thanks again to Fuzzy_Peachkin, who is is the giver of this.
And sipdown!
Happy birthday, little bro.

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I received more of this in my swap with MirandaGou. Thank you!

I did an Earl Grey Cream-off today if there is such a word. I compared this with Zen Tea’s EGC which I have been drinking for the past week and which now sadly is all gone. They are both delicious. My notes about the differences would be that this is much more vanilla-y and the Zen Tea’s EGC has a bit stronger bergamot. Today I found myself wanting more and more bergamot. Maybe I need to go on a perfect EG hunt?

MissB

Ah, I should have sent you more EGs! I have quite a few. Someone on here did an Earl Grey-off a while back, and I think (?) Teajo’s won.

Yvonne

Had this today as well…so delicious!

TeaTiff

I saw a post on the discussion board today about EG’s and it did mention teajo’s and a few others. I think David’s version will keep me entertained for awhile!

TeaTiff

I saw a post on the discussion board today about EG’s and it did mention teajo’s and a few others. I think David’s version will keep me entertained for awhile!

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734 tasting notes

i haven’t tasted this yet because i’m still waiting for it to cool.
but it has been brewed in my brand new black timolino.
!!!
now i have a black timolino for black tea and a green one for green and white tea.
(i just need to do a good cleaning on the green one is all)
i feel very satisfied with this arrangement. i use my timolino always. even when i’m not traveling. because it keeps the tea good and hot and i’m a slow sipper.

Fjellrev

Wow, you’re colour coordinating. That’s great haha. You can never have enough of them. I love mine too.

Shmiracles

i’m glad they don’t have the brown timolino anymore. cuz then it would be hard to not go OVERBOARD and get a white one for white tea and a brown one for herbal/mate. and i would never admit this thought to other people, but since we are all obsessed i trust you guys understand ;)

Fjellrev

It totally makes sense though, especially since DT colour coordinates like that too. Why not do the same! I think I’m happy with my robin’s egg one though. Don’t need another, don’t need another, don’t need another…

whatshesaid

I might have to get one of those… my DT travel mug is peeling and doesn’t look cute anymore…. cute > functional, plus those Timolinos come in nice colours! Also I trust you enjoyed this tea because after Santa’s Secret it’s my other all time favorite!

Shmiracles

hey natasha, yes i do like the cream of earl tea. it’s actually only my second time having it so it’s hasn’t written it’s name on my heart yet, but i find the teas i love are the ones i can still smell even when i’m not brewing them. and this tea does certainly have a noticeable and lyrical scent.

whatshesaid

My heart is engraved with this stuff. Sometimes it hurts. If they ever discontinue it I might actually die!!

whatshesaid

Where did I post my name?

Shmiracles

haha i just visited your etsy site is all. (i’ve totally got this internet thing down yo!) hah

whatshesaid

Haha oh you’re a sly one

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Oh my, is this ever lovely! So deliciously creamy and the vanilla isn’t fake or cloying. The bergamot gives it a delicious musky taste, unlike others I’ve had before. It ties together very beautifully.

I can see myself getting sick of the taste though, so I’ll be having this one sparingly. This is a very rich tea and one you definitely have to be in the mood in to have.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Abby Noelle

Love this teaaaa!

Yvonne

Did a second steep for my daddy – he came home from work and I found out he absolutely adores Earl Grey. He loved it!!
I love my dad so much and I’m so excited to share my passion for tea with him!

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