Dry Leaf Nose: Creamy bergamot aroma.
Liquor: Dark brown liquor.
Flavour: Creamy with a sweet and prominent bergamot note. Black tea in the background but present with a rich and supporting role.
“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 make me...” 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...” 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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I was in a horrible mood but after eating some pasta and chicken I feel better. Anyway, remember fight between steeping Chocolate Rocket and Cream of Earl Grey? Well I ended up steeping Chocolate Rocket. So I decided to steep Cream of Earl Grey. I still can’t stand the smell but I still went with it. So I take a sip and it tastes exactly what it smells like! Once I finish my first two sips the tea starts tasting better. I rated it down because it doesn’t compare to my beloved Coco Chai Rooibos and Chocolate Rocket. Anyway I only need to try 3 more teas from my starter kit! Soooo excited!! Those teas are Forever Nuts, Japanese Sencha, and The Skinny. Can’t wait!
Edit – lots of exclamation points to follow…
Not to be dramatic, but if I was forced to only drink one kind of tea for the rest of my life, (the horror!!), this would probably be it.
In the interest of full disclosure, this is the only loose leaf Earl Grey tea I’ve tried.
However, before Davidstea opened up in my city, my favourite tea of all time was Tetley’s Earl Grey Vanilla. Looking at reviews on that, apparently it’s not very good according to the standards of tea connoisseurs, but it will always have a place in my heart (and in my cupboard, for those easy teabag sorts of days).
Then one day I decided to try something at Davidstea which didn’t classify as a dessert blend. This was it. I expected it to be fairly similar to the Tetley one, boy was I wrong!
It was like a flavour explosion in my mouth! So creamy and just the perfect amount of vanilla sweetness to balance off the delicious bergamot! I steep it usually twice per perfect spoonful, as per the directions. It’s good straight up but I almost always add a bit of cream (no watered down milk for this girl!)
Compared to the Tetley version this tea blew my mind, I will never not have a tin, at home and at work!!
(Would love to try some other brands’ versions of this sometime to compare!)
Looking through my cupboard I realised something today, I haven’t reviewed this tea yet!
Here goes: Let me just say that I am an Earl Grey Snob. Capital ‘S’. I take my Earl Grey’s very seriously, which has led to the conclusion that Numi’s Aged Earl Grey is the closest to perfection I will ever get. I’ve tried them all: Twinnings (tastes like cardboard, it kills me when cafe’s try and charge me $5 for a London Fog made with it. Kills. Me.), Tazo (both the loose tea bags—meh—and the old school teabags—really good in London Fogs), Rishi (a bit too potent, but we will get to that in a second), Two Leaves & a Bud (not bad, but not great either, take it over Twinnings in a heartbeat!), Second Cup (orange flavouring?? Really?!)… but I digress.
My sister loves this tea. Loves it. Every time she comes over it is the tea she asks for, I should probably just breakdown and buy her some, but then I’d have to mail it to Halifax, yatta, yatta, yatta. Anyways, back to this tea: it’s alright on it’s own with a dash of sweetener, I usually use raw brown sugar.
In a latte though, holy shamoles! I tend to blend in a little, teensy bit of the Rishi Earl Grey, just to pump up the bergamot a bit. Otherwise, if you are like me and Enjoy a good London Fog then this is your tea! Capital ‘E’.
Well Im home and now have to wait for the boyfriend to arrive home at 9ish to pick him up. I decided to make this tea! I actually never had Earl Grey tea before even though it’s one of those basic teas that people love to drink just like “Breakfast” (Ive never had that before either) I mean Im pretty sure you guys realize that I like flavored tea or unless its something Asian..hah (Stereotyping myself) The dry fragrance to this is divine, bergamot, and vanilla notes, it smells like work, Lush! I would take a bath with this fragrance! I steeped this for 4 minutes, and a teaspoon of german rock sugar. The taste is what I generally expected to taste like, its almost a little orange blossomy, with a vanilla base. I drank a bit to add room for warm milk, and since I haven’t got a new mug yet, I didnt know the ratio of how much milk to put in. though drinking it, seems nice. Honestly, I like it, its basic, its a staple and something I know I’ll crave for randomly.
so as i was taking a sip of this awesome tea i had a very horrible realization
i have not posted on steepster in close to A YEAR!!
this year has been crazy with so many changes
ive found an awesome girl who i have been dating for the past 9 months, ive taken up climbing, and started slacklining more
all in all its been an awesome year but i have not been keeping up with my tea reviews and keeping up with all of you guys!!!!!
i will be trying to post daily or every other day with new reviews of the teas i am drinking
now onto the tea
i brewed this up this morning as i was trying to eliminate some of my stash (which just grew in size with my latest murchies visit ;)
i am not a huge fan of black teas so im fairly hesitant but i found this to be a great intro into black teas!!
i had this with a little bit of milk and honey and i realized that i might be able to start drinking black teas more! :)
it was a fairly plain tea so unfortunately theres not much to write about it but i should have some more reviews up soon
sorry for the lack of reviews and contact!!!
i hope to talk to everyone soon!
This makes quite a strong, full bodied cup of fragrant and creamy tasting tea with a hint of bergamot. I drink it with a dash of milk and re-steep the leaves once with no real change in flavour.
I like the fact it is organic, and would say it is my favorite earl gray tea to drink once in awhile, although I have to admit I haven’t tried many.
I have tried it iced but found it to be somewhat astringent and unpleasant when chilled.