Decaf Earl Grey

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Bergamot Oil, Co2 Decaffeinated Black Tea
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Midnight special

Sometimes when that midnight craving hits, nothing will do but a nice cup of Earl Grey. So when our customers asked us for a decaffeinated version, we happily obliged. We came up with a rich, floral blend of black Ceylon tea and oil of bergamot, great on its own or with a splash of milk and sugar. It’s decaffeinated using the super eco-friendly CO2 method, which leaves only 5% of the caffeine of a regular tea. So now you can enjoy a tea party any time you want, night or day.

Ingredients: Decaffeinated black tea from Sri Lanka, natural oil of bergamot.

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8 Tasting Notes

891 tasting notes

As others have mentioned, the bergamot is pretty strong. But, for a decaf, it is pretty good. Not my fav Earl Grey by any means. But sometimes, I just want an Earl Grey black, but decaf, this will serve this purpose!

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255 tasting notes

Dry Leaf Nose: Classic Earl Grey aroma.

Liquor: Classic Early Grey, but milder.

Flavour: A delightfully satisfying black tea experience with very little caffeine. The liquor has a classic south India black tea profile: sweet with a slight honey note.

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Would love a decaf version of Cream of Earl Grey…!

I’d drink it all day and every day.

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Whoa! BERGAMOT! The staff did warn me, this one is even more bergamot-intense than the regular earl grey. Don’t get me wrong, I love bergamot, but when it’s that strong, it just overpowers everything and leaves an astringent feel, and too much bitterness for my taste. I might be able to brew it right by either putting less leaf, reducing the steep time (I thought 5-7mins seemed daring!), or the temperature, so more experiments will have to be made. But for now, the bergamot is just way too strong, and hides any black tea notes.

Caffeine usually has very little effect on me, so the fact it’s decaf doesn’t really add value for me, but I’m sure it does for other people.

On a positive note, the color is really lovely! Such a deep red, it’s gorgeous in a transparent cup.

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Interesting to note! I want to try this one as I’m ever-curious about every single new DT, but I suspect I won’t be the biggest fan. I wish it was a decaf cream earl grey.


Ohhh yes, I totally know what you mean with trying every single new DT, I have the same problem :P Agreed, I much prefer cream of earl grey, I guess they went for the “classic” to appeal new customers who aren’t too adventurous with a decaf tea. Thankfully I only got a 25g bag!

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25 tasting notes

way too much bergamot for me. Overpowering smell right out of the bag. I could try brewing shorter amount of time, or using less tea, but not sure I’m up for that. Even with lots of milk, I just couldn’t drink this. Was hoping for a nice decaf alternative, but this isn’t it. Surprised because I really like David’s Cream of Earl Grey.

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26 tasting notes

My lovely friend/co-worker passed this on since she had an allergic reaction to it. And I have to say, I LOVE it!
It tastes lighter and fresher than any bagged Earl Grey I have had, and I enjoy the super bergamonty taste. Definitely a huge fan, and makes me want to buy other DT Earl Grey’s. Thanks for sharing Erin :)

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258 tasting notes

I wish I had known about this earlier, before the newsletter came out that this one was being discontinued. I don’t usually drink decaf tea, but I do wish I could drink more black teas before bed, so I’m glad I stumbled across this, at least for a little while. I love the amount of bergamot in this, and this is perfect with a little bit of milk.

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I steeped about triple the leaves in half the water for a soy latte today that I topped with whipped cream and cardamom instead of grabbing something from a coffee shop today. No bitterness, and no caffeine. Bonus.

Oh, so good. The bergamot and cardamom make for a beautiful drink!

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14 tasting notes

Quite good, lots of bergamot in this Earl Grey. I don’t have many decaf teas in the house, but this one is a good staple to have…

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