Vintage Earl Grey

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Bergamot, Black Tea, Lavender Flowers, Rose Petals, Rosemary
Flavors
Not available
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
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Edit tea info Last updated by New Mexico Tea Company
Average preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 3 g 6 oz / 177 ml

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  • “Backlog: I liked this variation of the classic Earl Grey. I'm an earl grey fanatic anyway, as many of you are probably aware. The bergamot, rose and lavender are really tasty together... and I...” Read full tasting note
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    LiberTEAS 4449 tasting notes
  • “This does seem very sophisticated. Very ladies-who-don't-need-jobs-and-who-do-charity-works-instead. And that isn't a bad thing. It is a very delicate, high class tea. It reminds me of my...” Read full tasting note
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    nburriss 532 tasting notes
  • “2/10/14 Sample from TeaTiff. 3g/6oz/212F/4 min. I love this! The rosemary and lavender dance around in the tea, and the bergamot and rose hang out in the aroma, and together it's just...” Read full tasting note
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    AnnaEA 90 tasting notes
  • “Another awesome tea from the NM Tea Co. I have had other floral Earl Greys where the flower would overwhelm the bergamot, but this tea has a good balance. The rosemary is a nice touch. The tea is a...” Read full tasting note
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    Lazey 94 tasting notes

From New Mexico Tea Company

A sophisticated twist to an undeniably sophisticated black tea. Vintage Earl Grey adds the subtleties of rose and lavender to the familiar well-loved tradition of Italian orange bergamot for a smashing afternoon delight. Enjoyed with an intimate circle of friends or in your own personal retreat time, this soothing and lively combination will stir memories of pleasant times well spent.

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6 Tasting Notes

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4449 tasting notes

Backlog:

I liked this variation of the classic Earl Grey. I’m an earl grey fanatic anyway, as many of you are probably aware. The bergamot, rose and lavender are really tasty together… and I like the accent of rosemary. Definitely different from the traditional Earl Grey … but different can be good, and in the case of this Vintage Earl Grey, it definitely IS good.

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This does seem very sophisticated. Very ladies-who-don’t-need-jobs-and-who-do-charity-works-instead. And that isn’t a bad thing. It is a very delicate, high class tea. It reminds me of my grandmother. Totally not like me at all. I’m not a delicate lady. :)

The rose is very present, as is the lavender. The bergamot is underneath, but not as strong as the florals, by far. The tea base is somewhat overshadowed by the florals but again, I don’t consider that especially bad.

On smelling the dry leaf, I was about knocked out by the rose and I had my doubts. I am not a huge rose or lavender fan. My mom really likes lavender teas but she isn’t a huge fan of rose. I got this thinking maybe the rose would be faint enough that it might appeal to her. And, I’ll admit it – the advertising art swayed me. :)

All the not-fans-of aside, I like this tea, which does surprise me. Smelling it, both dry and steeped, would make me think this would be one that would be given to others. I am undecided at this point about purchasing again – that may depend on what Mom and the other tea party ladies think as well.

Because of the strong rose smell, I did err on the side of caution and steep this for half the recommended time. I think I’m glad I did but I’ll try it again with the full recommended time just to see what happens.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec
LiberTEAS

this sounds awesome… on my shopping list it goes.

Nicole

I’d be happy to send you some of mine to sample if you like.

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90 tasting notes

2/10/14 Sample from TeaTiff. 3g/6oz/212F/4 min. I love this! The rosemary and lavender dance around in the tea, and the bergamot and rose hang out in the aroma, and together it’s just a lovely citrusy cuppa.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 6 OZ / 177 ML
boychik

Interesting. Very unusual ingredients for EG

TeaTiff

I am glad you liked this one. It wasn’t one I was excited about drinking so I am glad it found a better home.

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94 tasting notes

Another awesome tea from the NM Tea Co. I have had other floral Earl Greys where the flower would overwhelm the bergamot, but this tea has a good balance. The rosemary is a nice touch. The tea is a touch bitter, I wish I hadn’t steeped it so long, 3 minutes would probably be better.

I love the smell of this tea too, it’s like having a cup of Earl Grey in a flower garden.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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402 tasting notes

I received this in the box of samples I purchased from LiberTEAS. Thank you!

When I went to look at the description of this tea I found Nicole’s tasting note and it described this tea perfectly. I don’t feel I need to say much more. I will enjoy what I have left of this tea, but will not need to re-purchase.

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Very perfume-y without some of the elements that typically are part of that package that I can’t stand (jasmine, tons and tons of rose). I could see getting this as a novelty/change of pace once in a while for my EG tin. It smells lovely but it’s not overpoweringly floral in flavor, just right.

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

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