Cream Earl Grey

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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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This version of Earl Grey will suit the tastes of both traditional EG drinkers, and those who find bergamot to be too overpowering. Vanilla overtones and a smooth, creamy taste are in the forefront of the flavours of this tea, and while the bergamot is there, it takes a backup role in this fine flavoured black tea. Whether you are a fan of Earl Grey Tea or not, this tea will suit the palate of any discerning tea drinker, and serves well as an after dinner finishing drink or a mid-afternoon “snack”.

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TeaFrog ships high quality tea to anywhere in North America. Founded in 2006 by Mike and Melanie, TeaFrog endeavors make quality tea accessible to more people, as well as educating the community about the benefits and the myths of tea.

15 Tasting Notes

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467 tasting notes

Yesterday, I declared that I would stop sweetening my tea. I drank my Dilmah Earl Grey without it and honestly, kinda suffered through it. But I stuck with it again today and brewed this up, adding only ice.

Yeah. I can’t do this. It’s going to be some kind of low calorie sweetener from now on, because all the sugar I’ve been consuming lately has been hurting my waistline. Anyway, um, about the tea…

Got it in a trade with Spencer. This is pretty tasty. The bergamot could be a bit stronger and cleaner-tasting, but it’s not bad. I particularly like the creamy aspect. But as I drank it, all I could think was “Man, this would be good with some sugar…” Especially since I brewed it on the strong side, and it was pretty bitter. I wish I had some more… I feel like I can’t even properly review it after today…

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
ashmanra

For me, the key was finding teas that were really good without sugar and that even suffered a little with it. Wel, the main thing that helped was two people I drink tea with who won’t add sugar to ANYTHING, even coffee, and it embarrassed me to add sugar in front of them, so I ended up becoming accustomed to no sugar. I guess the conversation distracted me a bit from missing it, too! LOL! Golden Monkey is one that tastes so great plain, but for me, was less stellar when sugar was added.

Calochortus

I decided to stop sweetening my tea a few years back and, while it was hard at first, it definitely got easier (to the point that I don’t use sugar at all). I’ve noticed milk helps with bitterness, but I know a lot of people don’t like creamers in their milk, too…

Mercuryhime I usually don’t take sugar with my tea because I usually don’t drink blacks. When I do have a black tea, I usually find myself reaching for cream and sugar. Except Lupicia’s Chaud les marrons! That is fantastic by itself. So maybe try oolongs and greens and see if you can take them unsweetened. I also find that teas brewed at lower temps extract less bitterness and astringency which will decrease the desire for sugar. God luck!
Tabby

This is all really encouraging me to keep trying. It’s hard to stop when you were brought up in the deep south where the tea is 1 part water, 1 part sugar!

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Sorry…but I’m really NOT a fan of this. It smells ok…but…it tastes like coffee creamer BEFORE you put it in the coffee…that is all…

ug.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I think I got this sample during the promo too. Will have to try it and see if I get the same results.

TeaEqualsBliss

I wanted to like it – really I did – but all I kept getting was pure coffee creamer. No other flavors…eeeeek…

Stephanie

This makes me want to dig out my sample to try, since I actually like coffee creamer! :)

TeaFrog

lol well, you can’t win them all I guess! :) I don’t know that I get coffee creamer – but it is definitely a creamy/vanilla flavour – so i guess I can see where you are getting some of that…

TeaEqualsBliss

Sorry Mike!!!! Really!!! :( Just not my thang…but I LOVE your other teas thus far! TeaFrog still ROCKS in my book!!!!

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1914 tasting notes

The last time I had this tea I really disliked it for being way too bitter, despite my best efforts. Now this is one of those times that I wish I could rate each tasting individually, because cold brewed it has none of the problems that I encountered in the hot brew. I’ve bumped my rating up, but not by much, because if I can’t finish a cup of the hot brew a good cold brew isn’t really enough to redeem a tea in my eyes. It is, however, a great way to use up a sample like this that I otherwise would have tossed. I even considered doing just that after my last cup, but I’m glad I didn’t because it did make a tasty cold brew.

The tea is creamy and bergamotty with a decent, solid black tea base. The bergamot is fruity and citrusy, and combined with the cream and the cold it really does remind me of something like a creamsicle (except, you know, not orange). I hadn’t tried an EG Cream cold steeped yet but I don’t know why, because it is a really tasty combo.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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951 tasting notes

From the second set of TeaFrog samples. It has cornflowers! Two in a row with the cornflowers and caffeine today.

This smells very creamy in the packet. I can also smell the bergamot. Just for curiosity’s sake, I smelled this one next to the Upton Earl Grey Creme Vanilla. There is a difference, and it’s pretty much consistent with the names. The Teafrog’s cream smell is sweeter and creamier. The Upton’s is creamy, but it also has a vanilla contribution to the fragrance separate from the cream. It’s got a concentrated, beany vanilla note to it. Which is interesting because looking back on my note on that one, I found it creamier than the other vanilla flavored teas I’d had recently. So by comparison to vanilla, it was creamy. And the TeaFrog, by comparison to vanilla cream, is still creamier. If you’re still getting my drift, you need to go have a cocktail right now.

The tea’s aroma is also very creamy. It’s not a cream soda or ice cream creamy so much as, I’d say, almost a whipped cream creamy. There’s a small amount of citrus sniffable in the cup.

Flavor wise, it’s very similar to how it smells. It’s strong on the cream, not strong on the tea, not strong on the bergamot, though both the tea and the bergamot are present. The not strong on the bergamot is exactly how it describes itself.

Points for being a self-aware tea.

I prefer the more vanilla-y cream of the Upton, but this would be a tasty alternative if I find myself just needing the comfort of cream. It’s fitting that one of my other TeaFrog favorites so far is the Chocolate and Cream.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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4322 tasting notes

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.

I really like this one – very creamy and delicious. The vanilla and the bergamot meld together nicely and create a sort of “caramel-y” flavor. Really really nice.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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1680 tasting notes

Mmmm! This tea smells intriguingly wonderful! Upon first opening the package, a big cloud of bergamot oil hits me across the face. It is almost overwhelming. Then, I take a moment (to catch my breath), and I sniff at the leaves again. There is a smooth, underlying creaminess, reminiscent of vanilla, that suggests that the coming flavor might be something special! Following along with the instructions, I add one teaspoon of the very-scented leaves to my cup and then pour a cup of just-boiled water over them. Whoosh! The creamy scent billows up from the now-steeping tea. TeaFrog recommends 3-4 minutes for steeping, and I like to steep my teas about midway. Three and a half minutes later, a golden brown cup of joy awaits me. The aroma has mellowed out and the Earl Grey scent blends with the creamy notes. Drinking this tea, I find that it is so smooth! Delicious Earl Grey flavor, just as I think that Earl Grey should be, mixed with a creaminess that really hits the spot. The cup probably could have been steeped for four minutes and been just as tasty, if not a bit more so, but I will try that next time. I am also thinking that this tea would taste great if it were iced. This is definitely worth a try for any fans of Earl Grey (or someone looking to try something new!) On my personal enjoyment scale, I would rate this tea a 95/100.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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314 tasting notes

Yum…I can really detect the creamy notes. Citrusy bergamot and cream. I forgot how much I love Earl Grey! And this is a mellowed-out version. I can detect a bit of burnt sugar and vanilla, cream and some fantastic bergamot. A very tasty mix!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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304 tasting notes

The smell has me coming back for more. Creamy goodness and the brew in the cup is just as creamy. You know what I mean? Sometimes it smells good in the bag but after you brew it up, it falls flat! But, not this one, it stands up and waves back to me in its creamy goodness. The thing about EG, is the flowers, I don’t like’em, but in this blend, the flowers are not overpowering. A nice balance.

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25 tasting notes

Yum! I’d never heard of a Cream Earl Grey before but it’s quite nice. Creamy with a slight vanilla flavour. The flowers really add to it. Stands up well to a bit of milk. Yet another to add to the reorder list….

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