Earl Grey Black

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Artificial Flavouring, Black Tea
Flavors
Bergamot, Lavender, Pepper, Malt, Citrusy, Smoke, Tobacco, Jasmine, Tea, Bitter, Tart
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 10 oz / 297 ml

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  • “Really enjoyable this morning with eggs and toast. It occurs to me that perhaps Earl Greys are best drunk with hearty English style breakfasts. Can’t really improve upon the detail in my...” Read full tasting note
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From Teavana

Smooth infusion with bergamot overtones

Famously highbrow and high grown, our Earl Grey is a top-of-the-tier timeless classic. Aromatic bergamot adds a refined tart citrus taste to this dark, full-lead tea with prized tiny silver tips.

Use 1-1.5 tsp of tea per water. Heat water to 195-205 degrees (90-96 degrees Celsius) and steep for 2-3 minutes.

Ingredients: Black tea, artificial flavoring

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62 Tasting Notes

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55 tasting notes

This is an amazingly inoffensive variety of Earl Grey. It’s pretty light on the bergamot, which suits my purposes perfectly. I never drink this particular variety hot. I always make iced tea with it. It’s hearty enough to stand a little sweetening with Teavana’s German Rock Sugar. It’s also not too floral to mix with lemonade, if you’re a big Arnold Palmer fan like I am.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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12 tasting notes

Not the best Earl Grey I’ve had, but it’s the best among what’s available in my local area. It’s also the cheapest thing on Teavana’s menu, making it a good daily drinker for patrons of the store. I typically use this tea as filler to get the 10% discount that Teavana offers when you buy a pound or more.

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16 tasting notes

This tea makes me sad. Sad that I bought so much of it. Its hard when you only have access to tea by shopping on-line and you have to take that risk that your click of the button will be proven worthwhile.

It is an o.k. tea. A basic Earl Grey I suppose. I find something in it to be too overpowering than others I’ve tried since. It isn’t the bergamont scent either so it must be something in the tea leaves themselves. The only way I can save this is by adding quite a bit of milk and some sugar (or agave nectar).

I still brew up a pot from time to time mainly so I don’t feel wasteful and if I get the milk/sugar ratio right I can raise my interest in it from blah to well, at least it is a warm beverage.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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40 tasting notes

Not a particularly great value for the price, but it does brew a fine cup of iced tea. Good balance of bergamot, too

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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84
17 tasting notes

A dark and rich flavor. I use it in blends as a base to concoct wild new flavors. It certainly does it’s job.

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65
36 tasting notes

Morning tea.

I have mixed feelings about this one. I like my teas to have a lot of strong flavour, especially my Earl Grey where I am looking to feel that kick of beragmont. This particular tea definitely delivers on strong flavour, which is why I continue to drink it (also because I happen to have a lot of it…) However, this particular Earl Grey has a weird bitterness and astringency that I can bear but cannot ignore. I usually brew this tea with fewer leaves and a shorter steep time to try and counter-act it, but it doesn’t completely get rid of that artificial-tasting metallic(?) tangyness.

Because it’s the best Earl Grey I’ve got right now, I’ll just have to drink it until its gone.

Jennifer (shecoloura)

I find this tea is very bitter. I do not like the flavour of this at all. And I LOVE Earl Grey tea! (Though cream earl grey’s are more my favourite lately)

Mookit

Yeah, I agree! I only drink it because it has a good hit of bergamont in it, unlike other Earl Grey’s I’ve tried. I’ll be moving on to better pastures soon!

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45 tasting notes

Don’t know how long we’ve carried the Teavana Earl Grey at my store, but it’s been a long time and I’ve yet to try it. And Earl Grey is one of my favorite black teas! A smooth, lightly sweet Earl Grey. Would recommend because I would always recommend Earl Grey.

Flavors: Bergamot, Lavender, Pepper

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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121 tasting notes

I’m visiting my mom, and she had this one in her cupboard (a gift from my sister that my mom would have never opened). I’m not really into Earl Grey or flavored black teas, but this tea is enjoyable. The bergamot flavor is well-balanced, not too overpowering, and it’s solid caffeine-wise…slightly malty, which I like. I wouldn’t purchase it, but I’ll gladly drink it if it’s available. :)

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502 tasting notes

Had this at Starbuck’s today. It was nice. Smooth, floral, slightly spicy, and expensive.

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55 tasting notes

Like many of us on this site I am sure, I love Earl Grey teas. I must admit I was surprised by how good this one is. There is quite a bit of bergamot flavor, which is my favorite part of any Earl Grey. The base tea is smooth, mild and generally unnoticeable. It neither adds anything or takes anything away from the tea.

You can certainly find better Earl Grey teas, but I’m not sure you can at this price. It must be the cheapest tea at Teavana.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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