Earl Grey White

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
Artificial Flavouring, Marigold Petals, White Tea
Flavors
Bergamot, Bitter, Fruity, Peach, Astringent, Sweet, Creamy, Tart
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Shae
Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec 8 oz / 226 ml

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A modern turn on a world classic taste, this lighter and brighter Earl Grey has uplifting apricot nuances and tartly orange flavor from the elite and robust bergamot. All balanced with a smooth infusion of top shelf, superior white tea featuring less caffeine than our regular black Earl Grey tea.

Light and refreshing with fragrant bergamot citrus.

Use 1.5-2 tsp of tea per 8oz of water. Heat water to 175 degrees (79 degrees Celsius) and steep for 2 minutes. For stronger flavor, use more tea leaves. 2oz of tea equals 25-30 teaspoons.

Ingredients: White tea, artificial flavoring, marigold petals

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58 Tasting Notes

75
24 tasting notes

An absolute advancement in Earl Grey. So fantastic, So light, with the uplifting taste of bergamot. Something so perfect and unthought of.

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58
248 tasting notes

I have to admit, I’m not all that excited about this cup today. It’s a tea I put in my bag yesterday so if I want something warm to drink it’s either this or decaf coffee from the break room. Don’t get me wrong, the last time I had this tea it was good. I think I’m just not in the mood for Earl Grey at the moment.

I must have steeped this too long. AGAIN. It’s bitter and not really enjoyable. I’ll try adding some honey to it to see if I can smooth it out some. This tea has the potential to be good, but it is so fussy!

The honey definitely helps. Much, much better. I’m still not tasting the bergamot here; it’s just straight tea. It’s also a little dry. But honestly, it’s been so cold today that this cup is really comforting.

Exciting news! My husband and I signed up last night for the Verdant tea of the month blends subscription! We had been talking and narrowing down our options for the last few days and when we finally made our choice Verdant was down to one spot available. I don’t think I’ve ever typed so fast in my life! I can’t wait for our first box to arrive next month. Has anyone here had any experience with Verdant Tea? From what I’ve read on the discussion board, their teas are reliable and of good quality.

Next up, a TTB!

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter

Preparation
0 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Skulleigh

I have bought tea from Verdant before. I like their Laoshan Black and Laoshan Chai. I didn’t like the Zhu Rong, though it gets a LOT of high ratings; and I have a couple others I haven’t opened yet. Even the one I didn’t like looks good, and smells good – I think it was me, not the tea.

Shae

Thanks, Skulleigh! I’ve added the Laoshan Black to my wishlist to pick up later. I’m glad to know we’ve settled on something that everyone seems to love.

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75
6 tasting notes

Traditionally, I am not a big fan of white teas. I prefer the black stuff. That being said, I had a gift card to Teavana, and when I asked the gentleman at the counter for an Earl Grey recommendation this is what he suggested. I was skeptical, but why not? I went home and brewed some immediately. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised! It was delicate and well balanced. The bergamot was not overpowering whatsoever! I would definitely buy this again!

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26 tasting notes

This tea is in competition with being the worst white/earl grey/store experience I have every had the misfortune of purchasing and drinking.

Golly! This tea is bad!

Okay, I’ve officially tried ever manner of brewing/steeping this tea just short of gong fu and no matter what I’ve done, how short I steeped, how close I monitored water temperature and purity, this tea never failed to taste like bitter, acrid garbage. Wow. Just wow. Don’t let me get started on the overly pushy downright rude the sales associates were. They’re lucky I’m not Hannibal….

Its been over a year and I’ve finally managed to make the last of this blend -cold brewed over night as a last resort. Still just as overly sour, bitter and foul as the rest of it was. But I can’t bring myself to pour it and waste money, even if it wasn’t mine. Ugh.

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70
5 tasting notes

The bergamot fragrance is strong in the dried leaves, but not as strong in the brewed liquid. Very nice, light, afternoon tea.

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50
3 tasting notes

Very difficult and unforgiving to brew. I tried this tea 3 times according to the instructions, and it always ended up BITTER. So I decided to use 165 degree water, and 1 minute (instead of 175 degrees, for 2 minutes). It turns out a bit better, and it’s drinkable, but I only drink it for the caffeine.

I wouldn’t say that it’s the worst tea I’ve ever had, but I won’t buy it again and I can’t really recommend it.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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31
25 tasting notes

Rather ordinary Earl Grey. Really equivalent to bulk tea bags which lack flavor, body, robustness, and sparkle. I’m quite disappointed, because I loved SpecialTeas’ Earl Grey, and hoped that Teavana’s would be the same (since Teavana acquired SpecialTeas).

Also, must add that my ecommerce experience with Teavana was sub-par.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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67
18 tasting notes

I wanted to buy just some plain earl grey, but they were out at my shop, and this was recommended to me. I am not a fan of white tea, but I really enjoyed it.

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86
7 tasting notes

Have been sipping on this one all day, has to be one of my favorite teas, I love it with a little lemon

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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87
6 tasting notes

This was my second Earl Grey, the first being from a teabag (eew). Honestly, I’m hooked. It’s a very strong, bold tea that is just what I need in the mornings. If you prefer your tea somewhat weak, this isn’t the tea you’d wanna buy. I drink it every morning and sometimes in the afternoon, it really rounds out a meal. If you DO like this tea, I highly suggest that you try the Earl Grey Bravo from Adagio.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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