Earl Grey

Tea type
Black Tea
Bergamot, Black Tea
Bergamot, Orange, Citrus, Citrus Zest, Astringent, Bitter, Green, Lemon Zest, Dark Bittersweet, Orange Zest, Vanilla, Butterscotch, Guava
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Loose Leaf, Tea Bag
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Edit tea info Last updated by Shae
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 g 8 oz / 250 ml

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  • “I found a recipe for Earl Grey lemonade and it made me curious. It has been very hot here recently and I have been drinking a fair amount of half-tea, half-lemonade that my fiance’s mother...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I have one more bag of this. I used to drink this often and loved it. Now I am finding it kind of meh. I hate it when the classics don’t quite live up to the memory.” Read full tasting note
    ks6 1611 tasting notes
  • “This is another tea I bought, mainly because I like Earl Grey. It is really one of my favorite [fruit flavored] teas. Surprisingly, I haven’t had all that many different brands of it, nor do...” Read full tasting note
    ScottTeaMan 101 tasting notes
  • “I am kind of confused by the myriad of Earl Greys that Twining’s seems to offer. I am now in Heathrow Airport (London) on my way to Madagascar and I had a bagged EG that wasn’t the...” Read full tasting note
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From Twinings

Fine black tea expertly blended with the citrus fruit flavor of bergamot, a citrus fruit.

To savour the full flavour of our teas, bring water to boil, and pour over the tea as soon as it reaches boiling. Over-boiling will cause oxygen to be reduced, making the tea taste “flat”. Brew 2-4 minutes or to desired taste.

Ingredients: Black Tea, Bergamot Flavouring


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159 Tasting Notes

10 tasting notes

This is my pantry back-up daily tea, for when I run out of my favorite and don’t have time to make loose leaf. It tastes good, but occasionally makes me a little nauseous feeling, no idea why.

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2 tasting notes

Nice, light citrus-y tasting black tea. For a bagged tea (as well as the price), it’s not bad.

Flavors: Dark Bittersweet, Lemon Zest, Orange Zest, Vanilla

180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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26 tasting notes

Nice enough. Nothing special, but quite pleasant, as Twinings teas normally are. A bit too bitter, but that could easily be solved by adding either milk or cream.

180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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8 tasting notes

Earl Grey was my introduction to tea. I started drinking it because of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Captain Picard’s oft repeated “Tea, Earl Grey, hot.” line. As soon as I tasted it I fell in love. That was many years ago, far from where I live now and I got my first taste of it bagged from Taylors of Harrogate as a gift from my father when he came to visit me while I lived in San Antonio, Texas.

Now it is many years later and I still have a strong love for Earl Grey, but I have no easy access to the brand that started my love affair with this tea. But then I discovered Twinings and fell in love all over again. While I realize that as a bagged version of the famous tea it will never live up to loose leaf I also realize that sometimes you gotta go with what you got. I have a whole box of this stuff up in my pantry and I never allow myself to run out. Sometimes you really just don’t have time for a cup of freshly brewed loose leaf and it’s nice to know that I have an old standby that I can fall back on in such times.

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14 tasting notes

There’s a reason this is a classic tea and a staple in British households. Because its damn good.

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8 tasting notes

This is amazing. Its so rich and flavorful. It’s also excellent as a latte. :)

Definitely my favorite tea.

Flavors: Bergamot, Butterscotch, Citrus, Guava, Vanilla

1 min, 15 sec 2 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

Still like this one as well.

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701 tasting notes

The first thing that struck me about this tea was the aroma, this might be the first Earl Grey I have sampled where you can smell the tea under the Bergamot. So often with Earl Grey I can never get a feel for the tea’s aroma because I am too busy being kicked in the face with Bergamot. The aroma is fantastic, smooth and slightly creamy, which blends well with the Bergamot’s zinginess.

The aroma matches the taste, smooth and creamy! In my opinion this is the perfect cup of Earl, mild and not overwhelming. It has been theorized by my Early Grey fanatic boyfriend that I, in fact, do not actually like Earl Grey because I don’t enjoy the intense Bergamot. Finally I found an Early Grey that I have no problem drinking a bunch of, rather than just a cup here and there. Victory for Twinnings!

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3 tasting notes

Tastes good with a squeeze of lemon.

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1 tasting notes

I’m not really a big tea drinker. However I saw a box of Twinings today at the market and decided to try the Earl Grey.

Upon opening the box the smell was so nice that I cannot wait to make a cup. I let the bag steep for around 4 minutes, and while the aroma is delightful, the taste was lighter than I expected. I probably should have seen that coming since the box says ‘light flavour strength’. With that said, I still ended up liking this tea more than I thought I would.

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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5 tasting notes

I really love this tea as a simple morning pick me up. I steep is for longer than the direction advise since I noticed that the listed times didn’t really impart enough flavor.

180 °F / 82 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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