Earl Grey Supreme TE14

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Not available
Sold in
Not available
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Ewa
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

Currently unavailable

We don't know when or if this item will be available.

From Our Community

1 Image

1 Want it Want it

3 Own it Own it

8 Tasting Notes View all

  • “Just a little note to say how the face off between this tea and Arbor Tea's Organic Earl Grey went. This one wasn't the winner. It doesn't have the astringency Arbor Tea's version does, but it...” Read full tasting note
    76
    aug3zimm 911 tasting notes
  • “I think I liked this one better than EGSs I've had from Harney and, IIRC, American Tea Room (actually I think I'm remembering ATR Earl Grey Sterling, which was bizarrely gross tasting...not sure if...” Read full tasting note
    ifjuly 612 tasting notes
  • “Since I love and can crave Upton's Earl Grey Vanilla, the natural next step is to test their other Earls. Chocolate Earl Grey is crave-worthy too, and "Natural" Earl Grey was pleasant...so is...” Read full tasting note
    84
    Zweven 136 tasting notes
  • “Upton Tea Sampler Buying Spree Tea #9: Accidentally oversteeped this because I was distracted by reheating pizza. (That's right! Pizza and tea! Tea goes with everything! EVERYTHING.) It came out...” Read full tasting note
    68
    chibibigos 382 tasting notes

From Upton Tea Imports

Description:
Earl Grey tea, blended with TGFOP Assam and rare China teas. A balanced blend for those who prefer a lighter bergamot flavor. Drink with or without milk.
Ingredients:
black tea, natural flavor
Origin:
Germany

Steeping Suggestions: -
Leaf Quantity: 2¼ g/cup
Water Temp: 212º (boiling)
Steep Time: 4 min.

About Upton Tea Imports View company

Company description not available.

8 Tasting Notes

76
911 tasting notes

Just a little note to say how the face off between this tea and Arbor Tea’s Organic Earl Grey went.

This one wasn’t the winner. It doesn’t have the astringency Arbor Tea’s version does, but it doesn’t have as much bergamot either. What’s there is mostly on the aftertaste. There’s also a flat, woody note in it that makes it kind of unexciting.

In defense of this tea, I do like it a lot with additives. I forgot to doctor the Arbor Tea’s EG before finishing off the sample so it’s possible this one still might win the ‘With Milk and Sugar’ taste off battle. But it doesn’t with the unadulterated battle so I’m lowering the rating just a tad.

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

Thanks for an update on the Battle of the Earls!

Auggy

Ironically, without additives the husband liked this one better than the Arbor Tea’s version. But with milk and sugar he liked Arbor Tea’s better. Hunting for the Earl is fraught with difficulties! :)

Jaime

He such an elusive chap.

Jaime

Rather “he’s” such an elusive chap. I need spelling/grammar check built-in!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

612 tasting notes

I think I liked this one better than EGSs I’ve had from Harney and, IIRC, American Tea Room (actually I think I’m remembering ATR Earl Grey Sterling, which was bizarrely gross tasting…not sure if that was a bad sample though or what). It was good! But I’ve never had one I liked markedly more than “normal” ones, so it never seems to merit actually stocking. I liked the Original Whole Leaf EG from Upton I had earlier today about as much, case in point.

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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

84
136 tasting notes

Since I love and can crave Upton’s Earl Grey Vanilla, the natural next step is to test their other Earls. Chocolate Earl Grey is crave-worthy too, and “Natural” Earl Grey was pleasant…so is this one (pleasant). Having gotten into a (bad) habit of adding Coffeemate Sweet Cream or Vanilla Cream to the EGV, I was a little worried about testing this with only a T. of honey. But there is absolutely nothing bitter here and the bergamot is noticeable but not overpowering. The honey is even making this a bit “too sweet”, but people look at me weird everytime I say something is too sweet (hmmm). Still have one Earl sample to go, so might have to do side-by-sides to find my favorite “straight” Earl from Upton.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

68
382 tasting notes

Upton Tea Sampler Buying Spree Tea #9:
Accidentally oversteeped this because I was distracted by reheating pizza. (That’s right! Pizza and tea! Tea goes with everything! EVERYTHING.) It came out a little more bitter than I think it’s necessarily meant to.
This is definitely another one of those subtle teas. There is only a very light hint of bergamot, a slight tease of citrus, an am I even there of flavor. I’ve already mentioned my preferences regarding Earl Grey flavors, so I won’t go into it again, but honestly, at this point wouldn’t you be better off just drinking tea flavored tea? If this is the level of Earl Grey that you like, why are you bothering to drink Earl Grey at all? Just drink unflavored black tea, then you never have to worry about the Earl Grey you’re drinking having too much flavor.
Besides that, it is, naturally, quite tasty.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Stephanie

Boo for subtle Earl Greys! This is even more of a bummer because it’s supposed to be a “Supreme”. But yay for pizza! :)

Ewa

Right? With the name, I would have thought that it would be an Earl Grey to blow my mind! Such a disappointment. I guess next time I will bother to read the descriptions of the teas rather than just happily clicking “buy” on everything with Earl Grey in the title.

mpierce87

Haha, I just got finished with some pizza and tea!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Due to this post, I will now have to have tea with pizza next time I get pizza.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

82
100 tasting notes

Light and pleasant – it doesn’t beat you over the head with “the Earl”. This is really very nice and well balanced.

LENA

“the Earl” made me laugh!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

42
8 tasting notes

Not very supreme. The Bergamot is very light, and the tea base is quite subtle as well. It’s fairly pleasant on the first go, but if I try to steep it again – something I can always pull off at least once with high quality teas – it becomes dull and wooden all the way through. I’ll probably use this for blending down harsh stuff, or the occasional single pot.

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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.