5 Tasting Notes


Our Kathryne Earl Grey tea is whole leaf Kenyan black tea leaves cold-pressed with organic Mediterranean bergamot oil.
“Rich, robust, clean, mouthy…has a lot of body to it. This is going to make a fantastic cup of rich, rich African Earl Grey!”
~Brendan Waye, Tea Sommelier

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This isn’t your granny’s earl grey, but she’d like it is you shared with her.

The whole experience is richer, darker and maltier than your average earl grey. The flavouring also sits differently than your average EG. The first flavour you get is the malty tea, followed closely by the citrus flavour, the real earl grey citrus, floral and sweet flavour come near the end of the sip and stay on your palate.
The whole experience is like the first days of fall, the sun and flowers are still around, but the coziness of fall sweaters and reading books by the fire is also present.

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank African Chai by Justea
5 tasting notes

Preface: If you are wanting an Indian chai, this tea is not that.

It is, however, an exciting twist on conventional chai with new spices (not cardamom, ginger or cinnamon based) in different quantities than you are used to. The blend is a really great mix of spice to tea ratio, with no argument for dominance. The spices harmonize really well with the Kenyan black tea base flavour.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Thomas Fluevog

You steep for only 2 min.? Is that the recommendation for this chai?

In my oppinion the spices need a little bit longer to develop their full potential. I found 4-5 min. much better for me. But maybe that’s personal preference.


I prefer to steep it between 3-4 minutes with a bit more tea than normal ~ 1.5-2 tsp. But hey, personal preference is the way to go!! :D


Nice to know this is intentionally not a standard chai – I guess that helps explain why I liked it.

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Here’s certified Tea Sommelier Brendan Waye talking about the Kathryn Earl Grey. Make sure to use less leaf when drinking the tea without milk.

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