Earl Grey Moonlight

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Bergamot, Cake, Citrus, Lemon, Orange, Vanilla, Earl Grey, Cream, Creamy, Floral, Smooth, Astringent, Almond
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 2 g 11 oz / 330 ml

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  • “I also made an order at Adagio that arrived today. First one in almost three years. As I usually do, I opened each package just to sniff. It’s a sort of silly but fun ritual I have whenever I...” Read full tasting note
  • “I’m not normally a huge fan of Adagio’s flavored stuff. I used to be. But I suppose places like Kusmi, Lupicia and Mariage Freres have raised my expectations for flavored teas and Adagio no...” Read full tasting note
  • “This smells pretty nice, but the flavor is a little watery. I added stevia, which helped. As it cooled it got a little better, there’s a nice lemon cake with creamy frosting kind of thing, but not...” Read full tasting note
  • “This is an old favorite of mine. I think it’s an Earl Grey that I will never tire of, because of the touch of sweet and creamy vanilla. There is a robust black tea flavor with a citrusy finish. ...” Read full tasting note

From Adagio Teas

By popular demand, request and threat, we have finally added an earl grey cream blend. Comforting flavors of vanilla and cream combine to soften the citrus notes of traditional Earl Grey. Your taste buds will swoon at first sip of our Earl Grey Moonlight.

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Adagio Teas has become one of the most popular destinations for tea online. Its products are available online at www.adagio.com and in many gourmet and health food stores.

94 Tasting Notes

11 tasting notes

Really good! I love the way it smells, and it’s quite a sweet earl grey. I think it’ll pair quite nicely with some honey.

Flavors: Bergamot, Vanilla

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 25 OZ / 750 ML

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12 tasting notes

I bought a sample of this in a big order I made from Adagio teas. I made this after breakfast and I liked looking at the liquor, dark and golden.
The smell of the dry leaves in the bag is very strong and quite overpowering. Kinda made my stomach queasy. But the portion I steeped wasn’t overpowering in smell which I appreciated.
The first brew was very creamy in taste. And hmm it’s manageable but I liked the second steeping better. (2nd Steep: 5:20min, Boiling) More of the earl grey taste came through but it’s still smooth.
I think I may not like creamy teas unless I add milk. So I might try that the next time I have this.
But for now I have other samples to try throughout the day.

Flavors: Cream, Earl Grey, Smooth

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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47 tasting notes

Normally I really dislike Earl Grey teas, but I got this one as a free sample. And I have to say… I am surprised to find it growing on me. I’m not sure I’d order a whole bag of it but I’d definitely drink it as part of a blend. The flavor is very smooth to me.

Boiling 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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35 tasting notes

Talk about watery tea! I was excited to try this since I like the flavor of Earl Grey, but right out of the bag the scent was cloying. Like those citrus air fresheners, but with some vanilla added in. Luckily the tea doesn’t taste the same when brewed—in fact, it hardly tastes at all! There are some notes of Earl Grey flavor, but the tea turns out the same watery way no matter how much I use or how long I steep it. Overall, kind of a disappointment.

Boiling 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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18 tasting notes

I have been wanting to try this for a while to compare it to Tealuxe’s Creme de la Earl Grey and finally got the opportunity today when my MIL brought some over. I excitedly opened the package and inhaled my first sniff and was disappointed. The smell was artificial in an unpleasant way. I went ahead and brewed a cup and the taste of the tea was not as bad as the smell. It was not bad, just not nearly as good to me as the one from Tealuxe (which I personally adore). I am glad I sampled this before ordering.

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627 tasting notes

I normally find earl grey to be soapy, but found that the creme versions help cut that, alongside some milk. I like this most in the morning, even more so now that it is spring and the citrus reflects the freshness of spring.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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1812 tasting notes

Tasty morning cuppa of cream Earl Grey.

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28 tasting notes

I can’t drink this tea without milk. My tastebuds really protest cornflowers. I didn’t realize this had cornflowers when I purchased it. With that said, this is nice with some added milk because the milk masks the cornflower flavor. I had really high hopes for this because I love Earl Grey Bravo.

Flavors: Bergamot, Cream, Floral, Orange, Vanilla

3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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199 tasting notes

Flyawaybirdie sent me a sample of this in her Christmas card :) Thanks, Flyawaybirdie!

I have been wanting to try another earl grey cream for a while now and this fit the bill! I think there may be better versions out there, so I’ll keep looking for a few more to try. But, this is definitely something I could enjoy drinking regularly, especially for the price.

Flavors: Bergamot, Cream

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83 tasting notes

So, I took my own advice and brewed fresh tea. The tea is darker this time with a warm scent that reminds me of caramel. It tastes better too, though I wouldn’t say that the vanilla is as prominent as I would like. The Earl Grey is there, but not as strong as I would like. The citrus notes are stronger, now that I can taste the tea. I did wonder how the added citrus would affect the taste. I don’t know if I like this addition or not. It’s not the best vanilla earl grey I’ve tasted, but it would probably add more depth to whatever you decided to add it to. It does taste more like orange than bergamot.

Taste: 7 (It does have the vanilla and Earl Grey elements there, but the orange peel seems to be the predominant flavor. That’s not necessarily what I want in my Earl Grey, but it’s not like it doesn’t meld with the other flavors. I do think the taste balances out as it cools, giving it a stronger flavor. I might have to try it iced.)
Tea Leaf: 6 (It doesn’t match the picture. It’s a lot more dust than I would expect, and not what I would call whole leaf. It looks cut like what you would get in a tea bag. the cornflower and orange peel are there, but not in big pieces.)
Smell: 7 (Prior to steeping, I didn’t really get much of an Earl Grey vibe off of it, and it didn’t really smell like vanilla. Since those are the two things that I would look for, I was a bit disappointed that it wasn’t noticeable. Brewed, it has a caramel smell, which could be the mix of vanilla and creme.
Would I drink it again: 7 (I think it would be great mixed. I’m getting a sample of it in the mail, and I don’t think I would buy it immediately, but if I had it in the closet, I would drink it. It’s good to share with friends who are on the fence about tea.)
How it compares to similar teas: 5 (It doesn’t beat out any of the competitors, unless you include the bagged varieties. It’s good for what it is, but I’ll buy my cream earl grey teas elsewhere, and reserve this for blends.)
Would I recommend it to others: Yes +5 / No 0
Total: (37×2) 74
(Still working on this rating thing. I should stop rating them simply based on the smily faces at the bottom…)

Flavors: Bergamot, Earl Grey, Orange, Vanilla


I’m glad the second time around worked out better for you. It’s not a very strong flavoring- I tend to liken it to tea + cream orangsicles, much more vanilla cream than citrus. If you want a more robust bermagot flavor in the Adagio line, the Earl Grey Bravo is more citrusy I think.

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