Earl Grey

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Black Tea
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Bergamot, Earl Grey, Tannic, Tea, Artificial, Ash, Bitter, Black Pepper, Olive Oil, Rose, Flowers, Sweet
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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 246 ml

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A really fine cup of tea is one of life’s true pleasures. We heartily recommend Earl Grey for the enjoyment it will bring to your tea drinking. This delicately scented, aristocratic blend is an international favorite.

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144 Tasting Notes

35 tasting notes

This was an enjoyable cup of tea for the price. The base, the bergamot…not strong enough for my liking. I find the Wegmans brand bagged to be a little stronger.

It was a comforting & light Earl, though. Definitely “Earl Grey Light”.

4 min, 0 sec

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38 tasting notes

Getting ready to start a class, grey cells are waking up ;)

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2 tasting notes

Bold flavor, as far as Earl Grey teas go. I usually cut mine with some half-n-half.

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5 tasting notes

Not my favorite but still good quality. Extremely strong if you oversteep. Better iced than hot.

4 min, 45 sec

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7 tasting notes

I suppose in general this is my “go-to” Tea brand. It is extremely reliable in terms of flavor and price. I find that Twinning bagged tea lacks the strength of flavor I began to crave after drinking Bigelow on a regular basis. Of course, I take my Bigelow Earl Grey with two tea bags, and a capful of lemon juice/one wedge.

I also developed a strange habit of eating the tea grinds after having finished the tea…so although this part of the review is probably meaningless to most, slightly lemon-soaked Earl Grey grinds/leaves is a taste I ususally cannot bear to go more than eighteen hours without. Because of this, I carry Lemon juice with me on the off chance I’m forced to buy tea from Starbucks – an institution that offers up Lemonade in lieu of Lemon juice.

Ah well. I enjoy bitter bitter tea, and if served up double bagged but in a regular mug, Bigelow Earl Grey does it 75 percent of the time.

Boiling 8 min or more

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6 tasting notes

A classic Earl Gray, mom loves this one and always has a bag or two around. Strong flavor for a bagged tea. Nice citrus/bergamot flavor. Great aroma. Good for a morning pick-me-up. The K Cups are pretty good, too!
Careful not to steep this one too long or it gets bitter. 3.5-4 mins w/boiling water.

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2148 tasting notes

I’ve always found this tea to be rather bland and boring. I’m not really a fan of Bigelow teas in general, I find most of them to be on the weak side. It will do in a pinch when I’m traveling, I find it at most of the hotels I stay at, but I generally double up on the bags to get enough flavor for it to be drinkable.

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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26 tasting notes

Got to a late start this morning before my typography class.
Stuck with Bigelow this morning from the cafeteria. Tasted alright with some half and half and sugar. Still nothing special and it kind of had a sour taste near the finish. Eww.

Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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390 tasting notes

Did I think it would taste good? No.

Did it taste good? No.

Kind of drinkable with a bit of cream. I taste crummy, earthy black tea. Not astringent, perhaps just because the water from the hotel wasn’t boiled – cooler than that for sure. Not a whole lot going on. I can see the Bergamot oil on the surface, but I can’t taste much of it. Used two teabags in a ~16oz thermos.

Why did I drink this? Shut up, I’m roughing it in a hotel. ;)


You poor thing! Bring travel gongfu next time!


Oh, I was when I was traveling for weeks/months at a time, but this was just a 4-night stay. Didn’t feel like packing it all up. I definitely brought some good tea to Western, but saw these and got morbidly curious :D

I do need to make a nicely compact travel gongfu kit though.

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