Earl Grey

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Black Tea
Bergamot, Black Tea
Bergamot, Tannic, Tea
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Loose Leaf, Tea Bag
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Fair Trade, Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by adagio breeze
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 2 g 14 oz / 400 ml

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Clipper Organic Earl Grey Tea comes from the beautiful mountains of South India and lush gardens of Ceylon. This organically grown tea delicately scented with natural bergamot flavour makes the perfect cup of Earl Grey. Ingredients: Organically grown black tea, natural Bergamot flavour.

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1379 tasting notes

Earl grey tea is the perfect drink for the morning with it’s combination of strong black tea and citrus sweet bergamot.
I find that one way to tell a good Earl Grey tea apart from a not so good Earl Grey tea is the smell of the bag or loose tea before it’s actually brewed. Good tea’s (such as this one) will have a strong yet fresh smell with notable bergamot fragrance which is enhanced once brewed and creates a perfect blend.

Smell (once brewed): Sweet and tangy (almost like orange which is the bergamot).
Colour: Dark brown (I don’t have milk)

Taste: With our smell test done that leaves the taste and waiting an average of 3-4 minutes for this beauty to brew is well worth the wait. The black tea gives your body charge while the bergamot awakens your senses. Each mouthful is naturally sweet with strong earthy tones from the black tea and it leaves a beautiful and somewhat perfumey after taste.

Due to it’s natural sweetness it’s perfect for those of us on a diet as it helps keep our calories to a minimum. I also love that this tea is yummy with or without milk so you can either go for strength or smoothness.

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

If you have the patience, try brewing it like I did in my cold brew Teas 4 method. I steeped for 10.5 hours overnight, but you could probably get away with 7-8 hours. I ised 4 teabags of Twinings EG, which I believe are 2g each. My loose tea tea guesstimation would be 1 level to slightly heaping TBSP. My glass press I used is roughly 20 Oz.


Sounds wonderful _ I will give this a try when I get some space in my fridge.


Is your version bagged or loose??


I have the bagged version and quite a lot of it.


I just bought quite a bit of Twinings EG, otherwise I’d consider it. I found it on Amazon, but it is temp sold out. It is almost double what I paid for the Twinings. I’m not sure the Twinings has natural bergamot, but sinnce the Clipper EG doesit’s probably worth the price. :))


Wow I just checked Clippers shop to see how much international shipping is….it costs a minimum of £40 which is at least $70! It is a very nice tea and worth the try. Twinings used to be my usual Earl Grey supplier but Clipper is much more fragrant and natural, much nicer. Not sure how much it is on Amazon but maybe you could treat yourself.


It’s $20 for 120 teabags [12.84 pounds], plus in US it’s eligible for free shipping on orders over $25. it’s really a fair price.

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790 tasting notes

Had this one in Amsterdam.

It was much better than I had anticipated. The bergamot was very strong and the tea was very strong.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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123 tasting notes

I seem to be coming down with a cold again, so today I’m reaching for my comforting teas to soothe my scratchy throat. This is so damn nice brewed strong (2 bags for a mug) with milk and sugar/agave. It’s like a hug or a fluffy blanket for the soul. I feel so much better now than before I started the cup. Upping the rating!

Boiling 2 min, 15 sec

I love this Earl Grey, the bergamot is pretty full on and fresh. I hope you feel better soon.


I must have a duff batch – hardly any bergamot

adagio breeze

Well mine is pretty old (best before date is April 2013) so maybe they changed it?

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6 tasting notes

I’m trying this tea whilst sitting beside the Serpentine within Hyde Park. As I sit I’m watching the swans preen themselves, people riding horses on the far bank and listening to the Queens Guard bellow orders in the distance.

It’s a brisk morning and my partner and I needed a warm cup of tea to warm our bones. Earl Grey (my favorite) should do the trick.

The first time I tried this tea I found that although a balanced tea it is, it lacks the ompf I’ve come to expect from my Earl Greys. After brewing longer it’s starting to come out but it’s not quite there. In saying that I do enjoy it as it’s a ‘pure’ example of Earl Grey. It’s unadultered by citrus, rose and anything else they care to add.

It also is nice for an organic as most I find are selling karma not tea but that’s an aside.

Despite the fact I’m sure my enjoyment of the tea is biased by the cold and locale I’d still rate it highly. In short a good traditional tea in a country built on both tradition and tea.

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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4 tasting notes

After Twinings started to, ahem, experiment, I went in search of a new bagged Earl Grey. This is by far the best I’ve found so far.

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3 tasting notes

what a classic tea! i love the musky tasty and the bittersweet kick that is the after taste of this lovely tea. most people enjoy without milk but I find this tea is the best with a splash of soya milk. yum!

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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3 tasting notes

This is by far my favourite Earl Grey, I used to go through countless cups a day. Now I save it for special occasions so I don’t get tired of it. I can’t imagine this could happen but I’d rather be save than sorry!

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3 tasting notes

I loved this Earl grey. All the gorgeousness of citrus and bergamot with out the caffeine.
This tea was slightly smoother but still delivers everything you’d expect from an Earl Grey tea.
I prefer a caffeine free tea early morning I love this tea’s subtle after taste. I’ve tasted a few non caffeine versions of muched loved tea’s by other companies and somehow I’ve felt like they were lacking in flavour.
I’d recomend this non caffeine tea to all Earl grey lovers. It would also be a smooth experience for the first time earl grey drinker.

2 min, 15 sec

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1872 tasting notes

This is a good stuff. I repeat. This is a good stuff.

Consider this, it is a bag. Old school tea bag. Not a pyramid one, nor sachet. Typical boring, unbleached tea bag.

I wish I knew how long I was steeping it. But I guess it will be close to 4 minutes as I was helping my mother with connection of external screen to her laptop.

To the tea… as I said, probably long steeped. But the taste is great. A smooth, but brisk and fullbodied black tea base and nice bergamot flavour. The bergamot is strong, but not overpowering the base, and although it is natural bergamot flavouring it is a nice one and not stinging the tongue or anything else like that. I have experienced those in few previous bagged tea bags I have had. I will happily drink the other two I have received. Thank you Izzy!

Weather in my region. Over night about 5-10 cm of new snowfall, main road wet, but clear. Not sure if yay! Or ohh, I guess I need to take out my winter shoes.

Flavors: Bergamot, Tannic, Tea

205 °F / 96 °C 10 OZ / 300 ML

I really love those unbleached tea bags from Clipper.

Martin Bednář

At least they try to be a bit more eco-friendly :)

White Antlers

I’m jealous of your new snow, Martin. We have been getting nothing but rain and gloomy weather since before Christmas. : (

Ilse Wouters

I had those in the past as well, and indeed easy and nice to have. it´s snowing here as well (Madrid, Spain), and it should continue for a few days. Let´s hope it´s enough to make a snowman ;-)


Oh, enjoy the snow! Wrap your hands around a warm cuppa and just gaze at the view!

Ilse Wouters

I had 35cm of snow on my terrace this morning, ashmanra. It only stopped snowing an hour ago, and the entire city is a mess. Good idea, which I put into practice a little while ago :-))

White Antlers

Ilse Wouters THAT is a heck of a lot of snow you got! Plenty for a snowman. I work from home (no commute) so even 3 feet of snow here would not bother me in the least and would absolutely delight me. It’s not going to happen, but I can dream…

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4 tasting notes

Date: 07.06.2016. – 22.06.2016.
Place of obtain: Bio&Bio; Ilica 70; Zagreb, Croatia
Price: 29,90kn – 1,50kn/teabag (4,40$ – 0,22$)
Teabags: 20 * 2g = 40g
Bergamont: 5%

Very good tea, fair price!

150 °F / 65 °C 8 min or more 2 g 17 OZ / 500 ML

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