The Earl's Garden

Tea type
Black Tea
Blue Cornflowers, Calendula Petals, Ceylon Black Tea, Strawberry
Bergamot, Strawberry, Fruity, Smooth, Berries, Earl Grey, Floral, Rose, Berry, Astringent, Perfume, Lemon, Earth, Sweet, Citrus, Bitter
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 13 oz / 372 ml

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  • “It’s being held hostage in my travel mug. I can’t get the top to open and I can’t get it to ACTUALLY open either. Cries. I managed a sweet few sips out of it because it leaks…time to find a new...” Read full tasting note
  • “Love this one in the hot weather. Juicy berries, citrus, and a good, strong tea base to keep your energy from flagging. I give it a shortish, slightly cooler than boiling steep to keep the...” Read full tasting note
  • “Made this one as a cold brew. Brewed for about 8 hours. I think I prefer this one as a hot brew vs a cold brew. There is more strawberry, raspberry taste as a cold brew. However, the artificial...” Read full tasting note
  • “To be fair, my stash of this is getting on in age (1 year? 1.5?)but today’s cuppa was just not great. There was no bergamot, and only a light hint of fruit to mask the black tea that went bitter...” Read full tasting note


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When he wasn’t in China discovering secret tea recipes, Britain’s second Earl Grey lived at Howick Hall in England, just like his ancestors had done since 1319. And also like his ancestors, he was a keen gardener and outdoorsman. This tea would no doubt have suited him, with the characteristic black tea and bergamot highlighted by strawberries, raspberries and essence of black currant.

Ingrendients: Black Ceylon tea, strawberries, blue cornflowers, calendula petals, natural and artificial bergamot and strawberry flavouring.

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192 Tasting Notes

79 tasting notes

The flowers are in full bloom in the Earl’s Garden.

Everyone should have a Earl Grey tea in their stash as it is probably one of the most commonly asked for tea’s, probably something to due with being a great blend. I am going on a streak of trying out DT’s Earl Grey blends as it is one of my favorite blends of tea and they seem to have some unique takes on it, this being one of them.

Dry you have your typical black tea leaves, in amongst them there are pieces of freeze dried strawberry giving it a bit of a contrast in color. It has a heavy bergamot aroma with a light berry undertone, this is certainly an Earl Grey tea no mistakes about that! Steeping reduce’s the bergamot aroma a little and enhances the berry aroma as well creating a perfect balance of the two.

The final brew certainly tastes like an Earl Grey, but with a hint of berries. I felt the amount of bergamot might have been a little high but I also did steep it at a slightly hotter then recommended temperature because I wasn’t paying attention. Even with my mistake it was still a great cup of tea, I am certainly going to keep this one on hand. Especially since it mixes with Cream of Earl Grey really well.

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739 tasting notes

A good tea but I guess it’s not for me.


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34 tasting notes

Ooh, wow. I was a little hesitant to try this tea because of the fruity elements. I mean, I DO enjoy that, but with Earl Grey…? I wasn’t sure I needed to mess with something I love so much. (Even though I love Earl Grey Cream teas!) In any case, as it was a gift, I let it sit around for a while before eventually giving it a go… And… Wow…!

The fruitiness comes across more as a flowery note – like the name suggests! It’s definitely a sweeter Earl Grey, but with a softness to it I wasn’t expecting; the fruits were much more subtle than I anticipated! Definitely a wonderful and light variation on an old classic that should really be tried before being looked over!

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41 tasting notes

My favourite black tea so far!

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1184 tasting notes

This is a lovely fruity earl grey. I really liked this as something different but still classic.
I thought that the fruitiness really came out in this tea and gave it a little punch that I wasn’t expecting.
In my opinion, the aroma in the bag is the same as in the tea, and it tastes that way as well!

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16 tasting notes

Good hot, but WONDERFUL as an iced tea. A little fruitier than I normally like, but still a great Grey.

Iced 8 min or more

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65 tasting notes

Fruity with a mild tea flavour. Nice with some sweetener and milk, especially as a first-thing-in-the-morning tea.

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96 tasting notes

Clearly, the Earl was a super spy. I say that because this tea is SECRET black tea disguised by the taste of a Herbal, Berry Tea. I agree with some of the other comments: it doesn’t taste like an Earl Grey at all.

I want to try it it iced and blended with lemonade though, I have a feeling that would be good.

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Michelle Butler Hallett

I’m not fond of Earl Grey, though sometimes only the Earl will do. But I love the Earl’s Garden mad hot with a bit of stevia. No, not an Earl Grey, but the bergamot is there, dancing — if feverishly — with real (!) strawberry.

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307 tasting notes

I first tried this tea iced. This is odd for me, as I’m almost exclusively a hot tea drinker, but I was at an event and they were having it iced. …I couldn’t stop drinking it. I think I fell in love.

There’s a bag of it in the box I’m going through, and so now I’m trying it hot as well. It’s got a decent strength. It’s got a nice citrusy flavour, which somehow I like better than the traditional earl grey, maybe because it has a bit of a fruity note to it as well? I tried adding a little sugar to, as I had it sweetened originally, and YES. That just made it.

I definitely need to stock some of this. I also really want to try it cold steeped….

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390 tasting notes

i have been drinking earl gray since i was a child with my grandmother: always nice with cream and sugar, but never without. every time i drank it clear i was disappointed. obviously there was a problem here i needed to diagnose. the verdict? i do not like bergamot.

the earl’s garden is low in bergamot, high in natural sweetness with the berries and awesome with or without cream and sugar. i now consider myself fully coverted!

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