Earl Grey Classic

A Black Tea from


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Calculated from 34 Ratings
Tea type
Black Tea
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Bergamot, Citrus Zest, Smoked, Lemon Zest, Citrusy, Citrus, Earl Grey, Medicinal
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Typical Preparation
Use 43 oz / 1269 ml of water
Set water temperature to 200 °F / 93 °C
Use 3 g of tea
Steep for 3 min, 45 sec
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“Enjoying my Second Favorite Breakfast in the Whole Wide World: this Earl and a multigrain bagel with cream cheese. The hearty bread and creamy cheese play so nicely off the citrus-y good tea. Also,...” Read full tasting note
“I’m back at Tea Central (my house) today with real tea making equipment and a cup that is not composed of paper. I also have more than five minutes to make and drink some tea. Life is good. And,...” Read full tasting note
“Tea of the morning….. I have been eyeing this tea for a long time. While overseas ordering from Fortnum was a complete bust, I was able to purchase this one in person at Williams-Sonoma. I guess...” Read full tasting note
“I’m not a huge fan or Earl Greys, but Tony is, so I like to surprise him with various Earls as they come my way. This one came from my trade with NofarS. I served Tony a cup of it this morning, in...” Read full tasting note


Fortnum & Mason, often shortened to just “Fortnum’s” is a department store and Royal Warrant holder, situated in central London, with two other branches in Japan. Its headquarters are located at 181 Piccadilly where it was established in 1707 by William Fortnum and Hugh Mason. It is privately owned by Wittington Investments Ltd.

British Prime Minister Earl Grey gave his name to this hugely popular tea back in the 1830s, and ever since it has been thought of as a classic English afternoon tea. It is not a type of tea, but a flavour, made up of a simple black tea flavoured with aromatic and stimulating oil of bergamot. Drink in the afternoon, and serve fresh without milk or lemon to ensure that you capture the top notes.

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