Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Acidic, Astringent, Bergamot, Berry, Black Currant, Citrus, Creamy, Jam, Rich, Sweet, Syrupy, Tannic, Whipped Cream
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “Welp, my cupboard has exploded with no fewer than 17 Murchie’s teas, so I’d better get cracking on tasting some of them… ^^’ This is one of many that I got in teabag format, mainly because I...” Read full tasting note
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Currants and cream with a twist of bergamot, a modern take on the timeless Earl Grey.

Fruity and creamy with a twist of bergamot, this vintage blend is an instant classic.

Royal Grey is a simple, sophisticated blend that doesn’t require flowers to draw you in. The aroma of sugared berries entices, tasting of black currants and cream before trailing into the familiar citrusy bergamot. Not a heavy tea and it makes a great afternoon brew and feels instantly timeless. Served in dainty China or favourite mug, with a good book or friends.

It smells of berries and sugar, like sugared fruit. The taste is fruit-forward, juicy black currant hitting first, followed by citrusy bergamot that lingers and grounds the blend; vanilla smooths it out with a comforting creamy note.

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Since 1894, Murchie’s has been importing and blending the finest quality teas from select gardens around the world. As the decades have passed, the art of tea blending and tradition of excellence are handed down along with the old recipes. Today, Murchie’s offers traditional products and classic blends while also developing new combinations for a new generation of tea drinkers. We are proud to provide blends for events and occasions, from local landmarks to national observations and royal milestones.

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Welp, my cupboard has exploded with no fewer than 17 Murchie’s teas, so I’d better get cracking on tasting some of them… ^^’ This is one of many that I got in teabag format, mainly because I didn’t really want 850 grams (total) of loose leaf tea to get through, but I wanted to try so many of their teas.

This is a black tea with currant, cream, and bergamot, and it’s quite tasty. It reminds me a bit of Kusmi’s St. Petersburg, which isn’t specifically blackcurrant but has that dark, syrupy berry vibe. I actually like this one better though, it tastes less syrupy and cloying to me, maybe because of the cream lightening it up? The blackcurrant tastes deep and jammy, and the bergamot helps brighten it up a bit. The cream isn’t super strong, but I can definitely taste it and it lightens and smooths things out.

I will say it’s a bit tannic, probably the Ceylon, so maybe next time I’ll steep a bit shorter. I’m not used to having such broken leaves as I don’t often buy teabags, and very rarely are they the traditional paper kind like these.

Flavors: Acidic, Astringent, Bergamot, Berry, Black Currant, Citrus, Creamy, Jam, Rich, Sweet, Syrupy, Tannic, Whipped Cream

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
ashmanra

Does it taste a little like Paris?

Cameron B.

I honestly couldn’t say, I don’t like the berry flavor in Paris and haven’t tried it in a while. :P

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