Earl Grey

Tea type
Black Tea
Bergamot, Black Teas
Artificial, Bergamot, Astringent, Citrus, Earl Grey, Citrus Zest, Floral, Bitter
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Edit tea info Last updated by Amanda
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 6 g 13 oz / 376 ml

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  • “This is listed under Tazo and Tazo Tea. I just grabbed one. A coworker went to a fancy smancy dinner party held by the company his wife works for, and Tazo is the tea they served. He grabbed some...” Read full tasting note
  • “I’m not minding teabags at the moment so I may as well take advantage and clear some of the sample bags I have. My kitten is semi interested in this tea, he likes the smell of it which is unusual...” Read full tasting note
  • “Hallelujah! I’m at the end of my bags of this! It wasn’t awful and at times was actually pretty enjoyable, but the bergamot was, in general, too heavy and perfumy for me. For a month I’ve been...” Read full tasting note
  • “Went to Boston Pizza with my mom after getting back into the city, and since they were out of chocolate milk I opted for some of this instead. Initially when asking what teas they had, she...” Read full tasting note

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“Black tea kissed with bergamot’s lavender essence.”

Hand blended in small batches, Tazo Tea delivers a steaming brew unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. Tazo’s Earl Grey features a a blend of fine black teas from India and Sri Lanka flavored with the essence of bergamot.

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117 Tasting Notes

541 tasting notes

Surprise! I finally found out the perfect way for me to have Earl Grey. It is now the only tea that I take with additives. It needs milk and sugar or else this is a very unpleasant tea for me; I don’t know why that is. This blend is actually pretty nice when brewed correctly. Maybe this flavor is just growing on me.
I’m actually surprised at one aspect of this tea: it keeps me awake; wired even. This and matcha are the only teas that I drink that I can tell is having some effect on my awake-ness. I actually needed that tonight so I’m pretty glad I have this on hand!

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7 tasting notes

While I was out last night with friends at a restaurant, I asked for tea and they only had tea bags. So, I went with this Earl Grey. Really weak. Now, I am biased when it comes to tea bags. I think they are a waste of space on your store’s shelves – only loose tea for me, BUT I do occassionally use them. And I have to say I have had better Earl Grey in a bag.

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871 tasting notes

I ordered tea at a restaurant today and picked a bag of this out of the basket. Good ol’ stand by.

After brewing this up in my cup I was a bit apprehensive because there was just something unusual about it. When I took a sip I definitely got a non-Earl Greyish flavour. Lavender. There was lavender in this tea. Hmmmmm. I dislike lavender.

So I read the package the tea came in and it read something along the lines of “essence of bergamot lavender”. I was not aware the bergamot contained lavender.

Anyway, I think this must have been some kind of special addition, or this tea has changed greatly since I last had it. Who knows…? I am fairly sure this tea never had lavender before.

I still drank it. Lunch was delicious otherwise.


I hate being surprised by junk additions to my Earl Grey. I’ve never noticed lavender in a Tazo EG either. Now I’m afraid to have another.


I drink wines at restaurants. Never have a problem :)


Ha ha. I was at a little café and they didn’t serve any alcohol, unfortunately. Food is delicious though.

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1737 tasting notes

Our ambient weather conditions in Boston today are empirically indistinguishable from a steam bath, so I figured this would be a good time for my very first iced Earl Grey experience.

I brewed up three filterbags in about 16 ounces of water and observed the liquor becoming progressively darker reddish-brown (read: Assam) over the course of a few minutes. I removed the bags and let the tea “cool” down a bit before pouring some over a glass of ice.

Well, it’s not very good. It’s quite bitter, a problem which I would address in a hot brew with a slosh of cream. Somehow the idea of cream in iced tea does not sound very appealing. It’s not quite a contradiction in terms, and I certainly have imbibed my share of cream-laden iced drinks (Frappuccinos, etc.), but I am debating adding some True Lemon instead, to turn this into a full-on lemon-tinged black iced tea…

update: I added a hefty spoonful of True Lemon and then the brew reminded me of instant iced lemon tea from my childhood in the burbs of a land-locked state. At first I tried to drink it, because I needed caffeine. But then I asked myself: Why am I doing this? I mean, it’s not as though I have some sort of tea shortage chez moi! ;-) I tossed the rest and brewed a new batch of a different tea.

Iced 5 min, 0 sec 6 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

This review made me laugh. “Why an I doing this?” I do the exact same thing. I have all this tea to drink, and yet I try to make a tea I don’t like into something I will like. I’m getting better at saying, “Nope, this tea is not for Cheri!” and tossing it.


It’s funny, Cheri, isn’t it? I guess that I am naturally frugal and don’t like to waste food in general, but bad food (and tea)? Just say “no”! ;-)

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558 tasting notes

Ordered myself a cup of this after work today. I needed a pick me up. They used 1 large full leaf bag for 16oz water, I steeped 2-2 1/2 minutes and added a splash of half and half and a packet of sugar in the raw. I enjoyed the first few sips of this the most, while it was scalding hot, but it was decent as it cooled down, just a bit perfumey. Not really floraly, but tasted like I was drinking perfume after awhile. I think it was just the way they used the bergamot. I’ve had better Earls, and worse Earls, this is a middle of the road Earl. I’d order again, but probably won’t buy a tin.

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585 tasting notes

This tea was disgusting. The bergamot just takes the whole thing over, making it so bitter and soap-like that it’s basically impossible to drink. Not exactly an ideal introduction for me into this tea flavor. Thankfully, I have since tried other Earl Grey blends that have shown me how this tea is SUPPOSED to taste.

If you’re going to drink a Tazo blend, I recommend their green Zen blend with honey, or their decaf green Lotus blend straight up.

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35 tasting notes

I had this when I went to see Skyfall the other night. I was in the mood for tea, (When am I not?) and the movie theatre sold Tazo teas. Luckily, we also ordered food, which allowed the ridiculously hot water to cool before I steeped it.

I really enjoyed this! Thankfully, the guy behind the counter gave me an extra bag. I can try it again while not watching an action flick, so as to do a better review. This tea stood up well to the half and half and packet of raw sugar I added. (Too embarrassed by my earlier stuttering episode to ask for something different, so I just threw in whatever was on the counter.)

Strong flavors, but not overpowering. I have plenty of Earl Grey in my tea cabinet right now, but I think I would consider purchasing this one. I don’t normally like Tazo, so that surprised me.

4 min, 0 sec

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176 tasting notes

Had this this morning with a bit of milk! The bergamot is strong but not overpowering and it wasn’t bitter in the least it was actually quite delish. HIT THE SPOT, in any case.

Boiling 8 min or more

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27 tasting notes

A good start to the day is always enhanced with a little Earl Grey!

Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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59 tasting notes

Another tea I had during vacation, this one at a hotel. It was a disappointment. I usually enjoy Earl Grey but this one was all smell and no flavor. Drinkable, but that is about all.

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