Cream Earl Grey

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Bergamot Oil, Black Tea Leaves, Natural Flavours
Flavors
Bergamot, Candy, Caramel, Cream, Custard, Malt, Orange, Toffee, Vanilla, Butterscotch, Cotton Candy, Tannin
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Edit tea info Last updated by eastkyteaguy
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 14 oz / 403 ml

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11 Tasting Notes View all

  • “This was another of the free samples The Teaguy sent me to review. Truth be told, I was not looking forward to this one all that much. While I love traditional Earl Grey blends, my limited...” Read full tasting note
    50
  • “I wasn’t the biggest fan of this one’s candy-like take on the Earl Grey’s Cream (more like cotton candy or butterscotch), but I appear to be an outlier. The rest of my family loved this one. They...” Read full tasting note
    80
  • “Wow, this is most certainly an EGC, with major emphasis on the cream aspect. I have prepared this in two ways: cold brewed and hot with 2% milk. A thousand thanks to the Teaguy for sending me a...” Read full tasting note
    88
  • “This came in as a sample from The TeaGuy. I’m skeptical about Earl Grey teas because they can be really great or not so much. I will say that it smelled wonderful, so there was hope that it’d stay...” Read full tasting note
    80

From The Teaguy

There are a plethora of versions out there, each heralding something different. The Teaguy’s cream earl grey is indeed unique though. Buttery cream & bourbon vanilla float under a satin sheet of citrus bergamot, while the rich estate black tea covers all like a fleece blanket.

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11 Tasting Notes

50
832 tasting notes

This was another of the free samples The Teaguy sent me to review. Truth be told, I was not looking forward to this one all that much. While I love traditional Earl Grey blends, my limited experience with the creamier, sweeter variants that seem to have become so popular in recent years has played a small role in reinforcing my disdain for many flavored/scented contemporary blends. This one went all out with the cream. It was a very sweet blend, precisely the sort of blend that does not normally appeal to me.

I prepared this tea in the Western style. I steeped one teaspoon of loose material in approximately 8 ounces of 194 F water for 5 minutes. No additional infusions were attempted.

Prior to infusion, the dry tea blend emitted powerful aromas of vanilla, toffee, custard, bergamot, and orange candy. After infusion, I found stronger aromas of vanilla, toffee, custard, bergamot, and orange candy. In the mouth, the smooth, creamy tea liquor offered robust notes of cream and bergamot on the entry that gave way to impressions of toffee, custard, caramel chews, orange candy, vanilla, and malt. The finish was smooth and sweet, featuring lingering caramel chew, toffee, and orange candy notes backed by hints of bergamot.

To be fair, I knew that The Teaguy was going for a sweet Earl Grey blend with over-the-top creaminess here. Mission accomplished. This blend was exactly as it was intended to be in that regard. The problem for me was that this was not the sort of Earl Grey blend I like. I’m not into tea blends with a persistent, candy-like sweetness, and that is what this was. People who are into sweeter teas may like this one, but it was not and likely never will be for me.

Flavors: Bergamot, Candy, Caramel, Cream, Custard, Malt, Orange, Toffee, Vanilla

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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932 tasting notes

I wasn’t the biggest fan of this one’s candy-like take on the Earl Grey’s Cream (more like cotton candy or butterscotch), but I appear to be an outlier. The rest of my family loved this one. They would steep it multiple times, all by themselves (family always gets me to steep their tea so this was surprising). I found out it was finished when I walked through the door and my sister shouted "we finished your tea!*- such a novelty.

I would give this tea around a 75 but they would rate it at least an 85… so we are just going to make it an 80.

Thank you, Teaguy, for the experience! This tea was loved, if not always appreciated.

Flavors: Bergamot, Butterscotch, Cotton Candy, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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88
1780 tasting notes

Wow, this is most certainly an EGC, with major emphasis on the cream aspect. I have prepared this in two ways: cold brewed and hot with 2% milk. A thousand thanks to the Teaguy for sending me a very generous sample of this!

Cold brewed, I initially thought I might have under leafed because the liquor is on the paler side, but whatever I did, it worked out for the best because the base is smooth, the bergamot is prominent but not too sharp, and the cream and vanilla is right in your face. Although, I have noticed that the more I drink this (on my second tall glass), the drier the mouthfeel. I notice it all the more when I take a few sips of the hot tea then go back to the cold brew. I’m double-fisting the EGC, yo.

Hot with 2% milk this is lovely too. I would say that the vanilla is even more prominent here and there is very minimal astringency with the added milk. When I tasted it before adding the milk, however, the base was quite astringent. But I have no intention on ever drinking it that way, so doesn’t matter to me!

I’m curious about how this would compare to Zen’s EGC, my favourite to date. If I were to compare them mentally, I’d say this is heavier on the creamy vanilla, maybe a little more, dare I say, artificial-tasting with the vanilla, but not in a bad way, really. I am super stoked about this one and I could see wanting more of this in the future, especially for cold brew. Thanks again to the Teaguy! This is a total winner.

Sil

aaaaaaaaalmost makes me wanna try it

VariaTEA

Hahaha Sil, you must really be hard up for variety if you’re considering an EG

Sil

pretty much. haha

Evol Ving Ness

Adding milk to an earl grey cream is something that I had never considered. Thanks for the idea.

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80
342 tasting notes

This came in as a sample from The TeaGuy. I’m skeptical about Earl Grey teas because they can be really great or not so much. I will say that it smelled wonderful, so there was hope that it’d stay that way with the flavor.

It was smooth, creamy, sweet, citrus-y, and had a touch of vanilla (?). I’d say that it reminded me of a creamier Blood Orange Rooibos that he had given me, but with a nice black tea base instead of the rooibos.

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89
73 tasting notes

Enjoyed this earlier today (double strength) with cream – it’s even more delicious, and much more reminiscent of a dessert that way! I think I like this blend equally both with and without, and I’ll choose how to prepare it based on what I’m in the mood for.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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85
30 tasting notes

Sipdown. The last of the last in my (very generous) sample bag.

So yummy. Got out a fancy cup and saucer, the good teapot, and the fancy mini pitcher for the milk. Drank the entire pot by myself.
Added milk and sugar to it in the cup.
Sweet, creamy, smooth.

Flavors: Bergamot, Butterscotch, Cream, Toffee, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 34 OZ / 1000 ML

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790 tasting notes

I liked this one. It’s got a strong and sweet vanilla to it with creamy notes. The beragamot is a strong companion to the strong vanilla. Thanks for the chance to try, The Teaguy!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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139 tasting notes

I really wanted to like this tea. I drank it a few times before at work before this review, but never took any notes. I was down to one of my last cups of this tea, so I wanted to jot down some opinions for future reference. They were overall not very positive.

The aroma of this tea was pretty sweet (almost sickly) vanilla, but I didn’t mind it too much. What I did mind was this sweetness was very strong in the tea as well, almost completely overpowering the black tea base and bergamont flavouring, which is supposed to be the hallmark of earl grey teas.

I also found these tea leave to be unusually sensitive. I more a little more than a single teaspoon of leaf into the strainer (and even ended up scooping a little bit back out because I didn’t want to over-leaf it) and it still brewed dark in just over a minute. I took it out as soon as it did (couldn’t have been more than 2 minutes), and the tea ended up predominantly bitter with a weird vanilla background flavour. Idk, maybe I was making it wrong, but the tea did not convince be in the least to waste any more of my energy to help it taste alright.

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