Earl Grey (loose leaf)

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Bergamot, Dark Bittersweet, Cherry, Chocolate, Cranberry, Caramel, Cherry Wood, Citrusy, Dates, Dried Fruit, Round , Toasty, Toffee, Earl Grey, Citrus
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 6 g 8 oz / 235 ml

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  • “I had to have Earl Grey this morning. I’m thinking its a plus that my favorite EG is also one of the most inexpensive on the market. It’s also one of the easiest to find. My parents drank this and...” Read full tasting note
  • “Mmmm so I’m thinking that bringing a french press to work was one of the best ideas I’ve had in a while. I’ve been able to make large quantities and share with my co-workers. Yesterday I made...” Read full tasting note
  • “Here is another tea that I have in my cupboard, drink a lot of it and never have done a tasting on. I got six tins of this off of Amazon for 17 bucks. I have a two tins left. I would not go as...” Read full tasting note
  • “My fiance was running out of Earl Grey and he picked up a tin of this to share with me since he thought I would like a loose leaf Earl and he knows that I like Twinings tea. The tea was not as...” Read full tasting note

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Fine black tea expertly blended with the citrus fruit flavor of bergamot, to deliver an uplifting tea with a unique floral aroma and refreshing taste.

Twinings has been blending my family tea for years. Today, I am proud to continue this tradition with the tea celebrated throughout the world known as Twinings Earl Grey. Legend has it, that my ancestor, the second Earl Grey, was presented with this exquisite recipe by an envoy on his return from China.

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107 tasting notes

This is the tea that captured me…and sent me off to seek even more delicious teas. I did not know it could be so good. Thus began my foray into the world of loose teas and online tea shopping :)


Bigelow Constant comment >> Bigelow Earl Grey >> Twinings Earl Grey >> Ahmad Earl Green >> Steepster and the world of tea!

Miss Starfish

This is what started it for me as well.


like :)

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658 tasting notes

In a total lapse of judgement, I agreed to share a really decadent piece of carrot cake with a friend this afternoon. Clearly I needed tea to go along with it. I was worried by the big glass jars with hand-drawn signs saying things like “green tea”, and my panic mode usually has me ordering Earl Grey in such situations. Not because it’s a safe bet; actually, I usually find myself not able to finish the cup because Earl Grey can be and is done really badly. But because Earl Grey was my first tea infatuation. More specifically, this Earl Grey was. So when I saw the little Twinings tag on the tea bag in my cup, I felt at ease. I’ve had a lot of new and wonderful teas since this tea and I last met. But, you know what? It didn’t let me down in the least. It was a really solid, delicious cup of Earl Grey, and it’s got me kind of itching to revisit all my old Twinings faves.

ryan m

LOL… crackin up – i def identify w/ the gettng-tea-at-random-coffeehouse anxiety. but glad you got ended up w su’m good…


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3653 tasting notes

This makes an amazing latte (aka a London Fog). I had some of my roommates and it was deliciously creamy with just the right amount of sweetness.


Wow, a cannibal :) how many roommates have you had, exactly? I know all typos are funny but some can be really taken out of context!


Oh oops!! That is quite the mistake…I have not or will not ever eat a roommate or any other person!

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51 tasting notes

I’ve dug this one out as it has been awhile since I’ve had it. When I smell it, it smells off, so I’m wondering if it’s old and lost some of its lustre. Therefore, I’m going to hold off giving it a rating until I get my hands on a fresher batch. That being said, it still tastes nice, just a little different from what I can remember. Enjoying it with a splash of milk and a touch of sugar :)

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1812 tasting notes

Having traveled to my parents’ house with a minimal amount of tea, expecting to only be there for a few days, I was very thankful to find this in my mother’s cupboard, especially now that my travel plans have been changed and I will be staying for longer…

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10 tasting notes

My day started off very slow today by sleeping in until about 10:30am. once awake i turned on the news to listen to what was going on in the world today. while making breakfast (egg and cheese on a baggel w/ pot off pu-erh) i was astonished to hear the breaking news of the earthquake that struck my old home town in New Hampshire. Once done with my Pu-erh and breakfast i started my day. i sat on my rooftop deck (not much of a deck) reading a book for class and sipping on this wonderful Earl Grey produced by Twinings.
this tea is one that my aunt swears by almost like those who drink a cup of coffee every morning. i filled my pot and started sipping away watching the birds fly around it blue cloudless sky.

this tea is wonderfull it not to strong and not to bitter. the aroma of the liquor is filled with a slight hint of a citrus fruit flavor of bergamot. i believe that this citrus taste makes it one reason why it is so smooth to drink. i like this tea as an afternoon tea.

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27 tasting notes

I found this EG to be quite delightful. The hint of bergamot adds a great quality and scent to this tea that is quite refreshing. I usually enjoy my EG’s with some milk and sugar but this one I found to be quite good on its own as well. If you’re a fan of EG’s you should consider this tea, it might just become your favorite.

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1015 tasting notes

Mmm…nothing beats Earl Grey while watching a Star Trek marathon! This is a nice, if not very simple, Earl Grey. The bergamot is quite strong and the base tea can become bitter if you aren’t careful. However, this is a nice tea with a familiar and comforting flavor.

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144 tasting notes

I got this Twinings black tea variety pack for my time in Washington and I actually do like these teas a lot… but omg I miss my loose leaf!!
But yeah, this is still a great earl grey, not too bergamot-y but bergamot-y enough, and not overly astringent. Not much depth but as far as bagged teas go, it’s really good!

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52 tasting notes

I think I’m hooked on this thing! I tried it without milk, and it is still very good. Although I usually don’t like citrus in general, I think bergamot really has a distinctive character that sets it apart from other citrus fruits. It produces a very elegant fragrance which is perfect to be sniffing at in the morning.

Add: Rated it down a bit because it sometimes tasted like iron if that makes any sense. It’s weird, but was quite unpleasant nontheless.
Add2: I don’t think I can drink this particular Earl Grey without milk anymore. The metallic taste was just too much when drunk straight. Adding milk solves the problem entirely.

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Have had the same metallic taste before. In my case it was steeping it in a cheap metal teapot. The insides had corroded without me realising. :)

But I do know what you mean. Nice review.


If you get the chance, try Earl Grey Supreme by Harney and Sons. Ecstacy! The tea base is amazing, and the bergamot is juuuuuuust right.


I’ll definitely take note of your recommendation for my future H&S purchase. So far Earl Grey has been a “meh” tea for me but I guess it could still change.


Shall I send you enough for a pot? :) PM your address to me!


I would be more than happy to try some, but I’m afraid that the situation here in Canada regarding mail is grim right now as the strikes are still ongoing, and I’ve heard that USPS has stopped receiving Canada-bound mail. Thanks anyways :)

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