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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 20 oz / 591 ml

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From Whittard of Chelsea

This classic blend of quality leaf Indian and China teas is flavoured with bergamot. Originally famous as a luxurious afternoon tea named after an English Prime Minister, it would be drunk lightly brewed usually without milk in all the best houses. Today it is enjoyed as an all-day tea, often brewed a little stronger and drunk with milk.

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I’ve had this tea a few times in bag form and today has been the most successful. Reason being that I found this Earl grey to be very ‘middle of the road’ in terms of strength and flavour, it didn’t stand out yet neither was it terrible. To it’s fairness it is a smooth Earl Grey even without milk or sugar, and the black base is not over powering the bergamot, also the bergamot is not too strong, bitter or perfumed. Yet for all those things it’s just not jumping out at me. That was until I decided to use 2 bags in my mug this morning with a sprinkle of sweetener, it reached perfection. It was stronger but due to it’s mild nature was not too strong, it did not become astringent/bitter and the bergamot was at a nice personal level. The sweetener added to the bergamot a little which helped to keep the balance smooth and sweet. Much better! As far as Earl Greys go this is a nice one, albeit if you double up on the bags. Meets on par with my favoured Twinings and Clipper Earl Grey.

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987 tasting notes

Not much to say about this tea here. It’s bold, its bergamotty, and I just didn’t want to have to deal with loose-leaf yesterday afternoon, as this is one of the only bagged teas in my cupboard. I was lazy, what can I say?

I probably oversteeped it a bit though.


I like lazy.

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83 tasting notes

So easy to oversteep this and end up just a tad too bitter. Bracing, though.

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27 tasting notes

Water just short of boiling and a long steep time makes for a very strong tea. As always, no sugar and no milk. Just the ticket!

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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This is the best earl grey I’ve ever had! It’s very tasteful and doesn’t have a strange aftertaste. Definitely recommended!

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Just with Darjeeeling teas, I just can’t get on with Earl Grey teas. However, of the ones I’ve tried I find the Whittard version the easiest to drink, perhaps from the relative short steeping time (and so not that strong).

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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