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Earl Grey - Specialty Classics from Basilur

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: ?????

47 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 1/5
Aug. 30th, 2016

I picked this tea up at a wedding, in a Hilton hotel. It's not widely available here in the US, but I was eager to try it.

This tea bag produced a delightful aroma as I poured water over the cup. After letting the cup steep for five minutes, I was surprised to find the cup had developed a peculiar aroma of artific...

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Earl Grey Black Tea from Teavana

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: China

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Jan. 26th, 2016

This tea had a pleasant aroma, slightly fruity and slightly perfumey, with a good balance of the beas tea and flavoring. Piquant: bold and edgy, both in flavor and aroma, but pleasantly so. Quite bitter, and with a light astringency in the finish. Potent.

A typical Earl Grey of good (but not amazing) quality. Noth...

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Earl Grey Black Tea from MajaTei

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

30 / 100 Aroma: 2/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 1/5
Feb. 17th, 2015

This tea is sold as an Earl Grey, but the leaf smells really, really different from what I expect. I do notice bergamot, but there are a lot of other aromas in there, and it smells cloying, more like potpourri than a flavored black tea.

Upon brewing, I find I like the aroma even less, because the bergamot is even m...

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Nr. 922, Earl Grey no. 69 from TeaGschwendner

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 10th, 2015

A relatively bold-flavored Earl Grey, strong on the bergamot, and a little perfumey. Another sample brought back from Germany.

The leaf is broken, but the pieces of leaf are relatively large. Leaf is very aromatic, and smells fresh, and mostly of bergamot.

Brewed as recommended, 2 minutes, produces a richly col...

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Earl Greyer Decaf from Republic of Tea

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

40 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 1/5
Jan. 3rd, 2015

Sampled in a Panera bread in suburban Delaware. Worth trying, but I wouldn't get it again; I tend not to like decaf teas, and I thought this was towards the lower end of decaf teas I've tried.

The tea bag sinks to the bottom of the cup and requires stirring to mix up the flavor. Pleasantly aromatic, and smell like...

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Feinster Earl Grey - Ganzes Teeblatt from MeƟmer (Messmer)

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 28th, 2014

Purchased in a German Supermarket, Rewe.

Dry leaf is intensely aromatic, with a strong bergamot aroma, and some malty quality from the black tea.

Brews up a dark-colored cup that is less aromatic and less potent than suggested by the smell of the dry leaf. Oddly muted. Aroma is mainly bergamot, with only a hint...

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Special Blend with Earl Grey from Ahmad Tea

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Aug. 4th, 2014

This is another exceptional loose-leaf black tea from Ahmad, strong, and sold for an exceptionally reasonable price. Thank you Emily for sharing this one with me!

This seems to be either a black tea blend very lightly-scented with bergamot, or a blend of unflavored black teas with a bit of Earl grey: it has a faint...

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English Tea No. 1 from Ahmad Tea

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jun. 20th, 2014

I had the opportunity to try this a long time ago, but the tea bag wasn't terribly fresh, so I waited to review it again. This time I got a fresh, individually sealed tea bag from my friend Anna--thank you!

This tea does have a hint of bergamot but it's just a hint, so little I almost couldn't notice it, so it tast...

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Earl Grey from Red Rose Tea

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
May. 28th, 2014

A very citrusy Earl Grey, surprisingly good for an inexpensive tea bag, and I think the best I've tried yet from Red Rose.

The tea bag smells of lemon and orange, and has visible bits of citrus peel.

Brewing for 3 minutes with boiling water, produces a rich, malty cup. The bergamot flavoring blends into the othe...

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Earl Grey Full Leaf from Tazo Tea

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 26th, 2014

I've drunk Tazo's Earl Grey in flat tea bags (what they now call "filterbags") a number of times, and only now tried the newer full-leaf version, part of my attempt to sample all of Tazo's full leaf teas before Starbucks switches to serving only Teavana.

The aroma is fresh and light, and oddly pervasive. This is a ...

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Organic Earl Grey from Divinitea

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 22nd, 2014

A medium-bodied Earl Grey, tending slightly towards the perfumey side of aroma, less towards citrus. The base tea is rich and malty, and brews a clear red-orange liquor.

Light to moderate bitterness; I get the sense that that there's less of the fresh, biting bitterness coming from the bergamot, and more of a muted...

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Earl Grey Classic Tea from Fortnum & Mason

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 15th, 2014

A solid British-style Earl Grey, smooth and easy to drink. I'm excited that I finally got to try a loose-leaf tea from Fortnum and Mason. I have been unimpressed by their tea bags, but their loose-leaf is definitely a step up in quality.

Broken-leaf with a classic Earl Grey aroma, both of the dry loose-leaf tea, a...

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Earl Grey Black Tea from Stash Tea

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: ?????

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 1st, 2014

A mild Earl Grey that was sweet in flavor, perfumey in aroma, but overly astringent.

Tea bag smells more lemony / citrusy than most Earl grey, with a hint of spice.

Brews up a surprisingly aromatic cup for a tea bag, with a perfumey smell that suggests sweetness. Rich and full-bodied, somewhat astringent, but no...

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Grand Earl Grey from Octavia Tea

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

73 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Jun. 12th, 2013

Served in Velvet Sky Bakery in Jenkintown.

This was a very strong, robust Earl Grey that had an intense, classic Earl Grey aroma, combining a powerful, malty base tea with a bold bergamot presence.

Octavia Tea informs me that the base tea used is a Yunnan tea...it definitely seems to have the strength and charact...

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Earl Grey from Hampstead Tea

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
May. 13th, 2013

I wasn't terribly impressed with this one.

The base tea tasted a little bland and generic to me. Hampstead does not share where the base tea is from, but it tastes more like Ceylon tea than anything else. The bergamot presence is light. Some slightly odd tones in the aroma, including black pepper and something su...

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Earl Grey from Ahmad Tea

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 7th, 2013

I thought this was a classic British-style Earl Grey in tea bags. I liked it considerably better than Twinings.

Moderate body, just the right amount of bergamot. I found the base tea to be less aromatic and complex than I like, however. I strongly preferred Ahmad's English Afternoon blend, which has a lighter ber...

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English Afternoon from Ahmad Tea

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

70 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 26th, 2013

Surprisingly Strong. A robust black tea with a strong, malty base but lighter overtones as well. The flavoring is Earl-grey-like, a light bergamot scent, slightly lemony and perfumey as well. Aroma rather floral, suggestive of rose and Queen Anne's lace.

Bold flavor. Quite bitter and tannic, with an astringent f...

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Earl Grey Tea from Frontier

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

57 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 17th, 2013

An Earl Grey with a classic flavor profile, but on the weak side. I see on Frontier's new website that this tea uses the Irish Breakfast Tea as a base, probably a good choice because a strong base tea is needed to hold its own against the bergamot flavoring.

Dry leaf is finely broken, and has a classic Earl Grey fl...

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Organic Earl Grey from Wegmans

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 8th, 2013

This Earl Grey has a classic British character.

The dry leaf is very aromatic, with a strong, fresh smell.

Upon brewing, steeping for 6 minutes, this produces a rich cup with moderate strength of flavor and a moderate body. The Bergamot is bold but not overpowering, and the base tea has somewhat of a warming qua...

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Earl Grey from Rishi Tea

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 2nd, 2013

A strong Earl Grey. Brewed as instructed, I unfortunately did not have much to experiment with, but the first time was satisfying to me so I'm writing a good review!

Dry leaf is strongly aromatic, and has a unique aroma. Brews a rich, dark color. The base tea has a strong presence, with a rich, warming quality.
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Earl Grey Imperial from Harney and Sons

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Nov. 20th, 2012

Among the best examples of an Earl Grey that I've sampled yet.

This Earl Grey has a bold base tea with its own unique character evident. The base tea tastes like a mixture of Assam and Keemun-style teas: rich, dark, robust, and with a warming quality. It tastes like the base tea would make a strong and high-qualit...

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Organic Earl Grey (Formerly Double Earl Grey) from Paisley Label Tea (Paisley Tea Co)

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

53 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Aug. 2nd, 2012

This one wins on authenticity, and on organic and fair trade status, but I was disappointed by a high amount of astringency.

Very British-style...strong, but not as bergamot-ey as I expected. Pervasive but subdued bergamot quality.

This tea is very strong, overall. I also found it can easily be too strong...it ...

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Earl Grey Supreme (Sachet) from Harney and Sons

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 1st, 2012

Served in a restaurant.

An above-average Earl Grey, with a strong, fruity bergamot quality, and a base tea with a rich, malty character.

I think the loose-leaf version of this tea is very reasonably priced, but the boxed, wrapped sachets are pricey. I suppose you pay for the packaging.

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Earl Grey (Loose) from Ahmad Tea

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 28th, 2012

Ahmad delivers yet another loose-leaf tea of exceptional quality for its price!

A medium-bodied tea, perhaps slightly milder than typical for an Earl Grey. Aroma is fruity, slightly citrusy, and slightly floral, with malty undertones from the base tea. Like most of Ahmad's offerings, I found this tea to be very sm...

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Earl Grey from Ronnefeldt

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 4th, 2011

This is definitely a novel twist on Earl Grey, using a Darjeeling as a base tea, and having more lemony overtones than the standard Bergamot quality. It's not clear whether this is actually flavored with a lemony bergamot oil or with lemon as well, but it does resemble normal Earl Grey enough that I can see this as ju...

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