Tea: Earl Grey Black Tea

An Earl Grey Tea from Teavana

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

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Style:Earl Grey Tea
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Review of Earl Grey Black Tea

8 of 105 of 53 of 580 of 100

Pretty good! I got this at a Starbucks and had them add sugar and cream (well, half and half). It worked really well together and provided a nice caffeine jolt. If let steep too long it develops not so much a bitterness as a sharpness, so I'd keep it to only a couple of minutes. The second cup was also solid, though a tad weaker in flavor.

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Alex Zorach wrote:
on September 17th, 2015

I just realized that I haven't tried or reviewed this tea yet...and now that it's served in Starbucks, it'll be easy to do so because I'll just order it next time I'm in one, which happens now and then.

I'm curious in particular how it compares to Tazo's Earl Grey, which seemed to me like an unusually strong one (the old one was harsh and with the change to "full leaf" it was extremely perfumey and potently aromatic).

Brytta Sóþword wrote:
on September 18th, 2015

Coolness, I always like seeing how our reviews compare for the same tea. :-)

Earl Grey is growing on me when it's brewed to my liking, but I still prefer it to have an extra flavor to balance it out. Lavender has been my favorite so far. But a strong, smooth Earl Grey with a bit of sugar and cream has pretty much the same effect on me as coffee -- which is necessary every once in awhile. :-)

When I reviewed Tazo's Earl Grey I wasn't as enthused about it, though that could be because it was among my first tries of this variety and I've learned since then how to make it more to my liking.

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