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Blue Flower Earl Grey

 
Last Updated: Jan. 15, 2014 

About Blue Flower Earl Grey

Loose-leaf tea with brown to gray-green leaf, and blue flowers mixed in, in a brass-colored scoopLady Violet, a blend of Darjeeling tea with cornflowers. Photo © Selena N.B.H. (Flickr), CC BY 2.0.
Blue flower Earl Grey or blue Earl Grey are two of many names for a common variant of Earl Grey tea which has been blended with blue flowers.

Typically, the flowers are included mainly to add color to the loose leaf. Although they do impart a flavor and aroma of their own, their influence on taste is not usually noticeable because it is overpowered by the potent scent and flavor of the bergamot and black tea, both of which tend to be dominating ingredients in any blend.

Sometimes these blends of teas also contain other flavorings besides bergamot; other times they are more similar to a standard Earl Grey. Because the addition of flowers is primarily visual, these blends are also likely to include citrus peel, also for visual reasons.
Pale blue flowers with dark purple centers, with bright green foliage in the backgroundA cornflower, one of the most commonly used flowers to add color to loose-leaf tea. Public domain photo by Tb240904 (Wikimedia Commons)

Types of flowers used

A wide variety of flowers can be used in this type of blend. Three of the most common flowers used are cornflower (Centaurea cyanus), or blue mallow (Malva). Less commonly used in commercial blends, but more widely available for people making such a blend in their homes, the chicory flower is another edible blue flower that can be used in this blend.

The cornflower, pictured right, is sometimes consumed as an herbal tea in its own right, usually for medicinal purposes. This species is a common weed in some areas, and is also cultivated as a garden specimen, but has become endangered in in the UK, and is protected there[1] as well as in Ireland[2]. Its decline is primarily due to the intensification of commercial agriculture, including increased use of herbicides and fertilizers, destruction of field edges, and use of marginal land for pasture[2].

References

1. Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus), Arkive.org, Retrieved January 15, 2014.

2. Centaurea cyanus, "Cornflower", Seedaholic.com, Retrieved January 15, 2014.

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63 / 100
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Firstly, this tea is extremely citrusy and I try to blend it with some Ceylon(the base tea for this earl grey.) to make it less so. It tastes just like your average earl grey. And has a slight maltiness to it. It is very cheap though, which is always great. I only steeped this tea once and any other steeps seemed quite...

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70 / 100
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Earl Grey from DAVIDsTEA

Style: Blue Flower Earl Grey – Region: Blend
Dec. 17th, 2017

This is what Earl Grey should aspire to be. Good, strong bergamot which many other Earl Greys lack. This is one of my staples.

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100 / 100
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I cannot get ENOUGH of this fantastic tea. It has a strong smell of lavender which really overpowers any other taste in the tea, but it's not so strong that you can't stand it; I could still taste a tiny bit of the regular black tea earl gray flavor. The lavender is smooth, and it's extremely calming. After drinking th...

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35 / 100
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Russian Earl Grey from Lipton Tea

Style: Blue Flower Earl Grey – Region: Blend
Aug. 3rd, 2017

When I first bought this tea, I had such a bad cold that I could taste any difference between this and, say, gunpowder. It all just tasted like hot water to me.

Luckily, this turned out to have a bit more flavour and aroma once my cold cleared and I could taste things again.
The dry tea has relatively little aroma,...

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90 / 100
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I love Earl Grey tea, this included. Not overpowering, great aroma, and sweet without been sickly. Add some milk and sugar to enjoy the sweetness even more.

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