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Earl Greyer

This page is for the caffeinated version. See also Earl Greyer Decaf.

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Brand:Republic of Tea
Style:Earl Grey Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:?????
Loose/teabag:Teabag
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This tea's info last updated: Mar. 7, 2014

Commercial Description

Bergamot orange is a citrus fruit native to northern Italy. Our exceptional blend of this classic tea uses a superior, light Ceylon leaf combined with top-grade, pure bergamot oil.

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93 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
(1 reviews) on
The salon that I visit to service my hair twice a year brought this to me once, and I was pleasantly surprised at how good it tastes. Earl Grey is one of my favorite types of tea... I've been drinking it since I was fairly young. I haven't had a lot of experience tasting Earl Grey teas, but I can safely say that this one tasted like Earl Grey on steroids to me. Hence the "Greyer", perhaps? Whatever the case, I prefer this black with a spoonful or two of sugar. I would hesitate to put honey in this... Earl Grey doesn't seem to be a honey type of tea to me, but that's just me. The salon serves it with the tea bag still sitting at the bottom of the mug, and every time, I've just left it in there until I was done drinking it, mostly because it would be difficult to remove the bag without a spoon, and there was no place to put it. I had no complaints about the taste after leaving the bag in there for an hour. I just placed an order for a can of these tea bags so I can finally enjoy it at home!
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63 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
(293 reviews) on
As with all tea bags I've tried from Republic of Tea, I recommend a short steep with this one. Less than a minute works fine. You get plenty of flavor, no bitterness, and a serviceable (though weaker) second cup.

This seemed to be a high quality Earl Grey, but that style of tea isn't my favorite. The tea was definitely stronger in flavor than the bergamot. For people who love a solid black tea, this is no doubt great. For me, adding milk, lemon juice, or both improved this cup a lot. Yes, when both are added some curdled milk sinks to the bottom. But I like the combination of creaminess, tartness, and bold tea flavor.

In short, solid quality tea, but not the flavor for me. :-)
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80 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
(7 reviews) on
I just recently tried this tea at a coffee shop/cafe at a local mall. I thought the tea pouch looked rather tiny, so I had my doubts as to the strength when I filled my 16 oz. cup full of hot water. I was pleasantly surprised with the flavor after a five minute brew... it tasted wonderful! I would have to say that it ranks right up there with Numi's Aged Earl Grey in my book.

This paired nicely watching a hockey game after ice skating with the family. I felt spoiled.

The bergamot was powerfully aromatic in the dry teabag, but then balanced out nicely in the cup. There was no noticeable astringency; just pleasant maltiness that paired beautifully with cream. I also was able to enjoy a second cup that was just about as strong as the first brew. I should note that the cafe offered good, hot, filtered water in an urn that was untainted with the flavor of coffee- a definite plus!

I paid $1.70 for the teabag, which felt overpriced, but considering I was able to get 32 oz of great tea out of one tiny tea bag, I figure that's a fairly good value.

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77 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
(18 reviews) on
A perfect Earl grey, strong black tea with a strong bergamot aroma that paints the background of this tea, not overpowers it. The black tea blend stands up to the aroma of bergmot and isn't harsh or astringent.
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63 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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This is among my favorite teas from Republic of tea, and also the strongest tasting of their teas that I have tried. The bergamot is not totally overpowering...and unlike other flavored black teas from this company I find there's a stronger black tea presence in the aroma.

My only complaint is that this tea becomes very bitter and astringent if you let it brew too long. I recommend a very brief infusion (about 1 minute) and maybe you could enjoy a second of about 2 minutes.
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