Earl Grey Tea

Earl Grey is a popular black tea blend distinctively flavored with bergamot oil from a citrus fruit called the bergamot orange (pictured, right). It is named after Charles Grey, British Prime Minister (1830-1834) who supposedly received the tea as a gift. Jacksons of Piccadilly claim to have first commercially produced the “real” Earl Grey tea, though this claim is contested. Earl Grey tea is often made with a slightly smoky black tea as a base, though recently green, white and oolong Earl Grey blends have become commercially available.

There are 193 reviews available for this category, for 111 different varieties.

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Joy’s Teaspoon Earl Grey

9.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"I've had a lot of Earl Greys - a lot - but this is the first that had a gentle approach to its blend."
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      9.8/10

Red Leaf Tea Lavender Earl Grey

9.7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"This is a great tea, and is by far the best Lavender I have tasted yet! "
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      9.7/10

Lupicia Tea Earl Grey Darjeeling

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Kari Kari's review:
"You don't just drink it for the flavor, you drink it for the experience. You drink it to make your mouth feel alive."
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      9.5/10

Gilgamesh Brewing Mamba

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The bergamot and the tangerine aspects were definitely at the forefront in the taste - citrus notes to the core. The honey gave it a creamy texture similar to mead, but without the wine-like acidic quality."
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      9.5/10

Joy's Teaspoon Earl Grey Creme

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"This is one of the best cups of Earl Grey Creme I have ever had! It is smooth and creamy with a perfect balance of vanilla and bergamot. The china black tea used as the base has a gentle natural sweetness and bold without being over powering or bitter."
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      9.5/10

Drink the Leaf Earl Grey

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"Depending on the type of Earl drinker you are, the middling bergamot presence might be deemed lackluster. I personally found it satisfying in its subtlety."
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      9.5/10

Indonique Earl Grey Extra Fancy Black Tea

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"I absolutely loved this blend. For me it was just about perfect, but the intensity of bergamot flavor here may be a bit much for those new to Earl Grey."
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      9.5/10

Friday Afternoon Red Earl Grey

9.2/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"A very deceptive h-"Earl"-bal infusion."
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      9.3/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Although the depth of a solid black tea base is not quite matched by the rooibos, it does lend a deliciously nutty sweetness to the bergamot. A definite winner!"
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      9.4/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The pairing of high quality rooibos and a high quality bergamot is both evident and superb tasting - I'm a convert."
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      9/10

Red Leaf Tea Honeybush Earl Grey

9.2/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The fragrant fight gave it an overall scent of tangerines, mint, and candied apples."
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      9.2/10

Rishi Tea Earl Grey Supreme

9.2/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"This is an earl grey for earl grey lovers and newbies like me may need to give it a chance and drink a couple of cups of it before forming a final opinion. I did just that and after a couple cups I decided that this is an awesome earl grey."
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"A definite must-have for the avid Earl Gray fan... perhaps even for those who aren't particular fans of Earl Grey."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Shelly Shelly's review:
"Simply the best Earl Grey I've tried to date... strong, refreshing and soothing... it hits all the right notes."
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      10/10

The Tea Can Company Earl Grey Supreme

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"You know how some Earl Grey can have that sharp aftertaste? There wasn't any bitterness or bite here!"
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      9/10

Tealicious Earl Grey de la Creme

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The creme is present but it's a creamy vanilla that is sophisticated and doesn't overwhelm the delicious bergamot that's the heart of the reason people so often enjoy a cup of this old standard. "
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      9/10

Red Leaf Tea Oolong Earl Grey

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"There was a mild astringent note followed by citrus-sour-floral trifecta but no real oolong character. I can't say this was a flaw, but rather a surprise. "
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      9/10

Revolution Tea Green Earl Grey

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jennifer Jennifer's review:
"Overall, I was extremely pleased with this tea, and I will be happy to purchase it myself."
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      9/10

Golden Tips Tea Darjeeling Earl Grey

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
" If ever a tea could taste cheerful and optimistic, this one does."
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      9/10

Taylors of Harrogate Earl Grey

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: David David's review:
"Full-flavored and slightly smoky, with an almost buttery taste to it... one of my favorite Earls Grey."
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      9/10

Teapod Earl Grey

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Nicole Nicole's review:
"I am not a big fan of Earl Grey teas but this one was exceptionally good."
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      9/10

Jacksons of Piccadilly - Earl Grey

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"Claimed by some to be the 'original' Earl Grey recipe, Jacksons is certainly one of the best..."
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      9/10

Red Leaf Tea Earl Grey De La Creme

9/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"The bergamot and vanilla compliment each other so nicely, and yet neither overpowers the other, nor the black tea base."
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
" Heavy on the Earl, light on the crème, but definitely work a sip or several."
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      7.9/10

Culinary Teas Cream Earl Grey

8.9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The aroma was so strong I caught it as I was pouring. It was pure candy."
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      8.9/10

California Tea House Vanilla Creme Earl Grey

8.8/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"The thing that makes this Vanilla Creme Earl Grey special is that the finish of the cup is almost that of a creamy lemon chiffon with a bit of pizazz. That lemon creme flavor lingers in your mouth long after each swallow."
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Brad Brad's review:
"A spectacular blend of vanilla and cream, this is a dessert by itself. The texture is smooth and the effect is wonderful."
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"This is probably one of my favorite Earl Grey teas. It is comparable to come other Cream Earl Greys that I've tried, but outshines them all in its elegance and simplicity, and mild, gentle, sweet flavors - all while maintaining that distinct bergamot spiciness underneath it all."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"This tea is mild bodied with a full vanilla flavor predominant and a nicely warm and spicy finish. I thought the pairing of flavors was well done."
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      7.5/10

Joy's Teaspoon Berry Earl Grey

8.7/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Smooth and sweet, this is a fun twist to the old classic. The addition of berry flavouring brings this blend closer to a desert tea, especially if adding milk and sugar. "
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      7.4/10
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"I was amazed at how smooth the tea was on my tongue. The dominant flavor was the wonderful black tea, followed by berry and then a delicate undertone of bergamot."
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      10/10

Culinary Teas Russian Earl Grey

8.7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
" I noticed the orange chunks, lemongrass, and cornflower bits amidst the black tea base immediately. It's not everyday you spot ALL the elements in a complicated cup-to-be."
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      8.7/10

SpecialTeas Fine Earl Grey

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shane Shane's review:
"The citrus taste of the bergamot is there but not too overpowering and compliments the blend of teas well."
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      8.5/10

David's Tea Cream of Earl Grey

8.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Christine Christine's review:
"If you like your Earl Grey strong, this one might not be your cup of tea, but if you're even kind of a fan of vanilla and Earl Grey, this is a must try."
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"Wow, I have to say that I hope this tastes the way it smells----and if it does I just might have found my new favorite Cream of Earl Grey. "
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      8.5/10

Lupicia Tea Orphee

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Kari Kari's review:
"My family and I decided that this was the perfect English tea. We are huge Earl Grey fans it kind of goes with our love of high teas. This tea goes perfectly with scones, tea breads and any number of tea foods."
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      8.5/10

The Tea Spot Earl of Grey

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"What's unique about Tea Spot's Earl of Grey is that the citrus scenting is resoundingly grapefruit like and has a real juice like quality about it."
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      8.5/10

Big Tea House Earl Grey Supreme

8.2/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"The black tea steeps up nice and dark, and is extremely smooth. The tea has the typical scented/flavor of Earl Grey, but I was very pleased to find that the balance of flavor did not overpower the tea."
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      8.9/10
Teaviews Member: JennH JennH's review:
"Earl Grey Supreme by Big Tea House is not the bergamot show and AMEN to that! "
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      8.8/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"This was one burly Earl."
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      8.2/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The tea is a solid black with lots of playful bergamot citrus spiciness to it and the stronger brewing also brings out more of the creamy vanilla flavors. "
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      7.0/10

My Urban Tea Lovely Earl Grey

8.2/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"A decent, if dainty, cup. Rock out with your pinky out."
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      8.2/10

Red Leaf Tea Pu Erh Earl Grey

8.2/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"I suspect in order to enjoy this, you have to like both cooked pu-erh and earl grey teas."
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      7.6/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"Something about the bergamot coupled with shou puer's natural earthiness created something different entirely."
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      8.8/10

JING Earl Grey Supreme Black Tea

8.1/10  —  8 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"In a world where most Earl Grey offerings have a bergamot dominated cup that totally covers up the flavor of low quality black tea, JING's version still has a very noticeable, citrusy bergamot that shares the stage with the rich, quality Ceylon tea base."
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"The most basic and classic of teas, boiled down to its essence, and replacing typically subpar ingredients with atypical quality. This is JING's strongpoint, and frankly they should adopt it (or some better paraphrasing as such) as their official motto."
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"An Earl Grey for black tea lovers, the bergamot flavour is not as strong here as in other blends. It shares the stage with the delicious tea base rather being the sole star of the show. "
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      8.6/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"To the tongue, it was a little dry at first, but not too much like some Keemun/Assam black tea-based Earls. The Ceylon gave it a delicate finish; like a ballet-trained ninja piroetting stage right."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"This is an Earl Grey that will please those who really enjoy the taste of good black tea, and aren't just looking for a flavored tea. Jing's offering doesn't overpower the good taste of the tea itself with bergamot, and yet the tea is presently and fully Earl Grey as well."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
" Once brewed, this tea is a dark amber in color and the citrusy scent has slightly faded but is still very present. From my very first taste, I can see why people will swear by Earl Grey tea."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Brad Brad's review:
"The flavor rolls well and rounds out the drink nicely. Everything is pleasant with this one."
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"This was a very brightening, surprisingly light tea, with a milder taste than I would have supposed from the scent of the dry leaf."
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      8/10

Culinary Teas Baroness Grey

8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"The majority of the offerings from Culinary Teas that I have tried have had very fragrant aromas and this one is no exception. The steam that came from tea maker, filled my kitchen with a very fresh, citrusy aroma that smelled delicious. "
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      7.3/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"A wonderful twist on an old standard, brimming with the taste of lemon zest, bergamot and floral notes."
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      8.7/10

The Persimmon Tree Herbal Grey

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"This is one of the more successful takes on a caffeine-free Earl Grey I've had. The bergamot oil used is strong but not overpowering and the rooibos' delicate nutty flavour makes for a good sidekick. "
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      8,6/10

Mariage Freres Earl Grey Imperial

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: James James's review:
"A strong, rich black tea with plenty of bergamot, sure to please die-hard Earl Grey fans."
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      8/10

Teatulia Earl of Bengal

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"The crisp, citrusy element blended in perfect harmony with the black tea..."
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      8/10

Harrods Earl Grey No. 42 (Loose)

8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Patty Patty's review:
""...this tea is elegant, in both the usual and the technical sense.""
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      9.0/10
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"Nicely-blended... a fine tea for Earl Grey lovers who prefer to taste the tea before the bergamot, and not the other way around. Too expensive for us Americans, alas..."
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      7/10

Choice Organic Earl Grey

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Barbara Barbara's review:
"I am a die hard Earl Grey fan. I would have to say that this brand has to be one of my top favorites where Earl Grey is concerned."
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      8/10

Red Leaf Tea Citrus Earl Grey

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
" Along with the expected dryness, somewhat imparted by the rind-scenting, was a smooth beverage with a malty character."
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      8/10

SpecialTeas Earl Grey de la Creme

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"A delicate and unique Earl Grey... the bergamot isn't very strong, but what's there is paired nicely with a vanilla/creme flavor."
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      8/10

Murchie's Teas and Coffee Earl Grey Cream

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"Perhaps a sense of burnt sugar is what for me puts a sense of "char" in the "char"acter of the tea. This tea is not just light sweet and dessert-y but has a wonderful depth and complexity to it."
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      8/10

The Necessiteas Earl Grey le Creme

8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"I'm not an Earl Grey fan, but this tea was a winner for me... a great balance of citrus, smokiness and creaminess. "
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"The creme flavor was spot-on and the bergamot oil was strong but not sour... this is the best cup of Earl Grey I've ever had"
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      8/10

American Tea Room Organic Victoria Tea

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The bergamot flavor is certainly at the forefront on the flavor radar screen, yet rather than being overwhelming and stuffy, it is light and refreshing. The rose petals elevate this to a more sophisticated experience. "
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      8/10

Adagio Tea Sweet Medley Collection

7.9/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"This collection - although full of delicious and fresh teas - seems geared toward "newbies", as the sweet and fruity flavorings are more palleted to the masses than the more exotic straight-up tea flavors. However, this is a great gift idea for those loved ones who may be somewhat ignorant to finer teas, or wanting to explore more but don't have all the fancy infusers and tea ware."
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      8.1/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A perfect way to introduce a new tea drinker to a variety of different teas."
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      7.6/10

Stash Double Bergamot Earl Grey (Loose Leaf)

7.9/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Patty Patty's review:
"I thought I was done with Earl Greys, burned out and bored. Lately it seems there are still some Earl Greys that please me. This is one of them."
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      7.7/10
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"A top-notch Earl Grey... without a doubt this will become a regular re-purchase for me."
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      8/10

American Tea Room Earl Grey Darjeeling

7.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"This tea has a very good first cup, but the bergamot wins in the end and only the first steeping of the Darjeeling could stand up to it. For a one-shot, however, it's not bad. "
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      7.8/10

TeaGschwendner Earl Grey No. 69

7.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The TeaGschwendner website notes that they've been liberal with the usage of a first rate oil, and I think you will agree with them, too. "
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Kari Kari's review:
"A great tasting Earl Grey,that's good iced, too."
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      7.5/10

Golden Moon Tippy Earl Grey

7.5/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"I really heaped in the tea and this yielded me a very strong, heady cup of rich, lustrous chestnut liquor. Lots of red to it. Gorgeous. The strong flavor was very hearty and not bitey or bitter till my last sips."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"The flavour boldy jumps out with copious amounts of citrusy goodness, and it manages all this flavour and bite without adding any bitterness or harshness."
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      6.5/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"For me, the cup delivered what website promised---a decent quality black tea that was balanced with friendly bergamot and lavender. The bergamot makes this very refreshing and provides a perfect citrusy taste followed by a friendly, relaxing lavender aftertaste."
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      8/10

Canton Tea Co. Superior Earl Grey

7.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"Aside from the slight dryness, it was a good Darjeeling. I'm hard-pressed to call it an Earl Grey, though. Earl Darj or Raj Grey, maybe?"
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      7.5/10

Twinings Earl Grey

7.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: James James's review:
"My first Earl Grey experience and one I have no trouble recommending."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"A consistently well-blended and affordable Earl Grey... there's always a few tins of this in my cupboard."
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      8/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Raspberry Earl

7.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Christine Christine's review:
"This is a must try if don't mind changing things up a little bit."
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      7.5/10

Tea District Organic Earl Grey

7.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The flavor is definitely citrusy bergamot but has a thickness to it that lends a creamy sensation to each sip of tea."
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      7.5/10

Craft of Tea Scottish Blend Earl Grey

7.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Alexa Alexa's review:
"It’s not a heavy blend, but light and energizing."
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      7.5/10

Mighty Leaf Organic Earl Grey

7.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: James James's review:
"A rich, bergamot aroma infuses this blend, which brews up surprisingly smooth, with almost no bitterness at all."
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Casey Casey's review:
"The fragrance of the brew is also pleasant but not overpowering and the flavor is very good... I would recommend this one."
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      7.5/10

Ovation Teas Blueberry Earl Grey

7.4/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"If you were looking to this tea to be the saving grace of blueberry earl grey blends, then you may be disappointed. But to step up your earl Grey experience, this is not a bad addition to your supply. "
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      7.8/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"This cup is very much dominated by a rather perfumey bergamot. While I know this is totally a personal preference, I actually prefer a less assertive bergamot that is perhaps a bit more zesty and citrusy in nature. The blueberry, however, does not go unnoticed!"
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      7/10

Tiesta Tea Earl Grey de la Creme

7.4/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"A nice bold cup that blends two flavors together quite well, and provides an added aesthetic touch."
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      7.4/10

Empire Tea Services Earl Grey de la Crème

7.3/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"The robust and malty base tea adds significantly to the blend."
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      7.3/10

Tea Zone Cream Earl Grey

7.3/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Shelly Shelly's review:
"This just doesn’t have that high-quality loose tea experience for me. It’s tasty but not what I expected from an Earl Grey."
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Nina Nina's review:
"A delicious, high-quality earl grey, followed by a smooth, creamy aftertaste... a wonderful blend, I loved it!"
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      8.5/10

Element Tea Earl Grey Lavender

7.2/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"This is for Earl Grey fans who like a fairly strong dose of bergamot, paired with a smooth tea base, full of biscuity goodness! "
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      7.9/10
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"It smelled lovely when opened - almost like a sachet - the lavender clearly still scented and the bergamot mixing in well."
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      6.5/10

American Tea Room Earl Grey Shanghai

7.2/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A very silky Earl Grey blend with hints of cocoa and a lingering smokiness."
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      7.2/10

Chateau Rouge Imperial Earl Grey

7.2/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"An impressive blend, it is alternately smoky, sweet, and woody, with lots of tannins in the finish. Not your run-of-the-mill Earl Grey! "
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      8.3/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"When stevia-sweetened and given vanilla extract, the brew gentled on the dryness, settling in on its more robust characterestics - the malt-smoke of the stronger blended elements, and the floral aspects from its high-altitude parts."
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      7.3/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The likeness of the fragrance to an intensely perfumed bergamot talcum powder is certainly unique and seems like it could either strike the drinker as intriguing or off putting (and perhaps not too many shades in between). "
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      6/10

BourgeaTea Cream Earl Grey

7.2/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"The ingredient that I was hoping would have more of a presence is the cream, but it is almost lost on my tongue. There were some cherished, but fleeting moments in the cup where I could taste the cream, but it was more of a note that played peek-a-boo with me than an actual presence in the cup."
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Well balanced, the taste of the leaves can still be detected, adding a slight vegetal sweetness. The lavender gives some depth to the bergamot, while the cream flavour smoothly ties everything together. Yum!"
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      8.3/10

Stash Earl Grey (Loose Leaf)

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Patty Patty's review:
"This tea is definitely drinkable. I wish I had a third cup in the pot and I've just started sipping the second. For a tea, I'd call that a success."
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      7.0/10

Stash Earl Grey (Teabags)

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"A strong, but not too strong, essence of bergamot permeates this brew... a satisfying cuppa, more smooth than crisp."
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      7/10

Tiesta Tea Victorian Earl Grey

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The floral qualities are blooming, so to speak, but they are balanced in a sweet, enjoyable way and show well against their black tea background. "
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      7/10

Darvilles of Windsor Earl Grey

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"Earl Grey done right, from the folks who supply Queen Elizabeth's private tea stash..."
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      7/10

ThepuriTea Earl Grey

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"There's a bright, splashy wet citrus taste that is even a little limey and there's an enjoyable yet still light close that is somewhat spicy."
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      7/10

Rishi Tea Earl Grey

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Patty Patty's review:
"My mom spoke up and said, "Now that's how I like my tea, good and strong. I like this one!"
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      7.0/10

Culinary Teas Buckingham Palace

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Chelsy Chelsy's review:
"Not your typical English style tea. Sincerely different, yet related to all of those English teas that you know and love. "
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      7.0/10

Tea Palace Organic Lavender Grey

7/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Although not an overpowering bergamot or lavender sensation, I enjoy how the two flavors play subtly together for a smooth tasting Earl Grey here. A very fine choice for a little something different from the standard commonplace Earl Greys."
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      7.0/10
Teaviews Member: Christine Christine's review:
"It's nothing you haven't seen before, but it's still a great blend. Any fan of Earl Grey will enjoy this one."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"It's a pleasant blend to be sure, spicy and unusual with a nice floral complexity and warming spiciness that is really intriguing. An Earl Grey lover might or might not be tickled with this somewhat unorthodox treatment."
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      6/10

KTeas Captain's Blend Earl Grey

6.9/10  —  5 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"The perfumey bergamot totally dominated the Darjeeling tea base. First Flush Darjeelings are rather mild to being with, so pairing it with such a heavy bergamot pretty much made it impossible to enjoy."
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      5.75/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Alternatively sweet, floral and lemony, a potent bergamot flavouring is paired with a pleasantly dry finish, with a hint of muscatel to it. The taste of the tea base is quite mild however and overpowered by that of the bergamot oil."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"Not my cup of tea but one I recommend others give a try as it uses top rate Darjeeling and Bergamot."
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      6.2/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The liquor infused to a prime gold, very strong sourly citrus scent. Surprising because that usually that gets muted, but Darjeelings tend to be more nuanced."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"It makes a delightful afternoon cup - a little bit citrusy, contemplatively and perfectly spicy and even a little thought provoking as you enjoy the overall taste and nice pairing of bergamot and Darjeeling. "
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      7.5/10

Tea Forte Earl Grey

6.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Well crafted, although a bit on the tame side, this tea has a satisfying solidity to it and enough complexity to keep one's palate entertained."
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      6.8/10

American Tea Room Confections

6.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"These premium quality confections are a treat to sample, and certainly a great inspiration for some baking experiments! Although the chocolate bark is of excellent quality, I wouldn't bother buying it as a tea lover."
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      6.8/10

Red Leaf Tea Rooibos Earl Grey

6.8/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"With an awakening aroma as bright as the blaze of the brew, the medley of maple-like rooibos and bergamot flavours seem to transform into some new sweet mix of citrus. "
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      8.3/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"It seemed very close to - and I know this is an odd comparison - a rose wine."
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      7.8/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"There maybe an ever-so-subtle hint of bergamot in the aftertaste, however this is not the inspired take on a traditional Earl Grey, not even for those who like a mild bergamot flavour."
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      4.2/10

The Teacup Le Gout Russe Douchka

6.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This tea does have an interesting citrus finish which I found to be very pleasant, although I couldn't particularly identify specific tangerine or lime notes."
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      6.5/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"If I could adjust this blend to suit my own personal taste preferences, I would kick up the lime (and tangerine) flavors a bit. I would love this if the lime were a little stronger and maybe even creamy."
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      7/10

Tiger Spring Real Earl Grey

6.7/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"The bergamot oil used is very zesty, verging towards the bitter, giving the tea a dry, bitter aftertaste reminiscent of juniper berries or under-ripe grapefruits."
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      5.8/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The black tea base lent a slightly smoky allure to the smell, but not overpoweringly bitter. The taste on the other hand was a little dry on first impression."
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      6.7/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
" Tiger Spring remarks that they use natural bergamot oil and scent this tea in a drum rather that using synthetic scenting. Curiously, the scent reminded me, peculiarly, of a combination of nougat and sweet tarts."
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Chelsy Chelsy's review:
"A citric acid spin on the run-of-the-mill Earl Grey tradition ranks this tea a bit higher on the list of sophisticated Earl Grey Teas. A tea to trust."
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      8.3/10

Teayama Oriental Beauty Earl Grey

6.7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"This is a rather masculine version of the blend, providing a stout body and a rugged, earthy cup. It will please those who like a hefty dose of bergamot but not those who are looking for the tea base's usual honeyed quality."
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      6.7/10

Art of Tea Liquid Jade

6.7/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Faintly bergamot with a hint of honey."
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      6.1/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The main body of the tea is very mild, but grassy, grainy, and woodsy notes are present. There is just a hint of bergamot in the finish. "
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      7.3/10

Red Leaf Tea Black Earl Grey

6.6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"Ample and peppy, the bergamot floral completely infuses each sip, supported by a light dryness and oddly not much oomph from the black tea. "
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      6.6/10

Rishi Tea Organic Rooibos Earl Grey

6.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"While the bergamot will wow your nasal spectrum right out of the bag and during the brewing as well, it is more subtle in the finished cup; present but not center stage. "
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      6.5/10

Twisted Fig Tea Room Wild Earl Grey

6.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Christine Christine's review:
"A solid blend if you're looking for a green tea Earl Grey."
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"No earl, but a really good Bergamot flavored green tea."
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      7/10

The Persimmon Tree Earl Grey Creme

6.4/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"I was a bit disappointed in the tea base itself. While it's flavorings were wonderful, I did not find the black to be robust and bold as it is defined on the website."
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      6.8/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The bergamot flavor is front and center and is followed immediately by a smooth creamy flavor that is well done, but I had a tough time with the black tea base chosen for this Earl Grey."
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      6/10

Baxter Tea Company China Black OP Earl Grey

6.4/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Kari Kari's review:
"I wish I was drinking some now on this hot, summer, South Cackalakian day. "
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"Good, but mild."
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Christine Christine's review:
"If you like Earl Grey, avoid this one. It doesn't taste bad, but it really doesn't taste like Earl Grey."
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      5/10
Teaviews Member: Patty Patty's review:
"It smells quite yummy, as if it would be a good accompaniment to a rich dessert like crème brulee."
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      7.0/10

Zhi Tea Earl Grey Choice

6.3/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"A shorter steeping time seems to be the key to subduing the intense, floral, perfumy nature of this blend. When tamed just right, it produces a smooth, delicious cup."
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      6.0/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"This tea would make a good choice for those that enjoy a sturdy Earl Grey that isn't too light or perfumey. "
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Brad Brad's review:
"The flavor is calm and the consistency healthy. I would encourage Grey sippers in particular to try it."
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      6/10

Revolution Earl Grey Lavender

6.3/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Barbara Barbara's review:
"I love the aroma of this tea mixed with the lavender. The lavender seems to dominate the Oil of Bergemot though. I wish the lavender were not as strong."
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      5.5/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"It comes off as a blend of rich, black, Indian teas with Lavender and Bergamot hints."
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      7/10

Mighty Leaf Earl Grey

6.3/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The smoky attributes of the leaf really compliment the citrusy bergamot in a fantastic way, melding exquisitely to produce a sturdy, rich, smoky and spicy deliciousness. "
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Shelly Shelly's review:
"Heavy, robust and dark, with an almost salty taste to it... not one of my favorite earl grey blends."
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      5/10

Red Leaf Tea Earl Grey Xtra Fancy

6.2/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"A second infusion of three minutes at a lighter temperature yielded far better results."
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      6.2/10

Chai Diaries Earl Grey Imperial

6.2/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Daniel Daniel's review:
"I can confidently say that the brew of the Early Grey Imperial is unlike any other I've had, but this is mainly so because of a peculiar harsher tinge of the bergamot."
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      6.2/10

TeaFrog Earl Grey Special

6.2/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Patty Patty's review:
"...if your taste is for more subtle flavors, give this a try. If you enjoy fruit-enhanced black teas but prefer them on the less assertive side, you'll probably like this one."
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Kari Kari's review:
"It had an aroma of sweet candy and tastes like lemongrass."
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      5/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"I really enjoyed this blend and liked the way the lemon stood out in front of the Bergamot. This added something special to this Earl Grey that makes it unique and even more delicious in my opinion. "
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      7.50/10

Tea Guys Earl Grey Cream

6.1/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Your creamy bergamot delight is grand, And this clarifies that inarguably, You are far better at blending tea, Than I am at writing poetry."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Christine Christine's review:
"If you've had other Earl Grey Creme blends and liked them, pass over this one and go back to those. This really isn't any good at all, unfortunately."
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      2/10
Teaviews Member: Kari Kari's review:
"The best smell however, was in the cup. Very inviting. At the tip of my tongue the bergamot essence came though, it was surprisingly more bitter than I expected."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"My cup brewed fairly strong meaning the black tea base is not a mild and meek one. The flavor profile weighs more heavily on the bergamot side than being balanced between bergamot and vanilla. This has more of a creamy vanilla aftertaste."
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      7.5/10

Tea Table Earl Grey White Tip

6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"A decent Earl Grey, but not quite the higher-class experience promised... the tea base tastes slightly pulpy, though the bergamot flavor is nice and has a hint of natural sweetness."
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      6/10

SpecialTeas - Earl Grey Royal

6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"A slightly smoky tea base pairs comfortably with bergamot in this blend, with a peppery bite at the end and a hint of natural sweetness... A complex and interesting tea, if not an immediate favorite. "
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      6/10

Summit Tea Sweet Grey Brulee

6/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"This is an interesting twist on earl grey/earl grey le creme. I like the milder tea base and the caramel as a player in the blend."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"Sadly, I could not taste any crème brulee flavor whatsoever, and the Earl Grey flavor was sub-par compared to other Ear Greys that I have had. Furthermore, this tea had a really bitter aftertaste, even after steeping for only three minutes."
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      5/10

Boston Tea Company Earl Grey Citrus

6/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Nicole Nicole's review:
"This tea was tangy, tart and just a bit malty. "
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"I found this to be more floral than citrusy, which was somewhat disappointing to me. "
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      5/10

Zhi Tea Blue Earl Grey (Decaf)

6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: David_A David_A's review:
"The tea has a nice light gold color and even cold from the refrigerator has a very strong aroma."
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      6/10

WeAreTea.com Earl Grey Supreme

5.5/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"There is no doubt to the bergamot's harmonious appeal although its gentle testimony abetted by the other warm citrus and floral notes may disappoint people accustomed to assertive, more confidently bergamot Earl grey teas. "
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      6.4/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Not bad for a strong, black tea but not one I would drink if I was in the mood for an Earl Grey."
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      6.2/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"An Earl Grey tea with weak bergamot flavoring is not my first choice. When I go looking for a Grey, I want that bergamot flavor! "
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      4/10

Zhi Tea Green Earl Grey

5.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Kari Kari's review:
"There was an astringent taste and my mouth was feeling dry as I kept drinking the tea. When I tried it iced it was better and more of the Earl Grey came around."
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      5.5/10

Zen Tara Earl Grey Green

5.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The bergamot scenting in this tea is so subtle as to be unnoticeable. "
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      5.5/10

Archer Farms Organic Earl Grey (Loose)

5.5/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: DL DL's review:
"DRY DRY DRY! In fact, not only does this tea lack moisture, it seems to absorb it from the human mouth."
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      4/10
Teaviews Member: Shelly Shelly's review:
"I found this tea nearly undrinkable. It was very chemical smelling and not at all natural."
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      4/10
Teaviews Member: Rebekah Rebekah's review:
"Earthy and smoky, with a hint of light sweetness from the bergamot flavoring... not a must-have tea, but certainly worth trying if its on offer."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"An Earl Grey whose bergamot flavoring is included almost as an afterthought... smoky and earthy, with a hint of an almost butterscotch-like aftertaste, this blend is actually pretty good despite its somewhat unorthodox taste."
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      7/10

Red Leaf Tea Earl Grey Organic

5.2/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"A second infusion at around five minutes - oddly enough - faired better. More rind, less rawness. "
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      5.2/10

Culinary Teas Cream Earl Grey White

5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
" They could have named this Creamy Tangerine White Tea in my mind---maybe that will give you some additional insight into the flavor profile."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"Not an Earl Grey for the faint of heart as it is rather bitter."
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      2/10

Golden Tips Tea Company Nilgiri Earl Grey

5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"I felt that this tea could be viewed as either very light and elegant or it could be seen as just overly mild. For me, it was overly mild and not what I was looking for in an Earl Grey."
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      5/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Raspberry Earl Grey

5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Shelly Shelly's review:
"Brewed up to a weak and watery tea that functioned only to give me a boost of caffeine with practically no flavor."
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      4/10
Teaviews Member: James James's review:
"More a raspberry tea than an earl grey... fans of fruit-flavored teas would enjoy this, but die-hard earl grey fans would likely be disappointed."
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      6/10

Ahmad Tea English Afternoon

5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: James James's review:
"A full-bodied black Ceylon tea with a hint of bergamot... certainly not an Earl Grey substitute, but a suitable afternoon tea."
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      5/10

Red Leaf White Blossom Earl Grey

4.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"A very mild tasting tea that neither satisfies as a white tea or an earl grey."
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      4.8/10

Stash Earl Green (Loose)

4.6/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Christine Christine's review:
"The leaves themselves looked decent, too, with quite a few nicely-sized whole leaves. Certainly much higher quality than that found in the tea bags I'm so used to. However, the taste didn't even come close to living up to the sight and smell."
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      5/10
Teaviews Member: Babette Babette's review:
"What sets the Stash tea apart is the quality of the green tea leaf. And they keep the percentage of flavoring oil low enough that the tea taste comes through."
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: James James's review:
"An unpleasant blend that is bound to disappoint both Earl Grey lovers and green tea afficionados. Skip this one."
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      3/10
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"Bergamot-lovers will find this blend to have too-little, too-late... as a regular green tea, this would have been perfectly fine, but as an "Earl Green" it doesn't make the grade. "
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      3/10

Kokomo Tea Organic Earl Grey

4.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Brad Brad's review:
"The texture is a bit thicker and the feel a bit cleaner, but this is ultimately a plain and simple Grey."
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      5.5/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"Like a high maintenance boyfriend (substitute girlfriend as the case may be) this tea goes from brisk and black to totally puckering and bitter in such a tiny little instant that it's impossible to get things right."
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      3.5/10

Harney & Sons Earl Grey Imperial

3.8/10  —  6 reviews
Teaviews Member: David David's review:
"There was no discernable bergamot in the brew, and while the base tea itself was okay, this tea should not be labeled as Earl Grey when it doesn’t deliver on the expected taste."
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      3/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"I found the bergamot to be a bitter, unnecessary distraction... but the tea itself is a good, strong black tea. "
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Shelly Shelly's review:
"The bergamot does not accent the tea very well. The black tea itself is fine to drink, nothing spectacular, but acceptable."
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This tea represents all that tea should not be. It was bitter, harsh, and just about undrinkable."
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      2/10
Teaviews Member: James James's review:
"A bitter tea that promises strong bergamot flavor in the aroma, but never delivers it in the final brew."
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      3/10
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"This might pass as a somewhat drinkable Irish Breakfast, but as an Earl Grey it fails miserably. "
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      3/10

Lupicia Breakfast Earl Grey

3.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shane Shane's review:
"It’s the bergamot in this tea that ruins it. It tastes very chemical-like and unnatural."
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      3.5/10

The Tea Set Succulent Indian Earl Grey

3.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Either too bitter or too watered down, there seems to be no happy middle ground with this tea."
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      3.5/10

Adagio Earl Grey

3/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"The bergamot in this blend is far too strong, resulting in a bitter, overpowering brew."
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      3/10

CupTeavity Russian Court English Tea

3/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"As Earl Grays go, this tea did very little to impress me; it was just too harsh, lacked any smoothness and was dominated by a lasting bitterness. Moreover, the bergamot flavor was disappointingly weak. In all, this was not a particularly enjoyable tea, and it not something I would recommend. "
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      3/10

Jacksons of Piccadilly - Earl Grey Tea

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A friend of mine recently mentioned that he'd gotten his girlfriend addicted to Jacksons of Piccadilly's Earl Grey, and he suggested I give it a go. I searched all over for a vendor who sell...
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