Abby’s Grey from Aka Tea


Given the prevalence of Earl-Grey-like teas, you’d think it must be an easy thing to make. As my Calculus teacher used to say, “you already know the equation. Pop the numbers in there and plug-and-chug.

However, though the ingredients are straightforward, it’s a difficult thing to get PERFECT. There’s a technique. A FINESSE. A golden mean of proportions

Or maybe the secret ingredient is love, as my mother used to tell us (sarcastically) when she made us dinner. (I mean, she did love us. She just hated cooking.)

Whatever they’re putting in here (I don’t see “love” on the ingredients), they got this right. This is an easygoing, any-time Grey. A little more floral than usual, with maybe a lighter touch on the bergamot. Which I like. It’s got a soft, feminine feel. It’s smooth.

It’d be a great tea to read a novel with. Or to sip on while practicing calligraphy. It’s a friendly tea that would back you up while you got something enriching and creative done. Thumbs-up


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: AKA Tea


Classic is sometimes the way to go! This blend has been around since the 1800’s, so it’s an oldie, but a goodie. Abby’s Grey is pure elegance to the eye and the tongue, highlighted by the orange-lemon undertone of the bergamot.

What is bergamot you might ask? It is a citrus fruit we normally don’t eat, but is lovely as an essential oil (especially on tea). Give it a try!

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!


"Hey, everybody! I'm Leah, a graphic designer from Pennsylvania, United States. I live with my husband and rescue mutt in a house with colorful walls. I love fonts, colors, animals, flowers, novels, illustration, geeking out, and -- obviously! -- tea. I've only been heavily into tea for about a year, but I've found I tend to prefer loose blended black dessert teas. I normally drink them hot western style without anything added; if I add in some vanilla almond milk or honey, I promise I'll mention it! When I'm not blogging here, I'm blogging at or posting to Instagram (super_starling), so come say hi!"

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