The Picture of Earl Grey from Novel Teas. . . . . .

I may not be the best person to review this tea as I don’t read piles and piles of books like some people do. I do, however, appreciate the literary connection with this tea. The tea at hand is The Picture of Earl Grey™ from Novel Teas which features their WILDE’S ROSY EARL GREY Blend.

To be honest I had to do a double take with this one. I really and truly thought I was drinking a heavily flavored ROSE Earl Grey Black Tea but I was mistaken. It seems The Picture of Earl Grey™ from Novel Teas is actually a combination of organic jasmine green tea and a rose-blended bergamot radiate hedonism and reflect your eternal beauty as you sip…of so the product description on the website says.

I will say the rose petals were very large, very floral in both aroma and taste, and were quite colorful! The rose was the primary flavor in this tea…hands-down! Then I could pick out a fairly solid Earl Grey likeness to the tastes on the tongue.

The Picture of Earl Grey™ from Novel Teas was inspired by Irish author Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray and goes perfectly with THE PICTURE OF EARL GREY TIN that is also sold by Novel Teas.

This is a highly flavored twist on an Earl and I have to say I enjoyed it! I can’t wait for another cuppa


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green Tea
Where to Buy:  Novel Teas
Description

“The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.”
– Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

The delicate flavorings and novel-inspired decorations of The Picture of Earl Grey™ may deceive you at first. This tin and tea provide for an exquisitely deceptive and Wildely elegant experience for any new collector. Organic jasmine green tea and a rose-blended bergamot radiate hedonism and reflect your eternal beauty as you sip.

Inspired by Irish author Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ it makes a great gift for the book lover in your life.

Caffeine: Moderate

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Earl Grey from Clipper Teas. . . . . .

I haven’t had Earl Grey tea in quite awhile. I’m not sure why, I guess usually when I buy a tea that isn’t green, I go for the splashy, spicy Chai. Well, I’ve been reminded that splashy isn’t always best.

This Earl Grey was nice and smooth and delicious. I love how Earl Grey tea manages to be both floral-y, and citrus-y but not overbearingly so. The first thing I smell is a slight floral-y smell which is very inviting. When I take a sip, it’s the same. I taste the floral notes, and then I get the slight citrus taste. I prefer my Earl Grey with a little sweetener and a splash of plant milk.

Earl Grey reminds me of cozy, rainy days curled up with a good book, and maybe some great conversation. I enjoyed this tea myself on a cool, rainy morning curled up reading my favorite vegan blogs, and my cats curled up against my legs. It was perfect. Clipper tea is fair trade and organic, and it is reasonably priced on their website.

If you’re a fan of Earl Grey tea, you should definitely try this tea.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Clipper Teas
Description

A high quality tea which is both light & refreshing with the distinctive citrus flavour of bergamot.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Earl Grey from Metolius Artisan Tea

I love a good cuppa Earl. But I also like to pick out what makes an Earl Grey DIFFERENT, too! Today I have a WONDERFUL Earl Grey offering for you! It’s Earl Grey from Metolius Artisan Tea.

jarearlgreyFirst…what makes Earl Grey from Metolius Artisan Tea different? A few things. Metolius Tea combines three high-grade black teas from small production farmers in Yunnan, China, combined with genuine farm-direct Italian bergamot, pure Madagascar vanilla bean, and bachelor’s buttons.

What are Bachelor’s Buttons, you might ask? Well, I know I sure did ask. It’s a start shaped annual that is native to Europe and Asia. Their frilly blossoms shows in pale blues, purples, pinks and reds. They are also known as cornflowers. But they looked more vibrant purple/blue than most I have seen in other Earl Grey’s and even other teas. So that was one thing I had to make mention of in this review for sure! A little fun fact…Bachelor’s Buttons were discovered in the tomb of King Tutankhamen who died in 1340 B.C. The 1-1/2 inch blossoms were woven into a beautiful wreath and given to the King to aid in the afterlife. Tip of my hat to Planet Natural for that tidbit!

Next I have to mention that the tea leaves in Earl Grey from Metolius Artisan Tea are a gorgeous mishmash of shapes and sizes. Some are longer and winding and others are rolled. Magnificent!

Earl Grey from Metolius Artisan Tea is one of the more intensely flavored EGs I have ever had! So if you LOVE Earl or love to try different ones, like to see who has the biggest and the best when it comes to the more intensely flavored EGs I would HIGHLY recommend Earl Grey from Metolius Artisan Tea. It’s so good I am going to include it in one of my upcoming Top Tens…so be sure to be on the look out for that! Yup! Two thumbs up on this tea from me…a true diamond in the rough when it comes to Earl Grey’s!!! YUM!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy:  Metolius Artisan Tea
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Our mission in life: create the best Earl Grey on the market. We bring you three high-grade black teas from small production farmers in Yunnan, China, combined with genuine farm-direct Italian bergamot, pure Madagascar vanilla bean, and bachelor’s buttons. Enjoy!

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Luna Tea from Moongleam Tea Shoppe #VeganMoFo2016

Today’s prompt for Vegan MoFo is greyscale so I couldn’t resist posting about an earl grey tea!

Luna Tea from Moongleam Tea. I’m not going to lie…I love the name of the tea as well as the name of the tea company! My love for this tea goes beyond the names, folks! The ingredients include Black Tea, Lavender, Chamomile, Bergamot, and Basil. You may already know that I cannot get enough black tea in my life! I start each day with at least 1 (or 5). The Lavender is strong in this flavored black tea but I like it! Chamomile is one of the ingredients I could normally go without but if done right I can enjoy. Let’s just say that the Chamomile in Luna Tea from Moongleam Teas is done right! The Bergamot offers the citrus, juiciness I was craving. And the Basil seems to even everything out nicely.

With all of this in mind I have to say that this blend of flavors awakened all of the senses and put a smile on my face, too! It’s very calming and makes for a peaceful cuppa. I found this to also be a comforting tea – much like a comfort food would be comforting on a stressful day – or a cold fall day – both of which I have been faced with lately. Luna Tea from Moongleam Teas is a pure delight!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Moongleam Tea Shoppe (Etsy)
moongleamtea-shoppeDescription

This classically crafted tea is one of the first blends I ever created.
Smooth bergamot, coupled with chamomile, black tea, lavender, and basil, gives this tea a punctuating freshness. I have always loved Earl Grey because of the Bergamot in it, so I tweaked it to make it even better!

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Earl Grey Cream Tea from Aromatica Fine Teas

 

Just what my morning needed…Earl Grey Cream Tea from Aromatica Fine Teas!  This is a mighty fine Earl Grey Cream!  Upon opening the package I could clearly see the ingredients of Ceylon Black Tea and Cornflower Petals.  The aroma was what you would expect for an Earl Grey with a bit of sweet-cream to boot!

Once I added my hot water to this Earl Grey Cream Tea from Aromatica Fine Teas the tea in the cup infused to a medium shade of brown and filled the air with a creamier Earl Grey aroma.  The aroma was ‘just right’ it wasn’t overly strong to make your eyes water but it was certainly pleasing!

On the taste buds – Earl Grey Cream Tea from Aromatica Fine Teas – lived up to its name!  The Earl Grey flavor was a solid strength and followed by just the right amount of smooth from the ‘cream’.  This tea was fantastically done!

 


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Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Aromatica Fine Teas
Description: Ceylon black tea, cornflower blossoms, flavour.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!