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Earl Grey Supreme from Harney & Sons. . . .

I have a friend who is always talking about how I have not truly lived until I have tried Harney & Sons’ Earl Grey Supreme. She will lock eyes with me and tell me I need to go to an Au Bon Pain (or whatever) and get a cup. She is slightly terrifying. I grabbed a few-ounce sample while I was on vacation, but lost it. I didn’t tell her this, because I feared repercussions. Luckily, I found it, and today is the day. This is a very powerful, no-holds-barred bergamot-slam with a smoky underbase. This is a MANLY sort Read More

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Always a Classic: Earl Grey from Kent and Sussex

In some ways, it doesn’t get more traditional than Earl Grey tea.  Next to English Breakfast black tea, it’s the flavor most people think of when brewing a cup of tea.  Earl Grey from Kent and Sussex brews up strong and tart, a full-bodied black tea with a touch of tart bergamot citrus. Earl Grey is one of those teas that you customize as much or as little as you want, a lot like coffee.  Everyone had their preferred blend and balance.  You can brew this Earl Grey black without any additives, or brew it with honey and lemon, or Read More

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Earl Grey Manhattan from Aromatica Fine Teas. . . . . .

This morning’s pick, Earl Grey Manhattan, has won awards, guys. Awards. And not just “whoops!” awards where the award went to them accidentally. (Oscar joke! Timely!) A real “best earl grey” at the North American Tea Championship. The competition looked like this (Original Artwork by Super Starling!) And I can see why it did such a great job. The tea is obviously really high quality — it has deep earth, flower, and chocolate/raisin notes, a complexity that you just can’t get from a cheap-o tea bag off the street. (Or, I guess, in a supermarket. There probably aren’t a lot Read More

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Earl of Grey from The Tea Spot. . . . .

I GOT A FREE SAMPLE IN MY BOX! FREEEEEE! A PRESENT FOR MEEEEE! Is there anything better than a free sample? One that you LIKE? I didn’t order this because my life is full of Earl Greys. I’m “that girl that likes black tea,” so people tend to hand me Earl Greys. So when I was ordering myself a bunch of samples, I went, “meh, let’s skip this one. I know everything about every Earl Grey ever.” This is a totally unique take on Earl Grey. It’s loaded with vanilla, orange, and… licorice root. It tastes a little bit like Read More

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Earl Grey De La Creme from Steeped Tea. . . . .

I love Earl Grey. His wife, Lady Grey, was my first foray into teas I really loved, and I am grateful to the two of them. They’re like super-old friends. So when I got this Earl Grey de la Crème, I was excited to take it for a spin. But not right away. I needed to wait for that Perfect Moment when I needed a lift Now it’s a Monday morning and pouring, so boom. Tea time. Let’s DANCE, Mr. Grey. This tea is, as promised, very creamy. VERY creamy. There is also a little bit of the bergamot still Read More