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Mediterranean Grey from Balcony Teas. . . . .

Mediterranean Grey by Balcony Teas, is a variation on the Earl Grey theme that includes orange blossom and calendula petals. This gives it a sweetness that feels pastel to me. It’s springy! It’s joyous! If you do a Google Image Search for “Pride and Prejudice picnic,” that’s the exact aesthetic I’d give this tea. If I were naming this, I’d name it Cute Grey. (This is why I don’t get to name anything.) (I am permitted no responsibility in almost any aspect of my life.) (Why is there a term for “man-child” but no corresponding “woman-child”?Women can be JUST as Read More

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Partying Like It’s Not My Birthday, Earl Grey Style. . . .A Quarter To Tea Blend. . .

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you combined Earl Grey with a cupcake? Don’t worry if that thought passed you by. Because it did NOT escape the lovely people behind A Quarter To Tea. And the result is super-fabulous. This is an Assam Earl Grey (yum! citrus!) with Bavarian Cream mixed in, giving it a super-creamy no-milk-needed vibe. It’s like an orange-and-vanilla cupcake. HAPPY. BIRTHDAY. TO. ME. (Note: It’s not my birthday. This fact saddens me 364 days a year, which is the overwhelming majority of the year. There is a song out there, called “Party Like It’s 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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Shades of Earl Grey / Let It Snow from For Tea’s Sake. . . . .

I have said it before and I will say it again…Earl Greys are just not my favorite. I don’t love citrus teas and Earl Grey is all about the citrus. Cream of Earl Greys I can get behind a little bit more given the vanilla/cream elements but I still am not a lover. To me they just seem too brisk and sharp. However, the idea of a London Fog always appealed to me. For those who are not sure what I am talking about, a London Fog is an Earl Grey tea latte with a splash of added vanilla. Simple Read More

Earl Blue from 52Teas

I usually imagine earl grey tea with a little bit of a bite, the kind of proper tea that staunch old ladies sip from fine china teacups in British dramas. Once my mother sent me to an old-timey etiquette class led by a strict old woman. The tea we drank from teacups had a bite, black and tart, and a squeeze of lemon on top made my mouth pucker.   It was more palatable by the second cup with milk and sugar cubes but I always associate a bit of bite with that first cup of earl grey. Earl Blue Read More