French #7 from Blue Hour Tea. . .

Don’t let the flowers fool you: this Earl Grey blend is POWERFUL. It’s packed to the gills with the Earl’s trademark bergamot, plus lavender and cornflowers. This blend packs a punch. DO NOT OVERSTEEP IT.

Tired? The smell itself is so strong that it will wake you up immediately. Cranky? The flavor will get your gears in motion. Dead on the inside? The caffeine will give you a shove.

This is like Earl Grey’s spunky hippie sister got into his tea stash and started messing around with it

“I picked these today,” she whispers, dropping a handful of blossoms into the mix. “These will make it pretty AND align his chakras. He’s so UPTIGHT sometimes.”

And then the Earl gets in there and he’s like “OH MY GOD, MOONBEAM, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?”

Then he sips it and says, with a sigh, “Oh. It’s pretty good.”

And goes back to bureaucracy or whatever it is Earls do all day. She’ll wander back into the fields, going on a walkabout, not to return until the winds and the moon usher her back to the castle. He never knows when she’ll drop by, but he’s secretly glad when she does. She keeps him on his toes.

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Black
Where to Buy:  Blue Hour Tea

This is by far our most fragrant tea, just one sniff and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the beautiful streets of Paris! Our French No.7 blend uses a base of rich Earl Grey tea and has been mixed with a generous portion of lavender & cornflowers to create its wonderful floral aroma and flavour.

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Buckingham Palace English Favorite from TeaLeafs. . . . .

Buckingham Palace English Favorite from TeaLeafs is a surprisingly interesting black and green tea blended base with additional flavors to please and tease the senses including Jasmine blossoms, Cornflower petals, Natural flavors.

It’s quite aromatic but a sturdy based tea that stands up to the flavors nicely. The black tea is the stronger of the flavors followed by the green tea. The floral flavors come into play shortly after that.

At first sip I thought it was like a crazy cousin to an Earl Grey tasting tea but it’s more than that. Maybe more like that crazy cousin and his new girlfriend at a holiday party of sorts. Whatever the additions or differences it seemed to work well here.

I really liked this because it was a stronger based tea. A great way to start your day or if you are in the need of a pick-me-up in the middle of the afternoon during that midday lull. Either way – I find Buckingham Palace English Favorite from TeaLeafs pretty spectacular. I understand why it says English Favorite in part of the product name! 2 thumbs up from me on this one!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Tea Leafs

Origin: Kenya, Sri Lanka, India, China
Ingredients: Black Tea, Green Tea, Jasmine blossoms, Cornflower petals, Natural flavors

A Black Tea and Green Tea Blend with delicate Earl Grey and Jasmine notes. Flavoury with medium body. 50%+ Ethical Tea Partnership, 50%+ Free Trade Tea, Rare Tea

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Rose & The Doctor from Pinch of Geek

I have to say I have no personal connection with the tribute story behind this tea but I was excited to try Rose & The Doctor from A Pinch of Geek regardless! I know Nichole (AKA Cuppageek) is a major fan of the show and I have to say I am almost to the point of wanting to start the series! Perhaps this tea is the final push I need?

Rose & The Doctor from A Pinch of Geek is basically an Earl Grey with a heavy load of aromatic rose petals. There are also hints of lavender and vanilla, too. Even tho they are only ‘hints’ of those two ingredients I think they play a very important part in this flavor combination. The petals seem to stomp on the earl grey and the lavender and vanilla seem to even it out and provide a tad of creaminess to it, too!

I was a bit concerned at the amount of rose petals I was seeing. Would it be ‘all rose’ and no black tea flavor? I was hoping that wasn’t the case. And it WASN’T! Everything meshed together so nicely. I don’t think I would change a thing! I can officially say I’m a fan of Rose & The Doctor from A Pinch of Geek! Now…will a be a fan of the show Doctor Who? Time will tell.

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Pinch of Geek


Rose & The Doctor is my nod to one of my favorite shows, Doctor Who. This tea is Earl Grey black tea with a hint of vanilla blended with a touch of lavender, rose hips, and dried roses. This tea does have high caffeine. This tea blend has no artificial flavorings or added flavor oils. There are no added sugars or flavorings.

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