Organic Earl Grey Black Tea from Waterfalls Tea Company. . . . .

Waterfall Tea Company (AKA Waterfall Teas) is one of the companies I haven’t been able to dive into much thus far and I’m not really sure why!? I guess I just haven’t seen it around much and haven’t ordered it online yet.

About a month or two ago I re-visited Tea Leafs in Williamsville, NY, and came across a few of their teas that were available for sale and individually wrapped. I decided to buy a single bag just to try it out. The one I grabbed first was the one I decided to buy and that was their Organic Earl Grey.

Organic Earl Grey from Waterfall Tea Company is loose leaf in a biodegradable sachet. It’s what you would expect from an Earl Grey. Medium strength black tea and bergamot oil. The bergamot isn’t over the top nor is it whispering. It’s a nice middle-of-the road flavor. A nice SAFE tea to share with the masses!

I also appreciate the crisp and clean packaging, design, and presentation of Waterfall Teas. Everything is clearly marked and stated. They have the recognizable USDA Organic label along with Orthodox Union and Oregon Tilth labels.

In case you are not as familiar with the latter two labels…The OU (Orthodox Union) Kosher is the world’s largest and most widely recognized kosher certification agency, certifying over 800,000 products produced in more than 8,500 plants located in 100 countries around the world.

Oregon Tilth is a leading nonprofit certifier, educator, and advocate for organic agriculture and products since 1974. Over the past 40 years, Oregon Tilth has helped lead the way on moving organic agriculture from a “fringe alternative” movement into a research-based approach to sustainable food production. They played an integral role in the formation of the USDA National Organic Program, helped found the Organic Materials Research Institute and pushed to expand organic sustainability beyond agriculture to textiles and other products.

So there is a little education with your daily tea. I enjoyed the cuppa and the research while preparing this post for today. Organic Earl Grey from The Waterfall Tea Company is a good one to have on hand if you are short on time or want a pleasing cup to share with a group of friends!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Black Tea
Where to Buy:  Waterfall Tea Company

This tea doesn’t appear to be available but click below for teas that are.

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

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!

Organic Earl Grey from Hope and Glory

The leaves of this tea have a lovely refreshing fragrance even before steeping. I steeped it just after boiling, as per the steeping info. I used about 5 grams for about 10 oz. of water.
I steeped it in one of my wire mesh ball infusers, but next time I’d plan to use my fine-weave steeping basket because some of the leaves are fine enough that a few leaf particles escaped through the mesh. (I’m not sure if this is normal for this tea or if my sample just got squished in the mail, though.) I really enjoyed the balanced blend here; the bergamot was strong, but not strong enough to mask the scent of the black tea. Once sipped, the bergamot stood out more, but it’s still a very enjoyable blend. The bergamot offers bright, clean notes to contrast with the smooth black-tea flavor.
 I like experimenting with how sugar and milk affect my tea, so I tried adding a little sugar. This brought out the friendly citrusy side of the bergamot (rather than the tangy acidic side), which I liked. I then added a little milk, which brought out the flavor of the black tea more. The aftertaste was nice as well–quite clean and refreshing.
Overall, I’d say that it’s definitely strong enough for a breakfast tea (for me, anyway) and that the familiar combination of black tea and bergamot is well-done here. The bergamot is strong enough to keep things interesting but doesn’t completely edge out the tea flavor. Also, it’s organic and fair trade, so you can feel great about yourself while drinking it! That’s always fun.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Hope and Glory

A scented black tea which may be taken with or without milk. Our Earl Grey is scented with natural Bergamot oil; a hybrid of the sweet lime which gives this blend a distinct citrus character.


Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!