Winter Earl Grey

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Bergamot, Citrus, Cream, Peppercorn, Vanilla
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Kosher, Vegan
Edit tea info Last updated by Roswell Strange
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 13 oz / 395 ml

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  • “This was a super cute end to the advent calendar. I was really trying to go into this without spoiling much for myself, so I didn’t know there was a “North Pole” inspired blend until the 24th, and...” Read full tasting note
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  • “The Look of the tea actually drew me in, and I’m a sucker for a nice twist on an Earl Grey. I think I got the bottom of the tin (I wasn’t scrutinizing them while they weighed), because the leaf is...” Read full tasting note
  • “Another DT blend that I had a sample of laying around… It was surprisingly really good! That’s nothing against DT I’m just super picky about Earl Grey blends. I loved the sweet vanilla and pop of...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is a nice EG creme. The creamy flavor is a tiny bit artificial, but I really don’t mind. There’s also a fair amount of floral flavors. The base isn’t very bold, but this tea is interesting and...” Read full tasting note
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From DAVIDsTEA

This holiday season, we could all use a little something to look forward to. Get ready for a year-end glow-up in the form of tea: Winter Earl Grey. We’ve taken our classic citrusy & malty bergamot black tea and decked it out in red peppercorns & silver white tea. The result is creamy & fruity flavour with a sophisticated twist. Happy sipping.

What makes it great

An elevated version of classic Earl Grey with Bai Hao Yin Zhen white tea.

Last year’s holiday version of Forever Nuts was such a hit, we decided to try something similar with Earl Grey.

Black tea, Pink pepper, White tea, Natural (cream, vanilla) flavouring, Cornflower petals, Bergamot oil, Natural orange flavouring.

How it tastes
Citrusy & malty bergamot with a touch of vanilla that makes it creamy.

About DAVIDsTEA View company

DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.

16 Tasting Notes

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251 tasting notes

This was a super cute end to the advent calendar. I was really trying to go into this without spoiling much for myself, so I didn’t know there was a “North Pole” inspired blend until the 24th, and I love the concept.

The tea itself… well, it didn’t work for me. The bergamot oil was a particularly potent scent, and there was something in the flavor that was so reminiscent of aniseed that when I read the ingredients to my partner he accused me of lying! The second cup we didn’t get so much of that, so I really couldn’t tell you what was going on. Still, I prefer other earl greys that lean toward the cream side.

DAVIDsTEA Around the World Advent, Day 24

This advent surprised me! It actually had the highest count of teas I truly enjoyed, which was not what I expected when I purchased it. I was really stretching my comfort zone to go with so much straight tea, and I wound up being very glad I did.

The biggest disappointment here was that of the 4 teas I was ready to purchase, only 1 was still listed on the website. I used a workaround to put them all on my wishlist, which keeps telling me to remove them because they are no longer available, but I’m really hoping that will change. I suppose the one benefit here is that I’ve learned some general preferences that would help me make purchases with other brands if they don’t come back.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

I was really tempted by this advent. Maybe next year…

whosbradpitt

It was quite fun! I loved that it was so different from their typical advents and I hope they bring it back.

Roswell Strange

If you tell me which teas they were I can tell you if they’re going to be restocked any time soon ;)

whosbradpitt

Thank you! I saw that the Genmaicha is back, and I already ordered some of the Golden Lily on sale (along with a couple teas based on your reviews). I also wanted to get the Korean Sejak and the Emerald Jade.

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477 tasting notes

The Look of the tea actually drew me in, and I’m a sucker for a nice twist on an Earl Grey.

I think I got the bottom of the tin (I wasn’t scrutinizing them while they weighed), because the leaf is a little extra crumbly, but that didn’t impact the flavour negatively for me.

I didn’t actually pinpoint the orange flavour at first, I was actually too preoccupied with how ‘familiarly different’ the vanilla in this felt. And then it hit me—

this tastes like an orange creamsicle with bergamot. That’s exactly what it tastes like to me, and it’s honestly pretty delicious. Orange soda float with vanilla icecream, because I was a picky kid who didn’t like pop (so rootbeer was a no-go) but could stomach orange crush, and loved vanilla icecream.

Damn, now that it’s hit me I can’t un-think it, but I do really quite like this tea. The yin zhen really does nothing to the flavour, but the black tea has a nice, strong body that compliments the vanilla. I feel like this’d make an interesting latte.

The Canadian website doesn’t have this listed anymore, which makes me think that my shop just had some left over from last year. Extra disappointing, because I’d probably buy this again.

Roswell Strange

We brought it back this year, but it sold out during Black Friday this year – not sure if we’ll be restocking again :(

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250 tasting notes

Another DT blend that I had a sample of laying around… It was surprisingly really good! That’s nothing against DT I’m just super picky about Earl Grey blends. I loved the sweet vanilla and pop of peppercorn, a definite rebuy!

Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Cream, Peppercorn, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Cameron B.

I’m also very picky about creamy Earl Greys in particular, I almost never like them for whatever reason…

thereadersteacup

Me too, this one was nice though

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2360 tasting notes

This is a nice EG creme. The creamy flavor is a tiny bit artificial, but I really don’t mind. There’s also a fair amount of floral flavors. The base isn’t very bold, but this tea is interesting and does its own thing. It’s tasty with milk. As it cools, I taste mostly fruit and bergamot. The resteep was decently bold. I wouldn’t go out of my way to order this, but I wouldn’t mind another cup or two.

Dustin

I ready “winter green” earl grey and my mind went into mint and orange as in orange juice after brushing your teeth and that went into thinking of a line of Harry Potter Bertie Bott’s teas that just taste horrible. Most of us probably wouldn’t mind the grass tea though.

AJRimmer

Now you’re making me think a tea company could make some Bertie Bott’s inspired mystery teas! That could be fun!

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2 tasting notes

This tea is a nice addition of taste to the classic Earl Grey tea. It is a smooth tea it does not go bitter quickly.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 475 ML

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6106 tasting notes

(DavidsTea 5)

Picked this up because it sounded delicious, but for some reason, was really disappointed in the first cup. I can’t recall why. However, because of this inability to remember why I didn’t like it, I dug it out again for another cup this past week as I was craving earl grey, and round two was significantly more successful – although there is indeed something in the mix that is not my favourite. Perhaps the peppercorns? I might try a cup without any next time, although I don’t recall being bothered by then before. (That said, I just realized what tea this was reminding me of – and it also has pink peppercorns. Coincidence? I would enlighten everyone as to this tea I’m thinking of, but the name is completely eluding me.) It could also simply be that for some reason, DT’s cream earl grey hasn’t quite been hitting the spot that it used to, and the same is happening with this tea. Hard to say.

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238 tasting notes

The smell was wonderful but… no flavor at all and that was with 2 perfect scoops and steeping 15 min. Tastes like hot water

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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30 tasting notes

Day 4 of my DIY 24 Days of DAVIDsTea!

I was first hesitant to try this tea, because I’ve never been a fan of DT’s Cream of Earl Grey, but I knew I had to try Winter Earl Grey at least once to satisfy my curiosity.

I have to say, thankfully this blend has a palatable difference from CoEG. I’m enjoying the smooth, softer flavour. It has a strong enough citrus flavour to stand up against and not get drowned out by the creaminess of the vanilla & cream flavouring. It’s a good enough cup of Earl Grey that I don’t need to add any additional milk/cream, which is great.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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New tea! My enjoyment of earl greys comes and god, but I’ve been going through an enjoyment phase recently. However, as soon as I smelled this I knew I wouldn’t like it…and I was right. It tastes pretty close to my memory of Cream of Earl Grey, which I really don’t like. This has a similar ‘not really vanilla, but a weird buttery synthetic cream’ flavoring that I don’t care for. Glad I didn’t buy 2oz.

Silent Kettle

Have you tried cream of earl grey? Does it live up to the hype? I’m curious! I might get it during black Friday

amandastory516

I don’t care for Cream of Earl Grey at all, it has a similar flavor to this imo.

Mastress Alita

I’m pretty positive this tea is Cream of Earl Grey, just with some red peppercorn and white needle leaves added to make it “look wintery”.

Roswell Strange

Mastress Alita they’re definitely very similar, but not the same thing – though you’re right that the silver needle/peppercorn are meant as visual accents. The black tea base is different though, and Winter Earl Grey using bergamot oil versus the bergamot flavouring used in Cream of Earl Grey. The vanilla flavouring, however, is the same. It’s sort of like Forever Frosty last year; definitely some major overlap with Forever Nuts and meant to be reminiscent of Forever Nuts, but some key differences too.

(Also – sorry if that comes off as snobby/“well actually” style mansplain-y at all! That’s definitely not my intention! I just happen to have the inside scoop, is all.)

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15960 tasting notes

Just finishing off a mug of this tea – my first cuppa of the day!

I was snowing fairly heavily this morning and it looked like it might be the first snowfall of the winter to properly stick around for a while. We had one earlier in the week but it all melted on contact so it was more of a tease of what’s to come. Anyway, I steeped this in honor of that ‘proper’ snowfall. However, it’s now been about two hours since it started snowing annnddddd all the snow has melted away again. I’m not complaining though. There’s plenty of time left in the year for heavy snowfall.

The tea is nice and smooth. Just consistent notes of bergamot on full bodied black tea with a hint of some vanilla. It fit the moment and my mood, but now that I can’t see the snow anymore I’m vibing with it just a little bit less.

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

Evol Ving Ness

Yup, any day now.

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