Winter Earl Grey

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Edit tea info Last updated by Roswell Strange
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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 45 sec 16 oz / 474 ml

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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.

11 Tasting Notes

1578 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.


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.


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.

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

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6005 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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155 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

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.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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1560 tasting notes

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


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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13230 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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