Earl Grey Tea Cake

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Calendula Petals, Honey, Lavender, Maple Crystals, Natural Bergamot Oil, Organic Black Tea, Sugar
Flavors
Bergamot, Lavender
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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  • “I loved Deb’s other earl grey blend, spiced earl grey muffin. It was actually the first EG that I have ever tried, so I was looking forward to venturing out further and trying her other EG blends....” Read full tasting note
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  • “I’m really enjoying the couple EG blends I’ve tried from Deb. I’m liking the bergamot she’s using, especially combined with the strong, herbal lavender. The honey/maple/brown sugar surprisingly...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Hmmm… I’m getting the same strange flavors that I did with DDB’s other EG that I tried. I can smell it, it’s a sharp and bright and comes out in the flavor. It’s less ginseng than the other EG....” Read full tasting note

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An afternoon tea collection wouldn’t be complete without a quintessential classic: Earl Grey! Whether you love it or leave it, an Earl Grey can be found on all afternoon tea menus, just waiting to be hit with a sugar cube and splash of milk, or a slice of lemon to bring out that bright bergamot flavour that Earl Grey tea is so known for. Here, Dessert by Deb kicks it up a notch by creating a dessert Earl Grey tea blend worthy of any three-tiered affair!

Earl Grey Tea Cake combines the classic black tea laced with bergamot with sweet notes of honey and bee pollen, maple, brown sugar, and a kiss of lavender for a twist on an ultimate classic.

Certified organic ingredients: Black Tea, Natural Bergamot, Honey, Bee Pollen, Canadian Maple, Brown Sugar, Calendula Petals, Lavender

Handcrafted in Toronto, Canada.

Steeping instructions: 2 tea spoons at 212F for 4-6 mins

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I loved Deb’s other earl grey blend, spiced earl grey muffin. It was actually the first EG that I have ever tried, so I was looking forward to venturing out further and trying her other EG blends. I am not sure what to compare this to, since I have only had EG from Deb, however, like others have said, the bergamot in her blend makes itself known.

The dry leaf of this smells lovely and refreshing. You get a strong bergamot scent with a hint of lavender. I have tried this with coconut milk, but I find that it subdues the rest of the flavours, so this is one of those rare black teas I prefer to have straight without any add-ins like sugar or cream.

So, the main notes are bergamot and lavender. This is of course a bit astringent because of it has a black tea base, but it tastes very smooth and refreshing. I do not taste any of the other components such as maple, brown sugar, honey, or bee pollen. I thought the addition of these ingredients would make it super sweet, but I can barely taste them in this blend. They might be there, but used so sparingly, that they are being overshadowed by the other bolder ingredients.

But I like this one. Not enough to repurchase though because I think I prefer the spiced earl grey muffin. But this is still a good, floral tea blend.

Flavors: Bergamot, Lavender

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

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I’m really enjoying the couple EG blends I’ve tried from Deb. I’m liking the bergamot she’s using, especially combined with the strong, herbal lavender. The honey/maple/brown sugar surprisingly don’t take the sweetness over the top, but balance the strong herbaceous qualities of the berg and lavender.

Cameron B.

I expect I won’t like this one, not being a lavender lover, but I ordered a sample anyway because the concept sounded yummy. :P

amandastory516

I hope it surprises you!

Silent Kettle

My friend tried this and really liked it! :) I really like Deb’s early grey blends!

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Hmmm… I’m getting the same strange flavors that I did with DDB’s other EG that I tried. I can smell it, it’s a sharp and bright and comes out in the flavor. It’s less ginseng than the other EG. It’s mellowed out with the addition of cream, but that also kills the rest of the flavors for me. I did not get any cakey flavors though. Not a huge fan of this one, but I super appreciate the chance to try it. Thanks VariaTEA!

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

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