Earl Grey Tea Cake

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Black Tea
Calendula Petals, Honey, Lavender, Maple Crystals, Natural Bergamot Oil, Organic Black Tea, Sugar
Bergamot, Lavender, Bitter, Musty
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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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Dessert by Deb is an organic tea company and lifestyle brand based in Toronto, Canada. At Dessert by Deb, it's tea time all the time because tea isn't just a drink - it's a way of life. From stationery and paper products, to kitchen accessories, to sweet and delicious organic dessert teas inspired by afternoon tea, patisseries, and baked goods, there are plenty of ways to bring the joy of teatime into your everyday life. Join the tea party!

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I have finally filled the TTB as much as I intend to and have divided up the Sil samples for me and Roswell Strange. That means the box is ready to go to Ros. And since that is ready, the other packages I have been filling were all to get closed off too so my brother-in-law could make one big run to the post office.

One of those packages is for one of my best friends who loves lavender earl greys. I intended to pull this sample out to make as a latte and send the rest off to her. However, my latte used the whole sample so this is actually my first empty of April – yay!!

This is fine. The lavender, as per usual, is not my favorite. It’s soapy but not overwhelming like it was in Cocoa Lavender Latte. However, its enough that I don’t really want this again. The bergamot doesn’t do much to improve it for me but that is because I am picky with my earl greys anyways. Basically this had a lot working against it when it comes to my personal tastes. What it had that was appealing was the tea cake aspect and I am not getting much cake. Like I said, it’s fine. It’s not for me though. Now I feel bad not just passing this on since my friend likely would have appreciated it more.

Tiffany :)

I can’t remember if I’ve had this one or not? (slowly but surely working my way through Deb’s collection) Anyway, looking forward to the TTB and my little package. :)


I am excited for you to get your package too. I will confirm once the post office run is done! I do need to mention I sealed your package and only then realized the little note I wrote for you sitting on my counter :(

Tiffany :)

Can you private message me on IG (it won’t let me message you through here)? Just want to make sure the address is correct [have mail issues] and you can send me a picture of the note if you didn’t throw it away already.

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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

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I really like the lavender Deb uses- it’s sharp and intense. This blend is no exception. The bergamot works really well with the lavender and maple.

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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!

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