Spiced Earl Grey Muffin

Tea type
Black Chai Blend
Ingredients
Cardamom, Lavender, Maple Crystals, Natural Bergamot Oil, Organic Black Tea, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Ginger, Vanilla
Flavors
Astringent, Bergamot, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Citrus, Earth, Floral, Lavender, Lemon, Maple, Sweet, Clove, Cookie, Vanilla
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Caffeine
High
Certification
Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “I tried this one as a latte today and so far that’s been my favorite way of drinking this. It’s generally tasty but something throws me off. There’s a flavor that I haven’t tasted with any kind of...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I think this might be my favorite of the Deb Earls, although they all seem to contain lavender which makes them a bit samey… This has the same citrusy bergamot and touch of lavender as the others,...” Read full tasting note
    78
  • “Latte Sipdown (308) I do not love lavender and I am picky with earl grey. With that said, why did I buy this and think it would be amazing? I blame the “spiced” or the “muffin”. I genuinely don’t...” Read full tasting note
    55
  • “This was my first time trying earl grey! I have tried the Spiced Earl Grey Muffin with both milk and hot. I think I liked this tea, but it is not one of my favourites from the Dessert by Deb...” Read full tasting note
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From Dessert by Deb

Say hello to beautiful, crisp fall mornings with a Little Cottage Bakery muffin! Ah, but not just any muffin – a spiced Earl Grey muffin! The beloved classic Earl Grey gets a warm and cozy twist in this black tea blend with a dose of vanilla, spice, and a whisper of lavender. Sit back and enjoy both the cool air and warm glow of fall with a cuppa of this and a real muffin for a delectable morning dessert brekkie and pick-me-up!

Certified organic ingredients: Black Tea, Natural Bergamot, Vanilla, Canadian Maple, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, 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!

12 Tasting Notes

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I tried this one as a latte today and so far that’s been my favorite way of drinking this. It’s generally tasty but something throws me off. There’s a flavor that I haven’t tasted with any kind of spiced or EG tea before. It’s kind of…peppery? Astringent? I’m not sure, but I also got the flavor a little bit with Lady Grey’s Garden, though not as strong. Between that throwing me off, and not getting as much bergamot/EG flavor as I would like, I have to say that I prefer Lady Grey’s Garden over this one. I’m interested in trying other Deb EGs and seeing if that flavor shows up in those as well!

I still have a little bit of this left and I think I will definitely finish it off as a latte next time!

Cameron B.

For some reason her Earls all taste very earthy to me, not sure if it’s the bergamot or lavender she uses or what. It’s a shame, as I usually love Earl Grey…

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I think this might be my favorite of the Deb Earls, although they all seem to contain lavender which makes them a bit samey…

This has the same citrusy bergamot and touch of lavender as the others, but there’s also a gentle warming spice from the cinnamon and cardamom. I don’t really get vanilla, which would’ve been a nice addition. The maple sweetness is mild but melds well with the spices. Same strange earthy base though.

I like it! I’m less sure whether it’s something I need in my cupboard when I have a wealth of other EG options…

Flavors: Astringent, Bergamot, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Citrus, Earth, Floral, Lavender, Lemon, Maple, Sweet

Preparation
3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Latte Sipdown (308)

I do not love lavender and I am picky with earl grey. With that said, why did I buy this and think it would be amazing? I blame the “spiced” or the “muffin”. I genuinely don’t know.

Anyways, its an earl grey and to me that says “latte” so that’s what I did. Unfortunately, all that work and a cute new glitter mug and I don’t like it. It’s the lavender. It’s not for me. I want to like it but somehow the spices and earl grey and lavender combination are coming together to be even more soapy than just lavender. I should have known better haha.

Silent Kettle

I really liked this one as a latte! I agree lavender can be a hit or a miss. Sometimes it can give a bit of a musty smell for me. I really like her earl’s sugar cookie tea blend! :)

VariaTEA

I didn’t try that one. I debated buying it in my order the other day but I don’t love earl greys so I decided against it.

Silent Kettle

That makes sense! :) Especially if you don’t typically like EG blends! But I do hope you enjoy the rest of your order! Was this for her new winter brunch collection? I am super excited for salted caramel pancake and her pear tea blend! :D

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This was my first time trying earl grey! I have tried the Spiced Earl Grey Muffin with both milk and hot.

I think I liked this tea, but it is not one of my favourites from the Dessert by Deb collection. Although I think this might come down to a flavour preference as opposed to the tea itself being bad. Spiced Earl Grey Muffin is still a great tea, and I can see why people rated it so highly.

When you smell it, you definitely get a strong bergamot note. When I tasted this, it tasted like bergamot, lavender, with a hint of spice. I think the bergamot was the most prominent note, and it made it hard to taste the other spices in the blend. However, I think I got a hint of clove from this?

Overall, I enjoyed my first earl grey tea experience! I think I might not have enjoyed this one because I like SUPER spicy chai teas. But I felt like the spice in this element was very mild and just there to accent the other flavours.

I also hope Deb releases a spicy chai with a black tea base soon! :)

Flavors: Bergamot, Cardamom, Clove, Lavender

Cameron B.

I love Earl Grey, but it does tend to be a divisive flavor.

Silent Kettle

I could see that! This was my first time trying it, and it was quite good! But I think I still prefer orange pekoe haha

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Sipdown. This cup was extremely lavendery, and the bergamot was so sharp. Still enjoyed it quite a bit, though.

Silent Kettle

Ouu! I loved this one. :) I make it as a latte, personally. I’m going to reorder it today for sure.

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This tea is… strange. There is something in the scent and taste that I can’t quite put my finger on. Ginseng? Is it older dried ginger? It is hard to pick out the bergamot as EG in this. The berg kind of melds with the ginseng flavor and is reminding me of those fermented orange peel candies I’d get at Asian grocery stores that had a tang that rang to the corners of my jaw. This is almost like I took some of those peels and steeped them with some tea. I’m trying really hard to think muffin, but it’s just a ghost of a taste that I’m not sure is real. Adding a little cream didn’t really change anything. I’m enjoying this cup, but this isn’t once I’d be likely to revisit.
Thanks VariaTEA for the chance to try it!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
VariaTEA

I haven’t tried this one yet. It is part of her more recent collection and I added it to get free shipping. Could it be the lavender you’re tasting?

Dustin

I’m not sure. I’ve had lavender in tea before and it tasted totally different than this. I sniffed the other DBB EG you sent and it had some similar notes. I’m wondering if it’s the bergamot or maybe aged orange peels?

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I am dying in anticipation waiting to try some of the teas I ordered from Deb’s new Asian Patisserie themed launch, but in the meantime I’m trying to keep myself occupied with some of my favourites from past collections – including this sweet and cozy spiced EG blend. I sipped this during a meeting earlier in the week, and it was so nice that I actually found it hard to focus on the content of the meeting because the tea was pulling my attention even more.

VariaTEA

Which are you most excited for?

Roswell Strange

I think maybe the Thai Banana Cake? Or the Blueberry Shortstack blend…

VariaTEA

I have the Blueberry Shortstack. Thai Banana Cake definitely intrigued me but I’m trying to resist ordering lol

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