Earl Grey Cream Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Bergamot, Floral
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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  • “Of all the “cream” flavors I have had – both Earl Grey and not, from cream peach to strawberry to this … this is the best cream flavor ever to date. The bergamot is not over powering whatsoever...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This was totally awesome cold-steeped. It was sweet and creamy and citrusy… really very delicious. I really love an Earl Grey Cream iced… there’s something about that combo that is great when...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is ETS’s “Loose Organic” Earl Grey Cream (not the “Metro” Blend). The picture above matches, but not the description. I think there’s some confusion with ETS’s 2 versions. Description: ...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Tried this tea again, I like it a little better than I did last time. I don’t know why, I prepared it the same way, brewed almost 5 minutes. Maybe because I added less cream? Not sure. This is...” Read full tasting note
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From English Tea Store

“Great taste and aroma, with oil of bergamot. This Earl Grey has a more creamy taste. Perfect as an afternoon tea. An excellent source of antioxidants.”

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807 tasting notes

Of all the “cream” flavors I have had – both Earl Grey and not, from cream peach to strawberry to this … this is the best cream flavor ever to date.
The bergamot is not over powering whatsoever but I guess if you like a punch in the face of bergamot this would not be the tea for you. This is a very well balanced tea with a nice smooth non astringent black tea base, perfect amount of bergamot oil and a delectable cream that you taste on each and every sip without having to look for it.
Extremely fair pricing on this tea as well, fast shipping, great customer service.
One of my top favs in both teas and vendor source!
EDIT NOTE: Fairly decent on the resteep as well! Not as good but better than a lot of black tea resteeps!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
K S

On the bergometer where do you rate this one – is it in the Harney and Sons EG Supreme (light) range or more towards the Twinings (medium) range?

Dylan Oxford

Should start a line of extreme tea, the feature product being Face Punchin’ Earl Grey.

Azzrian

LOL Dylan :)
K S I have not had Harney and Sons EG supreme but I would say it is far lighter than Twinings.

Kittenna

Face Punchin’ Earl Grey sounds like a great idea for ManTeas, haha.

Azzrian

Yeah maybe could be part of “the hangover” line

Dinosara

I think the face punchin earl grey title probably belongs to Todd & Holland’s triple bergamot… Even their double is super strong, so I can’t even imagine how powerfull the triple is.

Azzrian

LOL wow TRIPLE bergamot?? Damn. I have some Bergamot essential oil of the highest quality – I could make some that would knock your socks off!

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This was totally awesome cold-steeped. It was sweet and creamy and citrusy… really very delicious. I really love an Earl Grey Cream iced… there’s something about that combo that is great when combined with cold black tea. The flavors in this one were so bold and strong, and yet not artificial tasting. This seems to be a pretty solid EGC tea.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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136 tasting notes

This is ETS’s “Loose Organic” Earl Grey Cream (not the “Metro” Blend). The picture above matches, but not the description. I think there’s some confusion with ETS’s 2 versions.

Description: “Flavored with oil of Bergamot, like all Earl Grey teas, Cream Earl Grey was created through a series of experimental blends with flavors like cinnamon and vanilla.
For added depth and dimension, our blenders mixed fresh cream with this classic Earl Grey.”

Adding only a T. of honey to test, this blend is smoother than the Metro blend (imo). No bitterness detected. The bergamot level is about the same (as the other blend). I prefer more bergamot (for creamsicle effect). Has a slight creamy feel. Not noticing cinnamon or vanilla, but there is a slight sour cream aftertaste. As with other Earl Grey’s, my next step is to add some cream to bump up the yumminess, but could more easily drink this without.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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94 tasting notes

Tried this tea again, I like it a little better than I did last time. I don’t know why, I prepared it the same way, brewed almost 5 minutes. Maybe because I added less cream?

Not sure. This is still the bagged ETS Earl Grey cream, but I wonder if I’d like it better in looseleaf form and possible from a different company.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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8 tasting notes

A perfect Earl Grey Cream for a fair price. Absolutely one of my favorite teas to drink anytime of the day.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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43 tasting notes

I cannot say enough good things about this tea. The price is great, and so is the taste. I brew some of this almost daily to drink as iced tea. It is one of those unique teas that just tastes better iced than hot. (at least for me!) I recommend this one.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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2 tasting notes

Love it! I’ve always been a fan of Earl Grey and this one is delicious.

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181 tasting notes

Well, time for yet another Earl Grey!

This time, it’s the English Tea Store’s “Earl Grey Cream”. It’s important to note that this is the loose leaf, non-organic blend. Apparently there are three different types of Earl Grey Cream that ETS sells, and this is the one I have.

Examination of the loose leave I see plenty of those lovely blue strands I love so much. You can smell the bergamot, but that’s about it.
I brewed this western (of course) for the first steep of 2:30. I can’t give exact measurements because currently, my tea-spoon is missing, so I’ve been trying to eyeball it. (I tend not to use the scale for smaller leaf teas, it gets everywhere, including INSIDE the scale!) Also, one of these days I’m going to invest in a water thermometer and temp test my Keurig, but that day isn’t today. So, for a ballpark estimate, say 2:30/205F/2tsp/16oz.

Taste unaltered is nice enough. You get a lovely bit of zesty citrus, accompanied by the usual floral note, but it seems balanced. Surprisingly, I can’t taste any cream flavor specifically. I’m searching for it, but the only difference between this and my usual earl greys is that the bergamot isn’t as bitey. Let’s add a Splenda.

Ok, so adding a Splenda, and I can almost taste the cream. It’s very subtle. Mostly, the creaminess just serves to temper most of the bite from the bergamot. It makes for a lovely mellow cup. It isn’t the most mellow I’ve had yet, and certainly not the creamiest, but it’s really decent. Actually, considering some of the ones I’ve tried lately, I’d even call it a touch above decent. It’s good, but not great. Somewhere in the range of a B-Minus. It’s easily a passing grade, but it’s only a tick or two above average. It’s somewhat disappointing considering how awesome the Lavender Earl Grey was. That one was a home run for me, while this one is more like a double. But, I am determined to try as many of these Earl Grey teas as I can get my hands on, so this is just another one for the list.

Bottom line: It’s good, but not great. It’s a solid Earl Grey, but somewhat lacking for an Earl Grey Cream. If you’re looking for that quintessential EGC, look elsewhere. This one is only slightly above average; no Holy Grail here. Sorry.

Flavors: Bergamot, Floral

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec

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This seems to be my go-to tea these days, and I’m glad I ordered more so I can have it several times a week. My latest blend with it turned out very nicely. I used a 4 cup pot and 3 tsp of this mixed with 1 tsp of Vanilla Cream Black Tea and 1 tsp of dried lavender. I added about 2 tsp of sugar. I tried it both with and without milk, but with milk dilutes the flavor too much. It is really soothing and perfect as it is. It is tangy and creamy from the Earl Grey, but has a candy quality from the vanilla tea and the lavender.
I did a rebrew with a bit of added tea and that turned out okay, but not as good as the first brew.

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One of my favorite “all-around” teas. I drink this tea any time of day or night, sometimes with milk and sugar, sometimes plain.

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