Earl Grey Royale

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Blue Cornflowers, Flavor, Yunnan Black Tea
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Edit tea info Last updated by Andrea Stephens
Average preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 15 oz / 450 ml

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  • “176/365 I’m not quite sure what makes this one “royale”, since it tastes just like an ordinary EG to me…perhaps the Yunnan base? I would agree that it’s a slightly more premium choice than I’d...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Personally, I find that bergamot teas can be somewhat divided into two categories; the refreshing, sweet kind or the mature, stuffy type. I love them both equally. This one falls into the latter...” Read full tasting note
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The crowning jewel in our Earl Grey range. Yunnan leaves blended with bergamot produce a mysterious and complex sensation. A deep, leathery red infusion combines bergamot’s zing with a mature, smoky aroma. The full-bodied brew coats the mouth and leaves a lingering smoothness. A tea that Earl Grey and China Black fans will adore.

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176/365

I’m not quite sure what makes this one “royale”, since it tastes just like an ordinary EG to me…perhaps the Yunnan base? I would agree that it’s a slightly more premium choice than I’d usually expect to find, but not outrageously so.

I don’t have a lot to say about this one. If you’ve tried an EG before, you know what it tastes like. The bergamot here is nicely citrussy; strong, but not too overpowering. The base is definitely in competition with it, though – smooth, sweet, bready Yunnan with a light hint of pepper. Neither really wins; it’s a stalemate.

I think there are better uses I’d have put a Yunnan to. It’s almost too nice to be doused with bergamot. It makes a change to have a base with a distinctive flavour, though. Uusally EGs are much of a muchness, but this one’s just a little different. It’s not so different that it would scare you off, but enough so that an aficionado might find something to smile about.

I’d not repurchase simply because there are EGs I prefer, and that are more budget-friendly. I also feel sorry for the Yunnan, being used this way. It’s a pleasant cup, of course, but nothing particularly ground-breaking for the price.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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Personally, I find that bergamot teas can be somewhat divided into two categories; the refreshing, sweet kind or the mature, stuffy type. I love them both equally.

This one falls into the latter category. It utilizes T2’s Yunnan blend, which is smokey, leathery and complex, paired with a noticeable dash of the classic Earl Grey flavour. I do take a tiny bit of issue with ‘flavour’ being an ingredient, as opposed to ‘bergamot’, which is listed in other T2 blends but I wouldn’t really have noticed the difference anyway.

This reminds me a lot of Harney & Sons’ Earl Grey Supreme, which I do think is slightly superior to this one. I won’t be purchasing T2’s Earl Grey Royale, but I will buy the plain Yunnan blend, having thoroughly enjoyed the samples.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 15 OZ / 450 ML

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