Earl Grey Royal

Tea type
Black Tea
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Flavors
Bergamot, Clove, Orange, Orange Zest
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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec 4 oz / 110 ml

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  • “Another sample that came with my order. Group A streptococcus has paid a visit to our house, and between the sick kidlet not sleeping well and his younger brother being jealous that he was getting...” Read full tasting note
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  • “The third of four free samples. The liquor is dark and has a nice bergamot aroma. It has sunflower and cornflower petals in it. The taste has a very nice slightly spicy sweet clove taste with a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “When I tried the sample of this tea, I longed to try it iced to see if it could replace Frank’s Southern Boy Iced Tea that had Captain Picard on the label – Earl Grey Iced. Well, my eldest...” Read full tasting note
  • “Yesterday I received the Theodor order that I placed on Vente Privée . Oh joy to see the postman emerging at my doorstep in the middle of the afternoon . Obviously Theodor wanted to sell its...” Read full tasting note
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From THE O DOR

Although officially classified as an aromatic tea, Earl Grey has forever been considered a great classic amongst all teas. Perfumed by fine Italian bergamot, this is an outstanding Earl Grey, sprinkled with blue cornflowers and helianthus petals – a soft blend.

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1928 tasting notes

Another sample that came with my order.

Group A streptococcus has paid a visit to our house, and between the sick kidlet not sleeping well and his younger brother being jealous that he was getting all the attention in the middle of the night and choosing to have a tantrum about it, I did not sleep well either. My eyes are pretty much at half mast this morning and we’re out of toothpicks.

So I though I’d invite the Earl to tea and see what sort of impression he made.

Yellow and blue petals among dry leaves that smell strongly of bergamot. Steeps to a very dark, reddish caramel color. Less bergamot in the aroma after steeping, instead it is more of an orange scent and a very rich, almost chocolatey black tea undercurrent.

The taste is quite nice. The bergamot is not strong and perfumy, which is great. Strong, oily, perfumy bergamot upsets my stomach. It’s more of an impression the tea gives rather than an outright taste. It’s like the way a good jasmine or other flower scented tea gives the impression more than an actual taste. To the extent it’s a taste, it’s orangy, fruity and mild rather than tasting like rubbing alcohol smells, as some bergamot oils do.

The underlying tea is a yummy, smooth black tea. Medium-to-full bodied and medium-sweet with low astringency.

It’s a gentle, polite Earl and he’s welcome to come back to visit any time.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
SoccerMom

Sorry to hear your you have a sick kiddo. Hope they feel better soon and that you get some rest today.

__Morgana__

Thank you!

Rabs

::hugs::

__Morgana__

Thanks, Rabs!

Rabs

Aw, you’re very welcome! It sounds like you had a very rough night and yet you wrote a lovely tasting note that makes me want to try this tea. So thank you too! ::more hugs:: :)

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316 tasting notes

The third of four free samples. The liquor is dark and has a nice bergamot aroma. It has sunflower and cornflower petals in it. The taste has a very nice slightly spicy sweet clove taste with a citrus zest notes. It’s not sour nor bitter and not perfumey at all. It is a very warm and comforting cup of tea, and I’m feeling good energy from it.

Solid flavorful Earl Grey with citrus fruit and zest notes. Creamy mouthfeel and balanced taste with a nice finish.

195°F, 3 steeps at 2min, 3min, 4min.

Flavors: Bergamot, Clove, Orange, Orange Zest

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 4 OZ / 110 ML
ashmanra

My daughter absolutely adores this tea, and I received a tin for Christmas. We will have to open it up tomorrow!

Kawaii433

:D I saw that. I read your review on it. Enjoy the company and the tea. She has good taste in tea hehe.

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When I tried the sample of this tea, I longed to try it iced to see if it could replace Frank’s Southern Boy Iced Tea that had Captain Picard on the label – Earl Grey Iced. Well, my eldest daughter gave me a whole tin so now I get to experiment!

I made about a quart and used 1/4 cup sugar to sweeten. Is it exactly like Frank’s? No. Is it good? Yes. And I think I can tweak it a tiny bit and make it even better. I believe that a touch of sweet orange juice will carry this toward Lady Grey flavor and make it more like I remember Frank’s tea. It just needs something to take off the slight sour edge of the bergamot to really make it match. Comment if you have any other suggestions to help with that! A touch of jasmine? Just the orange juice? Or orange syrup?

Personal note: If you have been on here long, you know youngest daughter was a regular tea buddy for me. Our children were homeschooled and we went through a lot of tea every day in the last nine years of it.. Last year she left for university, and now…she is going to study in Poland! She leaves in late July and will return in late December.

Martin She is flying first to Prague and will do some sightseeing there. Are there any tea shops or tea rooms there you recommend? What brands do you like that can be found in grocery stores there?

Anyone with knowledge of that part of Europe, please chime in with advice or recommendations!

Kawaii433

That is so wonderful. You must be so proud, ashmanra. :D

mrmopar

Agreed! You should be very proud of her and yourself. This is a unique opportunity for her and I know she will excel.

ashmanra

Kawaii433 and mrmopar: This is a dream come true for her so I am very glad it worked out. She has been learning Polish in preparation for going. She says that knowing Russian has made learning Polish easier because many words are the same, but it is confusing to see it with a different alphabet than she was used to for Russian! She is very excited to experience actually living in another country where English is not the main language. She loves to travel, just like her big sis, Superanna.

Martin Bednář

Drop me an email. It’s my first name (dot) three letters of surname and 95.
At gmail. I will try to write something down

ashmanra

Thank you, Martin! I shall!

Martin Bednář

I received an e-mail, few minutes ago I sent a reply :)

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Yesterday I received the Theodor order that I placed on Vente Privée . Oh joy to see the postman emerging at my doorstep in the middle of the afternoon .

Obviously Theodor wanted to sell its so-called kimono bags , in aluminum . The 5 teas I ordered were in this type of bags that preserve wonderfully the qualities of tea. Well I personnaly do not care because all my teas end in an airtight dedicated tin but for those who keep their tea in the original bags , those ones were perfect.

This morning I had an embarrassment of riches with five new teas to test but my love for the legendary Earl Grey outweighed everything else. And seeing the sublime osmanthus flowers and corn flowers mixed with black tea leaves I cracked .

During the infusion the yellow flowers rise to the surface and we can see them only !

The liquor is very dark and smells delicious bergamot-y.

The taste obtained is strong bergamot, very present and very bright , almost slightly spicy . This is an extremely invigorating and joyful blend. Ideal in the morning. It reminds me a lot of Mademoiselle another blend by Theodor , another Earl Grey but scented with lavender . The Bergamot oil used is most likely the same . I don’t think I am wrong on this . It is also probably the same Chinese tea base between medium and full -bodied in terms of strength .

A good Earl Grey in conclusion even if I denote nothing very extravagant here .

You can have a look at pics of my session with this tea here : http://thevangeliste.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/earl-grey-royal-theodor/

Flavors: Bergamot

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Sil

so lucky. i’m still waiting to place my order with the du loup haha

Terri HarpLady

Although I don’t care for the Earl, & can’t read French, I love the pics on your blog. Beautiful setup, & the yellow flowers are SO pretty! :)

Ysaurella

thank you Terri :) I’m glad your finger is healing little to little.
Sil : they had Thé du loup at the sale on Vente Privée but it came out of stock very very quickly, I didn’t manage to beneficiate of the 50% off on this one :(

Fjellrev

Beautiful photos as always! Those are very interesting-looking “kimono” bags.

Ysaurella

yes it’s a pity they stop these bags but they are now selling other bags (called M sized) with a biggest weight 125 g and big bags (L size) of 250 g !Great for tea lovers !

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