Earl Grey Creme

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Blue Cornflowers, Ceylon Black Tea, Natural Flavours, Vanilla
Flavors
Bergamot, Ash, Earth, Flowers, Malt, Vanilla, Wood, Citrus, Creamy, Smooth, Cream, Perfume, Custard, Floral, Sweet, White Chocolate, Bitter, Tannic, Citrusy
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 4 g 11 oz / 315 ml

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  • “This is going to be a rubbishy first entry for this tea, I’m sorry!! I chose this as one of my samples from Bluebird Tea Co because I have a big heart on for Earl Greys, and my all time favorite EG...” Read full tasting note
  • “I’m so excited to try a new earl grey creme. I still haven’t found my ultimate creamy earl grey, but it isn’t really a pressing matter… just one of those things that I would like to accomplish one...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I’m not going to rate this tea. I got it as a sample with my Bluebird order. I have no idea if this is a good, great or just ok earl grey. My taste of it tonight just confirms that earl grey is...” Read full tasting note
  • “Cats up at 4am means I need some caffeine this morning. I hadn’t tried this EG before, but it smells strong – I’ll take it. I do think I oversteeped it because it’s pretty bitter, but that’s my...” Read full tasting note

From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Don’t we wish prime ministers today were as good as the ones in the good old days? Take PM Earl Grey, he was the cream of the crop. Not only did he help abolish slavery and reform the House of Commons, he also invented the legendary Earl Grey tea! So we’ve created this delicious black loose leaf tea tribute just for you old chap!

Ingredients
Ceylon black tea, vanilla pieces, blue cornflowers, natural flavouring

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36 Tasting Notes

652 tasting notes

This is going to be a rubbishy first entry for this tea, I’m sorry!!

I chose this as one of my samples from Bluebird Tea Co because I have a big heart on for Earl Greys, and my all time favorite EG is Davidstea’s Cream of Earl Grey, which is very creamy and yummy. I have yet to meet a bergamot tea that I haven’t truly enjoyed. If I go out somewhere and need tea quick, I always go for an EG teabag when possible, as it’s pretty hard to mess up, hard for me to find one I don’t enjoy.

I did enjoy this one as well, though I think I oversteeped it. My boss got to chatting with me and it went on for more than 4 minutes for sure, as a result this ended up very strong and not overly creamy. I did drink it, but I had to go to the kitchen to get some milk to dilute it a bit.

I will try a second steep with my leaves, but it may be too weak after having steeped for so long the first time. I wasn’t getting much cream flavor out of this but I definitely blame that on my oversteep. Well on my supervisor, really. Haha.

Soooo I have nothing more to really say, I feel like it could have been good, but I screwed it up. I had really wanted to try another EG Cream since I like the DT one so much.

I will reserve a rating for now and if the second steep turns out I will update accordingly, but if not I will just chalk this up to a crappy steep, way to go, me!

Thanks again for the sample though, Bluebird Tea Co!

ETA Hullo, I’m baaaack. Just wanted to add that I did make a second cup of this using the same leaves, and it retained an impressive amount of flavor. I think had I not oversteeped it the first time I’d have a better idea of it, but the creaminess came out when it wasn’t accidentally left too long. I will withhold my rating and let you do it properly to judge for yourself :)

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I’m so excited to try a new earl grey creme. I still haven’t found my ultimate creamy earl grey, but it isn’t really a pressing matter… just one of those things that I would like to accomplish one day. The scent reminds me a little bit of fruity pebbles, which isn’t a bad thing because it’s been YEARS since I’ve had the stuff and actually wish that I had a bowl right now.

Sipping… this is very smooth and light and so very tasty! I think that this is the closest I’ve come to finding my perfect earl grey creme. The bergamot in this tea is definitely toned down and is actually just a wisp of a thing. This is just fine with me because it’s present, but isn’t that sharp, bitter note that typically screams in earl grey. There is a lovely vanilla flavor that is wrapped so tightly around the tea base itself, I can’t tell where one begins! The finish is slightly astringent and it leaves your throat feeling a little bit dry, but it’s not enough to be a bother.

I’m looking forward to placing an order with Bluebird Tea Co. (probably next on my list as soon as I drink down some of my collection) and this blend will definitely find its way into my basket.

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1040 tasting notes

I’m not going to rate this tea. I got it as a sample with my Bluebird order. I have no idea if this is a good, great or just ok earl grey. My taste of it tonight just confirms that earl grey is not for me.

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1219 tasting notes

Cats up at 4am means I need some caffeine this morning. I hadn’t tried this EG before, but it smells strong – I’ll take it. I do think I oversteeped it because it’s pretty bitter, but that’s my fault for letting it go so long. Even with the bitterness and some astringency, the bergamot is making itself known. I’ll hold my rating until I can have another go at steeping it properly. It’s always nice to have an Earl Grey.

Flavors: Bergamot

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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1040 tasting notes

I have a wee sachet sample of this one from the order Lexa placed for my gift and I thought I’d finish it off today in preparation for the Earl Grey Cream I order from Camellia Sinensis! Also, Lexa picked me up the perfect teaspoon from B&B, and it really is the perfect amount for our cups! I am now using it interchangeably with a unique spoon we picked up years ago from a wee coastal town at home that always brings my the happiest memories of that day.

Today, this one is slightly more astringent than last time, but it’s not so bad. The bergamot is perfectly toned down with the vanilla flavours and it plays together nicely. I’ve really come to the conclusion that I enjoy (love?) earl grey cream teas!

Also, I gave in and just ordered a few refills from B&B as well.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
derk

Last note you were waxing sadness about not placing a B&B anytime soon ;)

Courtney

I know! Then I just closed my eyes and hit “place order” hahaha! But I did significantly reduce my cart, so I feel not so bad.

derk

I built a fantasy cart at Dammann Frères the other day and then deleted it. Because of that, I was able to hit my savings goal for this year.

You like Earl Grey Creme… I’m heading to the post office soon to ship a few boxes of tea out. I can send you a fresh EGC I have sitting around if you want, let me know.

Courtney

I’ve been building carts, then closing the tab, then building new carts, and closing tabs haha. I ordered CS for $75, then ~$40 for B&B and I felt okay about those two. But no more tea orders for a while for me now!

That’s so sweet of you — I’ll send a message. :)

Cameron B.

Two orders?! XD

Courtney

Ahhh, I know (don’t forget the wee order from DF as well)! Then I remembered all the teas coming from you and started to panic, but now I’m just trying to remain calm and just drink all the teas.

Cameron B.

Well the ones from me are only a couple of servings each, those don’t count! ;)

Courtney

I suppose that’s true (though I still need to find space). Hopefully I can at least polish off some of the B&B ones I’m refilling. :)

Cameron B.

Can’t wait to hear about the Camellia Sinensis teas, that’s one place that’s been on my list for a while yet I still haven’t ordered.

Courtney

I’m so excited to try them too! :)

Courtney

After the B&B, then Yunnan not placing an order charade, I decided I just wanted to support a Canadian company haha. It was a perfect reason to try Camellia!

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Very strong aroma after opening the zip bag with a lot of bergamot, strong floral accents, a bit of vanilla and woody, ashen undertones.
After steeping it is much more mellow, malty, earthy, with only traces of those aromas present in the dry form.
And the taste is also very mellow, full-bodied, with very slight astringency.
I like this tea. It’s a mellower version of the classic Earl Grey, perfect to sip while reading, not overdone with the bergamot oil.

Flavors: Ash, Bergamot, Earth, Flowers, Malt, Vanilla, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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I got one sachet of this as a sample with my Bird & Blend holiday set and never got around to trying it until now. Although I love earl grey, the ones with vanilla added don’t tend to be my favorite, as the vanilla and bergamot flavors combined often comes across as soapy to me. This one was a pleasant surprise, though! The flavor is smooth and light (it actually worked for me without milk, which is rare for earl grey) and the vanilla and bergamot are well-balanced, with neither overwhelming the other and nothing that’s reminding me of body products (thankfully!). While it will never replace my beloved Letterbox Picadilly as my favorite earl grey ever, this may be the best earl grey cream tea I’ve tried!

Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Creamy, Smooth, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Another one from the box from Shae! Thanks so much!

Anyway, I just woke up. It’s 5:45 AM here and I fell asleep last night around 7 pm. I’m pretty groggy so I figured I’d have a cup of tea. I reached into the box, this is what my hand fell on. So this is what got made! (Such a scientific process lol!)

I did my best to measure out 3 grams, but I’m using 12 oz of water which is why this is likely a bit weak. I did try it before adding my usual Splenda and it’s pretty bitter without sweetener. So I’m reviewing this with these factors in mind.

This is a smooth tea. There are no harsh edges present (again, with the Splenda) and it goes down easy. The bergamot is present, but not overpowering and is well balanced with the black tea. I’m sitting here trying to pull additional flavors or notes from this and can’t. It’s just what it says on the tin. Earl Grey Cream. It’s creamy, it’s black tea, it’s bergamot. It does exactly what it says it will and nothing more nothing less.

That said, for an EGC, this is pretty good. Hella smooth and well rounded and as promised. And sometimes, that’s what you’re looking for. Not every tea session needs to be a globe-trotting adventure. Sometimes you just want to sit down with a nice, simple cuppa and not have to worry about overloading your taste buds with an entire bouquet of flavors.

This tea is for those days.
Recommended.

Flavors: Bergamot, Cream

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Martin Bednář

I feel you in that, there are teas for simple drinking sessions. Of course there are adventure teas, but not always you have even a mood for that.

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B&B sent this as a sample in both the orders I made this year. I love the creme flavor in this. It didn’t even need milk. It was light and sweet and the perfect morning treat. I’m glad I have a second bag! It’s almost a dessert tea. I’d definitely order this if they had it in decaf!! Have I at last found the perfect earl grey creme? Maybe not, since here the main focus was the creme over the earl, but I’m definitely a fan regardless.

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Sipdown! 209/365!

This was a free sample in my Bird & Blend order – I don’t know if the samples are random or personalized, but the ones I got definitely matched the items in my order!

Anyhow, I like my EG creams to be as creamy as possible. Unfortunately, although this is definitely a smooth EG (not as harsh as their Lady Lavender!), it is just not creamy enough for me. A bit does come out when it has cooled, but I want more. I’m sure this would take to a splash of milk and sweetener very well, but given that it was a single-sachet sample, I won’t be trying that!

As an EG, it’s quite good – strong but smooth bergamot – but it just isn’t the cream EG of my dreams.

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