Cream of Earl Grey Matcha

Tea type
Matcha Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Bergamot, Citrus, Cream, Vanilla
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Caffeine
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Certification
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Edit tea info Last updated by Roswell Strange
Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C

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  • “2021 Sipdown 16/365! (DavidsTea 41) I’m pretty into this tea, this might be the second packet I’ve crushed in 2021. Unlike the regular Cream EG, I’m really into the flavouring here, lots of cream,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is wonderful. Quite sweet, but it’s not overpowering like it is in some other DAVIDsTEA flavoured matchas. The creaminess is dominant, but the bergamot is still nice and bright making this...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This past week we launched/refeatured a bunch of “Earl Grey” teas/blends as part of a focus on Earl Grey, and that included two new Earl Grey inspired matchas and a rerelease of last year’s...” Read full tasting note

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Our classic Cream of Earl Grey black tea is one of our most popular teas. In fact, it ranks among our top ten of all time. So, for us, it just made sense to merge this creamy black tea beauty with a gorgeous green tea goddess: Matcha Matsu. The result? A rich, creamy flavour with touch of aromatic bergamot & vegetal matcha.

What makes it great

Cream of Earl Grey is one of our DAVIDsTEA classic flavours, so we thought why not try it as a matcha. We can’t wait to hear what you think.

Our flavoured matchas are made on a base of Matcha Matsu, so you’re getting all the benefits of the whole tea leaf.

Cane sugar, Matcha green tea, Natural (cream, Earl Grey) flavouring

How it tastes
Rich & creamy with a hint of aromatic complexity from the bergamot.

About DAVIDsTEA View company

DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.

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2021 Sipdown 16/365!
(DavidsTea 41)

I’m pretty into this tea, this might be the second packet I’ve crushed in 2021. Unlike the regular Cream EG, I’m really into the flavouring here, lots of cream, medium bergamot, matcha, sweetness. Yum. Is the value for money here? Probably not, but I like it anyways.

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This is wonderful. Quite sweet, but it’s not overpowering like it is in some other DAVIDsTEA flavoured matchas. The creaminess is dominant, but the bergamot is still nice and bright making this unmistakably an earl grey tea. The matcha flavour doesn’t really come through, but when comparing this to the original Cream of Earl Grey, you can really tell that the black tea base is absent by the utter lack of astringency. Even whisked into hot water without milk, this tastes like a London fog. The perfect indulgent cup of tea for chilly days.

Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Cream, Vanilla

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C

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This past week we launched/refeatured a bunch of “Earl Grey” teas/blends as part of a focus on Earl Grey, and that included two new Earl Grey inspired matchas and a rerelease of last year’s Bergamot Kisses under the new name “Chocolate Earl Grey”. This is one of the new matchas, and of the two it’s the one I prefer. Both are limited edition, and I find it really interesting that we decided to launch two variants because they of course feel quite similar – but it’s the “Cream” part that sets them apart, and I guess it follows the thought process that there are people who buy/drink and love both regular EG and CEG. What I imagine will likely happen is that one of these matchas will resonate stronger than the other though…

Like a “battle of the matchas”…

I would describe the flavour of this as vanilla/cream first and then bergamot second. It’s quite sweet, and feels rich and decadent with really comparable custardy vanilla notes to Cream of Earl Grey. I think the bergamot feels a bit fresher and brighter but I also think that might just be a bit of an illusion from the matcha base just being brighter than a black tea base. Similar to how bergamot on green tea, like in Countess of Seville, always seems more citrusy to me than it does on black tea.

I do own another “Creamy Earl Grey” matcha, and I’ve compared the two and I think this one is more creamy/vanilla than what I already have. As a person who is less of a bergamot fan than a vanilla fan, that makes this approach more enjoyable to me. Though, I like the “Creamy Earl Grey” I own more than the straight Earl Grey matcha. So I suppose what I’m really saying is that, for my own tastes, I want an EG matcha with as little bergamot as possible. If that’s what you want, you might enjoy this one also.

It’s also a fucking awesome latte.

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

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