Cream of Earl Grey

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Citrus, Cream, Fennel, Floral, Vanilla, Bergamot, Astringent, Earl Grey, Bitter, Perfume
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Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 9 oz / 252 ml

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A twist on the English classic with the addition of “creamy” vanilla. There is no cream in this tea, but you certainly can add it. Totally delicious.

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13 Tasting Notes

9 tasting notes

Third sample from Good Life Tea!

This tea smells wonderful, both dry and brewed. It has a sweet, almost floral scent, with a hint of vanilla.

The initial sip was very bitter and reminded me of fennel. After that first bite, it’s very smooth on the tongue, and the licorice taste slowly gives way to the floral-vanilla that was in the aroma. It ends with a slight (but not unpleasant) astringency, which leaves a nice, crisp feeling. If it weren’t for the initial bitterness, this would be a tea I would want to drink unsweetened.

Adding white granulated sugar changes everything.

After I added the sugar, the bitterness was completely gone. The first note is smooth and sweet, gradually building up to a nice creamy flavor before melting away into the floral vanilla with a slight citrus-y tang at the end. The astringency is gone.. Much better than the unsweetened version.

If I hadn’t tried this tea with sugar, I wouldn’t have liked it.. but now I think it’s one of my favorites. Definitely recommended.

(2nd steep update)
Steep time: 4 mins, Temp: 212 F

There’s barely any bitterness in this steep. Very smooth, but it’s lost the majority of the flavor the first steep had. Adding a bit of sugar brings out more of the vanilla flavor, but it’s still a little weak (which is actually perfect for me, since I don’t like to be overwhelmed by my tea).

Flavors: Citrus, Cream, Fennel, Floral, Vanilla

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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114 tasting notes

It was a grey, foggy morning a few days ago so I decided it was a perfect time to make a London Fog Latte with this tea. Mmmm..yes. :D The brisk mornings of Autumn are coming and it is glorious!

The creamy vanilla undertones that this tea added to the latte (something that many other earl greys do not have) were lovely. It was smooth and light adding a dessert-y element to the latte.

The bergamot was not overwhelming in this tea which I rather enjoyed. And the black base makes a much needed appearance without being aggressive. There is a floral note that briefly dances across your tongue and then fades away into the vanilla. I steeped the tea just under three minutes and did not have any problems with the bitterness that some of the others have mentioned. Also I managed to get a lovely resteep out of the tea leaves that taste really similar to the first!

This tea is a light earl grey with flavors that meld really well together-no one flavor overwhelms the others.

Thank you, Good Life Tea!

Flavors: Bergamot, Cream, Vanilla

1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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467 tasting notes

Thanks to Good Life Tea, I have a very nice EG to try out. I smell the bergamot but it doesn’t overwhelm the tea. The base is a good black tea. There was enough in my sample to make it in my Breville which required a 2 tsp minimum in 500 mil of water. The directions said to steep for 3-7 min. I have found I don’t like black teas that are steeped that long and only steeped for 3 minutes. I don’t taste the bitterness that people described but there is a bit of astringency. I don’t mind the astringency because it seems to just add a crispness to the tea, not overwhelming the tea.On the second cup, I added French Vanilla stevia drops which really brought up the flavors. I use the flavored stevia drops since I am trying hard to lose weight (31 lbs in the last year). I don’t use cream but the French Vanilla is superb.

I am a huge bergamot fan and even though the bergamot isn’t heavy I really enjoyed this tea! I won’t mind adding this to my collection of EG ( 8 EGs at the moment) when I have enough money together to buy some more. I have too many teas (82 1 oz or more) and samples( 120 1-4 tsp) right now to buy any more for a long time.

I certainly wouldn’t pass up a cup of offered.

Flavors: Astringent, Bergamot, Cream, Earl Grey, Vanilla

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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484 tasting notes

I steeped the rest of this sample (1/2 teaspoon) in 4 ounces of water for 2 minutes. This seemed to take care of the astringency without losing the flavor. It made for a nice, creamy flavor that I would recommend.

Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 0 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML

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371 tasting notes

The dry leaf smells of bergamot. Mmmmmm. I was originally going to have this without milk or sugar, but I had to add it after taking a couple sips. The base tea – probably due to some of the leaves being crushed to a powder – is very malty, even bitter. And I couldn’t taste any cream. A third of a teaspoon of sugar and splash of milk did the trick for me to temper the bitterness. The bergamot delightfully pleasant and light – in no way overbearing like some Earl Grey’s I’ve had. The milk brings out the creaminess and the vanilla.

Thank you, Good Life Teas, for the sample!

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

I think it is really interesting to read the different responses to this one. I thought it was a very ordinary EG Cream until I added sweetener.


Yeah, it still amazes me how tastes vary so much.

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557 tasting notes

Thank You to Good Life Tea for providing me with a few Samples to try.
I just couldn’t really enjoy this one very much at all tho :(
Not saying it was Bad or anything it just wasn’t that Great to me.

The Tea itself taste pretty good but the bergomot and the cream/vanilla flavors in the teas taste a bit off to me.
The tea itself over powers the harsh flavors, I love Earl Grey but this one is just not one I can love, it really taste like the flavors are artificial and not so great.
Overall not bad but nothing I would purchase at all when looking for an Earl Grey.

Also I noticed that the sample I recieved was not in the very best of shape, the leafes was crushed so badly that they looked like they should be in a teabag rather than loose leafe.

OH!, The Envelope they came in gets a BIG thumbs up tho because of the Super Awesome handwriting on the front :) AND a Harry Potter Stamp featuring Madam Professor Minerva McGonagall, Hells Yeah!!!!!!


I had the exact same thoughts about my envelope! Especially, the Harry Potter stamp!


I bought the HP stamps last time I needed forever stamps. The guy at the post office asked me what I wanted, and I asked what my options were. He said, “Let me start with the ones no one gets. Harry Potter.” “I’ll take it.”


Yay Harry potter :)

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25 tasting notes

Dry leaf aroma: Bergamot with undertones of creamy sweetness.

Preparation: Brewed western style in a glass infuser mug.

First/only steeping: 5 minutes at 210 degrees. This Cream of Earl Grey has a pleasant creamy bergamot aroma. Freshly brewed, the black base is smooth and well balanced with the bergamot and vanilla flavors. Sometimes you get an Earl Grey that has too much or too little flavor, or a cream essence that veers towards artificial, but this one is just right. As the cup cools I note a sweeter, sugary undertone which suggested this would make an excellent iced tea.

I received this tea as a free sample, and I want to thank Good Life Tea for the opportunity to taste this. It is quite enjoyable!

Flavors: Bergamot, Cream, Earl Grey

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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1719 tasting notes

I almost feel sorry for Good Life Tea reviewing this tea when Steepster is being so wonky. Yeah, I first typed about 4 things other than wonky but changed them for conscience sake. Hopefully someone actually sees this.

This is very smooth. The vanilla and bergamot are very balanced but light. The black base is present but not assertive. It comes out most clearly in the aftertaste. There is no bitterness. A slight dryness with light cheek tingle. What made this one a stand out and different for me was once I added sweetener to it, after first tasting without it. Sweetener brightens the flavor without increasing the intensity (does that make sense?). The real bonus was a fruity/floral/spice note that joined the party. At first I thought cinnamon, then after another sip it was Orange Creamsicle. I highly recommend adding the sweetener with this one.


LOL yes, Steepster sure has been a bad word lately :P

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391 tasting notes

I got this sample from Good Life Tea (thanks!) It’s good but not something I’d buy later. The smell was very fruity, the taste is smooth and mellow. Tasty enough but a little muted for me. Seems like a good tea for like an afternoon snack time.

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3708 tasting notes

Thank you so much for the samples, Good Life Tea! I was about to brew up an EG, but I just received these in the mail, so I thought I’d go with this EG. There was a little over a teaspoon for my 12-13 ounce mug. The leaves are twisty and pretty with the cornflowers mixed in. The flavor is very nice – different from other earl greys I have tried somehow! There isn’t too much bergamot, but I’m one that loves a ton of bergamot. I wouldn’t call the rest of the flavor a typical cream, but there is a sweetness to it like a dessert. There is more sweet than there is bergamot. The black tea itself is the perfect strength for an EG, that showcases the nice flavors while also having a bit of a bite. If it wasn’t for the caffeine, I’d call this a dessert Earl Grey. Very nice!
Steep #1 // just boiled // 3 min
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 min

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