Leaf Type: Scented Black Tea
Taste: Lightly perfumed with bergamot
Drink: Light without milk or strong with milk
Brew: 3-5 minutes according to taste
When to drink:Afternoon
For many, Earl Grey is the afternoon tea of choice, enticingly light and infused with bergamot to give it the exotic flavour and aroma that we all love.
Earl Grey is a lightly perfumed, classic blend of quality Indian and China teas and is a quintessentially English tea. It takes its name from the 1830s English Prime Minister, Charles Grey, although the true origin of the tea is uncertain. A luxurious afternoon tea, it was originally drunk almost exclusively by aristocrats, lightly brewed and usually without milk.
Nowadays there are few people who haven't savoured the aromatic taste of a good cup of Earl Grey. Whittard's blend is outstanding with just the right balance of bergamot. It is a favourite afternoon tea, drunk with or without milk.
Earl Grey Teabags
Item Code: 271700 / Net weight: 50 Teabags: 125g / 4.41oz
Free delivery over £40
96% Black Tea, 4% Bergamot flavouring.
Brew a Perfect Cup
Ideally warm the pot first with a splash of hot water. Use one teabag per cup and always use freshly drawn and boiled water. Allow to brew for 3-5 minutes according to taste. Can be drunk with or without milk.
The best earl grey going. It could do with a bit more burgamont but I do like my tea smooth and a little weaker than most people. Better than Twinnings which has lemon in it and spoils the begamont flavour. Very refreshing. I even buy the individual one teabag packets so that I can enjoy my tea when i'm out.
Not impressed. I find the 'tea' element bitter but with no depth of flavour, and the 'Earl Grey' fragrant element very much lacking. I find Clipper Earl Grey to be much more fragrant with the classic bergamot Earl Grey taste and a smooth deep tea flavour.
Wont be buying Whittards again (also much more expensive than other brands inc Clipper!!)
I love(d) this tea so much I order it online all the way from Turkey. But as Tony Gardner noted the latest batch tasted like Lady Grey rather than Earl Grey. I opened two boxes with the same result. Whittard should comment on this. What happened to the aroma that everybody here loves?
Ok let's be honest, Earl Grey teas usually have that strong bitter flavor (some people may like it) but I am not a fan of that astringent flavor it feels like you are bitting a lemon peel.
This perfectly balanced tea takes out this horrible expirience and just leaves the refreshing flavor. It's so balanced that I can drink it with milk (I always do this) and the refreshing expirience stays.
It is my favorite tea so far and it is always on my stock.
If you are doubting to try it, just stop thinking you will not regret your choice.
Whilst i have been ordering Earl Grey teabags online for several years without complaint, the last batch arrived a week ago and my wife who is the only user, says they taste like Lady Grey and not Earl Grey, although the packaging does say Earl Grey. She has opened another box and it tastes the same as the first box. She is reluctant to open yet another box in case it is the same. Has anyone else noticed this ?