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Earl Grey Fancy

SKU # 4107-4
Regular price $ 13.06
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A good robust black leaf tea flavored with Bergamot. No muss, no fuss. Just your classic Earl Grey at a great price. A nice full-bodied cup good with or without milk. The leaf style is slightly smaller than what we had in years past.  The disruption in the supply chain has resulted in this.  We hope to get our usual long leaf back soon.  The earl grey flavoring is exactly the same - no change there.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Cranky 247
Excellent, but . . .

I agree with the earlier review concerning the bergamot - just right.
But, what makes this Earl Grey "Fancy" is the addition of a very floral fragrance. It makes the flavor flowery, almost sweet. There is nothing wrong, per se, with this tea but, for me, it was too floral.
I gave what I purchased to a friend and they LOVE it.
So - again - there is nothing wrong with this tea, it's just not for everyone (is anything?)

Our Earl Grey blends differ in the base of tea used for each. For example, Earl Grey Fancy uses a robust India Black tea, Earl Grey Imperial uses a milder Darjeeling base, Grand Earl Grey uses a Keemun and so on. The bergamot flavoring remains the same but the end result changes depending on the base flavor of the tea. Customers have their favorites, of course. What makes a tea 'Earl Grey' is the addition of bergamot flavoring.

Great Earl Grey!

This is an excellent Earl Grey with the right amount of bergamot. Strong enough that you can't miss it, and in balance with the tea flavor. I don't need it fancier than this!

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Steeping Instructions

Use 1 tsp. of leaf per  8 oz. cup.  
Pour boiling water over leaves.
Steep 3-4 mins.  
Milk may be added.

Tea Education

What makes a tea Earl Grey? The addition of bergamot. This can be a flavoring or essence, usually in a liquid form which is then added to the base tea. In the case of Earl Grey Fancy, we start with a robust black tea from India which is then carefully blended with bergamot flavoring. That's it. This is our basic Earl Grey. Other more elegant formulations may have botanicals or white needles in them to enhance the aesthetic beauty. They don't add any additional taste. Bergamot is a very aromatic flavoring, usually fairly strong.