Our Favourite Earl Grey Teas

Our Favourite Earl Grey Teas

Earl Grey Tea 

One of the nation's favourite flavoured tea has to be Earl Grey. A well-known and refreshing drink that is blended with the fragrance of the rind of the bergamot fruit. The infusion is highly aromatic and the perfect cuppa at any time of day and especially with Afternoon Tea. Traditionally created with a blend of Chinese and Indian black teas, Earl Grey is today also produced using teas from other parts of the world including Ceylon (Sri Lanka), India or Africa. Today the unique Earl Grey flavour goes way beyond black tea, and we have become also big fans of Green Tea Earl Grey and Rooibos Earl Grey varieties. The taste compositions are countless, but more on that later!



Earl Grey is traditionally scented with the flavour of bergamot, extracted from the Bergamot fruit, a member of the citrus fruit family. Similar to the orange, it has an almost rounded shape, and the rind colour ranges from green to deep warm yellow to light orange. Originally, Bergamot was used for Ayurvedic medicinal purposes to treat digestion and skin health issues as well and fever. Because of the divine scent, it is now predominately grown for perfume, aromatherapy, culinary dishes and of course tea flavouring! Now that you know a little bit more about one of the world's favourite teas, it's time to get tasting!

We've selected our favourite loose-leaf and bagged Earl Grey teas to try and enjoy in the knowledge that there's an Earl Grey tea to suit every taste!


Special Earl Grey Tea

Our Special Earl Grey loose-leaf tea is a well-loved classic. An aromatic and flavoursome cup it is full-bodied and utterly delicious. Flavoured with Bergamot, this distinctive Indian and Chinese black tea blend is a global favourite which offers a pretty golden-brown cup. Our customers say - "Lovely, vibrant Earl Grey. The Bergamot strength is there, but not overpowering at all – it’s pretty perfect."



Rooibos Earl Grey Tea

Our Rooibos Earl Grey is a delightful Rooibos tea with the citrus lift of Bergamot. If you like Earl Grey but prefer to avoid caffeine, and up your vitamin C intake, this is the tea for you. This tea has a naturally creamy taste which is complemented by the lemony zing of Bergamot.



Sencha Earl Grey Tea

A charming combination of Sencha green tea and Bergamot, this tea blend is here to tantalise the taste buds! The fresh green tea and bergamot flavours are light and refreshing while being flavoursome yet gentle. A must-try for any Earl Grey lover who wants to explore the green tea path! Our customers say - "I’m delighted to have found this tea. I have been drinking it for years. As a green tea nut, I have to say it is among the very best in the world - fresh light and refreshing all year round and top-quality tea too."



Joy of Tea Earl Grey

Our Joy of Tea Earl Grey is a delicious leaf graded Indian black tea flavoured with Bergamot. Intense and vigorous in flavour, the real leaf tea is conveniently bagged in a filter teabag that provides all the space that the tea needs to unfurl to deliver great taste. Each teabag has an innovative clip to hold it in place on your cup or mug while brewing and is individually wrapped in an aroma protection sachet for perfect freshness.



Organic Earl Grey Assam - Leaf Tea Bags

Our organic Earl Grey Assam is a classic flavoured black tea in broken grade quality with many golden tips. The tea combines the delicate sweetness and intense flavour of Assam with lemony fresh notes of Bergamot.



Teavelope Earl Grey 

A delightfully full-bodied Darjeeling black tea blended with the aroma of fresh Bergamot. Each tea bag is individually wrapped in an aroma protection sachet for perfect freshness and intense in flavour. Our customers say, "The best Earl Grey tea I have tasted in teabag form."



Princess Grey

Our Princess Grey is a gentler approach to Earl Grey. A blend of Darjeeling and Chinese Keemun loose-leaf tea with sparkling fresh Bergamot. It is a full-bodied autumn harvest tea which contains orange peel and cornflower petals. Our customers say – "This is the perfect tea for a morning cuppa. Fresh with a hint of citrus and loads of flavour without being harsh. I love this tea; it sets me up for the day!"



High Tea Imperial Earl Grey 

Our Imperial Earl Grey is a well-balanced and refreshing loose-leaf tea with a fragrant citrus twist. A blend of Ceylon and Indian teas, we love this one in the morning. Our customers say – "A very well-balanced Earl Grey rounded off with just the right amount of bergamot orange. This often replaces my standard Earl Grey of an afternoon."



Organic Earl Grey

Our Organic Earl Grey is a fully fermented broken black tea with many golden tips. A delightful blend of sweet Chinese Yunnan with the power and spice of the best Assam teas. The tea is a beautiful red-brown colour with a spicy and full-bodied character with fresh and fruity notes of Bergamot. Available in 100g and 1kg bulk (zero waste) bags. Our customers say - "One of the best Earl Grey teas I've had!"



Earl Grey Collection 

If you want the opportunity to try black, green and rooibos varieties of Earl Grey tea, then this collection is for you! The Collection contains:



Darjeeling Earl Grey – LeafCup Teabags

A gentle Darjeeling tea with aromatic bergamot flavour in large individual LeafCup teabags. The Darjeeling Earl Grey is richly aromatic with the refreshing hints of citrus. Our customers say - "Great real leaf bag tea. I really love it!"




How to Brew The Perfect Cup of Earl Grey Tea?

At Cup of Tea, we have made thousands of cups of tea in our time, and we're still learning about the types of tea used in our Earl Grey range. Many factors can contribute to the overall flavour, aroma and balance of the tea. Things like PH balance of the water, whether is it filtered or not, what additions you may add such as lemon or honey, and even the tea leaf origin - from Darjeeling or Assam can impact the flavour. We've made that many cups that we think hope and pray that we've got the brewing process down to a fine art.


  • Boil freshly poured cold water
  • Place the tea leaves in a tea strainer/teapot
  • Pour the hot water over the leaves
  • Steep the tea for the appropriate amount of time (all our teas come with brewing instructions, and we always use a timer)
  • Strain the tea or discard the leaves
  • Add a slice of lemon, honey or dash of milk
  • Sit back and enjoy!


Serve Black, with Milk?

As a general rule, Earl Grey is usually served black or with honey, sugar and a slice of lemon. In fact, our founder and tea expert Christine Collins suggests that "Earl Grey is actually one of the few teas that works with a little fresh lemon if people prefer a more intense lemon taste".

Yet some folk do love a splash of milk in it too.



Posted by cup of tea admin
1st April 2020

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