Perfect Earl Grey - we liked this variety better than superior Earl Grey. Light touch of bergamot. Complex rich taste
We have drunk Earl Grey loose leaf tea for many years, and have tried many brands. I bought some of the "regular" a few months ago as I was ordering the Chocolate & Ginger as a Christmas present and thought I'd try the Earl Grey while I was placing the order. We were really pleased with our purchase - in fact delighted. The tea is excellent quality, and for us is just the right strength. The service was first class (loved the little extras such as the mats and the free samples) and the delivery very fast (and we live in deepest Devon, so miles from Edinburgh). I've just received my second order - this time we're trying the "Earl Grey Superior" - which must be amazing if the regular was so good. I'm so glad I found you!!
A lovely tea that releases warm, honied, fragrant flavours and scents as you drink it!
Tea preferences are, to a large extent, a matter of taste! Thought it might be useful to give my opinion on what the difference is between the 2 Earl Greys. They are both good. A lot of teas I've tried have a "dusty" taste - these don't. You can taste the Assam tea in the 'regular' Earl Grey (a slightly malty/stronger brew) and it's got quite a strong bergamont taste. The "superior" is lighter/more subtle but also very good. I can't say i prefer one over the other. It depends what I feel like. But I would recommend the tea and the Shibui service.
Love this tea! I I have only bought it in 100g pack so far as am trying to go plastic free. The delivery was super fast and I loved the free trial teabags.
My favourite for breakfast. Really excellent Earl Grey.
The table below shows the approximate brewing/infusing times for the different tea types.
It assumes around a 2.5 to 3g serving but it is not an exact science so experiment to find the perfect brew time to suit you.
It is best to use freshly boiled water - so if you've got some water left in your kettle from before - pour it out and start again!
|Tea Type||Approx Brewing Time (mins)||Water Temperature|
If you don't have a fancy kettle which heats the water to different temperatures then a tip to for brewing green & white teas is to put the boiling water into the teapot or mug first and then add the tea. It will have cooled down a bit just by touching the cold teapot. That's what I do anyway...