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Recommend me an Earl Grey Tea

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Artisan Fan, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    Fortnum and Mason "Smokey Earl Grey"

    Wonderful stuff. Earl Grey blended with Lapsang Souchong.

    As for everyday stuff, Twinings is the best. I don't know quite how to describe it, but the flavor is a little sharper and brighter than many others, and I like that.
     


  2. IndianBoyz

    IndianBoyz Senior member

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    Lipton pyramid bag Earl Grey. Not too complex, still nice.
     


  3. godofcoffee

    godofcoffee Senior member

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    That's next on my shopping list. Thanks for the rec.

    Beautiful leaves, although the lack of explanation for the blue-ness is kind of unnerving.

    The only thing I can add is that Upton Tea (http://www.uptontea.com/ where I get most of my stock) makes a mean Earl Grey. Twinings tea is typically awful, especially if you get it loose; Lipton is similar or weakly better. Mariage Freres charges you a lot of markup for the snob value, but it's good, and tea is cheap anyway.
     


  4. texas_jack

    texas_jack Senior member

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    Beautiful leaves, although the lack of explanation for the blue-ness is kind of unnerving.
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    It's the cornflower but despite what they say I'd be willing to bet it was added strictly for visual effect.
     


  5. godofcoffee

    godofcoffee Senior member

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    It's the cornflower but despite what they say I'd be willing to bet it was added strictly for visual effect.

    Ah, haha, thanks. That's an error in my reading comprehension. And I agree, I've never had cornflower tea before.
     


  6. MikkoN

    MikkoN Senior member

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    Earl Grey Excelsior. Fantastic blend that produces a deep, dark, strong teeth dyeing brew.
    One of my favorite teas ever.
    Not a blend drinker myself, but with this one I do make an exception.
     


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    fwiffo Senior member

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    I like the Harrod's tins. Am I a wank or is it posh?
     


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    Good old Bigelow for me. Each bag in its own foil envelope.
     


  10. Mandrake9072

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    Uptontea's Extra Bergamont is mentioned frequently. it's on my of list of teas I'll be trying soon.
     


  11. willpower

    willpower Senior member

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    Any fans of this tea blend? Any brands you prefer?
    I drink it every day!
     


  12. VelvetGreen

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    Twinings Earl or Lady Grey.
     


  13. Tangfastic

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    I have just returned from my local supermarket with 200 bags of Twinings 'new improved' Earl Grey blend. The box boasts the approval and signature of the current (6th) Earl Grey and also advertises a new Sunshine Grey blend with extra lemon...

    Taste test shows no great difference to my unsophisticated palette. Still a nice, bright refreshing taste.
     


  14. Biscotti

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    Just go to one of those middle eastern grocery stores and buy a bag full of loose earl grey; even the cheapest option will have a better taste than supermarket t-bags.
     


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