This is a must have tea in your stash. Always have some on hand.
One of the most enduringly loved and widespread teas is certainly a ripe candidate for variation. And so we have Cream of Early Grey, a wonderful and silky take on the incredibly popular Earl Grey stalwart. But we'll not leave you guessing: the difference is melting sweetness; vanilla and floral, and it beautifully and without overwhelming, answers the question: how could Earl Grey possibly be improved?
Earl Grey's distinguishing element is Bergamot, the citric oil whose sharp-sweet enriching flavor seems designed to cling to steam and heat itself as they rise up through a perfect hot cuppa. The simplicity of Earl Grey can be appreciated in how the Bergamot naturally matches the plain black at-home warmth of the drink. Any additional flavor, it might follow, would do well to also provide a mellowing layer rather than a bold new charge.
Vanilla, whose connotative meaning belies the potency of the bean, is both rich and gentle. Cream of Earl Grey really is, therefore, a variation and not a new category. An enrichment, if you will. A modestly sugared floral whose dried parcel is an utterly beautiful mound of cornflower blue and marigold yellow over black leaves.
Cream of Earl Grey is decadent and accessible. Cream of Earl Grey is the people's tea, and an elite cup, a rarity and yet entirely expected upon tasting, a surprise that seems, when enjoyed, almost inevitable.
Our Cream of Earl Grey is a great substitute for Teavana's Earl Grey Creme.
Ingredients - Black Tea, Bergamot, Vanilla, Orange Peels and Cornflower petalsBase leaf: Black.
I always drink this in the morning with a little bit of honey. Wonderfully smooth with enough caffeine to kick off your day.
Emily, you are in good company liking Cream of Earl Grey as it is one of our most popular teas. Have you tried it with lavender? That is a similar but so different taste. Yummmm!
I absolutely love this as a much needed way to unwind and relax at the end of the day. The flavor and taste is wonderful...it is my favorite tea to drink!
You have discovered a favorite! May you continue to enjoy it for ages to come!
I agree it's carries a bit of perfume - but I love it, as is, and look forward to it as my special morning treat.
Karen, you have found a tea that is treasured by many. We all need a treat these days. Sip on!