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.
Health properties: Calming properties, Immunol support.
Flavor strength: Moderate.
Primary collection is creamy vanilla high range over Bergamot black.
I love earl gray, so I was very excited to try this one. It lives up to its name of having a rich, creamy flavor, with some vanilla (to my tastebuds), so the tea is sweeter than a usual earl gray. However, you can still taste the earl gray base underneath, which makes the tea bold. I would always be hit with the cream flavor first, then the earl gray came next, which made for a very delightful drinking experience. Never too sweet or strong; I found it perfectly balanced. I can't stop drinking it!
Thank you for conveying your observations of Cream of Earl Grey. It certainly is a fan favorite and you join many, many of our customers in describing their feelings about it.
Cream of Earl Grey Loose Leaf Black Tea
Thanks for the stars--we couldn't ask for more!!
It is my spot on spot on tea that I look forward to first thing after prayers every morning.
In these days of uncertainty, everyone needs a personal tradition to help center them. Having a cup of tea after prayers sounds like a perfect activity. Thank you for your inspirational review of an excellent tea.