Cream of Earl Grey | Loose Leaf Black Tea | Good Life Tea

Cream of Earl Grey Loose Leaf Black Tea

    USA - For orders above $39
    For most tea orders (up to 8 ounces) the shipping is $3.09.

    We generally ship via US Postal Service first class or priority mail This service can be a quick as overnight and up to 3 days in the lower 48. They even deliver on Saturdays. For 9 ounces and up the postage is $5.39 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 12 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.

    Please contact us for other countries. We can quote you shipping.

  • Steeping Instructions

    1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.   There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter.   If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times. Below are general steeping instructions.  For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
    To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle.  When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.

    Tea Type Steeping Temperature Steeping Time
    White Tea  170-185 F 1-3 minutes
    Green Tea 170-185 F 2-3 minutes
    Oolong Tea 170-190 F 2-3 minutes
    Black Tea 200-212 F 3-5 minutes
    Tisanes 212 F 4-7 minutes

       Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.

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. Cream of Earl Grey is 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.

When searched this tea is mistakenly spelled Cream of Earl Gray. 

Base leaf: Black.
Health properties: Calming properties, immunal support.
Flavor strength: Moderate.
Primary collection is creamy vanilla high range over Bergamot black.
Caffeine: Medium.

Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
Tastes like medicine to me

I love Earl Grey, and thought this would be a pleasant twist on it. The tea leaf blend smells great, but once brewed it tastes like something you shouldn't be drinking. It was very odd, and reminiscent of some kind of medicine. Milk and sugar helped a bit, but I didn't drink the whole cup. I'll see if friends/family like it a bit more than I do.

I love the other teas I've had from this shop so far, so don't let this stop you from trying it. Stick with the sample size though, and not a full bag.

We're sorry you were disappointed, Sandy. Cream of Earl Grey is tied for our second best selling tea but certainly everyone's tastes are different. We carry more than 100 others so let's find the one that you like BEST.
Extremely pleased!

I was looking for a replacement for Teavana Earl Grey Tea and this is equally good, if not better. I especially loved the little hand written inspirational note inside of the tea. It made me smile. I will definitely buy this tea again.

Hi Audrey~ Thanks for your uplifting review. You have made our day!
Love Earl Grey

Love my earl grey. I made some tea for my mom and she loved it. Getting it now for my mom. Perfect birthday present!

Thanks for letting us know, Terry. We hope your Mom was as pleased with the Cream of Earl Grey as you are.
Love my tea time!

I'm married to a Brit and enjoy my Earl Gray Cream Tea with him. My favorite time of day and it tastes so good too!

We're happy you have found a favorite and can share it with your husband. Jackie, you made our day!
Pleasant, but not great

Nice enough as Earl Grey goes, but not nearly as "creamy" as I had hoped.

Frankly, we're a bit surprised at your review of a favorite Good Life Tea. Perhaps you didn't know that the word Cream in the name of the tea doesn't refer to a lactose, but a 'creaminess' of the aroma and flavor of the rather complicated tasting tea.
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