Earl of Grey

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Blender's Notes:

This unique blend takes traditional Earl Grey to the next level by combining the expected bergamot flavoring on full leaf black tea then adding the perfect proportions of other citruses, vanilla, licorice root, and mallow flowers. The result is a captivating aroma and a deep liquor with a well-balanced, smooth, bright, and slightly creamy flavor profile. This tea is for those who like to veer from tradition, explore new ground, and a must for those with fond memories of the orange-creamsicles of childhood. It pairs perfectly with strong cheeses or creme brulee.

Features:

  • Sample = 5 8-oz Servings
  • Tin = 42 8-oz Servings
  • 1 LB Bulk = $0.15 / Serving
  • Boasted Best Earl Grey Ever, by us!
  • Tasty in lattes, cookies, & cocktails

Ingredients: black tea, citrus rind, licorice root, mallow flowers, bergamot, citrus & vanilla flavoring

Alternatively, try our Earl of Grey tea sachets.

Price: $3.00

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Steeping Guide
1 tsp
212°
3-5 mins.
Per 8 oz. water
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Black Tea

  • Uplifiting, yet reduces Stress Hormone Levels
  • Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Viral
  • Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Aging
  • Calorie-free, Fat-free
  • Gluten-free

  • Black Tea is known to banish fatigue, stimulate mental powers, and raise energy levels. It has been shown to reduce stress hormone levels and acts as a nerve sedative, frequently relieving headaches. Black tea contains a number of vitamins considered essential for maintaining health, including Carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, has antioxidant and protective properties, Vitamin B1 and Panothenic Acid, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6.

    Black Tea also contains antioxidants which may help to protect your body from the ravages of aging and environmental effects. Because they are allowed to ferment completely before drying, most black teas are especially rich in those polyphenols which have been shown to be effective against dementia in aging as well as AIDS related dementia. These compounds penetrate the blood brain barrier and have also been found to reduce blood cholesterol levels.

    Black tea is known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties. It can be topically applied to cuts, bruises and burns, and is famous for its sunburn relief and has been shown to have a positive effect on preventing tooth decay and gum disease.

    * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    Irish Earl
    This hot tea toddy is delicious in cool weather.
    Steep EARL OF GREY using 1 tsp tea leaves and 7oz. boiling water. Add 1 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream Liquor and serve hot. For a non–alcoholic version of this drink, substitute 1 oz. table cream or whipped cream plus 1 TBS chocolate syrup and 1 tsp mint syrup for Bailey’s. Makes one 8–oz spiked hot drink.

    Earl of Grey Rub
    Great Rub on Pork & Fish. Finely chop the following ingredients in your blender:

    2 TBS EARL OF GREY
    1 TBS salt
    1 TBS rosemary
    1 TBS garlic granduals
    1 tsp lemon peel
    1 tsp orange peel
    1 tsp ground ginger

    Earl of Grey Smoked Chicken
    SMOKING INGREDIENTS: 3 whole fry chicken, halved & gutted (2–3 lbs each); 4 TBS EARL OF GREY full loose leaves; 2 TBS EARL OF GREY, grounded; 2 TBS salt; 1 TBS pepper; 1 TBS lemon zest; 1 tsp smoked paprika
    SMOKING CHICKEN PREPARATION: Sprinkle EARL OF GREY full loose leaves at base of smoker. Blend EARL OF GREY, (grounded) with salt, pepper & lemon zest together and sprinkle over top of chicken. Place in smoker & cook for 2 hours. Remove from heat and let sit for 20 minutes. Uncover and broil for 5–10 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 5–10 minutes and prepare gravy.
    EARL OF GREY GRAVY INGREDIENTS: 1 TBS olive oil; 1 tsp garlic, minced; 1 tsp smoked paprika; ½ tsp cumin; ½ scallions, finely chopped; ¼ cup soy sauce; ¼ cup sherry; ⅓ cup agave; ½ cup Earl of Grey Concentrate; 1 TBS Balsamic Vinegar; ½ cup of juice from smoked chicken; ½ cup Soy Creamer (optional: heavy cream)
    PREPARATION OF GRAVY: Heat olive oil over a medium heat in small pot. Add garlic, scallions, smoked paprika & cumin and cook for 2–3 minutes. Add soy sauce, sherry, agave, Earl of Grey concentrate & balsamic vinegar. Gently whisk in juice from smoked chicken & heavy cream, lower heat & simmer. Yields: 6 servings, Preparation: 15 minutes, Cook Time: 2½ hours

    Earl of Grey Cookies
    INGREDIENTS: 2 tsp EARL OF GREY (dry leaves, ground); 2 c flour; 2 eggs; 4 oz. (½ c) butter, melted; ½ c cane sugar; 1 TBS decorative sugar crystals; few loose EARL OF GREY tea leaves.
    PREPARATION: Beat the melted butter with the sugar. Add 1 egg, then flour and powdered tea, until you get a homogeneous dough. Form into a ball, wrap in plastic and refrigerate 1 hour. Grease a cookie sheet. Preheat oven to 400F. Beat 2nd egg with 1 TBS water in a small bowl. Roll out the dough to about ¼ in thickness, on a lightly floured surface. Cut out cookies into desired shapes, and place on cookie sheet. Brush with beaten egg mixture. Decorate with loose sugar crystals and tea leaves. Bake about 10 mins or until just golden. Cool on rack and let come to room temperature before serving.

    Bliss Ice Cream
    INGREDIENTS: 2 cups heavy cream; 2 cups whole milk; 4 heaping tsp of EARL OF GREY loose leaf tea; 1/2 cup sugar; small pinch of salt; 5 large egg yolks.
    PREPARATION: Chill your ice cream maker freezer bowl ahead of time. Keep one cup of heavy cream chilled. Combine the other cup of heavy cream with the milk, tea leaves, sugar, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Keep heating until you see little bubbles around the edges, being careful not to scald the cream or let it boil over. Once the bubbles come to the surface, turn the heat off, cover the saucepan, and let the cream steep for about 5 minutes. Next, strain the tea leaves from the cream mixture into a bowl. Add the remaining cup of chilled heavy cream. Stir slowly, but thoroughly. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks. Add a very small amount of the tea cream to the yolks while continuing to whisk quickly, being careful not to allow the yolks to coagulate. Continue adding the tea cream in small amounts, and whisk through until the entire mixture is well blended. Return the entire cream mixture to the saucepan and heat it completely through over very low heat. Keep heating and stirring about 3 to 4 minutes, until the mixture thickens into a custard. Pour the custard into a bowl and let cool. Cover and chill it for at least 2 hours, or overnight. Turn the chilled tea custard into ice cream, following your ice cream maker's instructions. For a firmer ice cream, return it to the freezer for more chill time after the churn. Enjoy! Yields: 1.5 quarts.

    Earl of Grey Gelato
    INGREDIENTS: 1 ¾ c. whole milk and ¼ c. heavy cream OR 1 ½ c. fat-free Half & Half and ½ c. low-fat milk; 1/3 c. sugar; 2 TBS corn starch; 1 ½ TBS EARL OF GREY tea leaves. For the fruit swirl (optional): ½ c. blueberries (or fruit of choice); 1 TBS sugar, 1 tsp corn starch.
    PREPARATION: Pour 1 ¼ cup whole and ¼ cup of cream into a heavy saucepan. Add the sugar and heat over medium heat until near boiling. Remove from heat, add tea leaves and steep for 6 minutes. Strain out the tea leaves. Add the corn starch to the remaining ½ cup of milk and whisk to combine. Pour this into the saucepan and whisk to combine. Return to heat over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon to make sure the milk doesn't burn. Once the mixture is the consistency of thin gravy, take it off the heat and put it in a bowl to cool to room temperature then put the bowl in the refrigerator to cool completely. Follow your ice cream maker's directions to freeze the gelato, then when it's finished, swirl in the blueberry mixture with a spatula, if desired. To make the swirl, just combine the ingredients in a saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly and crush the blueberries, making sure the corn starch blends in well. Increase the heat to medium and cook, stirring continuously, until the sauce has thickened. Cool to room temperature then keep it in the fridge until you're ready to use. Yields: two cups.

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    I love this tea and the addition of citrus and vanilla really compliment the bergamot! The only reason I gave it 4 stars is that I find the bergamot a bit over-powering - this is a plus for some people though! For me, I mix it with the Ceylon or another black tea, and it perfect with milk, or without!—Melissa
    I have never been a huge fan of Earl Grey tea until now. Absolutely delicious! —Mateo
    The bergamot ruined this one for me. Reminds me of a very old perfume. If it was the orange flavor alone, I think I would enjoy it.—Brigette Sumeraj
    I have never liked Earl Grey tea - could not stand the taste, but tried out the sampler, and was surprised at how good this tea is! It is my favorite go to tea in the morning!!! LOVE IT!!!—Marie Levesque
    My husband hates Earl Grey tea, so I brewed him some of this without telling him what it was. Later I asked him if he liked it and he responded "yes". I haven't told him what he was drinking yet but will when I brew him another cup. Thanks Tea Spot, for the suggestion! The Assam tea is good also.—Patricia
    My favorite tea ever. So smooth and delicious, and just the right amount of caffeine!—Bonnie
    I love this tea whether it's like the "original" Earl Grey or not. The flavors help get me started in the morning which says a lot to a confirmed night owl.—Nedra
    Earl Grey is my favorite tea and this is the best I've ever had. The Tea Spot has a new loyal customer.—Audra Sparks
    You won't find a more distinct variety of Earl of grey, sweet interesting flavors...you can not put it into words but you MUST try it! it will not dissapoint!—Nicole Kohler
    I have been battling gastro intestinal issues for the past 3 years. Recently my family turned me on to drinking loose leaf tea, and I can say that I truly believe your tea has helped me battle my stomach issues. Since drinking your Earl Grey and Meditative Mind I have not only found it easier to eat food, but am regaining my appetite and putting weight back on. You have made my life better through your products. Thank you—Dan Sorenson
    I am going to have to mix in some Earl Grey from another tea store to make this usable. Too much cream and not enough tea!—Catherine Cissell
    How have I been missing out on this for so long? I always thought I knew what Earl Grey was, but this is as if it was brought to Earth by an alien race....other worldly! The tin aroma is intoxicating, and those 3 minutes of brew time seem an eternity. I scald my mouth every time as I cannot even wait for it to cool enough before putting its splending flavor to my lips. A++++ fantastic!!—Robert McGrady
    I just received my sample for this, oh my goodness, I am in heaven! It smelled so delicious steeping I could hardly wait 5 minutes for it to be ready. My new favorite tea! I'm ordering more right now!—Rhaya Johnson
    The best, the smoothest, the most interesting Earl Grey ever. My wife brought this home one afternoon and I found quickly I could not possibly live without it. Thanks to Pier 1 for offering this exceptional tea for a while so I could locate The Tea Spot on line. You owe it to yourself to take a sip of this captivating, truly excellent tea. To me, the mallow flower adds the really relaxing tones. Dreamcicle? Maybe.—michael gaffney
    My mom used to make me drink Lipton Earl Grey at tea time, but this tea bears no resemblance to that watered down drink from my childhood. The TeaSpot’s Earl Grey is robust and flavorful. Two thumbs up. —Sondra Langham
    Wow, I hate to go against the grain here, but I wasn't enamored with this tea. The thing is, I love Earl Grey tea, and this just departed with tradition too much. It's good tea, but Earl Grey it really isn't. A bit more like Orange Peko if you ask me.—Bill Buchanan
    I absolutely love this Earl Grey tea. I would actually give up coffee for this delicious tea! The smell the taste. It is wonderful!—Cynthia Zabilla
    I was a little hesitant when that first pound of tea got here - had quite a strong citrus scent. Nothing like a taste test, though, and it's quite mellow, not at all too citrusy. Highly recommended.—Carole Blaney
    While I think it tastes fine, it really isn't too 'Earl Grey' to me because of the overpowering vanilla.—Margaret Halloran
    This Earl Grey blew my socks off! It's so amazingly well balanced and blended. Nothing but smooth flavor and aroma.—Mandy L
    If you love bergamot (as I do), you will love this tea, no matter what it is called. It has a distinctive flavor to round out your tea collection.—Kristina
    I stopped drinking coffee because this tea is so good. I actually prefer Lady Grey over traditional Earl Grey (Lady Grey is basically Earl Grey with citrus added in case you haven't tried it), so the Tea Spot's version of Earl Grey with citrus and vanilla was straight up my alley. I especially like it with a touch of milk or cream. I don't always drink Earl Grey, but when I do, I prefer The Tea Spot's Earl Grey.—Christopher Kennel
    Really the most disappointing Earl Grey experience I have ever had. Vanilla has no place in this blend. I tried to learn to appreciate it for the first 1/4 of the tin but failed. I retired the last 3/4 of the tin and went back to another brand.—Lee
    This is the most intoxicating tea I've ever experienced! I am totally hooked!!—Wendy
    This is the smoothest earl grey I've ever have. I think this is the same as the Earl Grey ala Russe that was at the teaspot store, probably their most popular tea. Best tea on their list.—andy
    This is the best earl grey tea I've ever had. It's what hooked me on to The TeaSpot teas. First the tin is super cute. Then you open it and the sweet bouquet of bergamot is heavenly. When it's brewed that aroma translates into a wonderful flavor. Bravo! Once you try this, you'll never be able to drink a teabag earl grey again!—MariLisa