If you are fan of Earl Grey and have not tried this, you are in for a treat. Earl Grey Cream has a taste that is smooth with vanilla overtones which stand out above the premium bergamot flavor the signature taste of Earl Grey. Our flavoury Earl Grey mellowed with a delicious creamy taste. An excellent all day tea with a superb finish.
Ingredients: black tea, cornflower petals, natural flavors
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Purchase: Zen Tea
Suggested Brewing Tips
Serving Size: 2 teaspoons per 8 ounces
Water Temp: 212°F
Steep Time: 4 minutes
I've been slowly making updates to the site, which means going back through everything I've ever written. It's a daunting task to sort through 2+ years of writing, but as I've gone through my old posts I've discovered something— I haven't shared some of my favorite teas with you. I decided to remedy this at the first convenient moment (which fortunately for you is today.) So without further ado, here is my all-time favorite Earl Grey Cream tea, from Zen Tea.
What I enjoy most about this tea is the scent, it smells pleasantly of vanilla, which never fails to pick me up when I'm tired or not feeling well. After five weeks on the road (with a small child in tow) in the middle of allergy season, I'm feeling both tired and a bit run down. It's great to finally be home, now if only I could stop sneezing long enough to finish unpacking.
Until my allergy attack has passed, much of my work is at a stand-still. It's impossible to work on developing recipes when you can't taste anything and even harder to write about the nuances of a great cup of tea (which is why today was the day to pull out an old favorite.) This is one of those rare teas that feels like someone blended it specifically with my tastes in mind. I love a strong Earl Grey and this one has nice brisk notes from the bergamot that are slightly tempered by the sweetness from the vanilla. From the first sip I was in love, which is why you'll always find a 200g (7oz) package of it sitting on my kitchen counter.
My Rating: 94/100
Would I order this again? Yes. Try this hot, iced, or as a latte— it's excellent no matter how you choose to enjoy it.