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Best Earl Grey Tea - Recommendations

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Smalldogwatchingsquirrels Sat 26-Jan-19 12:49:07

Looking for recommendations - I am cutting down on wine, so happy to splurge on a premium quality. I have been disappointed with teapigs (ok, but not worth the money) and by an loose earl grey that had blue flowers in it (birthday present from DS that I ended up throwing away 🙁).

I am happy with loose tea or bags. Also I know it is sacrilege to some, but I add milk to my Earl Grey.

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ShowOfHands Sat 26-Jan-19 12:52:26


Thepearofwisdom Sat 26-Jan-19 12:54:06

My fave is from Bettys tearoom, you can order online. Clipper organic good also, and Whittards, got that in Waitrose I think x

TheWoollybacksWife Sat 26-Jan-19 12:55:27

I like Clipper Organic Earl Grey tea bags.

HoliestGoat Sat 26-Jan-19 12:59:29

I like Clipper Organic. I've tried a variety including v expensive ones but I don't think they're nicer. Used to love Twinnings but then they changed the recipe 10 years ago and no longer as nice.

I get them individually wrapped - the taste is better when they're fresh.

hairygodmother Sat 26-Jan-19 13:01:31

Best Earl Grey tea by far I have ever had (I only drink EGT) was from the website Nothing But Tea. Truly excellent loose leaf in resealable bag, kept fragrant and delicious until I'd drunk the lot.

hairygodmother Sat 26-Jan-19 13:02:41

Although another vote for the Clipper ones too, if you want teabags.

Alwayscheerful Sat 26-Jan-19 13:04:24

@HoliestGoat if you like the old Twinings Earl Grey I believe it is still available via the Twin8ngs website.

Smalldogwatchingsquirrels Sat 26-Jan-19 13:08:26

Clipper tea seems to be popular, so that’s definitely one to try.

@hairygodmother. The Nothing but tea website looks great. I love that they do samples

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HoliestGoat Sat 26-Jan-19 13:12:53

alwayscheerful alas no, they've a few different versions but they're all a bit 'novelty. sad

Bebelle9 Sat 26-Jan-19 13:18:49

Tregothnan Earl Grey is very good IMHO.

hairygodmother Sat 26-Jan-19 13:19:16

I think the Nothing But Tea is worth it because, whilst a bit more expensive, the prices are not exorbitant and the tea is delicious.

SaintEyning Sat 26-Jan-19 13:22:02

Williamson tea - I get it in Waitrose. Beautiful.

Tamarasnotmyname Sat 26-Jan-19 13:28:21

If you like Earl Grey then you might like M&S Empress Grey too. Slightly zesty but really fresh and light too.

Smalldogwatchingsquirrels Sat 26-Jan-19 13:39:47

@Tamarasnotmyname. I do like the M&S Earl Grey teabags, but haven’t tried the Empress Grey - I like the sound of “zesty”. The only trouble I’d it is a 14 mile round trip to the nearest M&S, so I only go there if I need other stuff as well.

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Celebelly Sat 26-Jan-19 13:58:49

Williamson. By far the nicest I've tried (and I've tried a lot!). They do them in Waitrose and you can get online.

Bayleyf Sat 26-Jan-19 16:29:27

I like Waitrose own. Stronger than most Earl Grey.

MsMightyTitanAndHerTroubadours Sat 26-Jan-19 16:34:54

tesco finest, decaff, it's not too froufrou though, lightly scented

I had some of the earl grey from teapigs and they were making tea with over perfumed potpourri, and I actually took them back to tesco for a refund as the bags were falling open, too expensive to just chuck out

Doyoumind Sat 26-Jan-19 16:42:29

Twinings, though the Aldi one really isn't at all bad. I don't rate Clipper myself.

drspouse Sat 26-Jan-19 20:07:32

I just got some from Jaju Beans and Leaves, and it's in compostable packaging too. And is LUSH.

1poppy1 Sat 26-Jan-19 20:08:34

I like Tesco Finest Earl Grey too, not too strong.

Onatreebyariver Sat 26-Jan-19 20:17:35

Williamson tea from Waitrose or amazon

TheRhythmlessMan Sat 26-Jan-19 22:22:41

I second the M&S Empress Grey. So fine 👌

AhCheeses Sat 26-Jan-19 22:52:01

Ohhh I've found my people 😊
I only drink Earl Grey. Both Tesco Finest and Waitrose own are nice.
I like Twinings 'The Earl' which is sold in Costa but I've never seen it available to buy for at home. It's different to their normal Earl Grey tea.
My favourite 'treat' tea is by Tea Vintage. Lovely silk bags with rolled leaves and pretty little blue flowers...
I was given a box of Fortnum and Mason Duchess Grey teabags by a friend recently. That is really nice, much lighter and fresher than Earl Grey. Nice for a bit of a change but my heart definitely belongs with the Earl.

Bethacus Sun 27-Jan-19 17:47:06

If you like the sound of the M&S empress grey and have a Waitrose near you they do a version called marquess grey. I think it’s got extra citrus in it and I’m rather partial to it.

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