earl grey tea

A symphony of robust Assam leaves with a light liquoring of cold-pressed, Italian Bergamot citrus. Our blend of this classic tea has been carefully crafted to define how an Earl Grey should taste. Deeply aromatic with a bold flavor.
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Earl Grey Tea

Customer Reviews

Steeping Guidelines

Steep for 3-5 minutes,  208°F 

For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.

Ingredients

organic Indian Assam black tea, natural orange flavors, natural bergamot flavor, organic cornflower blossoms

Caffeine Level

Robust
Robust

Certifications

Fair Trade Certified, USDA Organic

Fair Trade Certified USDA Organic
Earl Grey Tea
Assam tea from northeastern India and bergamot from Italy

Did You Know?

Bergamot is a small citrus fruit with a protruding nub like a navel orange. Earl Grey tea is flavored with oil made from bergamot peel, and has a distinctive taste loved by many. Earl Grey tea is named after Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl Grey and Prime Minister of England from 1830-1834. Legend has it that he received bergamot flavored tea as a gift after one of his men had rescued the son of a Chinese mandarin from drowning.

More Info

Tea Type:  Special blend organic black tea leaves blended with natural Italian bergamot oil

Origin:  Assam / Sewpur, India

Tea Forté Earl Grey is an exceptional blend of stunningly superb Organic Assam tea leaves infused with cold pressed Italian Bergamot oil from the citrus fruit grown in Bergamo, Italy. Considered to be one of the most popular teas in the West, and likely the most popular flavored tea in the world, we’ve made this an even greater grey with a sprinkling of Organic cornflowers to create a rich, full-bodied cup for those who enjoy their tea with milk for the perfect classic.

The natural citrus oil is pressed from the peel of the Bergamot citrus fruit and gives Earl Grey its distinctive taste and aroma.

Organic cornflowers and natural orange flavor.

Tasting Notes:

  • Flavor: bright and balanced, with lively citrus freshening flavor with floral undertones on a full bodied base
  • Aroma: subtle and light, offering up the flamboyance of the bergamot
  • Infusion: dark, coppery, with blue cornflower petals for added visual charm
  • Strength: full bodied

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Event Box

earl grey tea event box

48 pyramid infusers

$56.00
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Loose Leaf Tea Canister

earl grey tea loose leaf tea canister

35-50 servings

$15.00
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One Pound Loose Tea Pouch

earl grey tea one pound loose tea pouch

160 servings

$60.00
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Presentation Box

earl grey tea presentation box

20 pyramid infusers

$30.00
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petite presentation box black tea assortment

black tea assortment petite presentation box

two pyramid infusers each: Earl Grey, Black Currant, English Breakfast, Estate Darjeeling, Orchid Vanilla

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$17.00
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presentation box black tea assortment

black tea assortment presentation box

four pyramid infusers each: Black Currant, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Estate Darjeeling, Orchid Vanilla

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$30.00
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single steeps® tea chest single steeps tea chest

single steeps tea chest single steeps® tea chest

28 pre-portioned pouches, one of each blend: African Solstice, Apricot Amaretto, Blood Orange, Blueberry Merlot, Bombay Chai, Caramel Nougat, Chamomile Citron, Cherry Marzipan, Coconut Chocolate Truffle, Coconut Mango Colada, Cucumber Mint, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Ginger Lemongrass, Green Mango Peach, Honey Yuzu, Jasmine Green, Lychee Coconut, Mojito Marmalade, Peach Brûlée, Peach Rhubarb Preserve, Sencha, Swiss Apple, Tangerine Rosemary, Tupelo Honey Fig, White Ginger Pear, White Cinnamon Sage, Wild Apple Ginger

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$28.00
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single steeps® single steeps® sampler

single steeps® sampler single steeps®

three each of the following organic blends: Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Chamomile Citron, Green Mango Peach, Ginger Lemongrass

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$15.75
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tea chest tea chest tea tasting assortment

tea chest tea tasting assortment tea chest

40 pyramid infusers, two infusers each of: African Solstice, Black Currant, Blueberry Merlot, Bombay Chai, Chamomile Citron, Citrus Mint, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Estate Darjeeling, Formosa Oolong, Ginger Lemongrass, Green Mango Peach, Hazelnut Truffle, Jasmine Green, Lemon Sorbetti, Orchid Vanilla, Raspberry Nectar, Sencha, White Ambrosia, White Ginger Pear

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$55.00
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large gift tin tea tasting assortment

tea tasting assortment large gift tin

three pyramid infusers each: Black Currant, Earl Grey, Jasmine Green, White Ginger Pear, Chamomile Citron

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$25.00
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medium gift tin tea tasting assortment

tea tasting assortment medium gift tin

one pyramid infuser each: Black Currant, Earl Grey, Jasmine Green, White Ginger Pear, Chamomile Citron, Raspberry Nectar

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$13.00
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petite presentation box tea tasting assortment

tea tasting assortment petite presentation box

one pyramid infuser each: Earl Grey, Black Currant, Green Mango Peach, Jasmine Green, White Ambrosia, White Ginger Pear, African Solstice, Chamomile Citron, Ginger Lemongrass, Raspberry Nectar

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$17.00
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presentation box tea tasting assortment

tea tasting assortment presentation box

two pyramid infusers each: Black Currant, Earl Grey, Green Mango Peach, Jasmine Green, White Ambrosia, White Ginger Pear, African Solstice, Chamomile Citron, Ginger Lemongrass, Raspberry Nectar

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$30.00
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Customer Reviews (106) Write a review

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser A classic

Earl Grey has been my go to choice for years. Receiving a couple Tea Forte bags from a friend I found it to be a perfect blend and have since placed orders for, and enjoyed, both tea bags and loose tea. It's great when I can brew a pot and enjoy its flavor on a weekend morning when there's no reason to rush. It deserves to be savored.

02/22/17 | Anne, Scotch Plains, NJ

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser LOVE This Tea

I just started drinking tea at the age of 45 and I am LOVING this tea. It has a lovely bouquet. I could drink this all day long. This is my favorite for sure.

02/22/17 | Heidi, Cypress, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Never tried anything better!!

Full, rich taste. Very strong and satisfying. I am an old time tea drinkers do was always on a search of a perfect cup of earl grey. No more!

02/21/17 | Svetlana, Brooklyn, NY

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love this tea

02/21/17 | ron, INDIO, CA

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Excellent Earl Grey

02/21/17 | Barrister, LOUISVILLE, KY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Earl Grey Tea

I am a former very dedicated coffee drinker who woke up one day and found that coffee just wasn't working for me any more. I was not a big fan of tea prior to that time, but soon started trying various black teas as I still wanted some caffeine. I eventually found that Earl Grey was my drink of choice and I started ordering Tea Forte and have never looked back! It is the best of the Earl Grey selections on the market.

02/21/17 | Donna, Santa Cruz, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Best Earl Grey

By far the best Earl Grey tea I've ever tasted!

02/21/17 | Maria, PRINCETON, NJ

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Earl grey has always been my favorite black tea, I rejoiced finding Tea Forte formula it is by far the best !!!

02/20/17 | joann, parkville, MD

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser All Times Favorite

Earl Grey has always been my favorite, but Tea Forte Earl Grey is simply the best.

02/19/17 | Mrs, Carmichael, CA

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Earl Grey tea is the perfect tea for first thing in the morning on late in the afternoon when you need a pick me up!

02/17/17 | Cierra, Rushville, IN

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Favourite Earl Grey

I love the citrus floral flavour of this tea. It is lovely with just a touch of sugar. I do much prefer this loose leaf version of it. Its full and robust in flavour and my go to morning tea.

02/16/17 | Christina, littleton, CO

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Best Earl Grey Ever

I love Earl Grey tea and this is by far the best I have ever tasted and its organic

02/14/17 | Jackie, Austin, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser By far the best!

My husband drinks tea all the time. He has tried many different varieties and has found Tea Forte is the best flavor!

02/14/17 | Melanie, Shell Knob, MO

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My husband really enjoys.

02/13/17 | Lisa, Urbanna, VA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser The Best Tea

Always my go to tea, with bright bergamot flavor and aroma. Great pick me up for the afternoon "tireds".

02/13/17 | Clare, Santa Cruz, CA

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Love this tea, it's my everyday staple, slight aroma, the perfect vapors to wake up to.

02/11/17 | Vanessa, Brooklyn, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My addiction

This is still my main-stay, everyday. I love it and never get tired of it. This has the boldest bergamot flavor I've found in a strong black tea that isn't bitter.

02/11/17 | Patricia, WESTFORD, MA

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Lovely aroma! Perfect in the afternoon with a cookie!

02/11/17 | Donna, Dover, NH

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Best Earl grey tea

I love the aroma of the earl grey tea, some other brand I tried are too bitter but not this one, love it!

02/10/17 | Yen, Flushung, NY

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Good

02/10/17 | Stephanie, Arlington, VA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Very flavorful.

I am really enjoying the full bodied flavor of this Earl Grey tea, esp. now in combination with the steeping cup and infuser, which is convenient and keeps my tea very warm.

02/10/17 | randi, Hewlett, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser The best Earl Grey

I first had this tea at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton Park Canada. It was at a high tea and I've always been a fan of Earl Grey, but many overdo the bergamot. This tea was smooth and good black or with cream and sugar.

02/10/17 | Donald, Edwardsville, IL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Good Earl Grey

Sometimes, if I want to adjust the strength of my Earl Grey, I will use the loose leaf tea instead of the bags. It's the same smooth taste, but you are able to adjust it for strength.

02/10/17 | Donald, Edwardsville, IL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser High Quality

This is a really nice tea. High quality Earl Grey.

02/10/17 | Karen, St. Clair Shores, MI

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser earl grey tea bag

love the tea bag design. earl grey is my favorite tea. great to share the tea with my friend at party time.

02/10/17 | Anna, Arcadia, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser Good

Good

02/10/17 | Lois, Las Vegas, NV

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser This is the best

This is the best Earl Grey around

02/09/17 | Linda, Clayton, NC

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Goooood~~~!

good aroma, smooooth taste, I think Tea Forte Earl grey is world best tea !!

02/09/17 | JUNG HYUN, Gardena, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser You will love

You will love the smell of it even without opening the. LC. And the event box is definitely a very good deal.

02/09/17 | Maggie, Portland, OR

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Best

I am so glad I found this Earl Grey Tea. 15 long years I tried to find an Earl Grey that comes close to the quality and taste of the Earl Grey Tea I used to buy in a tiny tea shoppe in Germany. Everything so far left me in want - until I discovered Tea Forte's Earl Grey. In my opinion THE best that is out there. Try it, you won't be sorry.

02/09/17 | Gabriela, Beaverton, OR

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser So good!

Used the box for a large party - huge success!

02/09/17 | Inna, Rockville, MD

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The best Earl Grey tea hands down

02/09/17 | Lee, Snowflake, AZ

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Flavorful!

The Bergamot really shines through!

02/09/17 | tamara, durango, CO

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser A fine Earl Grey

Of all the Earl Grey Teas that I have tried the Tea Forte loose Early Grey is by far the most enjoyable and consistent in quality and flavor.

02/09/17 | Mark, Annapolis, MD

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Perfect gift

My Dad loves it, so I buy it time and again!

02/09/17 | Irina, Brooklyn, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser I am an Earl Grey Connoisseur

And I love this tea! Great flavor, nice bouquet. I love a cup of this in the morning to start my day.

02/09/17 | Janice, Mount Sidney, VA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser This is my go to tea every morning

This is my go to tea every morning

02/09/17 | sharon, HOLLYWOOD, FL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Best Earl Grey

Fresh and delicious.

02/09/17 | Joslyn, Garden City, KS

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Best value

Best value

02/09/17 | alina, federal way, WA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My favorite

My favorite

02/09/17 | alina, federal way, WA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser amazing

wonderful strong Earl Grey flavor, love it

02/09/17 | Bill, San Marcos, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Ice tea, too!

One earl grey tea bag pyramid makes the perfect ice tea over a 24oz tumbler of ice!

02/09/17 | Roseann, Holland, PA

infuser infuser infuser infuser nice

I'm not a big black tea drinker, but this is a good one

02/09/17 | Alissa, Ashland, OR

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One of my favorites :)

02/09/17 | Judy, Mountain View, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Outstanding flavor - Earl Grey Tea - best I have ever tasted!

My sister's favorite tea is Earl Grey especially a delicious cup while reading a book. Her 60th birthday was coming up in January and I wanted to give her something special she would enjoy. I ordered a total of 60 Earl Grey Tea Bags that came in three Presentation Boxes (20 tea bags in each box). I also baked her favorite Biscotti and mailed them to her (she lives in another state). Everything was perfect and arrived on time. Soon we will be together to celebrate in person and we will both have a cup of delicious Tea Forte Earl Grey tea together.

02/09/17 | Christine, River Forest, IL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My Favorite Tea

Love the Earl Grey tea. I use it for both ice tea and hot tea. Wonderful robust flavor that works great for both!

02/09/17 | Beejay, Corpus Christi, TX

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Absolutely amazing flavor

02/09/17 | Catalina, Moorpark, CA

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I love my earl gray and am quite picky with it, this one definitely wins!

02/09/17 | Jessica, Sylva, NC

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Earl Grey

A classic tea with great taste and aroma!

02/09/17 | Robert, Leander, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser one of the best Earl Grey tea

I like the fact that the tea is organically grown. The tea has an intense and delicious flavor.

02/09/17 | Daniel, Boca Raton, FL

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I love the ease of the pyramid packaging. This is the best tea that I have found.

02/09/17 | Jim, Bluffton, SC

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Very nice aroma ....

Excellent aroma and distinctive Earl Grey flavor. My personal favorite.

02/09/17 | Frank, Williamsburg, VA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Fabulous flavor!

This is the first Earl Grey I've had in years in bags that actually tastes like Earl Grey. I'm looking forward to other teas from Tea Forte.

02/09/17 | Cynthia, Richmond, VA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Elegant tea

We no longer have to hide the tea bag and can truly enjoy the flavour of earl Grey Tea. I purchased this as a gift and my friend is over the moon with it. The elegant packaging means we no longer have to hide the tea bag. You halve truly taken drinking tea to new heights.

02/09/17 | NORMA, Glendale, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Best Earl Grey anywhere

I've had many versions of Earl Grey tea over the years, and Tea Forte's is one of the best. There is an herbal, almost grassy quality in the tea flavoring that just sets it apart from the others. Delicious.

02/09/17 | Sarah, Manchester, NH

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I always keep some on hand for when English Breakfast just isn't enough.

02/09/17 | Bradley, Pelham, AL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Earl Grey - a classic

I love Early Grey - Tea Forte' has the best.

02/09/17 | JOHANNA, MAYFIELD, KY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser The best

I have tried every possible earl grey tea. Without a doubt this is the best tasting tea. I take it everywhere and tell everyone I know!!

02/09/17 | Shari, NORWALK, CT

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Best Earl Grey

This tea is so good. My favorite earl grey.

02/09/17 | Allan, Phoenix, AZ

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser The perfect earl gray

Tea Forte's Earl Gray tea is a welcomed start to the day. I thoroughly enjoy its robust taste. Over the years, I have tried many different early gray teas from different companies, but this still remains my favorite.

02/09/17 | Deborah, Warren, NJ

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My favorite

Simply one of the best Earl Gray Teas

02/09/17 | Paul, Blue Ridge, GA

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Best flavor ..terrific packaging Enjoying!!

01/12/17 | sandra, MERRICK, NY

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Good

01/07/17 | Elena, Aventura, FL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Possibly the best EG

Been an EG drinker for years. Started off with Twinings & Stash which were fair 101 intros. Have bought others over the years which were pretty tepid. Thought Republic was pretty good but only found bags which for me, limits the brewing capacity. Teavana is okay. I was in Claremont, CA over the holidays at a coffee & tea spot (Tocaja) & ordered an EG, expecting something pedestrian when lo & behold, I had my socks knocked off!! The first thing I noticed was that it didn't taste synthetic. (Think we get a lot of "filler" in most flavored teas). Then the notes; nicely balanced between black tannins, the citrus quality isn't just bergamot. I am going to call you out, FT. I think the secret miracle ingredient is orange blossom. You can pick this up just from the nose of a canister. I bought my first (& definitely not last TF canister) from the proprietor on the spot. Am your latest fan & am looking forward to trying more of your blends.

01/07/17 | Julie, Chatsworth, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser Nice brew

I like drink Earl Grey in the mornings and this is a satisfying blend.

01/01/17 | Rhonda, Piedmont, MO

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Have loved this tea and its smooth flavor.

12/27/16 | Marsha, Harrisburg, OR

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Nice tea in a nice gift box

This tea is my favorite. It is always packaged in a nice gift box if you decide to give it as a gift instead of for yourself. The fragrance is wonderful and it makes for a great cup of Earl Grey.

12/27/16 | KAREN, AURORA, CO

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Favorite Tea

Earl Grey has always been a favorite and I enjoy it best loose leaf. I use filtered water for my beverages so the usual chlorinated tap water doesn't interfere with the flavors. This has the right amount of bergamot for my tastes. It is perfect with milk and honey and I drink it every day. The canister is perfect for keeping the tea fresh.

12/14/16 | Andrea, Wilmington, NC

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Fragrant and tasty

Can never go wrong with earl grey that is this quality.

12/09/16 | Nasa, Plymouth, MN

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Enjoyable!!!

Good tea! Good taste and aroma!

12/07/16 | Tatsiana, Furlong, PA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser fragrant and full bodied

This Earl Grey is my favorite!

12/06/16 | Mary Clarke, Carmichael, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser A treat

We drink this one every Sunday afternoon with our dessert. I've made Earl Grey shortbread cookies, too.

11/07/16 | Margo, La Grange, IL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Always tasty!

Love this Earl Grey tea!

10/05/16 | Celia, Santa Cruz, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Good stuff

Good flavor, good value.

10/05/16 | Edward, Sand Springs, OK

infuser infuser infuser infuser Excellent flavour

I really enjoy the Earl Grey, some of the best I have had!! One disappointment is that the company chooses to have their tea packaged in China.

10/03/16 | Robin, Ridgecrest, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Classic

Amazing flavor and the perfect Earl Grey.

08/16/16 | Hagle, Marietta, GA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Perfect...!!

Absolutely fabulous...highly, highly recommend!!

05/26/16 | Debra, Glendale, AZ

infuser This was once my favorite tea

And whatever happened to the recipe has rendered it literally undrinkable. It smelled bad. It tasted bad. I got in touch with customer support and they're refunding my money and checking the batch to see if there was something wrong with it but they said they have changed the recipe. I don't know why when it was the best cup of Earl Grey tea I've ever tasted. Not any more :(

05/25/16 | Leanne, San Diego, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Wonderful!

Love this Earl Grey, such a wonderful taste and aroma, The best Earl Grey I've had, highly recommend it. Love the option to buy it via the event box, great packaging and value.

05/15/16 | Christine, Allentown, PA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My husband's favorite

My husband loves your earl grey tea

05/12/16 | Jana, Wichita, KS

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Love this tea, the best Earl Grey I have tasted.

05/11/16 | Jon, Martinsville, IN

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I purchased this tea today and brewed a cup. I have had Earl Grey tea before, but this was the most disgusting beverage I have tasted in my 74-1/2 years. I forced myself to drink about half the cup and then threw away the rest. The entire canister will see the trash by tomorrow. I am retired and a loss of $16.00 will hurt. I will no longer waste any more money on Tea Forte. Do not use my name in this review - you can use MRM.

05/05/16 | Margaret, I choose not to give my location., NH

infuser I guess TeaForte took the complaints about it being too strongly flavored to heart

Of a 4 tea assortment box I was gifted, this was the type I most looked forward to. Sadly, I don't I could pick it out of a blind taste test. Who ever says that about an Earl Grey? I can barely convince myself there's bergamot in this, so I'm surprised by all the complaints that it is so strongly flavored. It would seem Tea Forte took those complaints and ran in the other direction. Bummer.

03/13/16 | Andrea, Seattle, WA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Love the Aroma and the Flavor

I love this tea! I received some as a Christmas gift in 2014 and now purchase it by the pouch! The aroma is calming to me and the flavor is brisk! Thank you!

02/02/16 | Debbie, Annapolis, MD

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By far the BEST Earl Grey I have ever had. Totally love it. You do have to watch your steeping time and amount of tea used but once mastered the level I like absolutely love it.

12/17/15 | Cynthia, Country Club, MO

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Strong and lovely!

This is the strongest bergamot Earl Grey I've found - and I couldn't love it more! I crave this tea, and it makes the morning worth getting up for! An incredible surprise was finding that the piece of dark chocolate I had thrown into the tin (for lack of a quick place to stash it) had soaked up the flavor of the tea. It was transformed into an unbelievable Earl Grey Chocolate. I now keep a rotation of small chocolate pieces in the bottom of the tin (under the liner) for emotional sustenance. It takes about a week for the chocolate to soak up the flavor; the longer, the better. Absolutely awesome!

08/18/15 | Pat, W'ford, MA

infuser Overpowering Bergamot, Off Flavors and Odors

After reading all the rave reviews about this tea I was excited to try it. I used a Single Steep in my Kati cup and let it steep for 4 minutes. The first thing I noticed was an off-putting, chrysanthemum-like odor that was almost reminiscent of insecticide. The taste was no better. As a Tea Forte fan and an Earl Grey lover, I appreciate bergamot, but this was overpowering and it almost tasted soapy. Sugar and cream didn't help. It left a sour aftertaste that I actually had to wash down with a sweet cola soda to get it out of my mouth. Very disappointing, would not buy it again.

06/10/15 | Jeff, Nunda, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Best tea i've ever had.

I got the Earl Grey loose leaf tea canister from a site recommendation from my tea-obsessed friend, and I see why he loves it so much. The earl grey from TeaForte surpasses every other earl grey I've ever tried, by so, so much. The simplistic yet elegant process of preparing this tea from the convenient and surprisingly decorative canister is so satisfying. And you're rewarded after a successful brew with a nice, refreshing cup of hot goodness. The dark, brown-red colour mixed with the enticing citrus-like taste is simply overwhelming. This is the greatest tea I've ever had and I'm sure this website has much more to offer, I will certainly be purchasing this again.

05/14/15 | Lucas, Mason, OH

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Best so far!

This is the best Earl Gray I've had. I love being able to see the little flowers in my cup while steeping. Smells good and taste great!

04/08/15 | Jennifer, Ocean Isle Beach, NC

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Delicious

I love the way this tea taste. The smell and flavor are both so relaxing and delicious it makes my worries melt away.

04/06/15 | Amanda, Austin, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser The BEST Earl Grey

I have been drinking Tea Forte's Earl Grey tea exclusively for over two years now (two VERY large mugs per day)...It is, quite simply, the best tasting Earl Grey I have come across (and I have consumed quite a bit over the years). I, too, found the tea leaves to be too "fine" ---but ONLY with the "packaged" Earl Grey; the Earl Grey sold in CANISTERS (tins) is PERFECT: larger leaves, none of the "dust." Purchase the CANISTERS....you won't regret it when you taste this full-bodied, fragrant Earl Grey!

03/19/15 | Gayle, Aiken, SC

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser good tea

It smell really good and taste great

02/26/15 | kellyn, oklahoma city, OK

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Earl Grey - my FAVORITE

Well, I read the reviews about the tea leaves being too fine. I buy the large loose package and found this to be true, however, the taste over-rides the bother of straining the tea. I love it! My trick is to spoon one tablespoon of the loose tea in a round coffee filter and hold the gathered ends together. After pouring the water, I settle the little package in my four cup pot while still holding the gathers, I place the lid on, trapping the filter just a bit. It works every time -just pure tea, no trace of tea dust or leaves. I don't take the lid off until all the tea is gone. When I'm at work and I don't have my little tea pot. I staple the little package, making my own tea bag and put it in a large mug to steep.

12/07/14 | Donna, Saint Augustine, FL

infuser infuser At least it's good for baking

I have given up on trying to drink this tea. No matter how I brew it (being careful about the temperature of the water and even steeping it for 2 minutes instead of 3), it always comes out way to strong and bitter. Don't get me wrong, I love a strong cup of tea. This one is just too much. I have discovered, however, that it does ok in baked goods. The shortbread cookies I made were decent, though since the tea leaves had to be baked in it, they had a bit of a bitter aftertaste. It's still a work in progress, lol. The other thing I found disappointing about this tea is the state it came in. I prefer my loose leaf tea to be full leaf, not the crumbles you'd expect to find in a tea bag. I'm happy for those who enjoy this tea, it's just not for me. I would only recommend it to people who like their tea extra, extra, extra strong.

08/19/14 | Toni, Seattle, WA

infuser infuser Powdered Earl Grey?

I remember how excited I was to get this tea. You see, earl grey tea is my favorite. And I opened up the canister to discover that it was powered - so fine that it was falling through the holes of my Kati Cup's strainer. But I gave it a shot anyway, thinking, "This is Tea Forte! Everything they do is great!" This tea did not impress. It's got too much Bergamot to it - it's all I could taste or smell. And because the leaves fell through the strainer, they kept steeping as I drank, making the tea bitter. I've tried everything I can think of - using less than a full teaspoon of tea in an 8 ounce cup to make it less strong, changing strainers even tried putting a teaspoon of it in a friend's "one cup" coffee maker....and nothing has worked to make this tea a winner for me.

02/22/14 | Jennifer, Pittsburgh, PA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser ...try this tea

If you think you like the super market version of Earl Grey tea you will most definitely fall in love with your first cup. I could not believe the difference in taste. This tea rocks!

10/24/13 | ann, Athol, MA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Delicious Hot Delicious over ice.

Ok, this is about the best Earl Grey I have ever tasted....and I grew up in the South...so long line of big tea drinkers of every kind and flavor. Don't over brew! Follow steeping directions, and you won't be disappointed.

07/25/13 | Dan, Henderson, NV

infuser infuser Taste Great.. but powdery

As the headline says, the taste is really nice, bold but not overpowering provided you do not over steep. My issue is that when I received the tea the majority of it was so broken down it was basically powdered, what I would expect if I opened up a tea bag. I steep in a fine mesh and still have to re-strain to avoid a cup full grains. Very Disappointing.

12/21/12 | Alison, St Paul, MN

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser I'M IN LOVE!

I was given the Kati double wall ceramic "mug" as a birthday gift to days ago, and one of the single packets included was Earl Gray. I always hated any Earl Gray I ever tried. It was always way too bitter and gross. My gift giver was telling me that the tea stores clerk made a comparison of tea forte's tea and tea bag tea. She said that the tea bagged tea was basically all of the leftover stuff from all of the good stuff. It made sense to me...So I tried the Earl Gray with high hopes that it would be the most amazing Earl I had ever found, and that I would fall in love! Well, I'M IN LOVE! This is the most amazing Earl Gray I've ever tried! It's just that perfect blend of dark spices of the Bergamot and it's just the right amount sweet! I needed to add nothing to it to make it taste better because it'd already amazing! Thank you Tea Forte!

08/30/11 | Amber, Portland, OR

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser The best Earl Grey Ever

My son brought me back a medium Classics Sampler Tin as a gift when he was on a recent trip to San Francisco. I tend to drink only Earl Grey and on occasion Darjeeling or English Breakfast. This is far and away the best tea I have ever drank. Now I just have to find where to buy it in Toronto.

11/23/10 | Shayna, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Very good. Don't oversteep.

This is delicious Earl Grey. If you grew up on a certain Earl Grey in the yellow paper packet, you know what it's like when some other brand gets it wrong. This gets it very right. Better, even. I suggest sticking to the lower end of the recommended brewing time though, steeping for three minutes instead of five, particularly if you don't use milk or sugar. It can be bitter by five.

04/26/10 | Eric, Atlanta, GA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Absolutely smitten

I had this Teaforte Earl Grey Tea for the first time last evening at The Cut Steak House in Halifax, N.S. I mentioned to our server, Keith, how I was enjoying the cup & commented that it was definately the best cup of Earl Grey I had ever had. Pleasantly very different I told him. Sooo, he gave me 2 to bring home with me. Bless him, now I won't rest until I manage to get myself to a store to purchase some for my stash. I am a real tea fan & I see it as becoming my new favorite tea!! The fact that these are organic, perhaps some of the reason for the unusual flavor, I look forward to trying other Tea forte flavors.

04/11/10 | CHERIE, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Simply the BEST

My husband brought Tea Forte Earl Grey tea home for me from a business trip. When I first tasted it, I couldn't believe my taste buds! This tea is exquisite perfection. I am an avid tea drinker (and kind of a snob about it, too) and there is no other tea I've tried that is better than Tea Forte. The fact that it is organic only elevates it's stellar quality. I would say I'm totally hooked! Looking forward to tasting other varieties.

03/08/10 | Heather, Phoenix, AZ

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Awesome!!

The absolute best earl grey tea I've ever had!!

09/19/09 | Jennifer, Kingston, Canada

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser The best Earl Grey I have ever had!

Had this tea at an expensive restaurant. It quickly became my favorite and I had to track it down online. The best Earl Grey I have ever had!

08/28/09 | Tulika, Long Island, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Earl grey is a classic tea

Earl grey is a classic tea and this Tea Forte blend is my absolute favorite. I have tried loose and bagged and this is by far the best Earl Grey I've tasted.

05/21/09 | Mylinda, Cartersville, GA