The Best Earl Grey tea: light and perfect without milk.
Whilst the best Earl Grey tea is a matter of opinion, we do try hard to create the most delightful blend and customer feedback is highly positive. Our blend contains China Keemun and Indian Darjeeling with natural oil of bergamot (an Italian citrus fruit) to create a traditional light style that is well balanced.
This classic blend was created in honour of our founder, Richard Grey’s four-times great uncle, Charles, 2nd Earl Grey. He was the British Prime Minister between 1830 and 1834 and there are conflicting stories as to how this now immensely popular blend came about. The most likely being that it was created by his local tea merchant in Newcastle upon Tyne to balance the naturally high lime content of the water in the well at his residence, Howick. Our Earl Grey tea is a traditional, light blend, due to the teas used, together with the right proportion of bergamot oil, giving a refreshing but not overpowering taste. Use one teaspoon per person and infuse for three minutes. Drink without milk.
Perfect Earl Grey “Perfect blend combination, balanced bergamot fragrance. To me it’s good for any time of day.”
Delicious “Delicious, fragrant and easy what more can one say”
Refreshing “The Keemun dominates so fairly forceful style of EG. The bergamot fades quickly after opening pack so do not store for long.”
Most fragrant! “An Earl Grey with a delightful aroma. The very best.”
Wonderful “Was very impressed with this tea. I am not a connoisseur by any means, but the first cup of tea I drank had me looking forward for more. ”
Delightful “A very nice surprise compared to the more commercially mass produced Earl Grey teas.
Delightfully soothing with an appropriate ‘punch'”
Excellent! “Probably the best Earl Grey I have had so far. The bergamot is just the right strength. I like it strong with milk, but is also good without milk if brewed more lightly.”
Stunningly Refreshing “One of the better Earl Grey blends I have ever drunk. The balance of bergamot oil to the tea blend is perfect. I wholeheartedly recomend it.”
The perfect Earl Grey “Delicate tea with just the right amount of bergamot and not a hint of bitterness. Especially nice with a little bit of chocolate!”
If you like green tea we also offer a popular Green Earl Grey.
Tea from Grey’s Teas
Our teas are loose leaf and we specialise in large leaf grades. All are made using traditional orthodox methods. Our teas are from named tea gardens or defined areas of origin.
Sourcing our tea
We believe this is the best Earl Grey tea, chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.
The benefits of loose leaf tea
This loose leaf tea enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse. This Best Earl Grey tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A little extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!
There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our silver-coloured packets are a triple laminate of paper, foil and cellophane, specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels.
For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.
Storing your tea
Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.
A guide to our tea
At the checkout you may choose to receive a free, full-colour, eight-page guide to our tea. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.