Blood Orange Earl Grey (Organic)

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Calendula Petals, Natural Flavours, Organic Black Tea, Organic Hibiscus, Organic Orange Peel, Organic Rose Hips
Flavors
Not available
Sold in
Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Kosher, Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by Perry Papadopoulos
Average preparation
Not available

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  • “(DavidsTea 2) This is one of those times I really regret not being able to pick up only 10g from a store. I don’t tend to like a lot of orangey teas, but hoped the black base + earl grey would...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Gongfu! So last weekend I did an instagram live tea tasting and conversation with TheOolongDrunk and The Tea Squirrel – and during the conversation we did a bit of a “weird tea prep” experiment...” Read full tasting note

From DAVIDsTEA

It’s no secret – we love putting our own spin on the classic Earl Grey. In fact, our first ever EG twist was Cream of Earl Grey, and it’s now one of our bestselling blends. This time, we’re bringing you a lively citrus version. Experience freshly pressed blood orange on the nose with notes of black tea and hibiscus, which help lend body to the cup. The bergamot lingers long after each sip, solidifying this tea as a splendidly refined blend.

How it tastes
Blood orange on the nose with notes of black tea & hibiscus.

What makes it great

A bright & complex take on the classic Earl Grey that’s right on-trend.

Freshly pressed blood orange dominates the flavor.

Black tea & hibiscus lend body and astringency to liven the cup.

Organic black tea, Organic orange peel, Organic rosehip, Organic hibiscus, Organic calendula petal, Natural (bergamot, orange, tangerine) flavouring.

Organic, Kosher.

$9.98 per 50g

About DAVIDsTEA View company

DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.

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This is one of those times I really regret not being able to pick up only 10g from a store. I don’t tend to like a lot of orangey teas, but hoped the black base + earl grey would redeem it. Unfortunately, not the case. Not enough earl grey, and plenty of orange, but I’m finding it somewhat bitter (my money is on orange peel and/or hibiscus). Possibly a good tea for certain palates, but not mine.

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Gongfu!

So last weekend I did an instagram live tea tasting and conversation with TheOolongDrunk and The Tea Squirrel – and during the conversation we did a bit of a “weird tea prep” experiment where we have a live Gongfu session of an Earl Grey. I picked this one because I didn’t want to do a traditional Earl Grey – I’m not big on bergamot and I felt like that might be too aggressive for my tastes.

I kept my steeps VERY short – flash steeps only until after the third steep – but I actually thought this was alright. Very weighted towards aromatic and floral bergamot at the start but also a really robust black tea and a sweet and fragrant orange. It was mostly just like a more aromatic version of how this tea tastes prepared normally, but with more top note bergamot and less pithyness to the finish. After a bit, the bergamot steeped out a fair bit, and then more of the hibiscus and blood orange were left to shine in a steep or two. From there it just gradually got weaker and by steep seven the leaf was spent.

Would I do it again? I don’t think so – but as an exercise I thought it was interesting and still pretty enjoyable!

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

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