Rare Earl Grey
Rare Earl Grey

Rare Earl Grey Loose Leaf Black Tea

47 reviews
Regular price £6.49
(16p per cup)

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A traditional Earl Grey (sometimes written as Earl Gray). A handcrafted black, loose leaf tea, with pure bergamot oil from ancient citrus groves in Calabria, southern Italy.

Free from synthetic flavourings.

Full-bodied and rich with heady citrus notes. A British classic made without compromise.

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03 August 2022
Vera G.

The best I ever had

Love its taste, smell, it's so strong and full.After tasting it, I'll never want to have any other kind of black tea :)

25 May 2022
Marcus M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Game changing

This is a truly amazing tea, it’s a must try, you won’t regret it

14 February 2022
Jenefer B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ms J A Bamborough

It was wonderful. I have tried any number of alternative Earl Grey tea products. Disappointed, I'd given them up, thrown them out and moved on to a less favourite tea leaf. I was overjoyed when I opened your elegant Earl Grey tin and was greeted by the unmistaken bouquet of lemon bergamot. The particular taste and experience of this tea is uniquely uplifting. Don’t alter anything, it's one of an excellent kind.

24 January 2022
Luisa J.
Mexico Mexico

The best Earl Grey

The best Earl Grey I've ever tasted! Since I opened the sachet I perceived its pleasant and soft notes, the aroma of a natural extract is immediately felt, this tea made me love Earl Grey, I wasn't a big fan of this type of blend, now I love it. I love that there is no astringency or excess flavor of the bergamot, it is a complete balance of flavors, in the first infusion I infused it for a minute and a half and for the second for two minutes, it was ideal for my taste.

20 January 2022
Andrea F.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Since tasting rare early grey tea a couple of years ago, I have never returned to the commercial variety again. It is simply exquisite - beautifully complex, aromatic and wonderfully fragrant whilst still offering great intensity and structure. My favourite tea ever.

30 October 2021
Elena L.
France France

The real thing

I always heard my mother saying the she hated Earl grey, which is often the tea offered to you when you are invited for tea in the afternoon. You should hear her shouting it out loud,in Italian, because I am Italian and we lived in Rome at that time (it was in the1970-1980.s). And of course ordinary Earl Grey was just "disgusting". Yet I loved the smell, even if it was artificially obtained with synthetic perfumes. So I never allowed myself to dring "schifoso tè" till now, that I am in my fifties, so impelling my mother's anathema was. When I discovered Rare Tea, a few years ago, I knew I could buy Henrietta's Earl Grey. And I was right. Not only the tea is exquisite and rich in flavour but there is REAL bergamot oil inside. You immediatly spot the difference. And the essence blends with the tea and doesn't hide the taste. It's miraculous. It's a very good afternoon tea. And you can drink it with or without a drop of creamy milk (I prefer full unskimmed milk for more richness of flavour). And of course, I also change. Sometime I drink some Darjeeling, or the Lapsang Souchong. But there are afternoons where I play my make-believe British Afternoon tea in my tiny Paris home and I am so glad I have Rare Tea Earl Grey. We all need our rituals to keep on going in this world.

13 October 2021
Gemma C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Best Earl Grey I've had

The best Earl Grey I have ever had. It's not bitter or artificial tasting. It's zesty and delicious. May very well be my favourite rare tea.

06 October 2021
Ronan C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Turns out I hadn't really been drinking tea before.

Honestly if you like tea your taste buds to this. It ticks so many boxes ethically and makes your mouth feel good too. BUY IT

02 June 2021
Laura W.
United States United States

Rare Earl Grey is amazing

The taste of this is extraordinary. And what an interesting background story as well. Thank you !!

04 May 2021
Fiona T.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fiona Thuillier

I ordered the Rare Earl Grey Tea as a gift for my friend. She absolutely loves it. I, personally, do not particularly like it. At the Rare Tea Co there are sooo many other wonderfully exciting teas that I do already love or am hoping to try in the future, that I feel that my own tepid enthusiasm for Earl Grey is pretty null and void to the overall picture! I shall, however, continue to order the EG for my friend. Lucky her!

02 April 2021
Nathanial S.
United States United States

The Standard for Earl Grey

Earl Grey has always been my favorite and this is easily my favorite of all the Earl Grey I have had!

02 April 2021
Joanna R.
United States United States

Wonder special tea

Best tasting earl Grey tea I have had - and I love their Lapsang tea also!

01 March 2021
Gerry P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lovely tea with a great death of flavour

I loved it, would buy again. Although I do like my tea with the flowers in. This had a lovely flavour, refreshing great for first thing in the mornings as you can make it nice and do strong

06 February 2021
Philip P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rare Earl Grey Tea

Bought as a gift for Christmas for an avid Earl Grey lover. She describes it as sublime. I can see me ordering more!

04 February 2021
Georgia C.
United States United States

Earl Grey - Who Knew?

When I opened the first tin of Rare Earl Grey, I came to a standstill noticing its beautiful aroma. I may have been subject to ersatz bergamot every time I was exposed to it in a scent profile.. I’ve never liked it. After smelling the real and organic bergamot in your Rare Earl Grey I am a fan. Sometimes I just open the tin to smell the bergamot. Also, the tea is exquisite!

03 February 2021
Michaëla M.
Germany Germany

The best Earl Grey

The best Earl Grey that I’ve had so far! My daughter gave me one tin for Christmas, I loved it so much that I allready bought 500g just after the hollidays...

Tasting Notes

A clean and exceptionally bright infusion. A malty base with exhilarating citrus notes. It can be enjoyed with or without milk, or a twist of lemon zest.

Spectacularly balanced and highly versatile; it makes a delicious cold infused iced tea and a brilliant base for cocktails.


Use 2.5g of tea per 150ml of water.


For the optimum infusion use 90°C (194°F) water.  If you enjoy your tea with milk, please use 100°C (212°F) water.


Infuse for 45 seconds to 2 minutes, tasting regularly.


You can infuse this tea at least twice.  With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.  

Cost Per Cup

16p per cup based on 2.5g of tea per 150ml of water and 2 infusions.


The Number One Earl Grey


The Satemwa Estate

Blended from teas lovingly grown and made on a farm called Satemwa on Thyolo Mountain in the Shire Highlands of Malawi.  Satemwa is the oldest tea estate in Malawi, still run by the same family - Alex is the 3rd generation Kay to look after the garden.

No artificial flavours

Real Italian Bergamot

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