Rare Earl Grey

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

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A traditional Earl Grey (sometimes written as Earl Gray) . A hand crafted 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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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!

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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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