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French Earl Grey

Say hello to the floral, fruity bergamot black tea that takes the number one spot every. single. time.

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The French and the Brits might not historically get along, but when it comes to French Earl Grey, it seems they can find a lot to agree on.

Our reigning queen of tea, the brew we (and millions of tea lovers) reach for whenever a tea craving calls. Sipped alongside fancy high tea, on the way to work or curled up on the couch, French Earl Grey delivers a symphony of floral, fruity flavours with a whisper of citrussy bergamot.

A staple from the start, French Earl Grey’s been on our shelves since we first opened our doors in 1995. Since then, it hasn’t budged from our top sellers list, proving time and time again that it’s the ultimate classic, a time-honoured favourite.

Like Earl Grey, French Earl Grey is a universal blend, so we can’t take all the credit, but we will brush our shoulders and tell you what makes ours stand out above the rest. While many can be a bit of a floral overload, and send the senses into pot pourri territory, our French Earl Grey is a clean, fresh and balanced mix of Provence-style flowers with tropical and stone fruits.

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Our sommelier says

“There’s a reason this is our number one best-selling black tea. It’s hard to put your finger on it, but everyone just loves this brew.”
- Michelle

Breathe in the aroma of the dry leaf, and you’ll enjoy a constellation of fruity flavours that dance between the tropical notes of mango and papaya, and juicy ripe stone fruits including peach, apricot and plum.

Once brewed, the florals introduce themselves, serenading the senses with prominent rose, cheery sunflower and a streak of zingy hibiscus. Bergamot makes itself known but serves more as an enhancer to uplift the other flavours, rather than take centre stage – often becoming a favourite of traditionally non-bergamot drinkers.

Despite sounding like there’s a lot going on, this medium-bodied black is a lot like the French – uncomplicated, effortlessly chic and frustratingly sophisticated. It hits the sweet spot of being a little extraordinary, yet easy to drink every day. Like the goldilocks of tea, it’s not too floral, not too fruity, but just right.

Don’t take our word for it

Looks pretty, smells heavenly and tastes even better. This without doubt the family favourite.

- Teejay

Best french earl grey ive ever tried.

It's not too strong or too citrus and it's just so wonderful. It's mellow and beautiful. All the flavours feel perfectly balanced
- Aliana

This has a more delicate flavour and a very nice fruity aroma

A refreshing thirst quenching cup of tea.
- Rob

Flavour profile

Medium-bodied black tea provides a base for fruity and floral notes to shine.

Aroma & Taste

Ultra fruity scent of tropical and stone fruits. Once brewed, the fruits are joined by distinct yet balanced florals with light bergamot.

Ingredients

Black tea, hibiscus, sunflower petals, rose petals, mallow flowers.

Origin & Terroir

Hibiscus from Sudan, black tea from Sri Lanka, sunflower petals from Bulgaria and rose petals from Pakistan.

Some origins vary due to seasonal differences.

Health & Wellness

Unsweetened black tea has been proven to help support a healthy heart.

How to brew French Earl Grey

  • 1 tsp per cup
  • 2-3 mins
  • 100℃ (212℉)
  • 2+ tsp per cup
  • 1-2 mins
  • 100℃ (212℉)
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  • Hot
  • Iced

  • 1

    Add 1 teaspoon of French Earl Grey to your infuser and place the infuser in your cup or mug. To make a pot, the general rule is 1 teaspoon per 250 ml/8.4 fl oz.

  • 2

    Fill the cup or pot with freshly boiled water. Avoid heating water in the microwave.

  • 3

    Infuse for 2-3 minutes, or to desired strength.

  • 4

    Remove the infuser. Sip and enjoy!

Brew tip

The fruits and florals mean we usually don’t recommend adding milk. For a fun twist, try a squeeze of lemon or honey.

A cup and of French Earl Grey
  • 1

    Add 2+ teaspoons of French Earl Grey per 250 ml/8.4 fl oz water to your infuser and place the infuser in your cup or jug.

  • 2

    Half fill your cup or jug with freshly boiled water. This ensures there’s plenty of room to add ice later.

  • 3

    Infuse for 1-2 minutes, or to desired strength.

  • 4

    Remove the infuser and leave to cool.

  • 5

    Add ice and fresh fruit to garnish.

Brew tip

To bring out even more fruity and hibiscus notes, try brewing French Earl Grey at 80℃ (176℉). This will also mean less tannins, so the fruity and floral notes can shine.

A cup and of French Earl Grey

From the tropical and stone fruits right down to the pretty petals, French Earl Grey makes every tea moment a sophisticated, French affair.