In 1831 we created Earl Grey tea in our shop on the Strand on the request of the Prime Minister. He loved it so much he gave his name to it. Before long it had taken London by storm and it is still a firm favourite amongst people who like things with a twist, who travel off the beaten track and don't always play by the rules.
What does it taste like?
Our classic Earl Grey. A delicate tea with a delicious twist of citrusy bergamot.
What makes this tea different?
We carefully select a tea that is light, delicate and refreshing. It blends perfectly with the unique citrusy bergamot.
Ratings and reviews
Customer reviews (21)
Really sad about this. We've always seen Twinings as a reliable, middle-of-the-road brand, and I was accordingly really surprised to find this latest batch didn't taste or smell of Earl Grey as I've always known it. The perfumed, delicate note just isn't present. It's like a weak version of the normal kind. I hope this is just a glitch, and a poor batch, because if they've cut costs in some way with a new recipe, they may find they've lost their audience for it.
My favourite, have it every morning
gone off in a big way
I used to love Twinings Earl Grey but the last few packs have been vile. They make the tea a different colour and there is little or no evidence of bergamot . I will revert to own label. Total waste of money. Come on Twinings please revert to original recipe!
It's a subtle flavour, but I like weaker teas, so it's a thumbs up from me
Tastes like the smell of the dusty tea chests I packed my books in at college. Vile. Undrinkable. Where is the bergamot oil?.... the whole point of it! I'm told to try Taylor's which, though not as good as Twining's used to be... is at least drinkable. A complete con. No Earl Grey taste at all.
Have they changed the recipe ?
I have been drinking Twinings Earl Grey for years. Just opened a new packet today and it tastes like my husbands Breakfast Tea. Barely any bergamot. Horrid. May try another brand after many years of loyalty.