Earl Grey - Case of 6 boxes (120 tea bags total)
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For our special Earl Grey, we’re adamant about using only the best bergamot oil. We source ours from the same garden in Calabria, Italy year after year. Then we carefully blend this flavorful and aromatic bergamot with a bold handpicked black tea... a recipe like no other.
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black tea, natural oil of bergamot.

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We use a special foil pouch to protect your tea from any air, moisture and surrounding aromas. So open and enjoy the unparalleled flavor, freshness, and aroma of Bigelow Tea everywhere you go!

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Taste Profile
Full bodied cup with a distinctive citrus finish of the bergamot fruit
Distinct lively nose with gentle citrus back notes
Darker coppery liquor
Recommended Temperature
208º F
Steeping Instructions

Be sure to start with fresh cold water and bring to a rolling boil.


Pour over tea bag, steep for 2 to 4 minutes (or whatever time you like), remove bag (but no squeezing please!).

For Iced Tea by the Glass: Steep a little longer. Pour over ice.

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by Sara from Duluth, Ga on 2/12/2018 9:07:39 AM
I am doing Whole30 and while my usual caffeine fix is a cup of coffee with creamer, that is out of the question... I needed to find something caffeinated and delicious by itself. I am so glad I got the earl grey tea! The flavor is strong, because of the black tea but softened by the bergamot kick on the finish! Perfect for me! May make the change permanently after Whole30!
Disappointed , where the bergamot flavor
by Tony from Kent, WA on 2/6/2018 7:56:31 PM
My first time drinking Earl Grey tea was at Murchies, my wife and I like it so much we bought few boxes take back home, I was disappointed with Bigelow Earl Grey I could not taste or smell any fragrant from the Bergamot , we'll have to trek north to get our favorite tea.
Favorite formula has changed
by Jennifer from Washington on 1/9/2018 1:21:51 PM
I've been a longtime Bigelow EG devotee--but echoing Amy from Vancouver's comment--the formula seems to have changed over the last 6 months. It's now bitter tasting with the bergamot flavor nowhere to be found. Very disheartening as a longtime Bigelow enthusiast, but I'm hopeful that they will revert back to the old formula.
Sorry Peppermint, I have a new favorite...
by Hannah from St. Charles on 12/22/2017 12:56:03 AM
Never in my life did I think I would like Black Tea, I went to the store to buy Oolong tea one day, but since tea was on sale I thought "Why not try Earl Grey?" I have not regretted such a decision and I drink it more than I do the Oolong tea. I also enjoy the look on my cats faces when I break out Earl Grey, they HATE the smell. I will buy again in a heartbeat, definitely worth 5 stars in my opinion.
Where has my favorite Earl Grey tea gone?
by Amy from Vancouver on 11/19/2017 6:28:39 PM
I stared drinking earl grey tea about 24 years ago and about 6 months into it I switched from Twinings to Bigalow as I tried it in upscale restaurant and found the strong bergamot oil scent my favorite aromatherapy. I had the same Bigalow Earl Grey through out my college years and every morning classmates and professors will turn their head following their nose towards my thermos with fresh brewed earl grey. I have the same experience with another reviewer that started about 3 months ago as I found the bergamot flavor has changed (from fragrant to a bit burnt), and the scent last for about 10 secs after opening the tea pouch. While my experience is subjective (mytaste buds and nose could both be getting jaded at age of 43), and other Bigalow fans may still find this earl grey enjoyable, I could not help but feel disappointed every morning drinking it, while reminiscing the good old days of a cup of bold strong earl grey. I have found for Stash to be making quite a decent earl grey variety called ‘double bergamot earl grey’ which is. Bit more expensive than their super ordinary earl grey. So if until are an old time Bigalow earl grey fan like myself looking for a back up, you may want to give Stash Double Bergamot Earl agree a try.
by Vanessa Lee from Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 8/23/2017 11:38:25 AM
I'm obsessed with this tea! I find it very difficult to find it here in Canada. I stock up whenever I'm down in the USA. The aroma and taste is delicious and inviting. Love it!
First time trying it and loving it
by Katherine from New Port Richey on 7/22/2017 10:48:38 PM
So earlier today I made a big pot of this earl grey tea cuz I got curious to how it taste and with how hot it is where I am I decided to try it cold and added a mix of Splenda and honey. I will say that it taste amazing and love that I been pretty much drinking it most of the day and feel so calm and content I am so buying more of this tea from now on!
The Best Earl Grey Tea
by Tatiana from Brooklyn on 7/19/2017 9:37:53 PM
This has been my favorite for over 15 years! I used to drink Twinnings but after trying Bigelow at a 7-11 of all places I switched. The bergamot flavor is strong without being overpowering. Twinnings I couldn't even taste the bergamot. I literally cannot live without it. I'm in Cozumel, Mexico and my resort ran out of the Bigelow Earl Grey! I brought a few of my own tea bags but cannot find anywhere to buy them here. I have two left for the next 7 days! I'll have to reuse each bag twice and then just live without. I'm that desperate without it! For those that are saying that the formula changed, it hasn't. It's always been BLACK TEA with bergamot. That's the definition of Earl Grey! Bigelow just changed the box to say Black Tea.
The best medicine ever ever
by Page from VA Beach on 7/15/2017 9:32:44 AM
I love Caffeinated Earl Gray Black tea, I steep it for two minutes, I see best results the way my body feels perked up because is the best start of my day. I work at Goodwill - my production speed really picked up Tremendously
Packaging Snafue
by Kristina from Colorado Sprngs on 6/30/2017 4:19:05 PM
What Happened to the 40 count box of individually wrapped Earl Grey tea bags. They have completely disappeared in Colorado Springs Colorado. Is this a regional thing or has Bigelow lost their ever loving mind?
How to make the Original
by Charlie from Lawrence on 6/29/2017 5:13:13 PM
I was baffled when the original Earl Grey became "black tea" and did not care for the changed taste. Later, I discovered that I could re-create the original flavor of the tea I love by using a bag Earl Grey black tea with a bag of Earl Grey green tea. Try it!
What happened to the Earl Grey?
by Rita from Fort Lauderdale on 6/17/2017 6:31:20 PM
Bigelow Earl Grey was my favorite evening tea for many years, but now after steeping my bag for over ten minutes there is still no flavor. It has changed within the past 6 months. Dreadful. I'm going to try steeping two bags together as someone suggested, but it will be my last box.
This is my crack/cocaine.
by Savanah from For Collins on 4/28/2017 2:50:36 AM
Everyone knows that I'm a big, big tea person. It's just a fact and this tea is my everything. I'm a college student who cannot stand the smell of coffee, so tea is my daily caffeine boost. This is the tea that gives me life. It has a great flavor and it holds its own against loose leaf tea. Thank you Bigelow. You're saving my grades!
Don't let the bad reviews sway you
by Maggie from Boise on 4/13/2017 3:24:31 PM
Many people claiming to be connoisseurs of tea don't actually seem to know anything about it! Others have already stated the truth, that Earl Grey tea, NO MATTER THE BRAND, is always black tea. It is always caffeinated unless the box specifically says otherwise. All black tea is that way. Bigelow makes a good tea. I prefer to make pots of tea at home using loose leaf Ahmad's Earl Grey, but Bigelow is more than satisfactory if you're on the go or just want a quick cuppa. Constant Comment is my favourite of Bigelow's teas, but their Earl Grey is wonderful too.
LOVE it!
by Anisia from Rohnert park on 2/14/2017 2:02:24 PM
Gave up coffee the beginning of 2017 and have been trying soooo many teas trying to find one I really liked. Happened to be at an Inn that provided Bigelow Early Grey so I tried it...OMG, it is the best and it is now my daily go-to tea!! Thanks for a wonderfully flavorful and fragrant tea, I'm hooked!
Earl Gray hasn't really changed
by Nathan from Columbia on 3/17/2016 8:11:55 AM
Great product, but I had to comment on those who said anything about Earl Grey not being caffeinated. Earl Grey has and always will be caffeinated. It primarily consists of black tea leaves and always has. Black tea always has caffeine in it. Therefore, you cannot negatively review this product for not having caffeine, or not having black tea, at one point, and now spontaneously having it. It has always had both. This is the only brand of Earl Grey my wife will drink (and trust me, I've tried many others) and personally I think it's very good as well.
Lots of confused reviewers.
by Kyla from Nashville on 12/11/2015 8:56:07 AM
I love this tea and had to post a review because of all the unfounded bad reviews. EARL GREY TEA ALWAYS HAS BLACK TEA IN IT! That is what Earl Grey is, black tea with oil of bergamot. Bigelow just changed the box and put black tea on the front of the box. Nothing has changed. Anyway, I have tried many different brands of Earl Grey and this is the best! So many brands don't even use real oil of bergamot, or they add extra spices to the tea. If you want a lovely cup of genuine Earl Grey tea you must try this!
Great smell, great taste
by Dan from springfield on 5/16/2015 5:08:32 PM
Just ran out and I this other stuff I have sucks So I hope my next order is comin soon
Earl Grey Tea for Me
by Timothy from New Cumberland, WV on 4/30/2015 9:13:39 PM
One of my favorites. I didn't believe I could love Earl Grey Tea even more until I tried Bigelow's. Now I have my favorite tea from my new favorite brand.
by J from Sunnyvale on 4/18/2015 12:21:33 PM
I got this horrible blend, and a sniff of the teabag was all I needed to figure out what was this horrible concoction, but I gave it a drink. What is described as "gentle citrusy notes" felt more like a pool of cheap wax and a rotting flower bouquet. I am sort of choosy with the tea I drink. Just get a sample, then you won't feel to bad about this tea collecting dust in the cabinet.
Earl Gray Regular
by George from Lawton on 2/9/2015 9:49:49 AM
I have been an Earl Gray tea drinker since 1995, I would not drink any other tea. Now you took away my Earl Gray Regular tea, the one I love and gave me this Black Tea which for some reason tastes different than what I was drinking before. Did you do something to the formula. Please explain!!!!
Detailed Review of This Tea
by Anonymous from Tulsa on 1/19/2015 1:06:46 AM
This tea is very good, in my opinion. The great bergamot taste comes through nicely as if they added just the right amount of bergamot oil. The tea itself is very bold and strong. It would probably taste a bit one-dkmensional without the bergamot, but it is still good. It.s not bitter at all, as long as you brew it right. The bergamot and black tea go together nicely, as do most other earl greys on the market. The taste and aroma are very diminshed by even a small amount of milk, so I would not reccomend it with milk. A small amount of sugar, especially demerara sugar, would compliment the taste, but this is really a tea that seems best on it's own, In my opinion, milk and white sugar just ruin it. I dislike sugar, anyways, Additionally, this isn't good iced. All teas are a bit weird when iced, but this tea is particularly bad iced. Drink it hot like it was meant to be. Another thing I love is the aroma. It has a strong scent of orange when dry, and subtly when brewed. This tea could be better, though. I look forward to trying the loose leaf earl grey tea here, as that will probably be excellent. Also, all of you who dislike this tea... try to have some flexibility. I respect your opinion, but if you've been steeping it for the reccomended 2 minutes, then try steeping in for 20-40 seconds. I think it's just fine when steeped for that amount of time. Seriously. evem 5 seconds is good for this tea. I once poured the water over this in a mug, took it out right after, and it came out just fine. You should also try letting the water cool down for a minute so that it is around 205 degrees instead of boiling. I think you should also try Earl Grey Loose Tea, but I have no formal opinion on that, as I have yet to get my hands on it. In conclusion, this is a very good tea. I really like it.
by snl123 from la, ca on 12/19/2014 10:12:00 PM
I've had this tea off and on for the last few years bud hadn't had it in a while. I just got a cup of this tea at my local 7-11 and it was so good. I forgot how good it was and how strong the bergamot flavor was. A couple hours later I went to cvs and found a box of it. The box looked different than the one I had known or the one at 7-11 (it had tea on the front and te with an accent over the e under it). This tea is totally different than the one I just got at 7-11. Barely any bergamot flavor. I don't smell it at all actually. Horrible. Tea companies seem to be doing this a lot lately. I've heard that this is one of the most popular teas at hotels so I don't know why they would change a good thing that seems to be getting good business. the end.
Disappointed in new Earl Grey
by Joan from Mobile on 11/29/2014 8:54:56 PM
Please bring back the original Earl Grey. Disappointed in the new black tea blend. Also, for a decaf, it kept me awake.
by Danielle from Burleson on 9/19/2014 11:15:14 AM
I LOVE your regular Earl Grey! Please bring it back to Burleson, Texas!
Earl Grey regular
by Cindy from Lake Forest on 9/17/2014 10:55:38 PM
Earl Grey regular is so smooth and wonderful! I drink 3 cups a day. I can't understand why this would be discontinued. I tried the Earl Gray Black and it's awful! It's back to coffee now. Coffee Bean here I come!
Good blend and a strong taste
by Audrey from Wyoming on 8/23/2014 12:25:20 PM
Hello, This is a really good tea. In my opinion, this tea is an excellent Earl Grey blend and the strength of the tea is really good. I have given this tea a five star rating for those reasons. Audrey
earl grey regular tea.
by Torie from Alfred on 7/5/2014 8:08:50 PM
Hello, I am a big fan of Bigelow Tea. Although I do have one major complaint. It seems lately that all things that I love has been becoming discontinued. and the original Earl Grey tea is 1 of them.. This makes me very upset as I do not like the Earl Gray black tea... I have been drinking your tea for decades and now I need to find another. This makes me very sad. This is also in part due to the price hike of Bigelow as well. If you are able to tell me where I can buy the original Earl Grey, it is worth some money from me :-) sincerely, Torie Smith , a very sad tea drinker.. Lol
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