Murchie's Earl Grey Cream is a blend of fine Ceylon, Darjeeling and Keemun teas, lightly scented with real oil of bergamot and sweet vanilla.
A rich and creamy version of our original Earl Grey. Makes a delicious latte.
|Tea Format||Loose Tea|
Not what we expected? Review by ['BrendaLee']
We are HUGE tea lovers. One of our fave is Earl Grey. We like a strong Bergamot essence, no matter the brand. I'm a huge fan of Murchies having lived in Victoria now for 40 years. With Omicron going on, I kind of steered clear of downtown while shopping 2 weeks ago. I had to stop in Hillside tho so popped in to that store to grab some of my Murchies fave, black tea with Apricot. I decided on a few small bags for stocking, one for hubby being Earl Grey Cream. Well, we don't hate it, but there's no Bergamot essence in it, all 3 of us agree. The Blue Cornflower is there, but there's no creamy vanilla taste either, just a strong, fake caramel smell and flavour. In black tea. Disappointing....Posted on 2022-01-01
The best ‘Cream of Earl Grey’ on the Market Review by ['Grey lover']
I’ve tried many different earl grey creams. This one is the best! So smooth and tasty.Posted on 2021-09-21
Favourite Earl Grey Review by ['HistoricalPigeon']
After having tried various Early Grey Cream blends from various tea shops, both as a loose tea and as a drink, I've come to the decision that Murchies' is the best. It does have strong notes of vanilla, so if that's not your thing this tea might not be for you. I take my tea black, and this is the perfect blend for that. I never feel like I need to add sugar or cream. I've yet to try it in a homemade London Fog, but I'm certain it will be delicious.Posted on 2021-03-25
Delightful Review by Cynthia
My favourite Earl Grey by far, and I have travelled near and far for great tea. Top notch latte with foamed soy milk - makes it taste like a hint of butterscotch.Posted on 2020-02-21
Smooth and aromatic Review by Christy
Smooth and delicious Earl Grey, with a creamy note of lavender. And the smell, is absolutely amazing.Posted on 2019-11-09
Absolutely to die for Review by Archania
Years ago, before Starbucks and the big chains took over, I went to a tiny specialty coffee shop in Banff that made London Fogs, and I became absolutely addicted to them. When Starbucks started serving their own vanilla Earl Grey tea lattes, I found them very disappointing. They tasted absolutely fake, nothing but sugar and artificial flavours. When I saw recently that Murchie's was selling an Earl Grey blend with vanilla, I jumped on it, and couldn't be happier. This is the flavour I remember so fondly from my time out west - smooth, creamy, not overpowering and yet decadent at the same time. I'll never have to hunt for a London Fog at a coffee chain again, thanks to this magnificent tea.Posted on 2018-12-14
Amazing Review by Lauren
Hands-down the absolute best Earl Grey Cream tea I have ever drank. Such a smooth cup to drink. I have tried finding a substitute here in Edmonton and nothing comes close - Murchies blend is the only way to go! I can't wait to get my hands on more of this gorgeous tea!Posted on 2018-04-17
Fantastic!! Review by Lady S
I am a huge tea fan. Having an english background, Tea figured prominently in my morning routine. Raised on "Orange Pekoe", discovered all the other teas on by accident when visiting Victoria. Did not know there was such a variety. Fell in love with the Earl Grey Creme after sampling at Murchies. Such a lovely smooth silky flavour. The flavour comes through beautifully if you like weaker tea, and a lovely smooth bold taste if you like it stronger. It is often my morning tea although I have many favourites. Nothing like a nice hot cup of earl grey creme tea on a cold snowy winters morning. Now I order on a regular basis, and will drop into Murchies anytime I am in Victoria just to see whats new.Posted on 2018-02-08
Comfort in a cup Review by Murchward
This is hands down the best tea I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. The textures and flavours combined with the rich aromas make for a full multi sensory experience. There is nothing like a warm cup of this tea in your hand while you read a book, day dream, hide inside on a blistery day... or for most of us, enjoy your 30 minutes of sanity time during your work day. Best. Tea. Ever.Posted on 2017-12-30
Beautiful Aroma and Flavor Review by MoggieMum
Murchie's Earl Grey Cream version is second to none, in my opinion. It is one of my favorite teas and have bought various versions in my travels abroad and online. There used to be one that was comparable but ever since that tea shop was bought by the international coffee place from Seattle (yes, that one) their Earl Grey Cream went downhill fast, along with many of their teas. Every cup of Murchies' Earl Grey Cream gives you a sublime olfactory experience and perfection on your taste receptors. Murchies -- please don't ever change your Early Grey Cream formulation!Posted on 2017-11-05
Amazing tea Review by Racamaps
I have drunk Earl Grey tea for years but none has been this delicious. I will have to order more when mine runs out.Posted on 2016-11-02
Most Excellent Review by Tucker
I have had a few Earl Grey Cream teas and many Earl Grey teas, but none as good as this. It has a nice medium to strong taste that is smooth. The Earl Grey taste is not lost amount the vanilla. It is simply a most excellent tea. I will be buying this again and again. I have a cup a day. It is great any time of day; in the afternoon with a snack, a lazy morning, and etc. I highly recommend this tea to everyone looking for a smooth, slight sweet, unique and delicious tea.Posted on 2016-01-30
Really Dislike Review by Bev
Tried this tea on the basis of the positive reviews. However, I really dislike the vanilla flavour--I find it much too strong. Because I don't want to throw it out (too cheap!), I cut it in half with an Assam or other black tea and it's then drinkable. :(Posted on 2016-01-02
Best tea ever Review by Meggie
Love love love this tea. Tried it on a whim and fell in love. Now my husband and daughter love it too. Truly tastes creamy.Posted on 2015-11-23
Excellent Review by Laura
My all time favourite tea. It is perfectly blended and gives a very satisfying cuppa. It is a must have for tea lovers.Posted on 2015-05-21
Earl Grey Cream Tea Review by Kos
Hands off it is all mine! This tea is simply adored! Such a rich flavor.....my second cup awaits.Posted on 2014-07-31
Love this take home London Fog Review by Jobecca
After a trip to Vancouver, I stumbled upon London Fogs and fell in love. When I walked into Murchie's and found the Earl Grey Cream I found a way to bring a bit of this delight home with me. I am a couple ounces away from finishing off my pound, and feel it might be worth a trip north just to restock... shipping might be a bit cheaper, but the road trip would be worth it with this treat at the end!Posted on 2014-04-05
My way to bring London Fogs home.... Review by Jobecca
After a trip to Vancouver, I stumbled upon London Fogs and fell in love. When I walked into Murchie's and found the Earl Grey Cream, I found a way to bring a bit of this delight home with me. I am a couple ounces away from finishing off my pound, and feel it might be worth a trip north just to restock... shipping might be a bit cheaper, but the road trip would be worth it with this treat at the end!Posted on 2014-04-05
Wow Review by Liz
This tea is unbelievably creamy. I tried it first on a rainy afternoon and it made my day so much better that I couldn't help buying some for a friend. (She fell in love with it as well). Just a caution to never ever over-steep!Posted on 2013-09-24
What a wonderful cuppa! Review by Jean
Every time I drink this tea I think once again, "What a wonderful cup of tea this is!" Literally - every time I drink this tea! What a pleasurable experience that is! I alternate between this tea and another brand's Earl Grey lavender tea, and my tea life is complete. The vanilla/cream flavor is rich and warm, and complements the bergemot beautifully. I consider it a treat every time I that first sip.Posted on 2012-11-28
excellent Review by polo
We are great tea lovers at our house. This tea is the Best!Posted on 2012-11-23
My new favorite! Review by Betty H - Murchie's Team Member
This amazing blend is my new favorite! The wonderful flavors of Earl Grey blended with a hint of vanilla and cream made this cup of tea a delightful surprise! While my goal as a new Murchie's team member is to taste a new tea every day, some of this will find it's way home with me for my weekend enjoyment!Posted on 2012-06-14
Better than any London Fog ever made Review by NorthVanMumof2
I've drank both Earl Grey & Lady Grey tea for years. I like the components of London Fogs but together, I just don't like it. Finally tried this tea & its so delicious! In my opinion, this is what a London Fog is supoosed to be but never is. Warm, creamy, subtle citrus flavour inside a traditional tea profile.Posted on 2012-01-27
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Flavour Profile Guide
Tea and coffee tasting is a very individual, multi-dimensional experience: one person’s perfect cup can be too strong or weak, too brisk or watery for the next person. At Murchie’s, we believe that the best tea or coffee is the one that YOU like the best! We use the following flavour profile guides to help compare our teas and coffees within a relative scale.
Tea Strength Ratings
This rating method indicates the strength of flavour each tea has when brewed according to our brewing guide.
|Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour|
|Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup|
|Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness|
|Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well|
|Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness|
We rate the flavour properties of our coffees along two dimensions: roast and body.
Roast is simply a result of how long and how hot the beans have been roasted, which can be seen in the colour of the finished bean, and typically results in general flavour traits:
|Light Roast||More acidity, brightness and a slight pucker|
|Medium Roast||Slightly richer flavours, some acidity, enhanced creaminess|
|Dark Roast||Distinctive roasted flavour, sometimes notes of toasted sugar or charcoal|
Body is the term used to describe how the brewed coffee feels in your mouth:
|Light Body||Easy to drink with little lingering flavour, ‘thin’ or ‘clean’ feeling on the palate|
|Medium Body||Heavier, creamier mouth-feel with more lingering flavour|
|Full Body||Rich, full-mouth feeling: hits all of the palate and lingers|
Tea Brewing Guide
Different types of teas should be brewed according to certain times and water temperatures to bring out their best flavours. Use this guide as a starting point, and then experiment until you find the perfect brewing method for your favourite tea.
Based on approximately one level teaspoon (2.5g) of loose tea or one tea bag per 6-8 ounce (180-240ml) cup. For stronger flavour, add more tea. Brewing for longer may increase the strength of the tea, but will likely also cause bitterness.
Brew times shown in minutes.
Coffee Brewing Guide
The simplest methods for brewing coffee are drip coffee, pour over and French press. These guidelines are a starting point; modify the ratio of coffee to water, the grind, and brewing time to your taste. If your coffee is not strong enough, increase the proportion of coffee per cup of water, grind the beans finer, or allow them to brew longer – or any combination of these factors. If your coffee is too strong, simply do the opposite.
Drip coffee or pour over method: hot water is gradually poured over coffee grounds and slowly drips through
- Fine to medium grind coffee
- 1.5 to 2.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup of water
- Coarse grind coffee
- 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup (e.g. 4-6 tbsp for a 4-cup French press)
- Pour about 1/3 of the water over the coffee grinds; wait about 30 seconds and then pour in the rest
- Wait 4-5 minutes, then push down the plunger to separate the grounds from finished coffee, and enjoy!