Review of Fortnum & Mason Earl Grey Tea

Ok I am girl who loves her tea especially a nice cup of earl grey. So when we received a gift hamper from Fortnum & Mason which contained 3 small tins of tea they had my name on. I placed them in my tea cupboard and I have to confess to forgetting about them. I recently had a spring clean of this cupboard and found this tin of Fortnum & Mason earl grey tea at the back. So that was it I just had to dive in and give it a try.
I loved the simple style and design of the tin. I had to use a tea spoon to open the lid the tightly sealed lid. I was greeted by a nice aroma of bergamot. It was stronger than other earl grey teas I have tried but not at all overpowering. I couldn’t wait to give it a try.
I placed the leaves in the teapot and added the hot water. It didn’t take long for the tea to infuse with the water and produce a light golden brown colour. I left it for 2-3 minutes to infuse. I didn’t want the tea to be to strong as I have all my tea milk free.
On pouring the tea into my tea cup I was greeted by a nice subtle aroma of the bergamot. To be honest it was not as strong as I expected it to be. I naively expected a stronger aroma because of it being from Fortnum & Mason. On sipping the tea I could taste the bergamot which I would describe as being a cross between orange and lemon. The perfect balance of flavours meant that I didn’t even need to add a slice of lemon which I do with most earl grey teas I enjoy. I found this tea to be a nice refreshing tea that hit the spot nicely.
So would I recommend this earl grey tea, yes I would. I enjoyed its aroma before and after steeping. The flavour was spot on and it was highly refreshing. I may even go as far as to say it would work well as a chilled tea, which I must try in the near future.


  1. Glitter and Tea
    March 20, 2016 / 11:54 am

    Chilled teas and iced teas are very refreshing- great for the upcoming warmer months!

    • March 20, 2016 / 12:16 pm

      If I’m honest this a new concept to me so I must give it a try in the warmer weather, Chloe.

      • PopularIsWrong
        March 23, 2016 / 10:08 am

        You should try “sun tea.” I tmeans leaving the tea in cold water outside in the rays of the sun to brew. It might take some time in the UK though 😉

        • March 24, 2016 / 8:38 pm

          You’re right it may take a little while to make a sun tea here. I like the idea though.

  2. March 20, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    I’m rather partial to Earl Grey myself. Which reminds me, we’re out of it at home. Must get some today. 🙂

    • March 20, 2016 / 9:40 pm

      Hi, I think you might like this blend then as a special treat. Did you manage to get your tea ?

      • March 21, 2016 / 12:45 am

        No, I didn’t get the supermarket today. Tomorrow! 🙂

        • March 21, 2016 / 6:55 am

          Oh no first thing this morning instead then.

  3. March 23, 2016 / 10:14 am

    We love Earl Grey, but we’ve never tried this brand. You make it sound and look so inviting, so we’ll definitely have to get it a try! OoO, iced earl grey, now there’s an idea! 🙂 ~Lynn & Alex

    • March 24, 2016 / 8:34 pm

      Hi, it’s not quiet the weather here just yet for iced tea but I’m definitely going to keep some to give it a try.

  4. March 28, 2016 / 1:09 pm

    It seems to me that Fortnum & Mason cannot go wrong with their tea <3

  5. April 19, 2016 / 7:51 am

    the fact that it is a loose-leaf type, it’s a good start. i had a feeling this would be a good quality tea.

    • April 20, 2016 / 8:48 pm

      Hi, it was definitely a good quality tea.

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