Review of Marks & Spencer Earl Grey Green Tea

As a lady who enjoys her cups of tea on a daily basis I am always on the lookout for new teas to try. Yet for some unknown reason I tend to drink very little green tea. This is strange as it is a great tea to be enjoyed milk free so it is therefore perfect for dairy free me. I have tried a couple of brands of green tea of varying qualities. So when I recently popped into Marks & Spencer and noticed that they had a new earl grey green tea I just had to give it a try.

I liked the design of the packaging with this tea. It is light green with pictures of green, white and blue leaves. The tea is clearly labelled as being fair trade. Onto the ingredients green tea and flavouring are listed. I personally wish that the details of the flavouring was more detailed. There are there no allergens highlighted or any may contain warnings listed.


On opening the packet you get 25 individually wrapped teabags. I love this as it means that you can take a teabag anywhere. opening an individual packet I have to admit to be a tad disappointed I was greeted by the grassy aroma that I associate with green tea. I was hoping for a slightly grassy meadow aroma intermingled with bergamot that I associate with an earl grey tea. This didn’t change on my famous close up sniff test. I placed the teabag in my teacup and added my slightly cooled freshly boiled hot water. I left the tea to infuse with the hot water as instructed. The hot water soon changed to a light brown/green colour. The aroma soon became noticeably different. The grassy meadow aroma intensified but this was overtaken by the bergamot aroma. This remained the same, even on my close up sniff test. On sipping the tea I could definitely taste the bergamot which was the predominant flavour with delicate grassy undertones noted. This made a pleasant change to the regular black earl grey teas that I normally tried. It was nice to experience a lighter and delicate earl grey tea. I have to admit to being pleasantly surprised by this tea.

So would I recommend this green tea? Yes definitely. I liked the both the aroma and flavour of this tea. This light refreshing green tea makes a great alternative to the classic earl grey tea. So if you fancy a milk free tea, why not give this green tea a try. So thank you Marks & Spencer for producing an enjoyable earl grey tea.

48 Comments

  1. May 23, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    Love this post!! Have you tried Yogi green teas? They have some very good ones too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • May 25, 2017 / 6:00 am

      Thank you. I love Yogi teas but have yet to try any of their green ones I shall have to hunt some down.

    • May 25, 2017 / 5:58 am

      Hi, you should give it a try if you can.

  2. May 23, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    I’ll need to try this!

    • May 25, 2017 / 6:05 am

      Hi, its sure worth giving it a try.

  3. May 23, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    I must be honest, I do prefer coffee, but I fancy trying these because it’s something a little different. Marks & Spencer’s have great products, so it’s bound to be good ๐Ÿ™‚

    • May 25, 2017 / 6:01 am

      Hi, yes this is one of their nicer teas that I have tried. It can be a bit hit and miss with their teas.

  4. May 24, 2017 / 6:50 am

    I love the packaging of this. I’m not a big Earl Grey fan but used to have it mixed with breakfast day when I was younger. Looks like a good brand. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

    • May 25, 2017 / 6:02 am

      Hi, Yes earl grey has quiet a distinctive flavour that not everyone likes. I like the idea of mixing teas. Thanks for stopping by.

    • May 25, 2017 / 5:59 am

      Thank you very much. I really appreciate your nomination and the the kind comments you have made.

      • secretsofgreatestminds
        May 25, 2017 / 7:17 am

        your welcome!

  5. Kim Carberry
    May 24, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    I have never tried green tea before…
    This sounds like a good one.
    #bestandworst

    • May 25, 2017 / 5:59 am

      Hi, if you like earl grey tea then this would be a nice one to try.

  6. June 1, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    I Will try this tea..thank you for information pinkiebag

  7. June 2, 2017 / 9:08 am

    The fact they are individually wrapped is nice if you fancy taking it out with you as a treat! Sounds like a good one if you’re a fan of earl grey. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • June 4, 2017 / 8:37 am

      Hi, I sure am a fan of earl grey its my favourite tea. I have been taking these out with me I need to top up soon.

  8. June 6, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    I’m not surprised that marks and spencers make a good one, I always love their food. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • June 7, 2017 / 7:40 pm

      Yes its one of their nicer teas.

  9. June 12, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    Thank you for liking my blog; the feeling is mutual! Congratulations for being nominated for an allergy blog award; very impressive. Between the lovely description and the photos, I am ready to branch out and try this tea. We tea drinkers have to stick together!

    • June 12, 2017 / 8:42 pm

      Hi Linda, thank you for your kind comments much appreciated. I hope that you can find this tea to try. Oh and yes we tea drinkers need to stick together ๐Ÿ˜Š.

  10. June 12, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    will try! Loved the color of the rapping! Thanks for sharing!

    • June 12, 2017 / 8:45 pm

      Hi, i hope that you like it.

  11. June 12, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    Green tea really has some good benefits and when it comes under such good brand, one must try it! Thanks for the review.

    • June 12, 2017 / 8:46 pm

      Hi, its a nice tea with a twist I hope you find it to try.

  12. June 12, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    What a cute post about tea.i dont drink it. But I think i will reccomend this tea to my clients. As you described it beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us. Oh and my dad loves tea too.

  13. June 12, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    I’ll definitely be trying this one out!

    Love always,

    Zineb

    • June 12, 2017 / 9:08 pm

      I hope you like it.

  14. June 13, 2017 / 3:22 am

    i love having tea. but i have not tried Green Tea. I will definitely try.
    Green tea is really good for health

    • June 13, 2017 / 8:54 pm

      Hi, yes give it a try, you might be surprised.

  15. June 13, 2017 / 8:41 am

    I like Earl Grey by M&S, do try peppermint and Tulsi flavors too

    • June 13, 2017 / 8:54 pm

      I shall do thank you for the recommendation.

  16. Anshuman Agrahari
    June 13, 2017 / 10:03 am

    Wow, this is a nice article. Happy to read. Gonna try this someday.

  17. Nicole
    June 14, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    Oh cool, I didn’t know they had their own ones. Will try them out next time!

    • June 14, 2017 / 9:00 pm

      They sure do its quiet an extensive range.

    • June 14, 2017 / 9:05 pm

      I hope that you like it.

  18. June 15, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    Loved this tea review. I never used it but I am sure that I will in the future.

    • June 17, 2017 / 4:05 pm

      Hi, it’s certainly a tea that’s worth trying.

  19. June 16, 2017 / 12:33 am

    I love green teas and never had to taste this one! I have to look for it in Germany!

    • June 17, 2017 / 4:09 pm

      I hope you can get this in Germany.

  20. June 19, 2017 / 6:40 am

    Looks and sounds refreshing. I have to be in the mood for a green tea but like them more the more I try. Black will always be my favourite though.

    • June 20, 2017 / 8:18 pm

      I’m the same but do love a nice of green tea now.

  21. August 16, 2017 / 7:49 am

    Thank you for following my blog. I love the concept of your blog; brilliant!

    • August 16, 2017 / 8:11 pm

      Thank you, I really appreciate it ๐Ÿ˜Š.

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