Review of Fortnum & Mason Countess Grey 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. On a recent trip to London I accidentally found myself in a Fortnum & Mason tea shop. I was undecided as to what tea to try when I came across a selection of countess grey tea. It grabbed my attention as I immediately assumed that it would be an earl grey with a twist. I wasn’t wrong as it is described as a traditional bergamot infused blend lifted by a light orange. I just had to grab a packet and take it home to try.

I liked the design of the packaging with this tea. It is a light teal colour with darker teal and gold leafs with a flowery and star pattern. To the front centre of the packaging I was drawn to the vibrant pink stripe and the teas name. Onto the ingredients tea, flavouring and orange peel 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. On opening one of these packets I have to admit to be a tad disappointed. I was greeted by what I would describe as an everyday aroma black tea. I was hoping for a subtle bergamot aroma intermingled with a hint of orange. This didn’t change on my famous close up sniff test. I placed the teabag in my teacup and added my 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 colour. The aroma soon became noticeably different. The aroma of bergamot became noticeable but this was overtaken by a more citrusy aroma from the orange. This remained the same, even on my close up sniff test. I couldn’t wait to try this tea. On sipping the tea I could definitely taste the bergamot but the predominant flavour was the refreshing citrus element from the orange. I personally hoped that the bergamot would be the principal flavour but sipping the tea changed my mind. It was nice to experience a bergamot tea where the citrus element was the more predominant flavour. It made for a nice light and refreshing tea.

So would I recommend this tea Fortnum & Mason tea? Yes I would. I liked the citrus aroma and flavour of this tea. It was a light refreshing tea with a citrus twist. So if you fancy a milk free tea, why not give this tea a try. So thank you Fortnum & Mason for producing a refreshing citrusy tea.

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95 thoughts on “Review of Fortnum & Mason Countess Grey Tea

  1. I’m a huge fan of tea! And this one sounds absolutely lovely 🙂 if you haven’t yet you should try Tazos organic bramblewine, fruity citrusy taste. Very refreshing :)0

  2. As a person who loves tea as well very informative and i think i need to find this tea to try it out!

  3. Sounds similar to sleepy time tea that my grandmother used yo serve. Loved the taste of that stuff and it always calmed my nerves. Haven’t had it in years buy I will definitely have yo see about getting some of this and comparing. Thanks for the info!

  4. I never tried this tea before, I think it will be difficult to find it in Indonesia.
    my favourite tea still jasmine tea and chammomile tea

  5. ooh. I used to love regular earl grey tea until my mum left the tea bag in the cup and it actually made me sick. So I switched to Russian Earl Grey tea by Lipton. omg it’s slightly sweet and it’s delicious!

  6. Ohhh this sounds like a lovely tea and I like that you don’t have to use milk with it! My mum has some teas from fortnum and mason so I’ll have to see if this is in her collection!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  7. I do like tea that you can take on the go — it’s much easier to bring to work! And since it’s summer, I can see why you’d like the citrus flavoring. Citrus is just the quintessential summer taste to me.


  8. This sounds like a tea that I would absolutely love! I love the look of the packaging too x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿

  9. Greeting fellow tea blogger! I’ll definitely have to look for this tea. I prefer to brew leaves, but sometimes I need the portability to tea bags, ha. I’m super intrigued as to what a citrusy earl grey would taste like.

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