Review of Aldi Earl Grey Tea

I am a girl who loves my cups of earl grey tea. It is my tea of choice and I am always on the lookout for new teas to try. So when I recently popped into Aldi and saw a lone box of their earl grey tea I just had to get it to try. I liked both the colour and design of the purple packaging with a picture of a teapot and teacup to the centre in a pink circle. It is described as a blend of fine teas with a distinctive essence of bergamot. I couldn’t wait to see if it lived up to its inviting description.
Review of Aldi Earl Grey Tea
Onto the ingredients list fair trade black tea (98%), and natural flavourings (2%) are listed. No allergens are highlighted and there is no may contain warning. On a personal note I wish the natural flavouring was in more detail.
Review of Aldi Earl Grey Tea
On opening the box the teabags were in a sealed foil packaging. This is always a positive trying to keep the tea fresh and seal the both flavour and aroma in. On opening the foil packet I was greeted by the teabags. I have to be brutally honest what struck me straight away was just how fine the tea inside the teabags were. I found this a little off-putting.
Review of Aldi Earl Grey Tea
Review of Aldi Earl Grey Tea
Onto the aroma there was an aroma of what I would describe as being like an every day black tea with a very faint aroma of bergamot intermingled with this. This didn’t change on my close up sniff test. I was a little disappointed by this as I had hoped that the bergamot would be stronger. I placed my teabag in my teacup and added the freshly boiled hot water. I let the tea infuse with the hot water for the recommended brewing time. The tea infused with the hot water and turned to a medium brown colour. But what about the aroma? It predominantly smelt like an everyday black tea with only a very faint hint of the bergamot noted. Very disappointing if I’m honest. On my close up sniff test the bergamot intensified a little but not much. On sipping the tea it tasted like an everyday black tea with only a very faint hint of bergamot noted.
Review of Aldi Earl Grey Tea
So would I recommend this earl grey tea? I’m afraid not. It just seemed to lack any real aroma or flavour. It was like drinking an everyday black tea with a very tiny hint of bergamot thrown in for good luck. I was a little disappointed by this tea. I have tried nicer earl grey teas. Sorry Aldi but this earl grey tea just wasn’t for me.
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30 Comments

  1. April 10, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    I’m going to completely admit that I stick to my one type of tea. Although this post has tempted me a little! Your photo background is so cute!

    Tori | JustTheBeginning-x.com
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    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 13, 2018 / 5:59 am

      Hi, there is nothing wrong with that I’m glad that you like the background 😊.

  2. April 10, 2018 / 6:31 pm

    Finding and trying out new tea is always enjoyable, even if it’s not something you will buy again! This has definitely made me want to try out some more brands! x

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 13, 2018 / 6:01 am

      Hi, it sure is good to try other brands you never know you may find a new favourite. Sadly this is not one of mine.

  3. April 10, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    Great review. I enjoy a good cuppa! ☕️ Rather a fan of green tea at the moment x

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 13, 2018 / 6:02 am

      Thank you, yes I’m loving green tea at the moment as well.

  4. April 10, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    I don’t drink a lot of tea, but I adore the smell of it so I’d hate to make a cup and not get the smell as that’s the best bit for me?! 😂🤷🏼‍♀️

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 13, 2018 / 6:03 am

      Hi, yes I love a nice aroma to tea as well it is such an important part of the tea drinking experience for me.

  5. April 10, 2018 / 10:50 pm

    Shame you didn’t like this one! I don’t mind Earl Grey sometimes xxx

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 13, 2018 / 6:04 am

      It sure was, I can’t imagine just having a cup of earl grey on an occasional basis.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 13, 2018 / 6:04 am

      Mine to 😊.

  6. Emily
    April 11, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    I just have not been able to get into tea, but this actually looks really good! Maybe I’ll give it a go! Thanks girl!

    -Emily | http://www.East91Blog.com

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 13, 2018 / 6:06 am

      Hi, if you do give this tea a try I would love to know what you think, thank you.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 13, 2018 / 6:11 am

      Hi, yes on this occasion the tea just sadly wasn’t to my liking.

  7. April 12, 2018 / 6:19 pm

    Earl Grey is my favorite. Great review

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 13, 2018 / 6:12 am

      Thank you it’s my favourite tea as well.

  8. Vincent
    April 13, 2018 / 9:29 am

    I completely love your tea reviews. I swear, one of the largest challenges is that there are so many different types of tea out there. They all sound really good when you look at the packet but only some live up to that idea. Reviews like this make it so much easier to work out which ones are worth trying.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 4:23 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind comments I really appreciate it.

  9. April 14, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    Oh no, this sounds like such a disappointment! I hope your next one is an improvement. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 4:00 pm

      Hi, sadly it was this weeks was certainly better.

  10. April 15, 2018 / 1:47 pm

    It’s great to read an honest review and sorry to hear that you were disappointed with this one. I’m not a fan of Earl Grey myself as it makes me feel so dehydrated. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 4:02 pm

      Oh that’s no good if it makes you feel you dehydrated.

  11. April 17, 2018 / 8:46 am

    That’s a shame that this one isn’t for you. We don’t have an Aldi near us so I never get to see what they offer. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 4:08 pm

      Indeed it was but I have a few more to try.

  12. April 17, 2018 / 11:53 am

    Aww sorry you didn’t like the tea so much!
    Your teacups on the other hand are BEAUTIFUL! #MMBC
    Debs @ tiger-mint.com

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 4:09 pm

      Thank you, they have all been gifts to use on my blog.

  13. September 20, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    I also love Earl Grey! Have you tried Paris by Harney and Sons? It doesn’t advertise itself as Earl Grey, but black tea with Bergamot – and it’s delicious!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 10, 2018 / 6:50 pm

      Oh no I haven’t I need to give it a try thank you for the tip.

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