No one is sure who created the original Earl Grey blend or indeed what it was like but we are confident that our use of the genuine, highest quality ingredients will make you feel that you have only really now discovered the real Earl Grey yourself. We create all of our Earl Grey blends in our shop using the top grade natural oil of bergamot from Italy, whereas most blends use an artificial flavouring. The taste of real bergamot can come as a surprise if you're used to the flavouring. There are many legends and myths surrounding the origin of this famous tea and as many original recipes! One thing is certain, it is a blend of tea and oil of bergamot!

  1. As low as £19.00
    This is a truly luxurious variation of the classic blend using Keemun Gold Buds as the base. This is a very rare black tea from China, the total crop is only 400kgs, that has a delicious malty character and very smooth body. We add the very best natural oil of bergamot and beautiful red safflower petals to complement the quality of the tea. It is delightful with or without milk.
  2. As low as £7.50
    A smooth, gentle blend of black teas from Ceylon with our finest natural oil of bergamot. To this, we add a bouquet of blue and purple flowers, including the very expensive cornflower, purely for the visual delight.
  3. As low as £7.50
    Our sumptuous Superior Breakfast tea with a dash of bergamot oil. This is the one if you desire a very strong cup with the refreshing aftertaste of bergamot. The rich, malty flavour with hints of raisin, molasses and cocoa and the fresh, fragrant bergamot delivers a sweet, wake up kiss before the weight of the tea lands a punch that will galvanise you for the rest of the day!
  4. As low as £8.00
    Simply the best Earl Grey. This is Imperial Teas of Lincoln best selling, secret blend for a good reason. Made freshly in the shop without compromising our choice of ingredients to create a fragrant, rich, strong and unique infusion. Enjoyable with or without milk.
  5. As low as £7.50
    Earl Grey with a citrus twist! A very refreshing treat for the taste buds. The addition of other natural citrus oils adds a zesty fruit flavour to the famous perfume of oil of bergamot. If you enjoy Lady Grey, this promises to take your enjoyment to a new level!
  6. As low as £40.00
    A hearty, full-bodied China tea with a hint of silky buttercream that complements the bergamot oil beautifully. It's almost like a pudding in a cup. Perfect with a splash of milk and sugar.
  7. As low as £17.00
    A sumptuous, almost overwhelming liquor that revitalises and lifts the spirit. An extra shot of natural bergamot oil makes it particularly fragrant and refreshing, in a way few Earl Grey teas can compare. The base tea has hints of cocoa, malt and raspberry.
  8. As low as £25.00
    The addition of a small amount of special oil of bergamot from the variety of this fruit grown in Taiwan adds another layer that makes this one our most distinguished Earl Grey teas, one that offers a complexity not usually found in scented teas. This bergamot has a different flavour to our classic top quality Italian oil used to flavour our other Earl Grey varieties. The base tea is Golden Lily, a black tea famous for its creamy, milk-like aroma, which complements the rich body and transfers into the flavour with a caramel taste. As well as being rich in flavour it is also heavy with theaflavins, exhibited after cooling, when they emulsify to create a milky appearance. Jin Xuan translates as Golden Day Lily and this tea is as fragrant as the flower, with a fruity, floral lingering finish.
  9. As low as £7.50
    Two classic English countryside flavours, elder and blackurrant, have found a perfect partner in our Italian natural oil of bergamot. We have used a strong Assam tea to flavour, which really makes a most sumptuous cup of tea that can also be taken with milk.
  10. As low as £8.50
    A blend of Chinese black teas scented with rose petals and laced with top grade real oil of bergamot create a mild, sweet infusion with a refreshing finish.
  11. As low as £9.50
    Goji berry, allegedly a new 'superfood' has a flavour not dissimilar to black tea so it is ripe for use in a tea blend. The dried berries themselves have a hard to pin down flavour, notes of blueberry, cranberry, cherry and chocolate plus some almost herbal nuances spring to mind. This flavour proves to be a perfect foil for our natural oil of bergamot.
  12. As low as £18.00
    A luscious, silky infusion made from Yunnan golden buds tea and fresh bergamot. The buds are produced in Yunnan and have a complex flavour with notes of caramel, sweet tobacco, malt and warm honey.
  13. As low as £25.00
    Jin Xuan is famous for its creamy, milk-like aroma, which complements the rich body and transfers into the flavour with a caramel taste. Hints of honey and frankincense add to the intriguing, complex charm of this special tea. The addition of a small amount of special oil of bergamot from Taiwan adds another layer that makes this one of our most distinguished blends, notes of neroli, geranium and linalool dominate the citrus tones. This bergamot has a different flavour to that of our classic top quality Italian oil used to flavour our other Earl Grey varieties.
  14. As low as £7.50
    The fresh green tea flavour is balanced by the fragrant, zest of pure bergamot oil.
  15. As low as £8.50
    Lavender flowers blended with our classic Earl Grey China Moon, which is loaded with top grade oil of bergamot. This is very fragrant, relaxing and full of lavender flowers.
  16. As low as £10.00
    The blend of high quality, naturally decaffeinated Chinese Keemun tea and the best natural bergamot oil makes this hard to distinguish from the real thing. In fact, it tastes a lot better than the standard of Earl Grey you'll find in the supermarket.