earl grey strong

grey with attitude

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£1.30 to £9.95

great taste 2015 - 2 star
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Do you like your earl grey to come with some real oomph and wallop? Well, this is the one for you. We've blended some powerful Assam and Rwandan with the more delicate Ceylon and Darjeeling to give the perfect strong tea base to compliment the zesty bergamot. Maybe more of a Duke than a lowly Earl?

Louise the tea taster says

how does it taste?

Strong black tea with delicate darjeeling and fancy bergamot. An earl grey but with wallop!

good if you're feeling

In need of a sophisticated boost!

How we like it

Drink it with a slice of lemon, no milk – that’s the way we like it, but each to their own. Same with the sugar.

Brew Time

  • tea temple - 1 per person. Infuse in boiling water. Brew for 3+ minutes.
  • loose tea - 2 rounded teaspoonfuls per person. Brew for 3+ minutes.
Whole leaves take longer to brew, but the little wait is definitely worth it.

Good to know

great taste 2015 - 2 star
  • Boiling Water
    Boiling Water
  • Brew for 3+ minutes
    Brew for 3+ minutes
  • Calories 1
    1 calories per cup
  • black tea from assam
      black tea from assam  
  • what's in it?

    black tea (98%), cornflowers, natural bergamot flavour with other natural flavourings, natural lime flavour

  • nutritional content per 100ml

    • 1 kcal
    • 0 sugar
    • 0 fat
    • trace carbohydrate
  • Allergens

    dairy free, gluten free, suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Made in a factory that handles nuts


* * * * * (16)

I'm converted.

* * * * * by Chris • 1st January 1970

“Having drank the brand with the monkey for the last 20+ years, I thought I'd try some 'real tea' after a recommendation. The difference between whole leaf & the 'left overs' is night & day. Teapigs will now be my go to place to order my tea from.

This tea has all the flavour I've always hoped to find, but not on the high street. Left for 5 mins stewing away, the flavour will convert any regular drinker to 'real' tea.”


* * * * * by Cat • 3rd December 2013

“Well I have never been a fan of Earl Grey as I found it too weak. When I saw your Earl Grey Strong I decided to give it a go! So glad I did! It is now a new favourite! I agree boxes of 50 is a must for this very tasty tea! I always used to love the smell of Earl Grey but the taste never matched it but now with your version it does! Thank you Teapigs!!!!!”


* * * * * by Ruth • 8th November 2013

“I have drunk Teapigs Earl Grey for a few years now, it's the best brand out of them all. However, I like a bit more strength in tea sometimes - along comes Earl Grey Strong. Thanks Teapigs, it's perfect but please can we have boxes of 50 ASAP! Delicious.”

My new favorite!

* * * * * by Tammy • 19th February 2014

“I agree with one of the previous reviews, this tea tastes as good as it smells and it smells AMAZING. Earl Grey has always been my favorite flavor of tea and Teapigs Earl Grey Strong is the best I've ever tasted. I'm so glad I tried it. :) I'm a huge fan!”


* * * * * by Catherine • 29th January 2014

“I love this tea! Some other Earl Greys are too wishy washy - this has a clean crisp flavour which I love! My new favourite tea - delicious!”


* * * * * by Melanie Coleman • 20th February 2014

“I always loved the Darjeeling earl grey but sometimes wanted something a bit string so would mix in some English Breakfast with it. Now there is no need, this tea is refreshing and lovely. With the oomph I need in a morning. Big loose leaf bags please!!”

New addiction

* * * * * by Karen Will • 25th January 2015

“After years of wrinkling my nose and making gagging sounds if a client asked for Earl Grey I decided to bite the bullet and actually taste it....
OOFT! This tea is my new favourite. I drink mine with milk and love the gentle kick of the bergamot. I could seriously drink this all day (I usually drink al least 10 cups of tea a day) so good. Thumbs up x”

Breakfast Treat

* * * * * by Julie Witts • 29th May 2014

“Lovely strong tea with a hint of bergamot - I can add a touch of milk to this so is perfect for breakfast.

A great addition to teapigs range.”

Absolutely Wonderful

* * * * * by Peter Dabbs • 21st February 2015

“My wife has just said if I say "do you know, this tea is absolutely wonderful" she'll hit me - so I will say it here. This tea is absolutely wonderful!”

This is Amazing!

* * * * * by chloe • 10th March 2016

“I'm drinking it right now, loose leaf, my god the flavours are amazing. If you love Earl Grey, this needs to go in your basket!”

Delightful find

* * * * * by Jacqueline • 21st May 2016

“I take my tea with a drop of milk, my husband has his with lemon. We discovered the Earl Grey Strong tea bags only recently, but have been very impressed with the flavour, and will purchase more. The only tea we drink is Earl Grey and, over many years, have tried various blends. This reminds us of a much favoured loose leaf variety - sadly, no longer available - we used to buy from our local Tea Room, which has closed.”

I prefer the original

* * * - - by Laura • 19th February 2014

“I love the original tea pigs tea but decided to try this new addition as the original takes some time to brew in the cup. I was slightly disappointed with this tea as it tastes too much like English breakfast tea. I will stay with the Darjeeling earl grey in the future.”

Ok black

* * * - - by Elizabeth brown • 14th January 2015

“This tea is ok black but still pretty weak if you like to drink your earl grey with milk.”

Nice but not what I was looking for...

* * - - - by Harriet • 14th July 2014

“Earl grey is my favourite tea and I like it to be really strong. I've never had a tea pigs earl grey before so I decided to try this one as it said it was strong. Unfortunately it's more strong with the regular black tea taste than the bergamot flavour that I wanted!! Even if I left the tea bag in for a while the bergamot flavour wasn't any stronger! It is nice just not what I wanted and will be trying the other earl grey tea when I've finished my box of 50!!! If you like your earl grey to taste more like English breakfast with a hint of bergamot then this is for you!”

Just black tea

* - - - - by Zoe Von Pfefer • 31st July 2015

“I'm sorry but this is just English breakfast or any strong black tea. There is none of the awesome flavours associated to earl gray. Soooo disappointed!!!!!!!”

Why the Change?

* - - - - by Jane • 8th May 2016

“I simply cannot understand why the previously Superb Earl Grey had to be changed? Earl Grey Strong: simply too Strong, too Black, too Heavy in flavour. Fine for some, but WHY DISCONTINUE a simply Fragrant, simply Fresh and simply Delicious EARL GREY? Another customer LOST!”

Reply from teapigs, 10th May 2016

"Hi Jane, Thanks for your review. The darjeeling earl grey has unfortunately been discontinued in the loose format but it is still available in the tea temples. Really sorry to disappoint you."

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