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Earl Grey Loose Tea

Murchie's Earl Grey Tea is a rich and fragrant blend of fine Ceylon, Darjeeling and Keemun teas, scented with oil of bergamot.

Tea bags also available in Decaf.

Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee

Also available in tea bags.

Click HERE for Earl Grey Tea in tea bags

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
Earl Grey Tea - Loose 2oz/56g
Earl Grey Tea - Loose 4oz/113g
Earl Grey Tea - Loose Tin 6oz/170g
Earl Grey Tea - Loose 8oz/227g
Earl Grey Tea - Loose 16oz/454g

Product Description


Earl "Charles" Grey (1764-1845) was Prime Minister of Great Britain in the early 1830's. During a visit to China he fell in love with a blend of teas scented with the oil from the peel of bergamot, which rapidly became perhaps the world's most famous tea.


True Earl Grey tea not only smells superb as you bring the cup to your mouth, but tastes the same as it passes over your palate. Try ours... it's famous world wide.


Strength:     Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee (Strong)
Brew Temperature:   205 to 212°F, or 96 to 100°C
Brew Time:   3 to 5 Minutes
Brew Quantity:   1 tsp to 6-8oz or 2.5g to 180-240ml of water


For more information on brewing and tea strength ratings, please see our BREWING GUIDE or TEA STRENGTH pages

Additional Information

Additional Information

Ingredients Black tea, natural and artificial flavour, bergamot oil
Type Black
Caffeine Caffeinated
Cup Strength Strong
Origin Blend


Customer Reviews (7)

My very favorite Murchie’s teaReview by Victoria
My very favorite Murchie’s tea. Excellence in blending, please never change it - always interesting, fragrant & Wonderful! (Posted on 2015-12-28)
Nectar of the GodsReview by MFM
Murchie's Earl Grey tea truly is the nectar of the gods. It is the ONLY Earl Grey tea I drink. I have my mug every morning and have had for more than 20 years. There is nothing like it. It is my daily piece of heaven. (Posted on 2013-05-08)
Our Favorite - Delicious!Review by ML
I tried this tea when I was in your tea shop in Victoria, really enjoyed it and took some home to California with me. My husband and I really enjoy it, so full flavored and aromatic. It makes excellent iced tea also. Thank you for a fantastic tea! (Posted on 2013-04-01)
Excellent!Review by Long time Murchie tea addict
I have been consuming their teas for as long as I can ever remember. Murchies tea has been a long time staple in my life of being a tea drinker. It began as a special treat, my dad brought back a bunch of samples from Vancouver BC which then turned into a life long addiction to the brand and the product. I would be lost without these guys. This and all of their other teas I have tried are very special and unique in the tea trade. Their Earl Gray is the absolute tops! (Posted on 2013-03-11)
The very bestReview by PT
I have sampled several high end Earl Grays over the years and Murchie's is our hand's down blend of choice for ourselves and my mother in law as well. Never get's bitter and has a unique flavour that is strong and mellow at the same time. The fragrance is out of this world!. Definitely on our "comfort foods" list.
(Posted on 2012-11-19)
Best Earl Grey TeaReview by JP
Murchie's Earl Grey Tea is the best! The flavour is the best I've found. I like a strong cup of tea and like to steep it a long time but other Earl Grey teas turn bitter if steeped too long. This tea never has a bitter taste, even if I leave the tea bag in my cup the whole time I'm enjoying my tea. The flavour gets stronger but not bitter. (Posted on 2012-10-05)
Great Go To Tea!Review by Kyla - Murchie's Team Member
This is my favorite go to Tea. It has everything you need for a perfect afternoon cup of tea on its own, or to pair with a treat. I love how full the flavor is. (Posted on 2012-06-29)

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Strength Ratings

Flavour Profile Guide

Tea and coffee tasting is a very individual, multi-dimensional experience: one person’s perfect cup can be too strong or weak, too brisk or watery for the next person. At Murchie’s, we believe that the best tea or coffee is the one that YOU like the best! We use the following flavour profile guides to help compare our teas and coffees within a relative scale.

Tea Strength Ratings

This rating method indicates the strength of flavour each tea has when brewed according to our brewing guide.

Light/Delicate Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour
Medium Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup
Medium-Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness
Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well
Very Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness


Coffee Ratings

We rate the flavour properties of our coffees along two dimensions: roast and body.

Roast is simply a result of how long and how hot the beans have been roasted, which can be seen in the colour of the finished bean, and typically results in general flavour traits:

Light Roast           More acidity, brightness and a slight pucker
Medium Roast           Slightly richer flavours, some acidity, enhanced creaminess
Dark Roast           Distinctive roasted flavour, sometimes notes of toasted sugar or charcoal

Body is the term used to describe how the brewed coffee feels in your mouth:

Light Body           Easy to drink with little lingering flavour, ‘thin’ or ‘clean’ feeling on the palate
Medium Body           Heavier, creamier mouth-feel with more lingering flavour
Full Body           Rich, full-mouth feeling: hits all of the palate and lingers

Brewing Guides

Brewing Guide | Murchie's Tea & Coffee

Tea Brewing Guide

Different types of teas should be brewed according to certain times and water temperatures to bring out their best flavours. Use this guide as a starting point, and then experiment until you find the perfect brewing method for your favourite tea.

Based on approximately one level teaspoon (2.5g) of loose tea or one tea bag per 6-8 ounce (180-240ml) cup. For stronger flavour, add more tea. Brewing for longer may increase the strength of the tea, but will likely also cause bitterness.

Brew times shown in minutes.

Coffee Brewing Guide

The simplest methods for brewing coffee are drip coffee, pour over and French press. These guidelines are a starting point; modify the ratio of coffee to water, the grind, and brewing time to your taste. If your coffee is not strong enough, increase the proportion of coffee per cup of water, grind the beans finer, or allow them to brew longer – or any combination of these factors. If your coffee is too strong, simply do the opposite.

Drip coffee or pour over method: hot water is gradually poured over coffee grounds and slowly drips through
      • Fine to medium grind coffee
      • 1.5 to 2.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup of water

French press: coffee grounds are ‘steeped’ in hot water, and then a filter presses down the grounds, allowing the finished coffee to be poured off
      • Coarse grind coffee
      • 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup (e.g. 4-6 tbsp for a 4-cup French press)
      • Pour about 1/3 of the water over the coffee grinds; wait about 30 seconds and then pour in the rest
      • Wait 4-5 minutes, then push down the plunger to separate the grounds from finished coffee, and enjoy!