Spencer Hargiss – January 15, 2018:
Tastes like licorice. The flavor is strong, but not unpleasantly so. I found it quite good with or without sugar and with or without milk.
Leilani – January 23, 2018:
I absolutely LOVE this tea. It smells and taste’s AMAZING. I need to stock this tea before Trader’s gets rid of it. I’ve read alot of reviews online of how horrible it is and, for my sake, keep on not purchasing it. More tea for me!!!! For those who do like the tea, keep buying it so it stays in stock year-round!
Christina – February 18, 2018:
I find that a cup of this tea smells like strawberry yogurt! It doesn’t exactly taste that way, but the scent has that same fruitiness and milky acidity that strawberry yogurt has. The brewed tea taste is a bit more floral and creamier than a typical citrus-y Earl Grey. It’s a smooth, aromatic and a lovely tea. (I had it plain, without milk or sugar.)
Ashley Megelin – February 26, 2019:
I live in a city without a Trader Joe’s but one of my coworkers commutes every day and has one in his city. He got our office some Trader Joe’s goodies for Christmas and this tea was one of them. We’ve gone through it really fast because it is so good. We have about 6 or 7 different Earl Grey teas from lots of different companies and this is in the top 2. (The other tied for #1 is Tazo. Harney & Sons is a close third.) We asked our co worker to get some more and we gave him money to do so. He went back and it wasn’t in stock. He’s not sure if they discontinued it or if they were temporarily out.
I agree with Christina’s review that it does smell a bit yogurty. I hadn’t thought so until I read her review and sniffed it but that’s a really good way to describe it. I don’t know that the scent is strawberry… It is definitely more floral than citrus, though. It’s a very smooth tea and I don’t find it bitter at all, even when over steeped. I haven’t needed to put any sweetener in it like I do sometimes when I do accidentally forget and over steep.
Miriam Kahn – April 25, 2019:
One of the best earl grey’s I’ve had in a long time. It’s smooth and creamy with a hint of licorice. I went to TJ’s today to purchase more and learned it’s been discontinued. The blend was private label.
What a shame.
Will have to continue to purchase my earl greys from other companies.
BRING IT BACK PLEASE!
Michael Kelley – May 13, 2019:
The tea gets a 5 star Trader’s a 1 star
I found out that it was discontinued as well. My wife who is a tea drinkers loves this tea. She was really disappointed that Trader’s stopped carrying this product. Been shopping at Trader’s Joe since 1972 (Encino, California) and it’s the first time I have ever written a comment.
Mary Jane Elliott – May 16, 2019:
Same here! I live in Winston Salem, NC and love this tea, but now it’s off the shelves. Would love to see it come back! Came online to see if there was any other way to buy it!
L. Kores – May 25, 2019:
Hello, I really REALLY love the Earl Grey De La Creme loose leaf black tea with bergamot. Great flavor, mild and smooth. When I first learned it got discontinued, I found in on Amazon for $8 and immediately bought it. Next week it was selling for $11, and now it’s $44, and $56-59 (!!!) on other sites! Ridiculous. Don’t you think the prices went sky-high because people like this tea? Please reconsider and bring it back.
Anonymous – June 4, 2019:
Love this tea and disappointed to learn it’s discontinued. I’m hoarding my last package of it. Please bring it back!
Not that bad