organic black tea (sample)

Earl Grey is a traditional, full-bodied blend of black tea and Mediterranean bergamot. Bergamot is a citrus fruit from southern Italy that lends its flowery-sweet, citrus aroma to this classic tea. Dark and rich, yet smooth and aromatic, our Grand Earl Grey is frequently complimented as the best Earl Grey available!

Our Grand Earl Grey is higher in quality than other Earl Grey teas because, rather than using strong, artificial bergamot flavor to mask poor quality tea, we us pure essential oil pressed from real bergamot citrus fruits to enhance the natural character of an exceptional, Yunnan black tea base.


organic black tea (sample)

  • Organic black tea
  • Pure essential oil of bergamot

This tea is USDA Certified Organic.


organic black tea (sample)

This Octavia Tea blend is made using a premium-quality, black tea from Yunnan, China.


Samples are packaged in re-sealable foil bags that contain approximately 6 teaspoons (2 tablespoons) of loose-leaf tea. One sample brews between 2-6 cups depending on desired strength.

The bag itself measures approximately 3 inches wide, 5 inches tall and 0.5 inches deep.



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  1. Best earl grey out there

    Posted by N/A on 20th Dec 2019

    This is the best earl grey I have come across over years of drinking earl grey teas. This is it for me, there is no better. The perfect balance between strong black tea and bergamot, not perfumy at all like some other brands.

  2. A delicious enough bergamot on a strong base!

    Posted by C B on 15th Jul 2019

    I'm very picky about my Earls but this one passes the test. The base tea is robust and strong. But the bergamot is also strong, doesn't waver in the face of this strong base! I like the strong citrusy aromatic bergamot here. My favorite Earls need to have the distinct base tea battling a tough bergamot and this Earl definitely does that. My absolute favorite Earls need to have a cream flavor, but I will admit this isn't supposed to be creamy anyway. The photo of the tea looks like a Yunnan with occasional golden leaves, but my sample had no gold at all and was a pure black tea. The description does mention the base tea being Yunnan. I'm not sure if my sample still is... if I had to guess I'd say it was Assam. I'd probably like bergamot better with Assam rather than Yunnan anyway. Both steeps were delicious and full of flavor.
    Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // 19 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
    Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 minute steep

  3. It is a great start to my day!

    Posted by Unknown on 21st Jul 2015

    As the other reviewers say, it is the best Earl Grey tea on the market. It has a rich, complex flavor with a wonderful floral aroma that is heavenly.

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