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Dorian Grey Blend Tea - Loose Leaf
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Dorian Grey Blend Tea - Loose Leaf

SKU # TOLSLL_DGB
MPN # TOLSLL_DGB

Sweet caramel ticklers come to the fore and finish with haunting Earl Grey

Availability: In Stock

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Sweet caramel ticklers come to the fore and finish with haunting Earl Grey

Availability: In stock

List Price: $8.00 $5.00
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Description

Dorian Grey Blend Tea - Loose Leaf

The Dorian Grey Tea blend from English Tea Store is based on the floral notes of a strong Earl Grey with a touch of caramel.

This blend is dedicated to the tale of Dorian Gray, as told in Oscar Wilde's 1891 novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'. In the story, the young Dorian wishes that a portrait, painted of himself, would age instead of his actual body, allowing him to retain the spirit and beauty of his youth - Mr. Gray was evidently quite vain! The tragedy for Dorian is that no matter how hard he tries, beauty is ethereal and will always fade. In the end, he dies, aged and disfigured.

When experimenting with a new blend, the thought was that there was no better way to capture the fleeting qualities of beauty than through a tea. Tea is itself a beautiful product to behold with so much time and effort going into creating each individual leaf. Once boiling water is poured over them, the leaves whither and releases their golden essence never to produce a good strong cup again. (Unless of course you're talking green teas, some of which can be brewed up to 5 times!) This blend is based on the floral notes of a good strong Earl Grey that is sweetened further with a touch of caramel, both flavors serving to hint at the sweet hold of youth. To further enhance this vision of a tea that reflects the waning qualities of temporal beauty, we blended in dried apple pieces, calendula petals, and delicate elderblossoms - products of nature that lend a character of tragic allure.

For the best brew, we recommend Dorian Grey steep in water that has been brought to a rolling boil for 2-5 minutes.

Available in 3 sizes (Please select from the options above):

  • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 4 ounces
  • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 16 ounces (1 pound)
  • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 80 ounces (5 pound)

Ingredients: Black tea, Apple pieces, Cornflower and Linden and Mallow petals, and Natural flavors

Most Recent Reviews

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I had no idea how much I would enjoy this tea! I had a friend over to chat and have tea. I asked if she would like to try my new flavor. We made a pot, and both felt it was possibly one of the most unusual and good teas we had tasted in a while. Really good.quality!

rose

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This is a smooth tea with a rich flavor. I enjoy it anytime. It has a caramel hint to it.

Tami

Specifications
SKU TOLSLL_DGB
Product Type Loose Leaf Tea
Brand English Tea Store
Tea Type Black Tea, British Favorites, Earl Grey Tea
Flavor Caramel, Earl Grey
Caffeine Caffeinated
Manufacturer Part Number TOLSLL_DGB
Clearance Non-Clearance
Season Everyday
Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

surprised Review by rose
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I had no idea how much I would enjoy this tea! I had a friend over to chat and have tea. I asked if she would like to try my new flavor. We made a pot, and both felt it was possibly one of the most unusual and good teas we had tasted in a while. Really good.quality!

(Posted on 3/18/14)

Smooth, enjoyable, flavorful Review by Tami
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This is a smooth tea with a rich flavor. I enjoy it anytime. It has a caramel hint to it.

(Posted on 1/10/14)

Excellent tea! Review by bookmaven
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This now forms part of my favorite breakfast blend--half Dorian Grey and half bold Assam. It provides a nice, round, sweet, full-bodied breakfast tea in this combination. I have at least two huge mugs full every morning!

(Posted on 12/14/13)

An undyingly beautiful tea Review by Norsegirl
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One of our absolute favourites, it is sweet, floral, and carmel-y. You won't regret this, unless you don't like sweet or floral teas. It is also very pretty in its bag, hints of colour, petals, very nice. A very floral Earl Grey.

(Posted on 11/30/13)

My favorite new tea Review by Randall
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I bought this tea for the first time 2 months ago, and it has been very popular with my tea-drinking friends. It really does have a "luxurious" taste. It reminds me a bit of French Blend, another favorite, but the hint of vanilla makes it very special. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wishes to try something out of the ordinary!

(Posted on 11/23/13)

This is my new favorite!... Review by Jessica S
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This is my new favorite! It has an absolutely wonderful flavor - floral scent, creamy finish. I love it! Delicious

(Posted on 11/5/13)

It tastes pretty good :-)... Review by Shiyi Shen
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It tastes pretty good :-) Very good

(Posted on 11/5/13)

This is my newest favorite... Review by Inkedbooklady
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This is my newest favorite tea! Great aroma and wonderful flavor! Fabulous!

(Posted on 11/5/13)

At first I only bought... Review by Addy W
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At first I only bought this tea because Dorian Gray is my favorite book, and now I love it! It is not as strong as some earl greys and that’s why I like it. I use the t-sac to brew it almost every morning :) better than earl grey

(Posted on 11/5/13)

The flavors of fruit and... Review by (name not available)
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The flavors of fruit and flowers makes this a wonderful tea. Wonderful

(Posted on 7/6/13)

I tried this on a... Review by (name not available)
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I tried this on a whim and only got the small bag, it ended up being so good I quickly ordered two bigger bags. Nervous I would run out before I got my second shipment. Just delicious

(Posted on 1/14/13)

Really like it. Very delicate... Review by (name not available)
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Really like it. Very delicate flavor. Cream and a little agave sweetener. Good tea

(Posted on 1/8/13)

Ordered this on a whim.... Review by (name not available)
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Ordered this on a whim. Earl Grey is my favorite tea but was not sure about caramel. Wow!! This is delicious! I have not even shared how good it is with my husband for fear that he will like it as much and use it up.<br> Wow!!

(Posted on 12/18/12)

I ordered this tea based... Review by (name not available)
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I ordered this tea based on the description, and I was not disappointed. The taste is full and complex, changing as it rolls over the tongue. I truly love this tea and will reorder.<br><br>I should mention that I am a long time coffee drinker who is new to the tea world, though I most often drink greens. <br><br> Afternoon indulgence

(Posted on 11/3/12)

I ordered this because I... Review by (name not available)
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I ordered this because I love the novel of the title, I love a good Earl Grey, and I love caramel. I truly love this tea! The description is perfect: the tastes change as the tea rolls over the tongue, very much evoking the fleeting nature of youth and beauty. <br><br>By the way, I am a coffee drinker from my youth, and I usually drink green tea when I drink tea. It is unusual for me to wax lyrical about a black tea, but this one is something special. Beyond expectation

(Posted on 10/31/12)

This is so smooth and... Review by (name not available)
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This is so smooth and rich for a black tea! My husband and I just LOVE it with cream, or alone. Curl up with a good book

(Posted on 3/13/12)