Suggestion for a replacement Earl Grey?

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Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:27 am

My husband has developed a thing for Mariage Freres' Paris Earl Grey. I wanted to buy it in bulk, but it's one of the ones they don't sell that way, and the shipping to the US is killing me.

He likes it because of the very forward "Fruit Loops" flavor.

We've tried a bunch of others including 5 other EGs from MF, His favorite so far is Blue of London's EG, but he still prefers MF's.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a similar tea?

I've also thought of buying Bergamot oil to see if adding that would appease him, so if anyone has ideas for that instead, I'd also be interested.

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Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:45 am

Apparently that flavor is similar to pure fructose so you may want to experiment with that. Jackfruit extract might get you close as well (it’s the flavor in Juicyfruit bubblegum). More bergamot oil won’t make it taste more like Fruit Loops, but it’s good for cocktails.

Oddly enough, I found a post by someone who ran out of milk for their Fruit Loops one morning so they added cold Earl Grey to the bowl. They said it was tasty.
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