Gneiss (Earl Grey)

(55 customer reviews)


An earl grey topped with lighter notes.

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Gneiss is the bedrock of the Hebrides and Tiree gneiss was the intended building material for the Skerryvore lighthouse, but after the first three foundational courses the builders opted for softer Mull granite for the rest of the tower! 

Like its namesake, Gneiss Earl Grey is a solid base for a great cuppa, topped with lighter notes.

Hints of: Dance tunes and bright lights.

Net weight 50g (20 teabags) | 25g (10 teabags)

Ingredients: Sri Lankan Black Tea (98%), Blue Cornflowers, Natural Bergamot Flavouring, Natural Flavouring

Brew for 3 mins in 100 degree water

“What about the plastic?” we hear you cry! Fear not, our teabags are plastic free and 100% biodegradable. You can enjoy that cuppa with a clear conscience. Even our mailing bags are biodegradable.

We do our very best get your order to you within 3 business days – weather permitting.

Leave a note at the checkout if you want us to include a wee gift note for the recipient – it’s all part of the service!

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Weight0.1 kg

55 reviews for Gneiss (Earl Grey)

  1. Douglas (verified owner)

  2. Angharad Burney (verified owner)

  3. Emily (verified owner)

  4. Kenina Mackinnon (verified owner)

    Another lovely tasting tea

  5. Elizabeth (verified owner)

    As good as any Earl Grey that I have tried in the past. One bag makes a small pot of tea, so if you like your Earl on the gentle side, don’t let it steep too long.

  6. Anonymous (verified owner)

    A flavoursome Earl Grey

  7. Seonaid (verified owner)

    Earl Grey is my favourite tea and I consider myself a discerning drinker of it! I took a gamble on this one as I never usually drink anything but the one brand but I’m glad I did. It matched if not surpassed it. Worth every penny!

  8. Rona Campbell (verified owner)

    Lovely taste, gentle and hits the spot!

  9. Susanne Arbuckle (verified owner)

    Like drinking a lovely cup of flowers

  10. Susan Maclean (verified owner)

    Delicious cuppa! Keep up the good work 😊

  11. Diane (verified owner)

    Loved the smell that came out of the bag as I opened – not a typical earl grey scent, but lovely nonetheless. Loved the taste of the tea!

  12. Shirley Chambers (verified owner)

    Very good and we liked the packaging, a good product to send to a tea drinker friend as a treat

  13. Suzanne (verified owner)

    Super tasty tea! Love the plastic free bags and packaging too. Very Gneiss!

  14. Alison (verified owner)

  15. Rhona (verified owner)

    Lovely product in lovely packaging. Thank you!

  16. Heather (verified owner)

    Love the flavour! I don’t know if it is just my taste buds but I really like the chocolate-y tones!

  17. Jenny M. (verified owner)

    Flavour is just right, with or without milk.
    Great package design especially as it features Skerryvore

  18. Lorna (verified owner)

    Perfect blend, I’ve tasted!

  19. Elisabeth Spence (verified owner)

    Right amount of fragrance

  20. Mairi Hedges (verified owner)

    I’ve tried many Earl Greys, this one was quite different to what I’ve been drinking recently (to be expected, it’s your unique blend). Really floral. I like it. Thank you.

  21. Laura Robertson (verified owner)

  22. Mary Ann (verified owner)

    Gu math toilichte gu bheil an t-iarla ann mar roghainn!

  23. John D. (verified owner)

    A well balanced Earl Grey, not too over-‘flowery’.

  24. Owen Dixon (verified owner)

    Delicious Earl Grey! An Earl Grey Plus, really – something extra in the flavour, which I really liked. And it’s smartly-presented, well-packaged and quickly delivered – impressive given the distance involved!

  25. Rob Wherrett (verified owner)

    What’s not to like about the nice gneiss tea?

  26. Laurence Wareing (verified owner)

    Packaging briliant again. This made such a lovely birthday surprise gift. The verdict is yet to be received on the taste, but we’re confident in the Tiree Tea product!

  27. Lorna MacArthur (verified owner)

    I’m more than happy to leave a further review for Gneiss! It’s the smoothest Earl Grey I’ve tasted, full bodied flavour too..very enjoyable.

  28. Marcus de Ferranti (verified owner)

    Deeelicious 👍😊

  29. Gail Glen (verified owner)

    I love me an Earl Grey and this is up there with the best.

  30. Jane MacDonald (verified owner)

    Got this in a gift before. Really good!

  31. Kirstin C. (verified owner)

  32. Benjamin Mahns-Mardy (verified owner)

    The stories on each of the packets are also a great addition.
    The strong flavour of the Gneiss tastes very natural.

    I found out about your company through a video series on youtube about camping and caravanning in the hebrides. You were interviewed and were talking about tiree tea and the isle 20 website. A fantastic idea!
    As long as you are willing to ship, I will continue to order Tea ! Tapadh leibh agus tÌoraidh an-dràsta 🙂

  33. Jane MacDonald (verified owner)

    We absolutely love this tea. So grateful we can order from you. We will keep buying and recommending! 😀

  34. Jane MacDonald (verified owner)

    We love this tea. So tasty! Quick delivery. Look forward to the Christmas tea!

  35. May (verified owner)

    I’m loving the Ferry Berry Tea and used the remainder of a lovely pot of it to soak dried fruit for a Tea loaf. The aroma and rich taste is fantastic, ideal for Christmas baking.

  36. Anna (verified owner)

    Looking forward to giving these teas as a gift at Christmas, smells lovely and great packaging!

  37. Angus (verified owner)

    Excellent. Very tasty Earl Grey!

  38. hannah clinch (verified owner)

    very swift delivery. lovely packaging, ideal gift!

  39. Paula (verified owner)

    A friend of mine brought this tea from Tiree, and we’ve seen been addicted to it and ordering it!

  40. Janey Andrews (verified owner)

  41. Lorna MacArthur (verified owner)

    I just love the flavour of Gneiss Earl Grey, certainly the best full flavour I’ve tasted. The little tea bags are a delight in themselves!

  42. Sheila (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed the flavour of this Earl Grey and have ordered lots more. I make it in my Tyrii Pottery teapot and will drink it while reading An Tirisdeach or taking a virtual tour of An Iodhlann. Thank you for creating a lovely brew and please don’t change the ingredients. ☕️👍

  43. Shirley Chambers (verified owner)

    Well package as ever

  44. Margaret Timoney (verified owner)

    I’m not much of a tea drinker but this was a very refreshing cup of tea. The package was great, I could store it easily in the cupboard. Big tick for the biodegradable tea bags 👍🏼

  45. Amy (verified owner)

    A special Earl grey tea which I savour mid morning instead of a coffee on my day off. EG is my everyday tea so lovely to have one with a more complex flavour to enjoy when I have a bit more time to do so.

  46. Tracey R. (verified owner)

    I absolutely love this tea. A really sweet, delicate, blue flower earl grey.

  47. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Ooh, I do love a cup of really good Earl Grey every now and again. A real treat.

  48. Susan (verified owner)

    We’re really enjoying your tea thanks, nice change.
    All positive, just have to be really careful pulling the string off the bags as one or two times we’ve been too hasty and it makes a wee hole releasing the leaves. Love the presentation and ordered another couple of bags as a wee gift for a friend too.

  49. Jane MacDonald (verified owner)

    Just love this tea! Great service on delivery!

  50. Paula (verified owner)

    Got my first bag as a gift, and have kept purchasing more online ever since! Definitely my favourite Earl Grey EVER. Appreciate the plastic-free tea bags. Hoping they’re be plastic free packaging in the future.

  51. Gwen Bowie (verified owner)

    Great flavour. Love the play on words and the link to the Skerryvore lighthouse.

  52. Susan K. (verified owner)

    Delicious and super quick delivery!

  53. Bob Jardine (verified owner)

    Really refreshing brew.

  54. Adam D. (verified owner)

    Absolutely love this Earl Grey!! It’s got everything you want in flavour and quite frankly I can’t see myself drinking any other Earl Grey ever again!

  55. Emma Hall (verified owner)

    They look so pretty in the bags!

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