Our Earl Grey Classic gives these two old friends equal opportunity to shine: the citrus never overwhelms the tea, and vice versa. For a smooth and complex standalone cuppa, steep for 3 minutes. On the other hand, if you like milk and sweetener, try a 4-minute steep.

Earl Grey, the world’s most popular tea blend, requires only two ingredients: black tea and bergamot. This Mediterranean citrus thrives in only a few regions of the world, but ever since it hooked up with Earl Grey, it has landed teacups in every corner of the globe.

This famous blend is named after Charles Grey, a British prime minister in the 1830s. According to some histories, he received the flavored tea as a gift. Others say he rescued a Chinese Mandarin from drowning—even though Charles never traveled to China. Tea lore also claims the bergamot was added to make the tea taste more like a top-notch cultivar.

Lake Missoula Tea Company served Earl Grey Classic at its grand opening in 2012! Go ahead, reminisce about the old days, and check out our former retail space. Those were the days…

A made in Montana tea.


Lake Missoula Tea Company commits to direct-sourcing teas and botanicals from sustainable farms. First we choose organic ingredients, and then we create our blends in small batches. In short, we love to drink this stuff, and we’re proud to share with you the tastiest, freshest tea possible. Store away from light and oxygen, and your teas will keep for a good long time.


Organic black tea, natural flavor

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(1 customer review)


1 review for Earl Grey Classic

  1. This is my favorite tea. I have been drinking it for about two years. This is the best Earl Grey I have ever had. I am an avid tea drinker in my 60s. I am not a coffee drinker at all. I first tasted Lake Missoula Earl Grey tea at a little store in Lewistown, MT. The store has a mural of fish on the wall, I think trout. They had great cinnamon rolls too. I bought some of the Earl Grey from that little store and have been buying Lake Missoula tea ever since. I also like the Earl Grey Red.

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Earl Grey Classic

  • Various
  • Farm Direct
  • Single Origin
  • No
  • Partial
  • Yes
  • No
  • Slight
  • Yes

Symmetry in motion. Citrusy and bright on top, smooth and robust on the bottom. A garnet-red jewel of the tea world.

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Judy Hogg
Best store in Montana possibly in all of the United States. I don't know. This is the first Gong Fu tea shop I've ever been to. I came in for a matcha whisk because I donated mine to a museum. Before I left a random customer who was introduced to me as a regular bought me tea. I hugged him which isn't something I normally do. But I was incredibly thankful. Then the man behind the counter gave me a free sample. I went in looking for a simple tool and left with tea and a happy spirit. I am looking forward to making it back as soon as possible! I loved it. I think it will always hold a special place in my blood pumping organ.
Sari Barnes
This atmosphere of this shop is so wonderfully cozy and pleasant. The menu has such a nice selection of to-go options and the loose teas to purchase for home brewing are phenomenal and in vast selection. The service was quick and friendly. I came here with my family and we bought many of the different teas to try, as well as some to-go teas. My sister and I really enjoyed their house Chai. It was the perfect amount of spice and tea, like a spicy hug for your soul. I will be recommending this shop to others in the future.
Brooke Blackler
I've been going to Lake Missoula Tea Company for years, and recently have had the privilege of putting some of their tea in my store. The quality of the tea is fantastic, and the blends are delightful. I have also attended one of their tasting / learning events and it was great. I highly recommend their downtown store for meeting with friends, family or even just for a nice place to go and have a cup of perfectly brewed tea.
Tim Specht
Amazing variety great prices and they'll brew top shelf teas you may be reluctant to buy before trying for a dollar more. Great selection for Missoula. Friendly knowledgeable staff and beautiful tea sets and accessories
Ashley Nelson
The atmosphere was so relaxing and pleasant I could stay there all day! The staff are super helpful and polite and helped me with all my questions (not to mention some helpful tips from patrons as well). The tea they have is top notch and all the selection you could ask for