Grey 'n' Stormy Grey 'n' Stormy

Grey 'n' Stormy

By Alan Hughes

Grey 'n' Stormy Grey 'n' Stormy

This classic blend of black tea and fragrant bergamot oil with its captivating floral-citrus aroma and distinctive taste make it the perfect centrepiece for a unique twist on the classic Dark and Stormy cocktail.

We have discovered a new favourite drink in the team and invite you to join us! Indulge in the exquisite world of flavours with our Earl Grey Dark N Stormy Mocktail recipe, featuring our premium Earl Grey tea infused with natural bergamot oil.

What's a Dark and Stormy? A classic Dark and Stormy is a beloved cocktail originating from Bermuda. It consists of dark rum, ginger beer, and a splash of lime juice. This combination creates a harmonious blend of sweet, spicy, and citrusy flavours, reminiscent of the tempestuous seas for which it's named.

Our Earl Grey Dark N Stormy Mocktail retains the spirit of this classic by adding Earl Grey tea, muscovado, lime and ginger beer together to create a new aromatic flavour hit.

What is Earl Grey Tea:
Earl Grey tea, named after Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl Grey of England, is a blend that has enchanted tea connoisseurs for generations. Adding bergamot oil, extracted from the aromatic rind of the bergamot orange, elevates our black tea to a new level of sophistication. It's believed that the blend was a gift to the Earl from a Chinese diplomat, a gesture of gratitude for the Earl's help in saving the diplomat's son. Since then, it has become a symbol of timeless elegance.

We have noticed exceptional passion and high expectations amongst Earl Grey tea lovers, a whole world on its own! We really love hearing from our Earl Grey connoisseurs. The team here are proud to have received many compliments on our Classic Earl Grey tea - a loose-leaf Sri Lankan black tea made with real bergamot essential oils and no artificial flavourings, which give it a beautiful and delicate citrusy, floral note - without any harsh tones that overpower the tea.

The floral-citrus qualities of our Earl Grey tea harmonize perfectly with the classic Dark and Stormy cocktail's bold, spicy ginger beer and zesty lime. We have tried our share of ginger beers and ales, and our firm favourite is Fevertree's Ginger ale, with a natural dry ginger flavour that packs a punch (no sponsorship here, just pure admiration).

How to make your Grey ‘n’ Stormy Mocktail

Recipe makes ten 135ml serves

Serve in a Clear old-fashioned Glass


Lime Juice 50ml
Simple Syrup 50ml
400ml boiling filtered/spring water
7 heaped teaspoons (or scoops) Earl Grey tea
Fevertree Ginger beer 750mL
Lots of Ice to serve
¼ cup Muscovado Sugar
¼ cup White sugar

Note: you can also try this brew with our Lemon Grey Tea for a twist on the classic.


Tea concentrate/mix

  1. Add the 7 scoops tea and 500ml boiling water
  2. Brew 5 mins and strain well (you can also cold brew 4-8 hours if you plan ahead)

  3. Top up the tea concentrate with cold water to ensure 400ml, chill.

  4. Once chilled, make tea mix: Combine 50ml lime juice, 50ml simple syrup, 400ml tea concentrate together and keep chilled

Muscovado syrup

Mix ¼ cup white sugar, ¼ cup muscovado sugar, and ½ cup boiling water in a saucepan or microwave proof dish. Mix til dissolved, heat using your preferred method if needed to fully dissolve. Chill.


Clear old-fashioned glass

  1. Fill a clear glass with ice
  2. Add 65ml (¼ cup) Fevertree ginger beer
  3. Add 50ml tea mix 
  4. Pour 10ml muscovado syrup down side of glass (this will sink to bottom to create 2 toned effect)
  5. Garnish with lemon slice on side of glass. Serve with 2 black straws for a sophisticated look.

Note: Try this with rum and see which cocktail is your favourite!

We hope you enjoy our twist on the classic Dark and Stormy cocktail with this alcohol free option. It's a fusion of tradition and innovation, perfect for sharing and celebrating life's special moments. This is great for a drinks or mocktail night, but also pairs particularly well with rich or dark meat dishes.


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