Earl Grey Syrup

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This Earl Grey syrup is perfect for adding a bit of sophistication to lattes, cocktails, desserts, and more! If you like this Earl Grey simple syrup recipe, you can try this jasmine simple syrup too!

This Earl Grey simple syrup is perfect for flavoring all sorts of beverages, from cocktails & mocktails to lattes, iced tea, lemonades, and soda! It can also be added to desserts such as cakes, pancakes, and, my personal favorite, ice cream!

πŸ₯„ Why This Recipe Works

  • This Earl Grey syrup is easy to make and only requires 3 ingredients.
  • The prep time for this recipe is minimal.
  • This syrup is very versatile and can be used to flavor many drinks and sweets.
  • Earl Grey simple syrup makes a great gift! 
  • This syrup can be stored for up to 2 months in the fridge.

πŸ›’ What You Need To Make Jasmine Syrup

earl grey simple syrup ingredients

πŸ“ Recipe Modifications And Substitutions

  • Earl Grey tea: I recommend using loose tea, but you can use teabags as well.
  • Sugar: You’ll need 1 1/2 cup of granulated sugar or organic cane sugar, or you can use brown sugar for a richer, more caramel-like syrup. 
  • Optional Ingredients:Β If you want to make a syrup with a more complex flavor you can add up to 1 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice or a few slices of your favorite citrus fruit. You could also add 3-5 cardamom pods or a 1β€³ cinnamon stick, although I would remove them after simmering so they don’t overpower the Earl Grey.

If you want to make a honey Earl Grey syrup you can easily do so by omitting the sugar and instead using 2 parts honey and 1 part water.

πŸ₯£ What Equipment Do I Need?

You will need loose-leaf Earl Grey tea, or teabags. I recommend storing your syrup in a mason jar orΒ flip-top bottle.

🌸 How To Make This Recipe

Step 1: Add 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, and 2 Tablespoons Earl Grey tea leaves to a small saucepan or pot and give it a quick stir to combine.

Pro Tip: If you don’t want to use loose-leaf tea, you can use two teabags instead.

Step 2: Bring the syrup to a boil over high heat, then simmer over low heat for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and cover the saucepan and allow it to steep for 20 minutes.

Step 3:  Strain the syrup using a fine mesh strainer, pressing the tea leaves with a spatula or spoon to extract as much of the earl grey flavor as possible.

Step 4: Pour the jasmine syrup into a sterilized jar, bottle, or container with a lid and refrigerate until needed.

spoon drizzling earl grey simple syrup into cup of tea

β˜•οΈ Serving Suggestions

You can use this syrup to flavor all sorts of desserts and drink recipes. Here are a few of my favorites:

πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Recipe FAQs

Does Early Grey Syrup have caffeine?

Yes, as Earl Grey syrup is made with actual tea leaves, it does contain caffeine. If you want it without caffeine, you can make it using decaf Earl Grey tea!

What gives Earl Grey its flavor?

Bergamot, a citrus fruit related to lemons and bitter oranges, is what gives Earl Grey tea its distinct flavor.

tea with spoonful of syrup, jar or earl grey syrup, tea bag, and pot of lavender

πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ³ Pro Tips

  • To make a thicker syrup, add twice as much sugar or cook longer to reduce. 
  • When stored in the refrigerator, this syrup should last up to 2 months, although you can freeze for longer storage. 
  • You can pour this simple syrup into an ice tray and make Earl Grey ice cubes!
  • If you notice that the syrup at the bottom of the jar starts looking cloudy, this is a good indication that the syrup has started to go bad and should be discarded.

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tea with spoonful of syrup, jar or earl grey syrup, tea bag, and pot of lavender

Earl Grey Simple Syrup

This Earl Grey syrup is perfect for adding a bit of sophistication to lattes, cocktails, desserts, and more!
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Resting Time 20 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine American, French
Servings 16 servings
Calories 48.75 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Earl Grey tea leaves (or 2 tea bags)

Instructions
 

  • Add 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, and 2 Tablespoons Earl Grey tea leaves to a small saucepan or pot and give it a quick stir to combine.
  • Bring the syrup to a boil over high heat, then simmer over low heat for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and cover the saucepan and allow it to steep for 20 minutes.
  • Strain the syrup using a fine mesh strainer, pressing the tea leaves with a spatula or spoon to extract as much of the earl grey flavor as possible.
  • Pour the jasmine syrup into a sterilized jar, bottle, or container with a lid and refrigerate until needed.

Notes

  • If you don’t want to use loose-leaf tea, you can use two teabags instead.
  • To make a thicker syrup, add twice as much sugar or cook longer to reduce.Β 
  • When stored in the refrigerator, this syrup should last up to 2 months, although you can freeze for longer storage.Β 
  • You can pour this simple syrup into an ice tray and make Earl Grey ice cubes!
  • If you notice that the syrup at the bottom of the jar starts looking cloudy, this is a good indication that the syrup has started to go bad and should be discarded.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ozCalories: 48.75kcalCarbohydrates: 33.5gSugar: 33.5g
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