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Old 04-17-2012, 05:56 PM
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Help me rename my Lady Grey tea blend


At my tea bar, I have a house blend I call Lady Grey. Because there are so many teas with that name, I never realized until today that it is a registered trademark of Twinings. *sigh*

So I need a new name. I'd like to keep either the word "Earl" or the word "Grey" in the name to visually tie it back to all of our other Earl Grey variants. If you want more data about what's in the blend or what other names are in use, I did write a blog post about it.

So, Doper friends, what shall I name this lavender/vanilla Earl Grey tea?
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:01 PM
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Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:08 PM
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Earl Grey's Mistress, and I want a sample if you adopt my suggestion. Also if you don't.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:12 PM
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How about Dame Grey, to distinguish it from those other variants?
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:14 PM
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Gandalf the Grey?

Greybeard's Brew?
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:15 PM
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The first Earl Grey/lavender blend I saw was called Earl Julian Grey.
Since yours uses Tibetan lavender, why not call it Earl Dorje Grey, though perhaps the thunderbolt image would lead one to expect a stronger caffeine kick. Or Earl Tashi Grey.
Tashi means good fortune, so it would be an auspicious name.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:18 PM
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Lady Gray
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:20 PM
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This also exists. I don't know if they've trademarked it.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:29 PM
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If you want to get in on the "Downton Abbey" craze, Dowager Countess Grey.

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Old 04-17-2012, 06:39 PM
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Grey cougar
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:40 PM
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How about Dame Grey, to distinguish it from those other variants?
I like this one.
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Since a Countess is the female counterpart of an Earl, how about just Countess Grey? (Similar to zombywoof's suggestion.)

Or, to go with other nobility titles: Duchess Grey or Baroness Grey.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:28 PM
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Gandalf the Grey?

Greybeard's Brew?
Grey Havens?
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:02 PM
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How about Dame Grey, to distinguish it from those other variants?
I like this name. It tells me immediately what family of tea it is in.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:34 PM
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Earl Greyish.

Okay, a more serious suggestion. Go historical and call it Jane Grey.

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Old 04-17-2012, 10:19 PM
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I was all set to suggest Jane Grey and someone beat me to it. *shakes fist*

Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Days' Tea.
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:31 PM
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Not quite what you asked for, but if you're a hockey fan you can call it the Lady Byng
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:40 PM
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There's some awesome stuff in this thread. I'm going to have to come up with some more blends just to be able to use some of these names!
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:46 PM
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The Grey Earl.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:49 PM
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No Dorian Grey [sic] yet?
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:05 AM
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Grey Gardens.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:18 AM
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Crazy Earl's Grey?

That would give it a little SDMB flavor.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:50 AM
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Describe the flavor to us.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:08 AM
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No Dorian Grey [sic] yet?
I was about to suggest this.
Tagline: Your love for this tea will never grow old!

Then have a picture of a dried up teabag behind it.
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Greystoke
Greyvestone
Greyveyard

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Lady Greystoke
Earl Of Greystoke

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Old 04-18-2012, 09:16 AM
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My Name is Earl Grey
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:19 AM
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Or, serve it iced and then you can order up a pitcher of Dorian Grey.
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I was all set to suggest Jane Grey and someone beat me to it. *shakes fist*
Yeah, me too. <sigh>

If you think Twinings are trademark heavies, try calling it 'Lady Gaga'.
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Crazy Earl's Grey?

That would give it a little SDMB flavor.
Sorry - I meant Weird Earl's. Never mind...
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Looks like somebody's already got Dorian Grey tea.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:30 PM
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Describe the flavor to us.
A mellow Chinese black tea with light astringency and complex undertones. Creamy and lightly floral.

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Or, serve it iced and then you can order up a pitcher of Dorian Grey.
Bwahahahahaha!

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Sorry - I meant Weird Earl's. Never mind...
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We already have Mr. Excellent's Post-Apocalyptic Earl Grey for a touch of Straight Dopiness. I am going to have to see if I can work Weird Earl into a future blend, though.
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Lavender Grey
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Lavender Grey
I instantly appended a "dilly, dilly" to that.
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Dorian Grey sounds good, but has negative connotations; like others in this thread, I like Dame Grey, it just sounds right.

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Okay, a more serious suggestion. Go historical and call it Jane Grey.
Aaaw...I was going to suggest this one, too.

OK, if not Jane, then Jean!
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:45 AM
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How about "Erin Gray"?
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:54 AM
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Earl Milli Vanilli tea.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:26 PM
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Aaaw...I was going to suggest this one, too.

OK, if not Jane, then Jean!
I don't know. I've had Jean Grey tea and Madelyne Pryor tea and Phoenix Force tea. They tell me they're all different but they taste identical to me.
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Picking up on this, the Italian translation of Earl Grey has a nice ring to it:

Conte Grigio

However, there's no good Italian tie-in, so I don't know why'd you'd want to name it that.
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Picking up on this, the Italian translation of Earl Grey has a nice ring to it:

Conte Grigio

However, there's no good Italian tie-in, so I don't know why'd you'd want to name it that.
Hm, though lavender is specific to the south of France, anything provincial you can think of?
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