It took a few experiments but I was finally able to make what I consider to be the best earl grey tea recipe. By making my own I can create one that is strong enough to suit my tastes. Keep in mind that if you try this recipe you could make it more or less strong depending on the amount of bergamot essential oil you use.
EARL GREY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES-- for best results, use the Serious Eats chocolate chip cookie recipe. Make an earl grey ice cube ahead of time for the brown butter. Grind 1 T of loose leaf tea and stir into dry ingredients. Add cardamom/cinnamon if desired.