Earls and Pearls from Tea Oh

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  Tea Oh

Company Description:

A classic Earl Grey white tea all dressed up with a rich, pearly cream finish.

Taster’s Review:

This is one of the more unusual Earl Grey teas that I’ve encountered, and not just because it’s made with a white tea base instead of the standard black tea base.

This tea has the most amazing creamy finish that is sweet and delicious and quite unlike anything I’ve ever tasted before.  On Steepster, I compared the flavor to a creamsicle – you know those fantastic ice cream confections that are made with vanilla ice cream and orange sherbet?  But, instead of the orange sherbet, imagine one being made with sherbet made of bergamot orange!

That comparison ALMOST describes this flavor, but not quite.  The creamy flavor … I think is appropriately described by Tea Oh as “pearly” because it seems to taste almost regal – like something royalty would enjoy.

The flavor here is rich and delightful, and yet does not overwhelm the delicate white tea.  It is a very interesting and unusual combination of flavors that I’m enjoying quite a bit.  I do recommend just a little sweetener (I used raw agave nectar) because it really adds some definition to the creamy sweet notes that are just so delicious here.

I would recommend this tea to just about anyone – even those that dislike Earl Grey teas!  The sweet, creamy finish offsets the bergamot in this blend enough so that even the most finicky Earl Grey detractors would probably find this enjoyable.  This is really, really GOOD!

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