Earl Grey Tea from TeaSpree

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  TeaSpree

Product Description:

Ingredients:  organic black tea, bergamot essential oil.

Taster’s Review:

As some of you are probably well aware, I am very fond of Earl Grey tea.  Bergamot is perhaps my favorite tea flavoring … or at the very least, it is in my top three, together with jasmine and chocolate.

This is a very fine Earl Grey from TeaSpree.  Having tried several teas from TeaSpree, that comes as no surprise to me, I have been quite impressed with their offerings!

The black tea is smooth and pleasant.  Brisk, but not overly aggressive, this would make a charming afternoon pick-me-up.  There is very little astringency to the tea – just a bit at the tail of the sip – but not so much that it leaves the tongue feeling overly dry.  No bitterness, in fact, at the point in the sip where I occasionally experience a slight bitter note when sipping black tea, this tea comes off tasting slightly sweet.  It’s a little different, but quite enjoyable, and it nicely accents the bergamot.

The bergamot is not overdone in this tea.  It has a very agreeable level of strength without becoming overwhelming or tasting like it’s overcompensating.  It doesn’t have that fake, chemical aftertaste to it – it just tastes like a sweet, tangy burst of citrus.  Delicious!

While I prefer my Earl Grey without the addition of milk or cream, I know that some of you probably do like it.  I think that this Earl Grey would take very nicely to such an addition.  It is also quite nice straight up!

A high recommendation to all Earl Grey enthusiasts out there!

 

 

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