While my experience with Earl Grey Creams isn’t vast, I’ve liked the ones I have tried a lot. Citrus + cream + a strong black base, what can go wrong? Apparently nothing, since this is a very enjoyable cup. It smells like baked goods and frosting, quite similar to Upton’s version (which I am totally in love with). It’s very vanilla-y with a thick, creamy taste and the black base definitely holds up to these flavors.
However, if I didn’t know this was an EG I might not have identified it as one. The bergamot is a little lost under the other flavors, and I would have preferred it to be a little stronger and bolder. It really just came off as a delicious creamy black, almost dessert-y even without any additions. What I do really like is the base, which is brisk and a little malty which pairs nicely with vanilla and cream, keeping it from being an overwhelmingly sweet cup. I also got 3 steeps out of this, and the creamy flavors stayed strong!