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drank Earl Grey Creme by Teavana
87 tasting notes

This tea was brought over by a friend to try out. She enjoys it quite a lot, so I had to give it a shot!

The aroma of the dry leaf is a little overpowering, but not in a wholly unpleasant sort of way. I find that using the recommended amount of leaves and steeping time with Teavana teas leads to a very dull flavor, so I used more tea than they suggest and steeped a little longer as well. This did seem to prove me right once more and I could tell the full flavor of the tea was working its way into the liquor.

The bergamot was a little over-strong for my taste, but I am not a particular fan of bergamot, so this is very subjective. There are those who love the bergamot flavor, so this would be more up their alley. I did enjoy the creme undertones, however. It was nicely noted on the tin that there was no dairy involved in the creme (important for vegans and those who are lactose intolerant).

After trying a few sips plain, I added a small amount of sweetener and a little milk to bring out the creme flavor more fully.

Overall, I did enjoy this sweet, creamy Earl Grey. The sweetness of the bergamot and the blue cornflowers almost were too much for me, but they balanced with the creme and small amount of milk I added after the first.

I probably wouldn’t buy this for myself, but if someone gifted it to me, I would likely drink it somewhat regularly on a weekend morning.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

I can’t seem to get into bergamot or earl grey teas, my boyfriend loves it though

Dinah Saur

Most Earl Grey teas just have too much of the bergamot flavor, in my opinion. I do like it when it’s very mild, however. Like when the flavor is in the background only and does not take over the tea itself. :)

ScottTeaMan I like EG teas and Bergamot, but not if it overpowers the tea.

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TeaBrat

I can’t seem to get into bergamot or earl grey teas, my boyfriend loves it though

Dinah Saur

Most Earl Grey teas just have too much of the bergamot flavor, in my opinion. I do like it when it’s very mild, however. Like when the flavor is in the background only and does not take over the tea itself. :)

ScottTeaMan I like EG teas and Bergamot, but not if it overpowers the tea.

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