3 Tasting Notes
I LOVE this tea. When I first started drinking tea I would only drink earl grey, no milk or sugar so I got pretty used to that taste. After having this tea I don’t think I can ever go back to regular earl grey. This tea has so much flavor and the “creme” part has a soft hint of vanilla. Just delicious!
That being said, I’ve been reading reviews on Teavana and it seems that they have recently changed this tea’s formulation and not for the better. I am endorsing the old formulation, not the new one.
A few of my friends told me how much they enjoyed this tea so I decided to give it a try. I kept drinking it hoping that I’d actually enjoy it but I never did. First of all the smell is so overpowering it almost makes me feel nauseous. Also, even though in theory this tea should taste good, I find the flavor too artificial tasting.
I bought 50 grams of it and I don’t think I’ll ever get through it.
I drink oolong teas regularly and this is one of the better ones I’ve had. It has a nice sweet aroma that you can taste while drinking. The flavour is somewhat “creamy” but to a lesser degree than a milk oolong. This tea has a strong but also smooth flavour when brewed correctly (I once left the leaves in my teamaker for too long and the taste was a little too bitter for my liking).
This tea is expensive but I almost always get 3 cups out of the same leaves, on one occasion I was even able to get 4 cups! Worth the price in my opinion.
On a side note, the leaves look really neat once they’ve opened up!