253 Tasting Notes
I am down to the last bag of this… so sad.
In my search for the perfect Earl Grey, I would have to say that this is by far the best. Since the tea is aged with bergamot the flavour is so much more complex than teas that use merely the oil or flavourings. This is the perfect tea for a London Fog and I will even go so far as to bring my own teabag to cafes, order an extra hot vanilla steamer, then make my own London Fog with the Numi teabag. Sneaky? Yes, but worth it for the fullness of the Numi Earl Grey.
My sister came over for tea and chose this one to try, time to boil the water!
First steep: Not bad, not bad at all. Not entirely mango, but not all that far away. I will admit it would be really hard-pressed to recreate the flavour of a mango in a tea, but this one doesn’t do too badly. It`s fruity at first with the white tea lingering afterwards.
Second steep: Slightly weaker, but still satisfying. We got two pots out of this which isn’t bad at all!
Smells strongly of ginger, let’s hope it soothes my throat a little.
First steep: I find I have a really hard time even motivating myself to drink this, but today my throat is hoarse and my taste buds are off. I suppose, that might be the only way I can tolerate this tea… I have to be ill.
Second steep: Upping the rating slightly… the flavours blend together a bit more with this steep, which makes the overall cup much more pleasant.