Good flavor, light but dynamic flavors, not heavy or muddy. It did not overly stand out in any one area, just really good overall. I would definitely like to get this again since this was only a sample.
100 Tasting Notes
I like this tea more than I thought I would. It’s got a bit of a grassy, dry tea taste with a bit of a sour cherry flavor. It’s rather smooth for the sourness.
It had a very good coconut with a touch of chocolate/cocoa smell to it. When I tasted it, that same smell had a matching flavor that alternated in sips with a old, possibly bad, coconut milk flavor. After 3 or 4 sips, all I could taste was the bad coconut milk and I decided I didn’t want to finish it. The points are primarily for smell.
Very banana. I think I can see some coconut. Maybe. But I don’t think I like banana in my tea. Or banana flavoring in general. But I do like bananas. I think banana flavoring doesn’t actually taste like banana, but this flavor is closer than most. But not a fan, though for what it is (banana tea), it is relatively good.
Quite pleasant, but doesn’t scream Earl Grey to me. It’s smooth, vanilla.. pedestrian in nature.
Good tea. The bergamot is definitely at the forefront in the tastes but it is still far from overpowering. It is a soft taste rather than sharp, but does not seem to meld perfectly with the other flavors. Quite enjoyable, but not perfectly balanced. Falls into the rather tame, subdued Earl Grey flavors that seem to be the norm with Upton Teas.
Smooth and lightly smoky. Not very dry compared to most other Keemuns. The second steep is still smooth and almost like a slightly smoky dark oolong.
“Yes, may I help you?”
“I am here to see the Earl of Grey”
“He doesn’t live here, try another tea”
While a pleasant tea, my unsophisticated palate does not pick up the Earl Grey flavorings in this tea. It is not bad and reminds me of another “pure” unflavored tea I have had – Assam or Ceylon maybe? Did I mention the unsophisticated palate? This is pretty good but it doesn’t fit EG the bill for me. I have learned to appreciate subtle flavorings in Japanese food but apparently not for this tea.
Light and pleasant – it doesn’t beat you over the head with “the Earl”. This is really very nice and well balanced.
Light and fruity, berry-ish. Slight dry aftertaste.
Really good for no doctoring, definitely no additives needed. I enjoy it – it might be close to perfect. Doesn’t zing with bergamot as much as I would expect, but very good. I will give this tea an 80 rating with room for growth.
With milk and sugar. I can taste the lavender mainly in the aftertaste. It’s got some bitter endnotes which I assume is the lavender. A bit sharp. The bitter taste makes it not as pleasing. Dry aftertaste, lack of aftertaste… disappointing because the lavender with it smells good. After tasting some of the wife’s, I think it is better without additives.
I’d like the smell of this a lot. It’s got a very good aroma into it, nice and chocolately and hints of the bergamot in the Earl Grey. The taste is very, very lightly Earl Grey. Mostly just kind of a medium chocolaty taste that’s relatively good because it’s not overpowering. The Earl Grey flavors are not prominent enough for me so it kinda falls into a chocolaty tea with Earl Grey notes. But for a chocolaty tea this is probably my favorite so far.
This is interesting. It is a good tea but tastes kind of heavy, like the Taylors of Harrogate version. It does it has good flavors but very subtle bergamot. (I could be imagining this but it might seem like I can get a taste of Bohea – maybe because it has smokiness to it or maybe the tumbler wasn’t cleaned well.) Overall, very good for a new Earl Grey – I would put it up near some of the better ones and would say this could be a good standby Earl Grey. It continues to grow on me the more I drink.
Very smooth with dry notes and a bit of a bite at the end that reminded me of a Keemun.
I like it – it is quite pleasant. Not over the top wow good but very solid. The flavors are subtle – the bergamot/citrus is muted but there.
It’s very dry. I can taste a little bergamot but it’s mostly the rosy. It’s a very girlie tea – not enough Earl.
This is my favorite type of tea – and this is one of the best examples of that type of tea. It’s smooth, it’s creamy, it’s crisp. Holy beep this is a good tea. Excellent. I want more.
Very light. Very smooth with just a hint of not even bitter but maybe sour at the very end? It’s almost got more smell than flavor. I recognize this is better than the other one I had but I think it is too delicate for me. Kind of like Japanese food – it seems light on flavor until you get used to it, then it’s really flavorful.
Smooth and flavorful.
Kinda smooth, kinda roasty. It’s got some umph and body to it. Slight bit of genmaicha hint to it which comes out a bit more with the second steep. Like the first steep more.
Lightly earthy but mellow. Touch of dry but so mellow you don’t notice it. It has a brightness to it that is unexpected. Call me crazy but there is a bit of fresh snapped green bean taste at the very beginning and end.
It’s sweet – I almost wanted to ask the wife if she put sugar in it. It’s not overly sweet – but much more than I expected. It has a hint of Darjeeling like dryness/sharpness at the end – but is smoother. A bit earth. I could drink a lot of this.
It’s not vile but it’s unsettling. I had a few sips and it made me sick to my stomach.