I’m rather late to celebrate the Queen’s jubilee, but better late than never, right? Tasting one small cup of this and then passing the rest of the sample pack on to Mercuryhime for our book club swap. :) Even though I like Earl Greys, I think that I tend to not pick them as often because I feel like a lot of them taste the same, or are way too overdone on the bergamot. I can already tell that this Diamond Jubilee tea is different – the bergamot is very soft and it smells sweeter than a normal Earl Grey. I know there is grapefruit in this blend, so maybe that’s what causing the sweetness in the aroma. The flavor is a lot less intense than I expected, but in a good way. There is a light, sweet citrus flavor and finish. At the end it’s malty with a little bergamot. I’m not tasting any of the grapefruit, just an overall sweet citrusy flavor that is wonderful. I sure do hope Her Majesty drank some of this wonderful tea to celebrate her anniversary!
-Dry blend has medium black and brown tea leaves and twigs with fuzzy long green tea leaves.
-Dry leaves smell like sweet bergamot. Tea liquor aroma is of malty black tea and fresh lemony bergamot.
-Tea liquor is a cloudy medium orange brown color.
-Light sweet citrus flavor and finish. Malty bergamot aftertaste.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Very good tea. A delicate cup. Muted bergamot flavor with a hint of sweet citrus.