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Thanks KittyLovesTea for this in a swap!

This tea smells of beautiful bergamot. The bergamot is super strong, and I love it. The tea is also very pretty with whole black leaves, mixed with bright blue flower petals.

The brewed tea smells very strong of bergamot as well, but there is another smell I cannot place. It is the black tea but I can’t tell what kind of black tea it is.

The taste is good. Not as strong bergamot as it smells. The black tea base is throwing me off a bit, I wish I knew what kind of black tea it was. It is still good though, just not a familiar taste. Cornflowers always adds a flavour of pastry/crust/bread to me. So there is a faint taste of sweet bread underneath the earl grey taste.

Delicious Earl Grey, definitely something different to mix it up a bit!

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Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
K S

The website just says this Earl Grey is made from the highest-quality black China teas. Most EG I have tried use a Ceylon base.

Lala

My first thought was that it tasted kind of like a Darjeeling, but then I saw it said China black tea. To me it is not quite like a Ceylon tea, but it could be. It might just be the bergamot flavouring and cornflowers that is throwing the taste off for me.

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K S

The website just says this Earl Grey is made from the highest-quality black China teas. Most EG I have tried use a Ceylon base.

Lala

My first thought was that it tasted kind of like a Darjeeling, but then I saw it said China black tea. To me it is not quite like a Ceylon tea, but it could be. It might just be the bergamot flavouring and cornflowers that is throwing the taste off for me.

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

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Saskatchewan, CANADA

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