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So I had this one yesterday and it tasted off. I tried again today in a different (and smaller cup). It is still not that good. Tastes a bit like alcohol, a bit acidic, very flat. I think the bergamot is bad. This one uses real oil of bergamot so I am wondering if the oil has “turned”. I am just throwing the box. It was a best before date of 2015 and was kept in a cool, dark place, but there is something not right about it. Doesn’t taste the same as when I first opened the box. Too bad. Goodbye sweet bergamot!

JustJames

oh this would have me upset…. i truly dislike bergamot. probably as much as others dislike hibiscus. i’m glad it makes you 95 out of 100 happy though!

Lala

Ha ha. I LOVE bergamot. I love earl grey and bergamot flavoured things. If there was a bergamot flavoured pump syrup, I would invest in the company. Ha ha.

JustJames

why not make one? you could fund your tea habit!

Lala

I am not going to lie. I have thought about moving to Italy, buying a Bergamot orange plantation, and squeeze orange rinds all day (while sipping tea of course!)

K S

Oooh, then we would know someone in the bergamot business!

JustJames

it would be a lovely thing! you could hang out with a balsamic vinegar producer and work out a genius technique for producing a high end reduction….. it could be used with carbonated water, over iced cream. i don’t even like bergamot (seriously, not even a little) and i would buy bottles here and there for my fellow steepster entrepreneur. it’s true!

Lala

Ha ha. You guys are such enablers. Hmm… A bergamot entrepreneur, I kind of like that. Not sure but here goes most of my time today into google searching bergamot production.

Fanatos

You do not like it, but give 95 point of 100?

Lala

When I first tried this, I loved it. I really love bergamot and this tea was really good with the extra bergamot oil in it. However, when I recently tried it again, I think the bergamot oil had spoiled or gone rotten because it did not taste very good. So I still really like this tea. It was just the last time I drank it, there was something wrong with it. Hope that makes sense.

Fanatos

Hope, next time this tea will be as good as at first time :)

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JustJames

oh this would have me upset…. i truly dislike bergamot. probably as much as others dislike hibiscus. i’m glad it makes you 95 out of 100 happy though!

Lala

Ha ha. I LOVE bergamot. I love earl grey and bergamot flavoured things. If there was a bergamot flavoured pump syrup, I would invest in the company. Ha ha.

JustJames

why not make one? you could fund your tea habit!

Lala

I am not going to lie. I have thought about moving to Italy, buying a Bergamot orange plantation, and squeeze orange rinds all day (while sipping tea of course!)

K S

Oooh, then we would know someone in the bergamot business!

JustJames

it would be a lovely thing! you could hang out with a balsamic vinegar producer and work out a genius technique for producing a high end reduction….. it could be used with carbonated water, over iced cream. i don’t even like bergamot (seriously, not even a little) and i would buy bottles here and there for my fellow steepster entrepreneur. it’s true!

Lala

Ha ha. You guys are such enablers. Hmm… A bergamot entrepreneur, I kind of like that. Not sure but here goes most of my time today into google searching bergamot production.

Fanatos

You do not like it, but give 95 point of 100?

Lala

When I first tried this, I loved it. I really love bergamot and this tea was really good with the extra bergamot oil in it. However, when I recently tried it again, I think the bergamot oil had spoiled or gone rotten because it did not taste very good. So I still really like this tea. It was just the last time I drank it, there was something wrong with it. Hope that makes sense.

Fanatos

Hope, next time this tea will be as good as at first time :)

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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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