Lovely! The other day, I tasted the Earl Grey Excelsior and I absolutely fell in love with it. As far as “Earl Grey”… this blend falls a little short of the Excelsior, but, then again, they are two different teas. And for what this is intended to be – an Afternoon Tea – it is quite lovely.
The bergamot is softer here, more like a squeeze of citrus in my cup of tea rather than a primary focus. The jasmine is quite soft, just enough to give a floral whisper to the cup and enhance some of the bergamot’s floral notes without coming off as soapy. The black tea is brisk and on the dry, astringent side.
Very pleasing: a little fruity, a little floral, and bright tea flavor. Nice.