This is an excellent Earl Grey Creme, the black tea is a good, strong base of black tea flavor that holds its own and is tasted even though it has been heavily flavored with bergamot (I love strong bergamot!) and what I like best about this particular blend is that even though it is a “de la creme” Earl Grey, the vanilla flavoring doesn’t soften this tea to the point of being more like a creamsicle than a Earl Grey tea. Don’t get me wrong, I love creamsicles, but, when I’m drinking an Earl Grey, I want bergamot!
Instead, the vanilla softens the bergamot just enough to curb the sharpness without muting its tangy qualities. This is smooth and rich and sweet and delicious. YUM!