I’m not sure about this Earl blend, to be honest. Perhaps it’s because I’ve just finished a pot of a different Earl and that’s affecting my tastes on this one?
It tastes toasted to me…in a similar way to the Coconut Cocoa from RoT that I had last night. In fact, if I didn’t know better, I’d say I hadn’t cleaned my Chloe well enough and that tea had contaminated this one. But since I’ve had 2 pots since the Coconut Cocoa with no flavor infringement, that can’t be the case. There’s some bergamot there, but the toasted taste really competes with it.
Okay, after letting it cool for a smidge, the toasty-taste eases up and the bergamot is more prominent. Still, this is definitely an Earl-light. Would be a good intro tea for those who want to start foraying into the world of bergamot-flavored teas. As for me, I’ll finish this tin (can cardboard be called a “tin”?) and frolic with other Earls.