429 Tasting Notes
I bought this tea at my local health foods store. Its an Earl Grey with moderate amounts of bergamot. It has a light taste and is not heavy at all. Its not for those who like a heavy bergamot taste. Very easy to drink with no milk or sugar. This tea gets better every time I drink it.
I know this tea is rated high on Steepster, but I really didn’t care for it much. I love earl grey teas, but this one just seemed to be too mellow for me. I tried steeping anywhere from 2 to 5 minutes but had no luck at all. I even tried temps from 170 – 210. The tea just had no bite for me. I think the creme flavor this tea had just turned me off.
This tea is a ok tea by Darjeeling standards. Its good, but not as good as other Darjeeling I have drank in loose tea form. But this tea is easy to fix as its a tea bag. Easy to find and wakes me up in the morning. It is however one of the better Darjeelings in tea bag form.
I like this tea as the leaves are actually aged in bergamot oranges, they don’t add the oil to the leaves. I think this makes a more subtle cup of earl grey as the bergamot doesn’t seem as strong as other earl greys I have drank. This is not one of my favorite Earl Greys, but it will do in a pinch.