This assam base Earl Grey has strong flavor – something I really look for in an EG tea. The dry tea is very fragrant and the black tea is full leaf.
I’ve been tasting a lot of Earl Greys lately and its amazing how they are all different. You honestly need to try each one to know, they are definitely not all the same.
It seems that Earl Grey teas fall into a few categories: light bergamot or strong bergamot and then either more lemony or more orangey tasting. This one is definitely a strong bergamot with a leaning toward lemon flavor. I tend to prefer the orange variety. That being said, this one is really enjoyable and smooth. It does not get bitter and resteeps really well.
Thank you Teajo Teas for this very generous sample. This is a quality Earl Grey and recommend it to people who are looking for a bold, lemon Earl Grey.