Well, I thought this was an exceptional Earl Grey. Dare I say, one of the best I’ve had. I did steep mine a little extra but I added a dash of cream and sugar. This is a very smooth cup. Perfect touch of bergamot and malty black tea. Thanks Nina’s for these samples. It may be the type of bergamot oil used in this blend that I like so much. It is not overpowering yet bold and present. The orange citrus works with the black tea. Often I feel like one of these elements dominate. I will make a 2nd cup soon and try to articulate why I like this so much.