While flavoured teas aren’t usually my thing, I’ve always had a soft spot for Earl Greys. In this case we’ve got a bog standard Earl Grey, albeit with vanilla overtones. It tastes very sweet, although there seems to be no added sweetener. If you sip and drink it slowly, it’s like swallowing molten vanilla ice cream. When drank quickly it tastes mostly of quality black tea with a touch of bergamot and vanilla extract.
The quality of the tea underneath these added flavours is quite high, I really do enjoy the tea itself, and the bergamot isn’t too powerful. The vanilla seems a tad over the top to me, but I did enjoy this cuppa nonetheless.
I wouldn’t buy a box of this to keep at home as I don’t see it as a tea I’d come to crave. That said, if I saw it available in a cafe I’d drink it every so often. I’ll probably grab a cup to drink next time I make a journey to DAVIDsTEA to buy some other teas to try.
Flavors: Anise, Caramel, Orange Zest, Vanilla