How should I describe this Earl Grey? It is strong and malty, like an Assam, but has the subtle taste of lavender underneath the Bergamot overtones. In fact, I found it a little too strong for an Earl Grey, and was only satisfied by the aroma. Earl Grey teas are a signature tea for each company. For this reason, I expect a variety in the flavor from company to company. And perhaps Tazo simply wanted to make this blend stronger than most Earl Greys. Still, I find myself going back to Twinings or Harney & Sons for the best Earl Grey.
108 Tasting Notes
My friend went to Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Prague, and finally: Dublin. Before she left, I decided to ask if she and her husband could get me some Irish tea, straight from Dublin. They do not know very much about tea, so I told them to get me a strong, good quality, black tea that I could enjoy in the mornings. Sure enough, when they came back, they brought this to me. I was very excited about this tea, and was looking forward to receiving it. The very next morning, I brewed the tea for about 5 minutes. It was not a loose leaf tea, which slightly disappointed me, but it tasted good nevertheless.
The tea itself smelled malty like Assam, and yet almost sweet. The brew satisfied me. It tasted better than most bagged teas I’ve tried. It tasted as it smelled: malty, and briskly sweet, and it was as strong as a breakfast tea should be. I liked this tea, and I appreciate that my friend took the time to bring it back from Dublin.
This tea is not the best, but certainly tastes better than Lipton’s “teas”. At the store, I noticed that a white, slimy liquid formed at the bottom of most bottles. I grabbed the only one without the strange formation. The taste was over all good, however, it was not brewed to the strength I usually like. The tea could have been better, but it satisfied my thirst for the moment.
Earl Grey is my favorite tea. That’s why my family bought me this lovely tea. I had tried it long ago, and couldn’t remember the name. Thank goodness for family giving it to me again! The tea leaves are of a better quality than that of other “Sacheted” teas. The aroma of Bergamot was quite strong as well. However, the brewed tea itself was not very strong, and was actually weak. Aside from this, the tea was well rounded, not very malty, and over all a mild-tasting Earl Grey. I would get this tea again, however, it is not my favorite Earl Grey.
This was another tea which I received for my birthday. The flavor is very smoky, but the smell is that of a Keemun. The leaves had a golden hue to them, similar to high quality Assam. The first time I brewed the tea, I remember thinking it wasn’t strong enough. However, the second time, I remember loving the flavor strength. It seemed to variate between a nice, smoky, muscatel flavor, and a fruity, mild Assam. As the flavor seemed to change with every cup, I realized that I really liked this tea. The best time which this tea serves me is in the morning. That’s when I need a strong breakfast tea. However, though this tea is strong, it is quite smooth. The leaves are also of a great quality. I think I’ll order this one again, just like some of the other Birthday teas I’ve gotten this year.
I have only tried several China Famous Green Teas. This is one of the best ones I’ve tried. However, the flavor was very vegetal, and light. The aroma was very good with this tea, and I enjoyed the different look of the flattened leaves. However, I was disappointed that this tea only came in 0.5 oz. I was also very confused as to how much tea leaves to brew, as the leaves were larger than normal (and much more flat & brittle). Despite this, I enjoyed the tea. It was quite new, and refreshing. I would recommend this tea for Green Tea lovers.
I love drinking Assam teas- especially when “Tippy” is in the name. When I saw the golden tin, I was excited to discover the tea inside. The color of the leaves was just as the name describes: Golden. The tea itself definitely tasted like an Assam, but with a different undertone; It is hard to describe. It was lighter than most Assams, and not as earthy. The brewed tea was a nice amber-gold color which is new to me for most black teas. Over all, the tea was excellent, and I will be getting this again.
I was very pleased with this tea. My birthday recently passed, and I was given a number of teas from different companies. I decided to try this one first. The name in and of itself sounded good, and the leaves produced an even more awesome brew. The leaves smelled sweet, and earthy (but not too earthy!). For a long time now, I’ve been waiting for a green tea like this one. The brew was light-colored; a yellow-green. And the smell was almost identical to that of the leaves. As for the taste: it was not earthy at all. It had a natural sweetness to it, and a very great “green tea” flavour. It was the perfect thing to drink this evening. I’m so glad I received this tea as a gift, and I will most certainly buy it from Teavana before I’m even done with it.
I haven’t been logging lately, due to doctor’s appointments, and vacation time. But now, it’s time to start again. I had this earl grey at a different beach than where I usually am. It was very nice, and definitely helped with the beauty of Cambria’s ocean. The bergamot essence was very nice, and I enjoyed the unique flavor of this earl grey. Though I would have preferred it to be full leaf tea. The next time I visit Cambria, I will drink this tea.
I am glad I have Bodum cups to watch these teas flower in. I was so excited to finally try these, after every time I passed them by in the store. It takes a little while to finally see them open up, but once they do, it’s quite a sight to see. The flavor is not as strong as I would like, but tastes like a typical green tea. The flowering show was better than the actual brew, but nonetheless I was pleased to have tried them.
I probably shouldn’t be having tea so late in the evening. However, I just couldn’t resist. This is a very good blend of Assam teas. Nice, and strong. I’ll be enjoying this tomorrow morning.
I remember the first time I tasted this blend; it was Christmas Day, in what seems like a long time ago. This was my first (or second, I can’t quite remember) taste of English Breakfast tea. A very nice blend, but I prefer the Irish Breakfast’s boldness more.
It’s been a while since my last tasting note. Like many new teas of mine, this one was a gift. I decided to try it in the morning, because I ran out of my Golden Tipped Assam. This tea had all the true traits of Ceylon tea, and was actually quite satisfying with my morning breakfast. I also had a cup in the evening, which meant I was able to have the time to enjoy it more. I really liked the quality of the sachets- they weren’t like others I’ve seen. Also, there were almost no stems, which is rare for teas in sachets. Quite pleased with this one, but it could have been a little stronger.
I was very excited to try this one. It was a gift, and usually I’m not very in to herbal teas. But this one was very good. There was a strong essence of fresh blueberries upon opening the box. A tiny bit of tartness, and a little sweetness make this cup very balanced. This is the best herbal tea I have had yet.
This tea was pretty good. I’m not sure how to describe this, as it is my first Jujube tea. Used as a traditional medicine and drink in Korea, this tea does the trick. I wasn’t feeling very well, but decided to eat at my favorite Sushi place anyway. I told the chef, and he said that he knew just the thing for me. He came from the kitchen with a piping-hot cup of this tea. It smelled spicy, and almost reminded me of a Chai. The taste was good, and spicy as well, but I cannot describe it very well. It has a very distinct flavor, and a very nice aroma. I was very pleased to take some home as well. This did make me feel somewhat better, but I’ll leave sleeping do the rest for me.
Not the best Earl Grey that I’ve had. Nevertheless, I was pleased to finally have an Earl Grey after so long (2 days) without one. The Bergamot was noticeable, even when unopened. I decided to steep this one for about 5 minutes, and I liked the flavor of it. The only con I can think of is that it is not high quality tea. The pros definitely outweigh the cons for this tea.
Thank you Teavana for this free sample!
Upon opening, I was welcomed with a nice aroma of citrus and other pleasant smells. This tea smelled very good, and I
The smell of the brew was good, and the color a rich red/pink color. I don’t like sweetened teas, but drank it anyway. That was a good choice: the tea tasted very nice, and almost like a fruit punch. This would be very good as an iced tea.
This tea was pretty good. The aroma of the roses smelled delicious, but I had never tasted a rose tea before. The rose flavor was subtle, but noticeable. I would recommend this to be an afternoon tea.
Usually, I’m impressed with Harney & Sons. And because today is New Year’s Day, and the end of the holiday season, I decided to try this blend. At first, I smelled the cinnamon, and something else which I cannot quite name. I steeped it for three minutes, and realized that the brew was quite weak. I gave it several more minutes, and was satisfied with the color. As for the taste, I was not too impressed. I did not like the aftertaste at all, and it reminded me of chamomile. Other than that, it tasted naturally sweet, and was not at all bitter (that itself deserves a thumbs up). This is the first Holiday blend I have tasted from any company. I’m glad I tried it, and Happy New Year everybody.
I received this one as a courtesy gift. The tea itself smelled nice, but it was in powder form in bags. Usually I like full, loose leaf teas, but I decided to try it. The taste was pretty good, with lemony notes to it. The quality of the tea was not very good, but never the less, it was pretty good.
This morning, I was feeling a bit nostalgic. I had often gone to B&N to look for books, and sit in the cafe. One summer, I first tried this beverage, and fell in love with this cooling iced tea. Now, whenever I go to B&N, or Starbucks in the summer, I feel inclined to order this tea again (or, some other tea). Since I was feeling nostalgic, I decided to get one, and remembered how great these tasted. I don’t think I’ll have another one until summer, though. Winter is too cold for Iced teas.
Better than Twinings “Irish Breakfast”, which uses lower grade Assam tea. This Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe grade is quite delicious. The golden tips added nice flavor, and the aroma of the dry tea was very pleasant. It wasn’t until I sipped some, that I realized how great of an Assam this was. This is one of the more memorable Assams I have tried. I definitely recommend this tea as a MUST try!
I have had this Earl Grey many times. The bergamot aroma is strong, and promising, but the liquor does not hold all the bergamot I would like it to. Even still, this is an enjoyable cup of tea.
This is the second tea I ever tasted from Twinings. It seems like so long ago, and always brings back great memories whenever I drink some. It is not quite an Earl Grey, and has wonderful lemon and citrus notes. This is NOT a malty tea, nor is it brisk; it is very light, and should be enjoyed from noon until night.