The Final Sipdown: Day 18
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My third and final tasting of this one, once again with additives. When I had it plain I was picking up on something almost spicy/peppery in it and I can still taste that here, even over the milk and sugar. It gives an interesting tingle to my tongue. The bergamot doesn’t seem overly strong but it is there – perhaps it doesn’t seem overly strong because there are no perfume-y or soapy notes to it which is actually a good thing.
I’m a bit torn as far as where this goes in the overall Earl Grey showdown (really wish I had tried Arbor Tea’s version with additives just to make sure it doesn’t turn into radioactive sludge when milk and sugar is added, though I seriously doubt it does) but ultimately I think this slides into second place – in front of Upton’s EG Supreme but behind Arbor Tea’s Earl Grey.