I love earl grey teas – however have been unsuccessful in finding one that comes in loose leaf form. So far they are either not bergamonty, too bitter, poor black tea. With DT’s “earls garden” I found it tasted like raisins!!! My fav has been Stash’s “double bergamont”. Stash? BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
So, when this “Earl of Lemon” tea came out, I was pumped. White bai mu dan tea, Green tea (and I tweeted DT and found out its a chinese green, not sencha green) and yogurt? I love yogurt in tea!
Lets give this one a shot!
DRY: very light tea, so i got alot for 50g, yesss! also states 1.25 tsp a cup, even more savings! Nice colouring of light green, yellow and white squares that look sparkely – yogurt im guessing. The dry leaves smell like earl grey, but lighter in a more refreshing way.
STEEPTED: Light yellow green. I found one of those sparkley squiares and smushed it to taste – yogurt, but spicy strong bergamonty! wahhhh!
TASTE: Earl grey (duh) – hit of lemon, no bitterness and slightly creamy. Light, but in the white tea/green tea light way but packed with citrus. The bergamont comes out well, as does the lemon. Very similar to “Lady Earl Grey” tea, but actually more lighter, more lemon and that hint of creamyness. Since there is no bitterness, I feel like adding cream/sugar would take away from enjoying the flavour.
RECOMENDATIONS: to peeps who like earl grey (duh #2). People who like Lady Earl greys or want to try somethign similar. If you loooove bergamont, this tea comes out as a moderate level of it. However this tea is pretty light, a green or white tea drinker might want to try to bridge into earl greys.
COMMENTS: I feel like Captain Picard, but more delicate and female, LOL, when I drink this tea. I like the yogurt in it and it is a perfect at balancing out the flavours. I love bergamont (hence liking double berg teas) and this is a satisfactory level – any more in this tea and it would be kinda nutty strong and I couldn’t enjoy the white tea.
I don’t agree that this tea is like DT’s “Lime gelato” – lime gelato is quite strong in lime, tart, and the sencha green and yogurt comes out more, whereas this one is more true to earl grey flavor, bit of lemon/yogurt and lighter with the white tea. I’d say it’s very much “Lady Earl Grey” like i said earlier.
Hmmm.. Id say this has been the best Earl grey tea i’ve had in loose leaf form. I wish the yogurt came out more or maybe had white chocolate instead – or maybe that is too crazy? I’ll play with steeping times (seen other reviewers doing 1minute steeps) and see how it goes. Overall, very solid, lovely tea. I love you Davidstea!