13 Tasting Notes
I tried this for the first time today. Before now, I had only had bagged Earl Greys (namely Bigelow, Twinings, and Tazo). I was really pleased by the taste of this Earl. It’s so incredibly smooth and doesn’t need any milk: the creme flavor in the tea does the job nicely, and the vanilla is a great touch. The cornflower makes it a rather pretty sight, and it smells great. I do wish it had just a bit more bergamot flavor, though.
It’s quite nice for bagged, and if you don’t steep for too long, it’s great by itself or with just a little bit of milk.
There’s a reason why it’s free at hotels, I guess. It’s pretty drinkable if you line your cup with honey, put the hot water directly onto two bags so that it hits as it’s being poured, steep until it’s dark enough, take one out, and put in a good bit of milk. Makeshift Asian milk tea when your resources are low.