I love this cheap tea! The green tea is not at all what green tea is supposed to be, but somehow it works. And I don’t think that the bergamot is fake, it just overpowers the base a bit. It’s kind of cheap, stale green tea preserved with bergamot oil, and you know what? It’s perfect! The flavors meld perfectly. I’m going to try Bigelow’s other Earls next.
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I combine this 1 to 3 with Republic Decaf Earl Greyer to make an evening Earl Grey Creme (that has no artificial flavoring). I’m sure its not as strong of a flavor as the artificial or “natural” flavored ones, but I find it delicious and soothing.
The flavor is quite subtle; I wish there were more rose and lavender in it. But it is a good nighttime blend, it does help me relax.
My favorite tea of the moment. To bring out the oolong flavor, which I love, I like to steep it for a longer time at a lower temperature than recommended, like 6 minutes at 190 or so. It is hard to distinguish the lavender flavor from the bergamot flavor; they are beautifully married in this. And the tea base is unparalleled. I want to try more of this brand.
I’m actually rating the cheaper, paper tea bag version of this tea. It comes in a canister. I don’t know where you’d look for it if you wanted it. I found it at Marshall’s, of all places. I really like this. I like to make a strong, small cup. It’s like a sweet, refreshing slap in the face. Sometimes that’s what I need in the morning. It says its made with “oil of bergamot” but it tastes somehow different from my other natural Earls. Orangeyer or something. And it isn’t like the “natural” flavor of, say Ahmad Earl Grey, which is definitely fake, though I kind of like it. Regardless, it is NOT subtle, so this is for bergamot lovers only.
This is a white tea with a more substantial flavor than some. Some white teas don’t seem like tea at all. This is a good one for people who find most white teas a bit too timid.
The rose is a very grounding, comforting flavor. It isn’t super perfumey when you brew it, as it is when you smell it beforehand. I think its a good afternoon pick-me up, or when you need to stay awake late to finish homework or something, but don’t want to feel jittery.
Great Jasmine flavor blended perfectly with the silver needle. A delicate, feminine brew.
I tried the bag version. It was very bergamotty, with a smooth tea base. A great pick-me up, basically an anti-depressant. This is one of my favorite Earl Greys in a bag.
This is my go-to White Earl Grey. I just learned white tea really isn’t lower in caffiene. But it is lower in tannins, which interfere with non-heme (vegetarian) iron absorption. Tannins may also be implicated in migraines. In any case, its a delightful tea.
Best Decaf Ever! Been looking for a good decaf earl grey and I found it. The taste is better than some non-decaf earls. Smooth tea base, but enough punch to be passable. Moderate level of quality bergamot oil. I’m so happy to have found a good decaf!
I found the orange and grapefruit flavors to be off, an over or underripe off citrus flavor. But I have done my best to redeem it by adding lots of lemongrass (from the Korean store, better than what’s in most tea blends). I find it somewhat drinkable now – good for when you feel like you’re getting a cold.
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Yum. Good for digestion. A kind of decaf chai for after dinner. Nice cardamom flavor.
Hard to find a tea with a strong, but not fake vanilla taste. This is it! At least, for an herbal tea. Great for unwinding. One ingredient listed is “lime flower”, which is also known as linden flower. The overall taste is caramelly, which is nice. I don’t LOVE chamomile, and you really can barely taste it in this.
I steep this longer and hotter than it says to. People always say that makes green tea bitter. For one thing, I’m kind of into bitter, but in any case it doesn’t make this bitter at all. THIS IS THE BEST TEA IN THE WORLD. It is basically a bergamot delivery vehicle, which is exactly what I wanted, because I am a bergamot junkie. The best part is that you can steep it 3 times and the flavor is good, but different each time. It needs no sweetener; the natural sweetness of the bergamot is in there. If you like bergamot and green oolongs, you will be in heaven.
Um, no. How does something Organic taste so artificial?
Haven’t had the tea – just reading the description. Lemongrass and Lemon Verbena are NOT THE SAME THING!!!!
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The flavor is citrusy, slightly artificial. Maybe an OK flavor for an ice tea. However, there is some ingredient in here that consistently gives me a headache. Sometimes citrus flavors can do that to me, but not usually the natural ones. Mostly this is cheap nonsense with very little resemblance to real tea.
Great tea, very flavorful for a bag tea. I love cardamom, and wanted to try Pu-erh, so I tried this. I was so happy! It gave me lots of energy (no doubt due to the caffeine content) but didn’t make me feel jittery, just happy. Brought color to my cheeks, meaning it was probably doing my circulation good. A great fall or winter tea.
This is OK. I mean, I’ll drink it. I’m not the biggest fan of white teas or orange-flavored teas, so maybe if I like it, it must be pretty good.
I’m sorry, but this is the worst earl grey I have ever tasted. The bergamot was perfumy, bitter, petroleum-like. The gold-standard for earl grey in a bag (as far as I’ve tasted) is Ahmad. Try Twinings Organic, Stash Organic or ANYTHING BUT THIS!!!
A cheap, covenient, drinkable jasmine green. Sweet and floral.