Sample package label:
“Our blend of hand picked organic black teas from only choice gardens in Sri Lanka. Precious oil of bergamot is then blended with full-bodied leaves to create an excellent citrus bouquet with a great finish. Ingredients: Organic Black Tea, organic oil of Bergamot. USDA Organic – Caffeine: Medium Steep 3 – 5 minutes – Fair Trade certified”
6-oz water with total dissolved solids (TDS) of 24 ppm, boiled, left to stand so only steaming hot
1 heaping Tevanna teaspoon:
This tea has that classic Earl Grey fragrance.
First 5-min Infusion:
Lemon aroma followed by a smooth, medium-bodied taste. There was zero hint of bitterness or astringency. The taste of lemon lingers on the tongue.
2nd 5-min Infusion:
I was surprised that a mild lemon flavoring was still present – quite enjoyable.
Impression: An excellent example of classic Earl Grey tea.
Thanks to The Tea Merchant for providing this generous size free sample.