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The leaves of this tea are a pretty good size and produce a honey/citrus colored liquid rather than a typical green tea color. The smell is very clean with a hint of bergamot, which is consistent with the description.
The tea is very smooth and clean like some greens, and thankfully, the bergamot covers up any of the typical grassy, bitterness that may be present. That is wonderful for me because that quality is what I dislike from green teas and why I generally steer clear. This is actually really good. I have found that I can get at least 3 infusions that are very consistent in quality and flavor. I will try pushing that limit a bit – if this tea can handle more than 3, the rating will be raised.
This tea was hiding in the back of the drawer, not surprising, seeing that there was only enough for one more pot of Almond Biscotti tea left. Today was the day though. I think it was the best cup yet, all the small flavoring pieces had settled to the bottom and produced an incredibly smooth, creamy tea that needed neither sweetener nor milk. I will steep the leaves once, possibly twice more, and then this tea will be forever missed.
I woke up wanting this tea.
This is my last tea for the night…I tell myself that a lot, but it doesn’t always happen like that.
Oh, Red Dragon, I just can’t stay away from you.
2nd infusion. Yum! I think I hear the Red Dragon whispering my name though….sorry Yunnan, I think you may be done for the day.
I decided to have this with breakfast with a very small amount of milk.
Alright, I had to change it up from the Red Dragon for the evening. I still love this tea.
This is a great way to start a day filled with homework and writing essays.
This tea is definately drinkable plain, but I think it needs milk and/or sweetener to really bring out its full potential.
Made a fresh pot of this for this evening. I’ve been drinking this with brown sugar and milk, but it is equally amazing with just the brown sugar.
YAY for a tea that can handle 4 infusions so far!! If you can’t tell, I am slightly obsessed with this tea.
This is a pretty consistent tea at the third infusion. I’m not sure if it will take another, how exactly do you know when the leaves are completely done?
Great with brown sugar and milk. This tea has a kick, exactly what I look for as a reformed coffee drinker.
This is definately new my favorite. Malt + bergamot ~who wouldn’t love that?
I just got this tea tonight thanks to Erin. I am so excited because irish breakfast and earl grey are my two most favorite black teas. The smell out of this canister is amazing and just what you would expect: mix between earl grey and irish breakfast. I was pleased that I could pick out the distinct amount of bergamot (If you have read my other tasting notes, you know that I am in love with lots and lots of bergamot). I steeped this blend for 3 minutes and the wait was almost too much to take.
YUM!! I think this is my new favorite tea, it is a perfect blend between the irish breakfast and the earl grey and you can pick out the individual notes of each tea as well as appreciate the lovely combination of all the flavors. It was amazing with brown sugar and milk. So good, in fact, that this tea should be considered an illegal substance.
Once again, thanks Erin for sending me a good amount of this, I have a feeling that it won’t last long!! I think the rating is going to surpass my beloved MateVana…..
I felt inspired this morning so I made this using a chai preparation. It was actually very good, not too spicy, not too weak. I will probably make this again to use up this tea, but will not be wanting more of this particular kind when it is gone.
Made a green tea latte with this tonight using brown sugar and skim milk. I am now finishing it after putting the cup into the fridge for several hours …. I went to bed around 11:45 and at 2:25 I am up and not tired at all. This may be an issue because I have class tonight and I don’t know if staying up from this point on is going to be very enjoyable. Anyways, back to the tea, this is pretty good chilled, I will keep this in mind for the hot summer months.