As far as creme earl greys go, this one was a little disappointing, but not entirely bad. The tea itself is a tad on the bitter side, and there is a slight aftertaste of cough syrup. This might be an over-concentration of the bergamot oil used or it might be too old/young black tea. The aroma, on the other hand, is heavenly! This is a deceiving tea. I only rated it so low because it should be a sipping tea, but it cannot be enjoyed hour after hour if it is even a little bitter (the tannins take their toll eventually, don’t do it with bitter tea). Will try a re-steap at a higher temp (200 or 205) and shorter steep time (3 min) and see what changes.
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec