7 Tasting Notes
This is a fabulous Earl Grey, tempered by the roundness of the creamy flavours. It is almost like a wave – first you’re hit by the irish cream scent, then the taste of the earl grey tea itself, and a creamy light finish. My only issue is that on a lot of brews, the Earl Grey is almost a little too bitter. This tea is almost always better on second brewing.
I love the smell of bergamot in the morning, and this loose leaf tea does not disappoint coming out of the box. Unfortunately, the aroma dissipates soon after you start brewing the tea, and what you’re left with is a big, dark, caffeine punch to the face. Which admittedly is not necessarily a bad thing if you need to wake up in the morning.
Very mild orange notes, with hints of Christmas spices. This is one of Nikaido’s teas where they chose to include almonds in the mix. It works in some, but the oily flavours it adds are a bit of a distraction in this case, especially with the rest of the flavours being so mild. I think it depends a lot on whether you get more orange rind in your brew.