This is the last of my Earl Grey samples. It’s been fun trying them all – I’ve learned that I prefer either a traditional Earl or a Lady Grey, but that I don’t want any green or white tea in the mix. I like the bergmot strong, and the black tea bracing!
This Earl Grey is made with darjeeling, which is not generally my tea of choice. I wasn’t expecting much, but I wanted to give it a shot, so I steeped it for 5 minutes, then added foamed milk to make an Earl Grey latte (my favorite way to drink this tea!) And you know what? This isn’t bad! It’s miles better than the Upton Sacher Blend, which I think is meant to be quite similar, being a Viennese earl. The bergmot is strong and cuts through the milk easily. There is a slight bitterness, but it’s possible I oversteeped slightly, so I’m not taking off points for that. I wouldn’t purchase this tea, and I actually prefer Mighty Leaf’s Earl Grey for afternoons, but I can certainly recommend it!