At work… work work work!
This is a nice and light Early Grey. I cannot stand the bagged variety… and that’s pretty much all I’ve tried except the rooibos version I have… so this was a pleasant surprise :)
I haven’t had a chance to truly savour it, and I added milk just to see what it was like that way, and well it isn’t good! I liked it much better without. It’s almost pu’erh like, which makes me think that maybe the milk is turning. I need to try it again without, and a touch of agave.
So…. it isn’t fair for me to rate this one just yet.
Thankyou QuiltGuppy for the new tea experience!!
Earl Grey Sterling
Earl Grey Sterling is a dramatic and elegant twist on classic Earl Grey. It is a blend of Sri Lankan black tea (“Ceylon”), Chinese black tea, bergamot essence and gorgeous sterling Yin Zhen (or “silver needle” white tea buds). The leaves charm not only with their dashing appearance, but with their aroma, which has notes of lemon zest, bergamot and a peppery, pine-like sharpness. When brewed, Sterling Earl Grey becomes a coppery, amber infusion with a bright, citrus-spice aroma of similar to the leaves, but also with cinnamon, clove and light, flowery top notes. Its bold, zesty flavor is true to the aroma, and hints at unripe tangerine and white flowers. It has medium tannins and is absent of the sticky-sweet notes some Earl Grey teas carry. A bold, citrus-tannin finish rounds out this incomparable tea.