No. 09, The White Duke

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
Blue Cornflowers, Natural Bergamot Oil, White Tea
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “I received a sample of this tea with my Bellocq purchase a few months back and am just now getting around to trying it. This is very light—all I can taste is the bergamot, really. The bergamot’s...” Read full tasting note
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    greenteafairy 204 tasting notes
  • “Nice and subtle. This tea is great, but I would not recommend steeping it for the 4-6 minutes that Bellocq suggests. Along with other Bellocq teas, this is overpriced, but I got it as a present,...” Read full tasting note
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    Prestongw 3 tasting notes
  • “Very subtle tea - as white teas should be! Delicate and smooth bergamot flavor. Yes, this tea is not as strong as Earl Grey. Personally, I never liked the assertiveness of the Earl, but I love...” Read full tasting note
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    melody258 4 tasting notes

From Bellocq Tea Atelier

Second cousin to the Earl Grey (but not second fiddle). Organic white tea buds scented with the natural essence of Sicilian bergamot. The difference between natural bergamot and its synthetic counterpart is astounding. While the synthetic version resonates a single note of ‘bergamot’, the natural essence is a complex and voluptuous character remaining true to its citrus nature. In a word, gorgeous. Lighter than a traditional Earl Grey, The White Duke is delicate, yet lively, with a clarity that makes this a truly elegant and masterful tea.

Ingredients:

Organic Chinese white tea buds, organic bergamot essence, organic blue cornflowers.

Brewing Instructions:

Quantity: 1 teaspoon per 8oz/250ml.

Water Temperature: 175ºF/80ºC. Bring fresh, cold spring water to a boil and remove from heat; set aside for 3 minutes and proceed.

Brewing time: 4-6 minutes.

Infusions: 2

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I received a sample of this tea with my Bellocq purchase a few months back and am just now getting around to trying it. This is very light—all I can taste is the bergamot, really. The bergamot’s natural and quite delicate; it’s pleasant, but not as assertive as I generally like in an Earl Grey (or Earl Grey-esque blend). The tea base is barely detectable—I can tell something’s there, but that’s it. I haven’t had much success with whit teas thus far—I haven’t tried a ton, but all the ones I’ve had seem lacking. I do tend to go for strong flavors, and I don’t think I’m particularly good at picking up subtle notes, so it could be that I’m just not going to be able to appreciate them properly. This isn’t a bad tea by any means, but there’s just not enough to hold my interest.

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Nice and subtle. This tea is great, but I would not recommend steeping it for the 4-6 minutes that Bellocq suggests. Along with other Bellocq teas, this is overpriced, but I got it as a present, and it’s pretty good.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Very subtle tea – as white teas should be! Delicate and smooth bergamot flavor. Yes, this tea is not as strong as Earl Grey.

Personally, I never liked the assertiveness of the Earl, but I love bergamot. That is why I first tried this tea.

I love No. 9, The White Duke, BUT Bellocq teas are very expensive. Thankfully, I received a canister as a Christmas gift!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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