Bold flavor, as far as Earl Grey teas go. I usually cut mine with some half-n-half.
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I suppose in general this is my “go-to” Tea brand. It is extremely reliable in terms of flavor and price. I find that Twinning bagged tea lacks the strength of flavor I began to crave after drinking Bigelow on a regular basis. Of course, I take my Bigelow Earl Grey with two tea bags, and a capful of lemon juice/one wedge.
I also developed a strange habit of eating the tea grinds after having finished the tea…so although this part of the review is probably meaningless to most, slightly lemon-soaked Earl Grey grinds/leaves is a taste I ususally cannot bear to go more than eighteen hours without. Because of this, I carry Lemon juice with me on the off chance I’m forced to buy tea from Starbucks – an institution that offers up Lemonade in lieu of Lemon juice.
Ah well. I enjoy bitter bitter tea, and if served up double bagged but in a regular mug, Bigelow Earl Grey does it 75 percent of the time.
I’ve always found this tea to be rather bland and boring. I’m not really a fan of Bigelow teas in general, I find most of them to be on the weak side. It will do in a pinch when I’m traveling, I find it at most of the hotels I stay at, but I generally double up on the bags to get enough flavor for it to be drinkable.
Did I think it would taste good? No.
Did it taste good? No.
Kind of drinkable with a bit of cream. I taste crummy, earthy black tea. Not astringent, perhaps just because the water from the hotel wasn’t boiled – cooler than that for sure. Not a whole lot going on. I can see the Bergamot oil on the surface, but I can’t taste much of it. Used two teabags in a ~16oz thermos.
Why did I drink this? Shut up, I’m roughing it in a hotel. ;)