Countess of Seville (organic)

Tea type
Green Tea
Bergamot Oil, Cornflower Petals, Green Tea, Orange Oil, Orange Peel
Bergamot, Earl Grey, Green, Orange Blossom, Orange Zest, Lemon, Citrus, Soap
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Kosher, Organic
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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec 13 oz / 377 ml

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  • “This is yet another tea that we purchased, sampled once or twice and promptly lost in the back of the cupboard. I decided to try this again today at switchboard because the aroma was SO appealing!...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Got this iced and to-go when I found myself in DAVIDs. I went to the mall to buy gloves and somehow that resulted with me buying more tea. I almost grabbed 10 g of this but tbh, I am glad I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “And I’m one cup away from a sipdown of this. :( Too bad as this is a green that I can get behind! I’m rewatching Doctor Who now that it’s on netflix, but Read full tasting note
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  • “I haven’t tried an Earl Grey green before, but I’ve heard good things! So, I picked up a sample of this back in June when I visited DAVIDsTEA in New York City and have held on to it ever since. ...” Read full tasting note
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Sweet orange

There are so many rumours about Earl Grey and his gallivanting ways. We like this one, about a trip he took to Spain. It’s said he fell for the Countess of Seville, a beautiful, dark-haired woman with a penchant for oranges. But did he really woo her with this green tea scented with bergamot and orange oil, cornflowers and orange zest? Either way, it’s a sweet, romantic twist on his original recipe.

Ingredients: Organic: green tea (Zhejiang Province, China), orange peel, cornflowers. With orange and bergamot oil.

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39 tasting notes

I love Earl Grey tea and most assorted variations of it. Something about the citrusy bergamot serves to wake me up in the morning and soothe me in the evening after a day of work. This is the first green tea Earl Grey that I have tried, and I have to say I like it!

The scent of this tea from the bag is very strong and it’s all ORANGE orange ORANGE. You can smell the orange peel and orange fruit and maybe a slight hint of muskiness from the green tea leaves. After brewing the scent tones down a bit, making it more similar to typical Earl Greys. The color from this tea is not very strong, it looks like any old green tea (pardon me while green tea enthusiasts cough and beg to differ). The taste of the tea is amazingly like Earl Grey. If someone handed me a cup blind, I would proclaim it delicious and request they steep it slightly longer because it is missing the black tea undertones. The green tea leaves act as a carrier for all the orangey bergamot, you cannot taste the green tea at all – and yet the taste is different than if one had simply stuck a couple orange peels or drops of bergamot oil into a teapot of water. The green tea gives it body, but goes completely undetected. The ingredient list mentions cornflowers, which you can kind of see in the loose tea, but I don’t taste them at all. Granted, I don’t really know what they’re supposed to taste like.

The second steeping was just as good as the first, but by the third it started to lose flavor. All in all, delicious! It won’t replace my staple black tea Earl Greys, but it’s a nice addition to my collection. I believe it has less caffeine than my black teas, which could come in handy.

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The Countess took me by surprise. I bought it on a whim as I was trying to break out of my tea-drinking preferences, and I’m glad I did. It is so mild and delicate, and yet a lovely cup to sit and sip when I’m doing my morning emails or flipping through a book at night. The orange notes are definitely there, blending seamlessly with the green tea to make a lovely cup that I reached for more often than I expected. I’m already out and will definitely be stocking up again.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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132 tasting notes

horray! another citrusy green to add to my collection. what a wonderful combo.
nice, light green flavour with a hit of citrus.
definitely adding to my shopping list!

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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84 tasting notes

Not an earl grey fan, but I didn’t find this tea too terrible. What I really liked was the citrus note to make this tea nicer to drink. I don’t have much to say about this one lol

170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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234 tasting notes

GROSS! I found it tastes like what orange cleaner smells like.

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59 tasting notes

Finally, a David’s tea full of bergamot flavouring! The David’s Earls I’ve tried so far disappointed me with their strong floral flavours, but this is bursting with bergamot.

Flavors: Bergamot

Boiling 7 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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9 tasting notes

Oh, how I love this tea! I have always loved Earl Grey teas but have been getting easily burned out by them as of late. They either have been coming off as too perfumey to me or overly astringent so I have been avoiding them… All the while kind of craving them. So when I smelled Countess of Seville the last time I was in DAVIDs, I crossed my fingers, held my breath, and picked up 50g.

Dry leaf: fresh orange zest, fresh orange juice, bergamot, green tea
Liquor: orange zest, subtle bergamot, subtle green tea notes
Tasting notes: fresh & lively orange, soft bergamot

This tea is a perfect alternative to classic Earl Grey! The green tea base makes the entire cup so much fresher & the orange oil brings a super welcome brightness, all the while you’re still picking up on the bergamot nuances. You really get the Earl Grey inspiration but it’s such a lively cup. Mmm… Definitely keeping this in my tea cupboard.

Flavors: Bergamot, Earl Grey, Green, Orange Blossom, Orange Zest

165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

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50 tasting notes

I love the combination of bergamot and green tea! Delightful.

Flavors: Bergamot, Lemon

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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1551 tasting notes

I had an entire cuppa this yesterday and only felt a teeny bit queasy after!!! and I liked it!!! WHAT IS GOING ON?!
It was all lemony goodness and green tea, I didn’t taste any eeeevil berg at all?! I didn’t see berg on the ingredients. Maybe I had a version without?
Sometimes green tea makes me feel a bit off, so I figured that was why but I checked the ingredients anyhow, just to be sure(which is when I discovered the bergness)… Hmm.
Anyhow, I think this is the first berg tea I’ve ever enjoyed a cup of. And that I would recommend!
The citrus is zesty and refreshing. I’d like it to be a bit more zingy but beggars can’t be choosers :P

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378 tasting notes

DAVID’s has had this tea around for a long time but it’s never interested me before. Recently though I went through on DAVID’s website and decided to pick up this one (along with 13 other types of tea!-only 10-26grams of each, though) since it’s basically an earl grey green tea.

When smelling the dry leaves it’s smells citrusy and bergamot-y and awesome. I brewed this up for work and it tasted quite bergamot-y with a sweeter-green tea undertone, but for the first bit it had a soap undertone. Weird. As the tea cooled down though I wasn’t getting the soap taste anymore though. I read through the tasting notes and I’m apparently not the only one who recognized it.

Either way, I love the idea of this tea because I love early grey but don’t drink a lot of black tea-maybe it just has to grow on me a little. For now I’ll leave the rating at a 75 and I’ll see if that soapiness goes away.

UPDATE: When I brewed this tea up in my individual teapot and drank it out of a tea cup it did not have that soapiness nearly as much. I’m updating this ta to a 79.

Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Soap

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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