Countess of Seville (organic)

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Bergamot Oil, Cornflower Petals, Green Tea, Orange Oil, Orange Peel
Flavors
Bergamot, Lemon, Citrus, Soap, Orange Zest
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Kosher, Organic
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec 13 oz / 386 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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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.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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5/24
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!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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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

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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

Flavors: Bergamot, Lemon

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

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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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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

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

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I’m not a fan of green tea unless it’s got citrus notes, which this tea has in spades!! The smell is heavenly if you like earl grey. The second I sipped it, I feel like my pupils turned into little hearts because I loved it so much – the flavour profile is absolutely perfect. Zesty and comforting at once. It might just be that it was the first caffeine I’d had all day at 3 pm, but there was way more of a caffeine kick than I usually get with green teas. Will definitely have to buy more!

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I put this on my Christmas list because I was looking for a green tea that wasn’t too fruity. I was not sure if I would like this tea so I only asked for 50g. Well my boyfriend decided not to look at the amounts I requested for each tea and bought me 100g of this. When I first opened the bag it smelled very strongly of citrus and bergamot. Initially I wasn’t too attracted to the smell. My first brewed cup I thought this tea was just okay. It reminded me of an earl grey tea, which I am not usually a big fan of. I figured that this was one tea that I wouldn’t be reaching for too often. However, in the last couple of weeks this has been the tea that I’ve been gravitating towards whenever I’m getting ready to make a tea to take to work with me. It’s simple and continues to taste good when it cools. Also, I caught a cold and have been sick for the past 3 days. I’ve been drinking this tea mixed with lemon and honey and it is quite good. So surprisingly this tea is one that has grown on me and now I’m glad that I got 100g of this.

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Mild tasting. More of a light, bright citrus than floral. Scent of dried tea changes dratically when steeped – scent becomes less "perfume-like and more light and orange-like.

Flavors: Orange Zest

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 9 OZ / 275 ML

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