This is such a great refreshing tea, and a nice twist on the traditional Earl Grey blend. The green tea makes it lighter in body and the orange gives it a brightness that counteracts the sometimes bitter edge bergamot can have.
“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
“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 didn't....” Read full tasting note
“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 OMG, those early episodes are really...” Read full tasting note
“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
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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Countess of SevilleDAVIDsTEA
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After a long day at work I decided to try this one from my 24 Days calendar… The first few sips were definite green tea – but then the taste became something else as well. After reading other posters’ comments I have to agree with it tasting a bit like an Earl Grey (although I also still get the green tea taste, akin to the cheep green tea I’ve bought from Superstore or Walmart). I’m still undecided as to whether this is a tea that I would go out and buy, but it is one that I am going to resteep tonight and enjoy some more before having a post dinner tea latte ;)
This green tea is pretty great, especially if you’re into strong orange flavors. It’s a lot like a more hardcore version of Earl Grey, where bergamot reigns supreme and you can actually taste distinct orange oil with a slight hint of some flowers. Sweeter than EG too. It’s the most black tasting green tea I’ve ever had. Pretty slammin’.
This tea has a very light citrus flavour and the bergamot creates a very smooth taste that makes it easy to drink.
That said, I think this tea is a bit too mild for me. If one doesn’t really like grassy flavour typical of some green teas, I can see the appeal of this particular blend, but I would personally like something with a bolder taste.
I brewed another cup of the countess this morning, and made sure to keep my eye on the timer for a slightly shorter steeping time. Results: much better! More light and smooth citrusy flavour without the bitter after-bite. No need to add anything this time. It was a perfect and refreshing morning boost before I ran off to my internship :)
Oh wow. I just got a cup of this to go after I stocked up at DT this morning. I really like Earl Grey teas, but they are sometimes a bit heavy. This variation using green tea is excellent! I’m definitely going back for a tin of this stuff! It’ll definitely be a smoother alternative to some of my fruity green teas.