Le Earl Grey

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Black Green Blend
Bergamot, Black Tea, Green Tea
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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This tea’s woody character exists in perfect harmony with the brisk and zesty notes of bergamot. FAUCHON revisits the most famous of British teas to make it even more enticing.

Harmonie between tea’s wooded notes and bergamot flavor’s distinctive citrus notes.

4-5 minutes steep time.

Ingredients: black tea, bergamot flavor, green tea.

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I’ve been in a French tea frenzy (for some reason I feel the French know what they’re doing when it comes to tea and it doesn’t help that most of my loose leaf tea experience comes from high-end French brands, so I couldn’t resist.) I have been to 3 Winners locations and 3 Homesense and have only had a hit at one of them and this was one of them ones that was left. I always like a good Earl Grey so I bought it. And all in all it’s a steal for 100g and a very cute tin.

At first sniff: I smell the Bergamont very strongly, but then more complex notes come through. Almost oak smelling or woody. I notice the leaves almost have some white tea in it, or at least that’s what it looks like to me. It’s not the strongest Earl Grey I’ve smelled, but not the weakest.

At first steep: Again, the Bergamont comes through. I added cream and a little stevia and it was a very very nice cup of Earl Grey. You can taste the quality of the tea (or at least I think I can) as it definitely has a more unique taste to it. I really like this tea, it would be a good breakfast contender for those days when you want to curl up with a familiar old friend.

On a side note: Anyone in the lower mainland Vancouver near a Homesense or Winners and knows they have some selection. I’ve only been able to find 3 that are of interest to me, but would like to taste or at least see more. I’ve been the locations east of the Port Mann and haven’t stopped by the North shore yet.

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There were a few left at Winners still in Metrotown last time I was there. An Anniversaire was hiding with the food products, otherwise it was just one Naissance, L’Abricot, Mango and perhaps some Peche et Thyme. About 10 or so left, as of last week.


Hmmmm, might be worth a trip there and then swing by the one on Marine Dr after that. There is a couple I am interested in. If they weren’t so dark expensive on Amazon, I would just relax and order them on there, but at double the price, I think I’ll see what I can scoop up. I really like their little cute tins. I tried ordering them on the Fauchon website and the site might as well have laughed at me saying, ya right we aren’t shipping to Canada. le sigh

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658 tasting notes

So, this tea is old. I bought it a couple years ago somewhere in Paris. The ingredients list says it contains green tea but that isn’t really highlighted anywhere else. Interesting.

I am having a weird experience with this tea. It was really fragrant dry, but once steeped I don’t smell any bergamot. It tastes a bit smoky, and quite woody as the description mentions. And I don’t taste any bergamot! I really don’t think I would have any idea this was an EG if it wasn’t labelled as such.

Okay, I decided I wasn’t enjoying this and re-tried, this time steeping longer. About 4 minutes. Now I get a bit of bergamot at the end of the sip but the tea is bitter. Strange! I can’t decide if it’s that this tea has gone a bit off (it’s old but not ancient) or if it is the tea itself. Oh well.

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This tea smells so super delicious. It is deliciously bergamotty. The dry tea even has little shreds off orange peel in it, so it must be good.

I was a bit disappointed in the taste of the tea. It is still a great earl grey, but a bit of a let down considering the smell and that it is a Fauchon tea. It was definitely woody tasting. The bergamot is sweet but very light.

In writing this review, I just noticed this is a mix of black and green tea. In both times I tried this tea, I made it too hot. I will have to adjust my steeping parameters and try again.

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

i hate black and green blends lol i always mistaken them for black!

Michelle Butler Hallett

I never know what to do with a blend of black and green for water temp: 80C to 85C keeps the green from getting bitter but doesn’t coax out the black, and 100C is way too much for green. Black and oolong is a little easier to manage.

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I like it as a dessert tea. It’s pretty good and sweet.

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