Contessa Grey is one of the most creative blend I’ve ever tasted. Who would have thought of blending shiso with Earl Grey? ;) I’d say this is a successful, tasty formula! I don’t know how to describe the unique taste of shiso, but it’s refreshing, somewhat herbal (taste of leafy herbs), and very fragrant. When shiso and bergamot go together, the result is a cup with such refined, elegant aroma – just like some kind of new Asian perfume! Taste-wise it is like a stronger version of Earl Grey. I don’t like eucalyptus but since it’s not terribly present, I don’t find it a problem in this tea. I feel sad that this is my last bag! :(
Created by our master blenders, a blend of high grown Ceylonese black tea has been delicately fused with Mediterranean eucalyptus, Italian bergamot and Japanese shiso leaves to create a quintessentially elegant, soothing blend.
Character: medium bodied
Aroma: fruity and herbaceous
Brewing temperature: < 100 degree Celsius
Brewing time: 3-5 minutes
Tea pairing suggestions: Excellent with afternoon tea selections