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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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  • “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...” Read full tasting note
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    larukucafe 318 tasting notes
  • “I seem to be the first one to post something about this tea. Surprising considering it's included in the Treasures Box and a few people have bought this box. At the same time, it's not one of...” Read full tasting note
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    LaFleurBleue 111 tasting notes
  • “My body doesn't like eucalyptus. If tea tree aromatherapy blocks up your nose, you will likely find this a very bitter tea no matter now you brew it. I had to give it all away.” Read full tasting note
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    ryan13 9 tasting notes
  • “Interesting blend. I was pleasantly surprise the blend of bergamot and shiso. It leaves a fragrant aftertaste on the tongue and in your nose. It is lightly sweet as well. However resteeping doesn't...” Read full tasting note
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    Janoch 1 tasting notes

From Gryphon Tea Company

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

Origin: Ceylon

Brewing temperature: < 100 degree Celsius

Brewing time: 3-5 minutes

Tea pairing suggestions: Excellent with afternoon tea selections

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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! :(

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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I seem to be the first one to post something about this tea. Surprising considering it’s included in the Treasures Box and a few people have bought this box.
At the same time, it’s not one of Gryphon’s best or must try.
It’s supposed to be a medium-bodied tea. To me, but I may have used too much water for this one, it was rather a weak-bodied tea.
And regarding the flavors, the bergamot was rather nice but the Eucalyptus brought a taste of medecinal plant, and brought out a kind of bitterness at resteep.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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My body doesn’t like eucalyptus. If tea tree aromatherapy blocks up your nose, you will likely find this a very bitter tea no matter now you brew it. I had to give it all away.

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Interesting blend. I was pleasantly surprise the blend of bergamot and shiso. It leaves a fragrant aftertaste on the tongue and in your nose. It is lightly sweet as well. However resteeping doesn’t taste good.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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I thought this one from Gryphon was very nice. Clean, tight flavour and a good afternoon tea for sure. Nice one !

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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