I felt like I needed the Earl this morning, so I gave this a try. It’s good, but I need a sterner Earl for the morning, I think.
In the sample packet there’s a very obvious bergamot smell that leans toward perfumy, with a little sharpness from the darjeeling underneath.
The tea’s aroma isn’t perfumy at all, much fruitier than perfumy. It’s sort of orangy/grapey in a wine-like sense.
The tea is light bodied and mildly flavored. It does taste like Earl Grey, but like a baby blue version of what is ordinarily a navy blue flavor.
Not a breakfast tea, at least for me, but I could see it being, as others have said, a nice choice for afternoon if for some reason the Earl is calling at tea time.