Fairly good for a EG…I’m liking the Darjeeling twist tho!
Did the job – Nice EG
The bergamot is strong, but, I can also taste the Darjeeling tea here. I have usually always liked the Darjeeling Earl Grey teas, if for no other reason than they are a bit different from the usual blends… so I am also quite fond of this one.
The Darjeeling seems to glisten on the tongue – I can taste hints of muscatel as they mingle with the bergamot. A very pleasant blend.
I am going to raise the numeric rating of this because I toyed around a bit with the brewing parameters. It is much better if the kettle is pulled just before it reaches the boiling point. I think that this is true of most Darjeeling teas.
The bergamot is strong in this blend and plays well with the muscatel notes in the Darjeeling tea. The woodsy notes of the Darjeeling seem to meld with some of the floral notes of the bergamot, giving the fruit more opportunity to be more citrus-y and less flowery… I would say that this is a masculine Earl Grey. Very clean and bright in flavor.
I am finishing off the last that I have of this tea. I forgot to set my timer, so I oversteeped it, but it is still good. It has a little more astringency than I would be experiencing if I had steeped it at the right time. But it doesn’t have a bitter taste to it. Just a little more astringency.
It is still pleasantly flavorful. Not the best Earl Grey that I’ve tried, but it’s delicious.
I just finished a cup of this tea – It is really a lovely Earl Grey. I love the combination of Darjeeling and Earl Grey.
A nice bergamot flavor – delightful!