Nice and smooth without being tasteless, this earl grey goes nicely either with or without milk and has enough kick to wake me up in the morning.
“A nice cup of earl grey to chase away the desire for hot cocoa. My last cup of tea I had at my fiancee's house. It might be my last cup of tea for a little bit because mom and dad are re-modeling...” Read full tasting note
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“I’m soooo sleepy but there’s still a couple hours left in the workday. I need a cuppa! I grabbed a free tea bag of this at work several months ago, and it’s sat in my office desk drawer ever...” Read full tasting note
“My favourite Earl Grey, ever. The presence of bits of bergamot, versus 'bergamot flavouring,' with a decent black tea, makes an enormous difference. Sadly, this tea is _very_ hard to find in my...” Read full tasting note
Earl Grey is one of the most popular teas, yet remains mysteriously beckoning. As the story goes, Charles Earl Grey, a 19th century British Prime Minister, was gifted this scented tea in gratitude for saving the life of a Chinese man. The secret to its lingering aroma is the pear shaped bergamot orange, called the The Fragrant One. Most Earl Greys utilize bergamot oils or flavorings. Numi’s special, organic Earl Grey is oil-free-using a unique method of aging this Italian bergamot fruit with malty Sonitpur Assam black tea. When brewed, it imparts an exquisite red-orange hue that calls to mind dawn’s finest moments. Balanced and stunning, we’ve recreated this timeless classic.
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Third tasting, this time with stevia and nothing else. Started with 1/2 packet because I don’t often sweeten tea unless I’m trying to turn it into a dessert, and also because I am not used to stevia.
Had to add the whole packet of stevia and then I was getting this weird psychedelic tea-stevia-tea-stevia taste. Not the two tastes blended into sweet tea.
Do not like. I’m pretty sure that’s mostly the fault of the stevia, which I will have to try in some other tea before giving it to my sister or leaving it on the workplace tea/coffee table. In the Aged Earl Grey, it’s contributing its own aftertaste to the bitterness I mentioned last time, and not enhancing the bergamot at all. I shall now dump a bit of half and half in and see what happens.
…and reheated it a bit.
That’s better. Not as good as the first batch, when it was unpolluted by anything sweet, but acceptable. I will be enjoying this with half-and-half or 2% milk from now on. So there you go.
P.S. Numi’s website has it as loose tea, so I may go that way next time also.
It’s been an Earl Grey day!
I’ve had this a couple times now and it’s very tasty. I love that there isn’t any bergamot oils/flavorings, but just the bergamot itself. I can’t really remember what else I thought about this! I’ve been very bad at logging teas today, in any case it was tasty!
I have been absent for about a week traveling down the east coast with my wife. We are taking our time about it. Right now I am in a Wyndham hotel in Jacksonville. They have Numi Organic Earl Grey in the room along with the usual coffee. The package says that this is Kericho Highlands Estate tea with bergamot. I decided to list it here as the package states that this is presented by Wolfgang Puck. I probably won’t see it again. This is not a bad tea, but the Numi aged is a much better tea. The bergamot is weak and this is more like a slightly flavored black tea. Its not something I would buy, but its ok for a free in-room tea. I would rate this about a 60 but i’m not going to change the rating of the Numi aged EG.
My first day without any tea (or non boring food) and so far a mild improvement, sadly the complete and utter lack of caffeine has turned me into a grumpy slug. I haven’t bothered to change out of my PJs and have spent the entire day playing Terraria and glaring at anyone that is at all ‘peppy’ it turns out I am not a pleasant person without caffeine in my system. But have no fear, I can reign in my snarly sensibilities to talk about a tea like a civilized person.
Today we are looking at Aged Earl Grey by Numi Organic Tea, I originally bought a box of this tea for my Earl Grey obsessed boyfriend in the constant search to find different Earl Grey variants that he would like, of course I wandered off with a bag for my own nefarious reviewing purposes. The aroma of this tea is very bergamot heavy with a sweet edge to it, there is also a malty undertone that makes the aroma very pleasant, it is certainly a tea that will wake you up!
The brewed tea has a bright and brisk aroma, typical of an Earl Grey, with strong notes of bergamot’s citrus tones. There is also an undertone of malt that add an extra bit of briskness to the cup’s aroma.
The taste is sadly not spectacular, there is an initial wonderfully bright zing of astringency, but after that fades I found I was left with a mouth full of nothingness. The bergamot aroma from earlier is not present in the tasting, but there is still a very mild hint of malt as an aftertaste. Sadly this tea is not for me, even if it does smell delightful.
A review of Aged Earl Grey (Assam aged with real bergamot) by Numi Organic Tea
Company: Numi Organic Tea
Tea Name: Aged Earl Grey
Tea Type/Varietal: Black
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ tea bag
Liquor Color: bright orange/amber
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 5 minutes
I fixed a cup of this Assam black tea this morning to continue with my Numi samples. I steeped this tea for five minutes resulting with a bright orange/amber coloring. This is another tea having that dryness feel to it on the tongue, not quite lip smacking like tart apples but closely. It is a malt tea with fine character and not heavy and the bergamot is most mild. I must say it is not prevalent in the flavoring of this tea.
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 5 minutes
The second steep of this tea, the color is not as bright and there seems to be a bit more of the bergamot flavoring in the cup. Tea is smooth and malty as fine Assam teas tend to be. I must say that I prefer those Earl Grey Tea by Bigelow Tea as I seem to have enjoyed much more so than this one.
I think that organic teas and the processing of organic tea makes them so very mild that one cannot always discern the taste hence deriving at pleasure while drinking a cup of anything organic. Yet left alone, like the Bigelow’s Earl Grey, the flavor is fully, adding quite a kick to one palette and enjoyment.
It is all opinion and seemingly mines alone. This Assam is similarly to that of Kopili Assam Black Tea that I had from Stash Teas of India and that Pure Assam Tea by Madura.
Used a tea bag for convenience. Bagged tea is great for mornings when you can’t decide which loose leaf to dig out. I downed the cup without really making note of tea (Assam) or bergamot strength and quality (bergamot orange peel sits with tea to impart its oils gradually rather than using oil extracts). Doesn’t mean a bad cuppa – I would have made note if it wasn’t good – rather, this tells me this can be a convenient go-to tea, especially on-the-go when I can’t be precise with all my tea accoutrements.
I like it.Actually this is one of those few earl greys that I can drink through without anything unsatisfying (or even unpleasant to my palate),thus enjoying myself completely. The tea is decent,the scent of bergamot is not overwhelming nor chemical(I feel not so good sometimes when bergamot isn’t working very well, or too sharp),every thing is so natural,like they are supposed to be together. I’m even happier to find that there is a very enjoyable taste here ,reminding me of honey cake,flavorful and smooth and natural,just what I need from a relaxing earl grey.