Decaf Earl Grey

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Bergamot, Co2 Decaffeinated Black Tea, Organic Black Tea
Flavors
Not available
Sold in
Tea Bag
Caffeine
Decaffeinated
Certification
Fair Trade, Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by sherapop
Average preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 3 g 11 oz / 315 ml

Currently unavailable

We don't know when or if this item will be available.

From Our Community

1 Image

0 Want it Want it

0 Own it Own it

5 Tasting Notes View all

  • “Judging by all externals, Mighty Leaf Earl Grey Decaf should have trounced the competition, this Numi Decaf Earl Grey, in tonight's steep-off chez sherapop. The dried tea smelled better, there...” Read full tasting note
    80
    Shera Pop 1294 tasting notes

From Numi Organic Tea

Real Italian bergamot is aged with organic decaffeinated black tea so the tea naturally absorbs the orange scent. This classic tea has a rich, smooth robust flavor with refined citrus tones and can now be enjoyed in the evenings! The CO2 decaf process is chemical free and retains more flavor and health properties.

About Numi Organic Tea View company

Company description not available.

5 Tasting Notes

80
1294 tasting notes

Judging by all externals, Mighty Leaf Earl Grey Decaf should have trounced the competition, this Numi Decaf Earl Grey, in tonight’s steep-off chez sherapop. The dried tea smelled better, there seemed to be much more of it, and in leaves not fannings and dust. Moreover, the liquor was slightly darker, reddish amber rather than dark orange.

It just goes to show, once again: you can’t judge a book by its cover or a tea by its trappings. This filterbag decaffeinated Earl Grey tastes better to me. I prefer the less intense bergamot and the black tea base, which may be Assam. I am not entirely sure, but Numi indicates that the regular (not decaffeinated) Earl Grey is aged Assam. They also apparently age the bergamot with the tea, and perhaps that is why I like this one better.

When I added cream to the two glasses, I found that the Numi had more of a slate brown veering grey color to it, while the Mighty Leaf was more of a burnt sienna shade.

In the end, Numi Decaf Earl Grey wins the steep off. I recall not having liked the Mighty Leaf Earl Grey (not decaf) very much, so it may all come down to the base tea and the degree of bergamotization. If that’s not a word, it should be!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 295 ML
Mikumofu

These steep-offs are very helpful!

sherapop

Thank you, Mikumofu! ;-)

Amaryllis

I almost grabbed both yesterday but I’m kind of glad I didn’t. Haha. I’ll be sure to grab the Numi for the earl grey lovers in my life. Thanks!

sherapop

You’re welcome, Amaryllis. Please remember that these are matters of taste more than anything else!:-)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.