I personally didn’t like this tea, heavy on the bergamot. I handed it off to a friend of mine, who loves it.
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A symphony of robust Assam leaves with a light liquoring of cold-pressed, Italian Bergamot citrus. Our blend of this classic tea has been carefully crafted to define how an Earl Grey should taste. Deeply aromatic with a bold flavor.
Ingredients: organic Indian Assam black tea, natural orange flavor, natural bergamot flavor, organic cornflower blossoms
Steeping Guidelines: 3-5 minutes at 208 degrees
Certifications: Fair Trade Certified, USDA Organic
Caffeine: Robust caffeine (50-100mg)
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I love this tea. A reliable perfect cup every time I’ve tried it. Usually I put in two tea bags to achieve the bitterness I’m craving, but this brand in it of itself does great.
I still at a capful of lemon juice to bring out the bergamot, and it is quite stunning.
The price is devastating, however.
Possibly the worst tea I’ve ever had. It tastes like (cheap, gross) cologne, or maybe wood polish. Or a mix of the two. All I got was that gross faux-citrus; I couldn’t even really taste the base. I love Earl Greys and I’m usually all for strong bergamot flavor, but here it was so heavy and artificial, almost musky. There’s no way I would’ve even recognized this tea as an Earl Grey by taste if I hadn’t know what it was.
I found this tea bag lying around a relative’s house and have no idea how old it might be, so there is that. Still, I see other mentions of cologne-like flavor, so I don’t think it’s just that the tea has gone off.
Fist off, the tea leave are very fine and powder like. They smell VERY strong of bergamot.
I boiled water and poured in a mug and let it steep for 5 minutes per instructions from Tea Forte. The end result being a very dark liquor smelling a bit less of bergamot. I can smell the assam now unlike before. Onto taste, first sip I took tasted nothing like bergamot and very much like pure black assam. Second sip, all I got was bergamot, and not good bergamot, chemical tasting bergamot. I drank about 1/4 of the cup before throwing it out. This tea tasted horrible. Didn’t even taste like tea, just chemicals… I still cant get the taste out of my mouth. Very disappointed.
DO NOT EVER STEEP FOR MORE THAN 5 MIN!
Seriously, makes this tea undrinkable.
Kettle: Breville Tea Maker
Steep Time: 3-5 min
Type: Black, Loose
Very bold flavor. If you are not a fan of Earl Greys I’d stay away from this one. If over steeped becomes undrinkable mess, bitter and coats your mouth.
Quality of tea leaves very poor, broken and leads to a granular mouth-feel in even when filtered twice.
Rating: Ok, unlikely to to purchase
Alright, strong. I like a good strong tea sometimes. First steep was enjoyable and balanced, at least in my opinion, neither the tea nor citrus flavors outplaying one another. Second steep was much more unbalanced than the first, a lot of the bergamot had been washed away giving it a much more tart taste than the first steep… Certainly not bad but not worth the price when compared to any number of loose-leaf early greys that do the job just as well.