I love Earl Grey and was excited to find that Teavana had both an Earl Grey Black and an Earl Grey White. I haven’t tried the white tea yet, but the black tea is very good. The tea flavor is much stronger than the Earl Grey I usually buy, which is why I added Tea as a flavor/scent below.
Upon opening the bag, the first scent I caught was tobacco followed by the requisite bergamot. It smelled strong, but also comforting and warm. I brewed this tea much stronger than Teavana recommends, as it seems their teas are generally on the weaker side. The flavor was all tea, with the scent of bergamot rising up to remind you that this is, in fact, an Earl Grey blend.
This is the first tea from Teavana that I’ve tried and haven’t immediately thought about its potential to blend with other teas. This tea is great on its own, though I do wish the bergamot had a bit more of a presence. Until I find another Earl Grey I like better, I think this will be my go to when I’m craving that distinct flavor.
Flavors: Tea, Tobacco