I’m a big fan of Earl Grey tea. The fruity bergamot flavor is a terrific complement to both black and green teas. This particular Earl Grey black tea by Wissotzky seems to be hiding both the tea and bergamot flavors under a bushel. I am doubtful that I would have pinpointed the presence of bergamot if I hadn’t first read the list of ingredients on the package. It isn’t just the low level of bergamot that is disappointing here. I also struggled to cull any identifiable tea flavor at all. The flavor that is present is not bad, there just isn’t enough of it.
This is a blend of the choicest black tea perfumed with the fragrance of Bergamot. The Bergamot is a citrus fruit and from its peel an aromatic oil is produced which provides the marvelous taste and aroma of Earl Grey Tea. The tea is named after the British Earl Charles Grey who was the first person to mix this tea.