31 Tasting Notes
Twinings Loose Leaf Earl Grey was my ever first brew of a loose leaf tea. Many consider this tea to be the “classic original” of the Earl Greys, and in my book it earns the title. I brew it like any black, boiling for five minutes, its’ leaf quality is questionable, but the taste compensates. Red amber liquor, citrusy aroma of bergamot, with a tinge of appropriate muskiness.
This tea is damn fine with milk and a bit of sweetener, but could be taken straight if you like the astringency, you could cut the brew time if you don’t want it so bold. As with all tea with milk I put a spot of WHOLE milk, pour the tea, and add agave nectar or honey~this cup + a dry baked good of some sort (shortbread, scone, muffin) is a decent balance. If Twining’s produced this organically I would make it a staple over Rishi’s Supreme Earl Grey.