This is one of the worst Earl Grey’s I have ever drink. I was just getting into loose tea and noticed that it had 4.5+ stars on Amazon with over 20 reviews. Either I was duped or received a bad batch of tea. Not sure but the unsteeped tea smells great, but the bergamont is disgusting. It has the smell and taste of chemcal cleaners and the tea itself is a dark brown and not an amber or red like most black teas. There are also a lot of fines in this bag that will settle out into your teapot, unlike some higher end teas. I guess at $16 for 2 lbs of tea, you get what you pay for. I just didn’t think it would be this bad.
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