The inky black leaves of this tea brew a beautiful pale amber cup. As I brewed it, the tea is clearly high-quality, with a faint sweet smell reminiscent of a citrus cake. The bergamot flavor is pronounced enough to mask ALL of the black tea’s bitterness without itself being overwhelming, but it fades a little too quickly. When I make this again, I may use more tea, or steep a bit longer. I think it’s got the potential to be above average.
This was acquired from a wonderful little tea shop near my home. The owner is an amazing woman—strong, calm, and knowledgeable—who runs everything by herself and does a tremendous job with all aspects of her business, most importantly selecting top-notch teas. If your travels ever find you in southeastern Michigan, please visit her! http://www.trwtea.com
Flavors: Citrus, Vanilla