I got a sample of this from Sandy’sCuppa.
The dry tea smelled almost identical to Earl Grey. Which, as everyone already knows, I love.
The tea brewed strong and dark, which is what I had expected from the assam base. The tea had a very subtle taste of bergamot, not as strong as I usually prefer. I did not taste any jasmine while drinking the tea, but it definitely is pronounced in the aftertaste. Because I was impatient, I also brewed up a cup of flavoured matcha at the same time as I was drinking this tea. The Buckingham palace tasted better with more pronounced bergamot after I had a sip of the matcha. I think because of the sweetness in the matcha. I did not add any sweetener to the Buckingham palace tea but I think I will try that next time I brew it.
I love that there is assam in the base of this tea. Assam is my most favourite black base. I think it works well with the other flavours in this tea.
I steeped for 3 min, but I think I will do less time for next brew.