I blame KS for this one. He is always raving about his Ahmad tea, so when I came across this (while looking for Fauchon tea) I had to buy it. It was a pretty good deal. This one is in tea bag form.
The dry tea smells strongly of bergamot, so obviously I’m excited.
The brewed tea smells, tastes and looks like orange pekoe (the ingredients just list black tea). There is a bergamot flavour to it. It is moderately strong. I had anticipated it to be stronger based on the smell. The bergamot has a natural sweetness to it. I am finding my mouth a bit dry (but not astringent) after each sip, which I attribute to the orange pekoe.
Overall a decent Earl Grey. I would prefer a different base tea, but it is still good. I might just have to try Ahmad’s Earl Grey Green that KS is always writing about…
(And I agree with KS. This is a cheaper tea but it is still quite decent for the price you pay).