I am happy to see that another tea-mail came today and with a few teas I have been drinking already. It was almost 4 years ago, when I was Steepster greenhorn and I remember ordering those teas just because outer wrappings.
Since then, they left Etsy completely and they have their own website, where I have ordered it. They have some new flavours and I look forward to try them, but looking back on some blends doesn’t hurt.
I vaguely remember that it lost it’s citrusy notes very fast for no apparent reason, so I hope it won’t happen again. I was in a mood for flavoured black tea today and this seemed like a good one to start afternoon with.
The memories have arisen when I smelled the dry bag and as well the brewed tea. It isn’t strongly aromatic after bergamot, but luckily it is there this time. The taste of this Earl Grey is rather pine-y to me than bergamot, quite sour too. The base was strong, but not overpowering the flavours and somehow coppery, bready and mostly malty.
I think that 70 is good rating for this tea. Could be, of course, better.
On the leaflet I have received with tea box, they say they have used Ceylon and South Indian teas.