4 Tasting Notes
This is my Holy Grail of Earl Grey tea. It stands head and shoulders above the rest, and it must be the tea base that separates it from the rest, as the other Earl Greys from Mariage Freres taste much simpler somehow. I am sure that it is more heavily flavored with Bergamot than the other EG’s as well, but that can’t be the only difference. Whenever I serve this tea to someone, they always say “What IS this tea?” It is unique and intense and wonderful in every way.
This aromatic tea has a mellowness from the toasted leaves that softens the almond and passionfruit essences. I might prefer my passionfruit a bit sharper — I am a huge fan which is what drew me to this tea — but I am finding the warmth of the cinnamon (very mild), the slight acidity of the passionfruit and the coolness of the almond quite intriguing.