3 Tasting Notes
Being someone who has always loved the scent of bergamot in Earl Grey but has always felt let down by the flavor, this was defiantly a home run. This is less of an “Earl Grey” and more of a white tea dipped in the bergamot oil. In my previous review of the Copper Knot Hongcha, I mentioned that it was one of my go-to teas at work, this was in my tumbler even more frequently than that tea. The blue cornflower pedals give the dry leave a nice look but also give it a very distinct taste; which coats your mouth with a flavor reminciant of something starchy. I don’t even like to call this tea an earl grey since the quality is so much higher than that of such a traditional tea. Even if you’re not a huge fan of Earl Grey I recommend trying a cup of it, you may be surprised.
I’ve seen a lot of either hate or love for this tea and I can understand why, I’m defiantly closer to the “love” side. While I haven’t experienced as many black teas as I would like to claim, this is defiantly a very pleasant tea and when I used to work at Teavana it was my default black tea next to the black dragon pearls. Like the name suggests, it kind of has a copper like taste that is hard for me to describe, one might even call it “smokey” which is also accurate. I also like how the maltiness is at the perfect level for my tastes, it may be too much for others but when I’m in the mood for this tea its quite rewarding. Not the best black tea out there I’m sure, but for a store that sells their teas for ridiculously high prices this tea is priced quite well at $9 per 2oz.
So, this is my first taste review considering that I’m decently new to Steepster so I’m hoping that this will be insightful for anyone looking to try this tea out. Let me start off by saying don’t hesitate, over the past couple of brews with this tea its become very clear that is easily now one of my favorite teas. It’s absolutely amazing, the dry leaves have a very subtle sweet aroma to it but once brewed that scent really comes to life. The taste is a little more buttery to me than “milky” like the name suggests, but that isn’t a bad thing it’s just more of have the tea resonates with my tastebuds. The second steep is just as amazing as the first with the grassier notes coming through more giving it a balance with the buttery flavor. This is defiantly a repeat purchase for me, I don’t see myself getting tired of this tea anytime soon.