3 Tasting Notes


I like my black tea medium light and so I followed the 3-minute steep time.

The tea was really strong and bitter. The aroma was earthy and woody. The aftertaste was bitter as well so I did not particularly like this tea blend.

I had kept some dried apricots on the side and they did come to the rescue. Tasting the tea after taking a bite of the apricot took the pedal off the bitterness. So a combination of dried apricots with this black tea worked for me.

Flavors: Bitter, Earth, Wood

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I have never been a fan of Earl Grey tea. This is probably because the ones I’ve had were store bought tea bags and they would have never tasted that great. So I had my qualms when I saw this was an Earl Gret blend. But boy was I wrong.

The tea smells heavenly! It’s almost like this beautiful perfume that I want on my wrist. And the tea leaves look beautiful with the pop of the purplish blue cornflowers.

I tried steeping the tea at 3 minutes and also did a fresh steep of 5 minutes. And there was not a hint of bitterness. I just kinda shut up while I had this blend. It was such a calming blend with a magical harmony between the citrus from the bergamot oil and the touch of vanilla added this creaminess to the blend. I instantly classified it as a dessert tea that would also serve as a tea that could be had at any time of the day. The finish of the blend was silky smooth. With this blend, the aroma is what you taste and there is a richness that this tea has which sets it apart.

The Art of Tea’s Earl Grey Creme was my favorite blend from their box. Absolutely loved this one.

Flavors: Bergamot, Vanilla

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This tea blend has a sweet scent to it. I loved the packaging of the tea. It came in a fresh bright big package. When I opened the pack to get the teabag out, there were quite a few loose tea bits that had come off the tea sachet. And the same happened during steeping. So the con is that the tea bag was broken.

This interesting green pomegranate blend is a balance between tangy, tart and sweet. This is a tricky combination because there are 3 very diverse flavor profiles which are being explored in one blend. I really enjoyed this one. I was expecting a stronger pomegranate flavor though. The finish of the tea was tangy. Throughout the tea, there was the slight tartness from the raspberries and the sweetness was not overpowering.

There was a slight bit of bitterness while I neared the finish of the tea owing to the tea dust from the broken teabag.

I would love to get myself a loose tea version of this relaxing blend of tea.

Flavors: Raspberry

3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Through the Pardesi Trotter, I wish to essay stories of the beauty and mystery of the steeped tea leaves that have traveled through those picturesque tea hills to my teacup.


Dubai, United Arab Emirates



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