7 Tasting Notes
NO. Just no.
I love Earl Grey Bravo and I drink at least one cup of it every day. I love the strong citrus/bergamot scent and I love the flavor. I also like vanilla, so thought this might be worth a sample. Nope. The smell is very strong (which I like with EGB) and the vanilla/citrus combination just doesn’t work for me at all.
Plus, it tasted over-steeped even when following the recommended directions.
May be great for other people, but this was not the one for me.
I love Earl Grey Bravo.
I love it I love it I love it. Just so we’re clear!
I was so happy to get this and a couple other teas for Christmas, along with an electric kettle and Adagio’s adoooorable (but fragile) two-cup Petit Teapot. I had a week off of work and started making a pot of this every day and enjoying it with a splash of whole milk and a spoon of sugar (Splenda works quite well too). Every time I finished my first cup, I was always so glad that a second one was waiting for me! By the end of the week, instead of coffee, the smell of fresh EGB was what I associated with waking up. My daily coffee has been replaced!
The smell is amazing. If you’re not into strong smells, true, this is probably not the tea for you, but I adore it. When I got a sample of this, along with many others, my whole order smelled like bergamot on the outside. The inside clear plastic lid of the tin I received for Christmas was coated in tea leaves and oil. The definitely put a lot of flavor in this one!
I’m no good at determining what scent or taste notes a tea, but I definitely smelled honey in this one.
Earl Grey isn’t for everyone, but if you do like it, this is definitely one to try.
I got 1-4 oz. tin each of this and Earl Grey Bravo for Christmas and I absolutely burned through the Earl Grey and have moved on to Irish Breakfast. The only other time I had this tea before was at about 7 a.m. after staying up all night finishing a biochem paper before running off to turn it in and take the final exam. I made it about two times two strong, WAAAY over steeped it and didn’t add milk or sugar. It was awful, but MAN was I awake!
So now I drink this mostly at work , where I have a timer and some whole milk and either sugar or Splenda (I prefer sugar, but feel like I have to add 3 to a normal cup to taste it at all. If you like your hot tea sweet, Splenda is the way to go!). I enjoy it everyday and will for a long time or…or at least until my order of Earl Grey gets here!
I’m very “eh” about this one. It is sweet on its own, but also quite sour, so I added some Splenda. That made it better, but it still wasn’t great. Maybe sugar would have worked better. It definitely smells and tastes like strawberries and is a wonderful red color. I would drink it maybe as a desert tea. Not bad, fruit teas may just not be the type for me :)
This cup mostly smelled like peppermint with the Darjeeling as a very subtle undertone. The taste was almost all peppermint, but softer than peppermint tea by itself, beautifully balanced by the Darjeeling. I got distracted and let this cool for about 10 minutes before drinking it and then finished it in about 2 seconds without realizing it, so it must have been pretty good :)
I absolutely adore this tea. I read a review that described it as incredibly smooth, and I think that’s the best way to describe it. It’s soft and almost silky and the contrast between the hot tea and fairly subtle peppermint is very nice. I don’t think it tastes medicinal as I’ve heard others do. Great evening tea or for when you’re sick.