This Organic Earl Grey, from Bigelow’s Steep, is a workhorse Earl Grey. It does not delight, it does not astonish but it does, on very unpretentious terms, soothe. This modest goal, seemingly humble, is beyond the talents of most mainstream tea makers, and that Steep by Bigelow has achieved this inoffensive Earl Grey is commendable indeed.
Instead of the usual grim suspicions that yet another big tea maker has packeted and sold bags of twigs under the euphemistic advertisement of “tea,” this drink rests all fears due to its placid black tea blend which is accompanied by notes of lightly skimming bergamot.
This tea is best served on late afternoons when fuss and fanciness would only further irritate the soul.