Earl grey tea has been a favorite of mine since I was little, but I haven’t had much experience with EGC so I ordered a few different ones to try out. I hope to add one to my regular rotation of teas just to change things up a little. I’m looking forward to the day where I can compare these side by side, but I’ll have to wait for now since I’m ready to head off traveling again soon.
My first sip of this was when it was still very hot and was surprised by the lack of astringency that I normally notice when I drink an EG before it has cooled off. This was one creamy EGC, I got the vanilla straight off, but it completely takes over this blend. I really like the black base they used for this although it doesn’t stand out as much as I would have liked, this ends up being pretty mild and I like my EG a bit stronger. This may change if I go with a longer steep time, for my first cup I went on the lower end to be safe.
I think that this would make a great tea latte so I’ll have to play around with that soon.