As others have mentioned, the bergamot is pretty strong. But, for a decaf, it is pretty good. Not my fav Earl Grey by any means. But sometimes, I just want an Earl Grey black, but decaf, this will serve this purpose!
“As others have mentioned, the bergamot is pretty strong. But, for a decaf, it is pretty good. Not my fav Earl Grey by any means. But sometimes, I just want an Earl Grey black, but decaf, this...” Read full tasting note
“Dry Leaf Nose: Classic Earl Grey aroma. Liquor: Classic Early Grey, but milder. Flavour: A delightfully satisfying black tea experience with very little caffeine. The liquor has a classic south...” Read full tasting note
“Whoa! BERGAMOT! The staff did warn me, this one is even more bergamot-intense than the regular earl grey. Don’t get me wrong, I love bergamot, but when it’s that strong, it just overpowers...” Read full tasting note
“way too much bergamot for me. Overpowering smell right out of the bag. I could try brewing shorter amount of time, or using less tea, but not sure I’m up for that. Even with lots of milk, I just...” Read full tasting note
Sometimes when that midnight craving hits, nothing will do but a nice cup of Earl Grey. So when our customers asked us for a decaffeinated version, we happily obliged. We came up with a rich, floral blend of black Ceylon tea and oil of bergamot, great on its own or with a splash of milk and sugar. It’s decaffeinated using the super eco-friendly CO2 method, which leaves only 5% of the caffeine of a regular tea. So now you can enjoy a tea party any time you want, night or day.
Ingredients: Decaffeinated black tea from Sri Lanka, natural oil of bergamot.
DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.
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Whoa! BERGAMOT! The staff did warn me, this one is even more bergamot-intense than the regular earl grey. Don’t get me wrong, I love bergamot, but when it’s that strong, it just overpowers everything and leaves an astringent feel, and too much bitterness for my taste. I might be able to brew it right by either putting less leaf, reducing the steep time (I thought 5-7mins seemed daring!), or the temperature, so more experiments will have to be made. But for now, the bergamot is just way too strong, and hides any black tea notes.
Caffeine usually has very little effect on me, so the fact it’s decaf doesn’t really add value for me, but I’m sure it does for other people.
On a positive note, the color is really lovely! Such a deep red, it’s gorgeous in a transparent cup.
way too much bergamot for me. Overpowering smell right out of the bag. I could try brewing shorter amount of time, or using less tea, but not sure I’m up for that. Even with lots of milk, I just couldn’t drink this. Was hoping for a nice decaf alternative, but this isn’t it. Surprised because I really like David’s Cream of Earl Grey.
My lovely friend/co-worker passed this on since she had an allergic reaction to it. And I have to say, I LOVE it!
It tastes lighter and fresher than any bagged Earl Grey I have had, and I enjoy the super bergamonty taste. Definitely a huge fan, and makes me want to buy other DT Earl Grey’s. Thanks for sharing Erin :)
I wish I had known about this earlier, before the newsletter came out that this one was being discontinued. I don’t usually drink decaf tea, but I do wish I could drink more black teas before bed, so I’m glad I stumbled across this, at least for a little while. I love the amount of bergamot in this, and this is perfect with a little bit of milk.
I steeped about triple the leaves in half the water for a soy latte today that I topped with whipped cream and cardamom instead of grabbing something from a coffee shop today. No bitterness, and no caffeine. Bonus.
Oh, so good. The bergamot and cardamom make for a beautiful drink!