Fair Trade Earl Grey

Tea type
Black Tea
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Flavors
Biting, Bitter, Lemon Zest, Bergamot
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 9 oz / 275 ml

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From London Tea Company

This gives a sophisticated cup. The blend of Uva black teas, finest Sicilian Bergamot and Orange peel is reputed to bring a balancing and calming mood.

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I have been so rude, I apologize for not doing this sooner.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

I have just been told the amazing news….my husband received his £1000 bonus for working hard so I can splurge a little this Black Friday :D There was a chance it would be delayed a month and I would have had to keep my spending at a minimum.

My husband just got home so this Earl Grey should warm him up. Served with a little milk but no sugar.

It’s a medium strength Earl Grey or at least to my pallet. The black tea has some smokiness but is clean tasting ie no astringency. As for the bergamot it’s sweet and a little waxy but natural tasting. It’s a rather clean cut Earl Grey in the way that it’s non offensive, I think even non Earl Grey fans could manage to politely sip this down.

It’s nice enough but again I prefer a strong Earl Grey. This would be a nice teabag to travel with though to make a change from Twinings or Clipper.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
TeaKlutz

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

TheTeaFairy

Happy thanksgiving and splurging! Yay for hubby bonus :-)

JustJames

happy thanksgiving one and all…. hope this is an excellent start to the holiday season for all. xoxo

MissB

Congrats on your early prosperity! I hope it continues through the holiday season.

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I have a tea bag from Izzy – thank you!
But I am pretty sure it is even available here, in the Czech Republic. At least I have seen few boxes from London Tea Company. I think it was in railway station in my University city.

Unfortunately, I have to agree with Izzy’s rating. It is medicore Earl Grey blend (if even, because not sure about bergamot in). The base is quite well – could be better though and citrus notes are bit bland and boring. The tea was cloudy and very dark brown colour which was not very appealing too. Honestly I am not sure if it is bergamot flavoured, rather just lemon peels. And… it was bit bitter and biting, not very tasty.

Little extra points for being fairtrade, but I guess it is rather just a marketing. It was cheap tea I think. And flavourings of unknown origin and not described which flavours? Sad. Another extra point for cute bag. But that’s all.

Below average EG tea.

Flavors: Biting, Bitter, Lemon Zest

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML
Izzy

Hm, it seems I only sent you bad tasting tea! The next envelope I send will hopefully have something a bit better inside :) I almost have enough wrappers to send it.

Martin Bednář

Don’t worry Izzy. Maybe I am too affected by loose leaf I had recently and this one was just boring. Maybe I have just expected more, because majority of other reviews were positive. Maybe I had better EGs than this one.

At least I know I can avoid this one to get better. I will send something to you as well :)

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I wasn’t a huge fan of this. Maybe my EG expectations are just too high.

The dry tea bag had no aroma at all, even though it was sealed up in a wrapper, sealed up inside a box, sealed up inside my tea drawer. The chances of it going stale from time (still a year before expiry) or air exposure are virtually non-existent… so why was it so un-aromatic and watery?

The bergamot is simply listed as “natural flavouring” which I thought was odd too. Why not “natural bergamot flavouring”? The flavour was lemon zesty when I took a sip so maybe that’s why. Maybe it’s not entirely bergamot.

The flavour was bitter, lemony and had a weak black tea base. No body or warmth. The lemon wasn’t as bad as some toilet cleaner teas, but it didn’t taste natural either. I only brewed for 2 minutes but it went very dark, very quickly. If I have it with milk, I go for nearer the 3 minute mark.

Don’t get me wrong, the tea wasn’t bad. I wasn’t grimacing with every sip. It just wasn’t good either. Not sure what to do with the rest of the box.

https://www.immortalwordsmith.co.uk/the-london-tea-company-earl-grey-review/

Flavors: Bergamot, Bitter, Lemon Zest

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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This is now my fav Earl Grey tea!
My second best is “Eastern Shore Tea Co”!
Best Green Tea is “Good Earth” – the decaf blend!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Not the best Earl Grey I’ve had. The bergamot was very weak, but still quite a nice tea

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still a favorite of mine. added a dash of milk today.

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