Another one that Wombatgirl sent me.
Is it just me or does everything smell vaguely of cinnamon or cloves? I took a clean cup, and since this is bagged it can’t be from the pot either. Fact is, though, there’s a clove-y sort of note in the aroma here.
Oddness aside, it’s strong on the bergamot. Very citrus-y. Bergamot has always been a sort of dark, sort of dusty flavour for me and often as a result a wee bit too bitter for me to be an Earl Grey fan. Earl Grey as a flavour just generally doesn’t really interest me. Therefore I’m surprised that the bergamot here strikes me as slightly sweet and creamy. I wonder if maybe the pina colada honeybush from yesterday has got stuck in my senses or something.
Flavour-wise, I’m not actually disliking it. It’s not one that I would buy for myself, however, and the strong bergamot is striking me as somewhat soapy, but it’s not even remotely as incompatible with me as I had feared.
It is somewhat soapy, and somewhat perfume-y, though. I don’t think these extra-strongly flavoured are really something for me. I tend to like something more subtle. Anyway, with this one I’m getting some unfortunate associations to the Bouquet of Flowers thing from Kusmi. I can’t remember the exact name. It was undrinkable anyway. I think it’s the absense of flowers from this one that is making it far more tolerable.
I can actually drink this. I wouldn’t say I like it, but I can drink it without paying too much attention to whether I like or dislike it. This, this is Just Tea.
It does get some additional points, though, for being noticeably flavoured with bergamot and not something that just tastes like lemon.