I had this at Starbucks today. I wasn’t completely impressed. This is the second time I’ve tried Earl Grey, and the second time it’s been the Tazo blend. The first time I tried Tazo’s blend, I probably oversteeped it (although I followed the instructions on the package). The resulting brew was so bitter that I needed to throw away my cup.
It’s a bit annoying that they put the tea bag in there and leave it in. It means that you need to open your cup after a certain steepage (and how can you figure this out?) and throw away the teabag before your brew becomes bitter. I had this particular latte with soymilk, since I’m lactose intolerant.
While it was enjoyable, I didn’t think it was anything particularly special, and I still don’t think I’m a fan of Earl Grey. Maybe it’s Tazo’s blend that’s not spectacular. The soy didn’t really work with this; the nuttiness of its flavor pretty much completely masked the taste of the tea, and I instead was left with bergamot-nut. It was pretty odd. Easy to drink, but not compulsively sippable. I didn’t finish the entire thing.