Another free sample from Tealated. Wow, the reviews on this tea are crazy and varied! It kind of scares me a bit. Truth be told, I had a hard time finding teas I was interested to try from Tealated since I tend to drink mostly straight blacks. I do enjoy earl grey sometimes, so I chose this because nothing else seemed appealing. It appears to be a mix of medium-sized black leaves and little CTC pearls. There are also blue flower petals included. Dry scent is bergamot and very custardy vanilla.
The steeped tea smells really good actually, the vanilla pudding sort of aroma is quite strong. I don’t find this offensive in the least, like a couple of others seemed to. I do wish there was just a bit more vanilla taste and a bit less bergamot, but I tend to like my bergamot on the lighter side. It’s a perfectly decent earl grey with a touch of vanilla/cream.
Flavors: Bergamot, Cream, Vanilla