Smells like bergamot, but does not taste much like it. Beautiful tea base. Very good tea, though not earl grey enough for me.
“Smells like bergamot, but does not taste much like it. Beautiful tea base. Very good tea, though not earl grey enough for me.” Read full tasting note
“This tea is even more beautiful than it is tasty.. And it’s not bad to taste either! ;-) It didn’t to my favorites of black gold teas but it’s a good one.” Read full tasting note
“This is quite possible the best Earl Grey tea I have ever tasted! A beautiful, richly flavored base tea blended with just the right amount of bergamot. Smooth enough to drink straight, but even...” Read full tasting note
“This is one of the best teas I have ever seen. The bergamot flavour along with the malty taste of the tea creates an impeccable combination that is a must-try.” Read full tasting note
Earl Gold is a beautiful example of what happens when classic tea and passion for exceptional balance and quality come together. The goal for this tea was to create an Earl Grey with a high quality gold bud Yunnan black as the base…one that would be designed for gong fu brewing but also hold up to western style with milk and sugar. I started with the well-loved Golden Snail and paired it with pure cold-pressed oil of bergamot before aging for 30 days. The balance of this blend is remarkable, with the base tea shining through and the bergamot ever-present. Every steep of Earl Gold brings forth a new dimension of malt, cocoa, and citrus notes with a strong natural sweetness and incredible heady aroma. I highly recommend enjoying Earl Gold gong fu style to fully experience the beauty of this blend!
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This is quite possible the best Earl Grey tea I have ever tasted! A beautiful, richly flavored base tea blended with just the right amount of bergamot. Smooth enough to drink straight, but even better with milk. If I could afford to, this is one of those teas that I would happily drink every day!
Flavors: Baked Bread, Bergamot, Malt, Smooth
This is absolutely delicious, and I think it’s one of the few earl grey teas that I have had. It’s balanced very well.
I enjoyed the golden snails on their own, and this is a nice twist.
This was batch #8. Excellent stuff. I’m very excited to try the wildcrafted dian hong and the wild grey.
Again, I have to say that Steepster has changed my life. Thanks to this wonderful community, I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy 100x what I would have on my own; through recommendations, swaps, stash sales, and even gifts. This was one of those swaps :)
I drank this every morning for an entire week at work and found that it does best to brew bold and less than 4 infusions. Taste somewhat like what I would expect sweet bread made with dianhong with citrus splash ontop. Baked bread more than malt which is just fine, but it was a bit surprising. A warm cup in the morning. The one downside to this is that it doesn’t taste all that great when it is either lukewarm or cold; but I think this is true with all earl’d teas.
If Golden Snail and Earl Grey had a baby this is it. True story. It’s the best of both worlds.
Baked Bread, Bergamot, Citrus, Malt, Citrusy, Cocoa, Anise, Camphor, Chocolate, Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Honey, Orange, Wet Wood, Caramel, Peanut, Yams, Fruity, Sweet
12:20 am Thursday Indianapolis, IN
This tea soothes every fiber of my body.
I enjoyed it western style with a tsp of vanilla syrup.
Although this tea is good, and the bergamot flavoring is definitely a high quality (the smell in the bag is powerful) I believe I like the flavor of the snails themselves better and would have liked this tea more without the essential oil part. Lucky for me Whispering Pines offers Golden Snails in a more traditional style. Along with that, the tea was astringent. The level of astringency wasn’t a deal breaker but it was noticeable and started getting worse after the 2nd or 3rd cup. Next time I will make it gongfu style.
Lastly, I feel like this tea doesn’t have as much stamina as similar teas I have tried. To me, it could have been better in that area. Those are the main reasons why I gave this tea a 79. I think when I try the plain golden snails the score will be closer to 90. :)
Yeah… so this is now by far my favorite Earl Grey style of tea.
Malty Golden Snails meets the citrus of bergamont oil? You wouldn’t think it (or maybe you would) but the match is amazing.
Thanks to Nicole for sending me this sample. Now I have to wait for it to come back in stock!
Flavors: Baked Bread, Bergamot, Citrus, Malt