12 Tasting Notes
This is #3 out of the 5 earl grey samples I got from Upton teas. I’m trying it as my first cup of tea on a Saturday morning. It’s alright, but still not exactly what I’m looking for. The sip itself is good, but there’s a bit of an aftertaste that’s heavy and bitter. I made a pot, and I’ll drink all of it, but I’m pretty sure this isn’t the one for me. I still like the Blue Flower EG better.
Flavors: Bergamot, Lemon
This one was okay, but definitely not as nice as the Upton Earl Grey Blue Flower. I only tend to drink Earl Grey first thing in the morning, and I tried this one at night, so that might be why I wasn’t particularly enamoured with it. The flavour was a bit too citrusy and not chocolatey. This is the kind of tea I’d probably have once in a while for something a little different, but it’s not something I’d want to drink on a regular basis.
Flavors: Bergamot, Caramel, Lemon
This one reminds me a lot of the Silk Road Earl Grey that I used to get. It’s flowery, but not cloying, and it’s a nice first cup of the day. I’m not 100% sure I like the aftertaste, but this is only my first cup, so we’ll see how it stands up against the other Earl Greys available from Upton Tea.
Flavors: Bergamot, Flowers
This is possibly one of my favourite teas of all time. I’m trying out a few weeks drinking oolong instead of black tea as my first cup in the morning, and milk oolong is a great way to start the day! Buttery, creamy, with a hint of floral. I usually drink it with milk, but it’s great on its own, too. I’m actually almost out so I need to buy some more!
Even though it’s described as an “afternoon blend”, I really prefer this tea as my first cup of the day. It’s very smooth, and the jasmine gives it a perfect amount of awesome. I’d like the bergamot to be a little stronger, but that’s just personal preference.