I’ve had a fair bit of earl greys but not a rooibos based one before!
Description: “A naturally caffeine-free earl grey.”
Review: the years, I have had a few Earl Grey blends. However, most of them have had a black tea base. This one is meant to be a “caffeine-free” alternative, so I can’t say no to that! The dry blend had a nice bergamot smell.
The liquor was reddish and did remind me of a how earl grey liquor looks like, and there was also a faint bergamot smell. However, I found that the taste of the blend was predominantly earthy and sweet from the rooibos, and that the bergamot was very faint. The liquor also left the mouth feeling a bit dry.
I will admit, from the name of the blend, I really expected a nice balance between the earthy rooibos notes and the citrus and floral from the bergamot. I really like the idea of it being a caffeine-free alternative. However, I wished that the bergamot had shone more brightly (2.5/5 rating).
- Day: 12 of 25 in 25 Day Tea Journey
- Type: Rooibos tea
- Origin: Unknown
- Caffeine: Caffeine-free
- Ingredients: Rooibos, flavouring
- Company: CitizenTea
The question of the post: Do you enjoy Earl Grey?