I find a lot of people start their tea journey via Earl Grey! I actually became familiar with tea during dim sum, but I do enjoy a good Earl Grey!
Description: “The crème de la crème of Earl Grey! This classic favourite is a must for all Creme Earl Grey lovers.”
Instructions: 2 teaspoons | 212°F water | 4-6 minutes
Review: The instant I opened the packaging of the blend, there was an overwhelming bergamot smell which really lingered in the air. The dark, almost black, leaves were a nice contrast to the pale purple lavender buds. After infusion, the wet leaves unfurled into small little pieces that carried a fairly strong bergamot smell. The dark reddish brown liquor was much more earthy.
I tried this blend a few times at various steeping times. I originally tried it at 5 minutes, which was a bit too brisk for me. At 4 minutes, the blend was much more mellow. The sip started off with a strong hit of bergamot and toasted notes that was quickly followed by astringency which clung to the tongue. I was really hoping to taste more of the lavender but other notes of the blend really overpowered it.
When I read the website, I noticed that the steeping recommendations were slightly different. It suggested 1.5 teaspoons compared to the 2 teaspoons on my packaging. Therefore, this review is based on 2 teaspoons and 4 minutes of steeping. Overall, this would be a good tea for someone who likes a strong black tea with a good amount of brisk. I found that my cheeks tingled a bit after drinking it (3/5 rating)!
- Type: Black tea
- Origin: Unknown
- Caffeine: Moderate caffeine
- Ingredients: Organic black tea, organic lavender, natural bergamot
- Company: Lemon Lily Organic Tea
Question of the post: What are your thoughts on Earl Grey?