Unapologetically flavorful with a splash of bergamot citrus. A refreshing new take on the classic Earl Grey.
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What I Think:
As you may recall, this is the tea that I received in my Tea Time Treats tasting box … yes, the tasting box from September! I had tried and reviewed this tea before, but, since I am just now finishing up the last of this tea from my September tasting box, I thought I’d explore it a little via review for this blog.
I do love Earl Grey, it is one of my favorite flavored black teas. There is just something about the tangy flavor of bergamot when combined with the bold flavor of black tea. An incredible flavor combination.
What makes this Earl of Bengal a bit different from a typical Earl Grey is the tea base that is used which is a black tea from a tea estate in Bangladesh. This gives the black tea a different flavor: it is robust and full-flavored, but with a smoothness to it that is moderately astringent. In my first tasting of this tea, I did not note any bitterness to the cup, and while there is not a strong bitter taste with this tasting, I notice just a hint of bitterness – a savory bitterness – that hits about mid-sip. The bitterness leaves almost as quickly as it arrives, offering just a bit of contrast to the sweeter tones of the tea and the tangy notes of the bergamot.
My Final Thoughts:
I really enjoy this tea. A lovely rendition of Earl Grey!