The dry leaf smells like your typical Earl Grey, lots of bergamot. The leaf is small, not CTC but fannings?
Steeped, this tea is very different from any other Earl Grey I’ve tried. On the nose it’s a bit creamy on top of the bergamot scent, and then on the palette it’s very, very light. The tea base is a bit astringent and sweet, malty, almost nutty. The bergamot is light and well balanced.
I’m having a hard time pinning down how to completely describe how this is different from other Earl Greys – I keep thinking light, silky (though the astringency doesn’t actually give it a silky mouth feel), and like I’m tasting the flavours of an Earl Grey but on different parts of my tongue than usual.
I don’t think this would be my go-to Earl Grey, but I always love trying new variations on my old favourite, and discovering new stuff.
Flavors: Astringent, Bergamot, Creamy, Malt, Nutty, Sweet