Note; I am heavily biased in favor of this tea, since it introduced me to loose-leaf and specialty teas a few years ago.

That being said, this is not the strongest or most bergamot-forward Earl Grey that you’ll find out there. I personally find this to be an extremely well-balanced version of this classic blend, not overpoweringly strong, but with still enough body and lingering finish to be well worth the taste. This is about the strongest Earl Grey I enjoy drinking straight without milk or sugar, but it’s also around here where those additions start to shine.

This tea also makes for a decent cold brew during the summer – the more citrus-y and lemongrass flavors end up a bit tempered through the extended brewing time, giving it a sweeter, even rounder taste. However, I do like the sharpness and slightly angular flavor of the warm brew. As with all tea, experimentation can help you find a good comfort zone.

Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Lemongrass, Wood

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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A tea enthusiast, and sometimes a cat on the internet. Currently revisiting some old favorites and sampling some new blends.

While I do like cream and sugar in some teas, I always taste teas without additives initially.

Personal Taste:
I try to taste as widely as I can, but I definitely play favorites with certain flavors. Floral, citrus, and berry flavors in full-bodied teas are the most appealing to me. Overwhelming spice and smoke notes are on the more difficult side, though I continue to try and broaden my horizons.

I don’t really have a strong system for numeric ratings beyond general gut feeling, so I try to write down my thoughts while they’re still fresh. Generally speaking, my words are going to speak louder than the numbers on each tea. Hopefully those thoughts will be useful to people.

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