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I had this tea again today after work.
Maybe I was better prepared for it, or maybe I did prefer a light tea for early evening.

This tea was pretty much the same, with an elegant bergamot flavor and a light black tea base.

As I am more familiar with vocabularies for coffee tasting, I would describe this tea as light bodied, with good clarity and a very very slight sweetness of sugar cane.

I would not recommend pairing this EG tea with any kind of food. The tea will be lost in stronger flavors.

Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 240 ML

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I didn’t dislike this tea, but I was quite confused by it.

Looking at the ingredients, I thought I would get an Earl Grey with a strong tea base. However, the result tasted very light. I would almost call it weak.

The bergamot flavor was very refreshing and elegant. But the black tea base tasted so light, some of my other Earl Grey teas could produce a stronger second steep than this one.

It was almost like the bergamot was the star of this EG blend, and the black teas were the supporting role. It was almost like, they designed this blend for bergamot fanatics and put in this light tea base as an excuse, so that the bergamot fanatics could claim they were drinking tea instead of bergamot flavored water.

With all that being said, the bergamot flavor was not at all overpowering. And I did’t hate this EG tea. I just wasn’t expecting the way it behaved. I may like it better for early evenings.

I would recommend this if you like a light EG tea.

Flavors: Bergamot, Floral

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 240 ML

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