2 Tasting Notes


I’ve been looking for a good Earl Grey for the longest time.

This one, unfortunately, isn’t it. A fine basic Earl Grey but the citrus tones in this are… perfumey and cheap, a little overpowering. Wouldn’t repurchase.

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I had to add this tea to Steepster! The East India Company has a wonderful history of teas. This gunpowder tea is beautiful in the tin, rolled into tiny bullets if you will! Once steeped, they immediately unfurl into nearly perfect, whole leaves. Of course, none of this affects the taste all that much, but it’s part of the experience of a ‘gunpowder’ tea… ;)

The tea is both fresh and earthy. Not bitter at all in comparison to many other green teas I’ve tried. It’s a bit of a treasure to me so I like to reinfuse it a few times – it stands up quite well to this.

All in all this tea will appeal to those who enjoy a bit of history with their cup of tea. Enjoy!

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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