I wasn’t a huge fan of this. Maybe my EG expectations are just too high.

The dry tea bag had no aroma at all, even though it was sealed up in a wrapper, sealed up inside a box, sealed up inside my tea drawer. The chances of it going stale from time (still a year before expiry) or air exposure are virtually non-existent… so why was it so un-aromatic and watery?

The bergamot is simply listed as “natural flavouring” which I thought was odd too. Why not “natural bergamot flavouring”? The flavour was lemon zesty when I took a sip so maybe that’s why. Maybe it’s not entirely bergamot.

The flavour was bitter, lemony and had a weak black tea base. No body or warmth. The lemon wasn’t as bad as some toilet cleaner teas, but it didn’t taste natural either. I only brewed for 2 minutes but it went very dark, very quickly. If I have it with milk, I go for nearer the 3 minute mark.

Don’t get me wrong, the tea wasn’t bad. I wasn’t grimacing with every sip. It just wasn’t good either. Not sure what to do with the rest of the box.


Flavors: Bergamot, Bitter, Lemon Zest

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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A British tea lover with the crazy idea that she can review every possible tea. Ever. Check out my blog to see my progress so far…

My all-time favourite tea brands that I go back to for a cup of comfort:
Whittard of Chelsea
English Tea Shop

I rate teas on a spreadsheet, giving marks out of 10 for:
Condition of the tea leaves/ingredients,
Quality of ingredients (e.g. artificial flavours or freshly dried fruit?),
Dry aroma,
Wet aroma,
Sensation (how does it make me feel?),
and Colour.
Then, with a little head scratching, I do the math and work out the score out of 100.

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