I’m not a huge Earl Grey fan. But a coworker had been talking about how much he loved vanilla Earl Greys and I had a gift certificate I had no idea what to do with, so I thought I’d go a head and give this one a try.

First off, I can’t really smell or taste bergamot. I can’t really smell or taste vanilla either. There’s a whole heck of a lot of smell and taste (overpoweringly so), it just doesn’t seem to have much to do with its stated ingredients. It feels very artificial, though that may just be caused by my dislike of the overpowering flavors and odors.

It both smells and tastes somewhat floral, though I can’t imagine why it would do so. there’s also a kind of a bitter aftertaste in the back of the throat. There seems to be no sign of the tea base at all. The smell is actually making me feel queasy.

I was hoping for something warm and mellow this morning. This is not that.

I’m happy I used a gift card for the order. I would feel pretty bad if I had spent my own money on it. I won’t toss it yet. Maybe I will have a change of heart at a later date.

Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Rating Details:

100 – Amazing!
91-99 – Love it
76-90 – Staple
61-75 – If I’m in the right mood
46-60 – If it’s what is available
31-45 – Will finish out of guilt
0-30 – Gave or threw away

All reviews are purely subjective based upon my personal preferences alone.


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