Why hello there! ❤
Long time no see, tea frens. I have been drinking zero tea for the last month or so, as I just didn’t feel like it – I assume because of the hot summer weather. But now that fall is fast approaching, I’m hoping to get back into the tea swing of things! Plus there’s nothing like the sweet siren song of advent calendar season to tempt me back… :D
So I’m happy to be among my fellow tea nerds again!
As my first tea, I figured I’d pick something out of my “oldest teas” box and an Earl sounded like just the ticket, so this one won out. I’m surprised to see a lot of the notes have rather mediocre ratings, as I dig this one. I enjoy Kusmi’s bergamot – it’s present but not overpowering. I’m not the type who enjoys those double bergamot Earls, so a more moderate amount is perfect for me. The lemon makes itself known, and I do get just a wisp of floral that could be the orange blossom. I tend to find bergamot a bit floral, so it’s possible that’s making it harder to detect the additional floral notes. Not being a flower lover when it comes to tea, I’m quite pleased at the subtlety.
Anyway, it’s a lovely light Earl Grey. I’m not sure I would know that it’s a white tea if I wasn’t told, it could just as easily be a very light black tea. There’s an earthy note to it that’s unusual for white tea, and I don’t get much in the way of hay. A perfect choice for a little afternoon tea relaxation break!
Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Earth, Floral, Hay, Lemon, Smooth