Canton Orange

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From Silk Road

Absolutely earl grey
Flavour profile: the irresistible taste of bergamot enhanced by a lively ceylon tea.
Ingredients: Ceylon black tea grown at 6000 feet, bergamot fruit essence.

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Now that I’ve had more time with this tea I can’t believe I ever mistook its citrus scent for anything but an Earl Grey’s bergamot. The illusion of oranges comes from the profound amount of bergamot that jam-packed into this, and it is an overload. I don’t think I have ever smelled so much bergamot, ever and it takes on a sickeningly sweet and sour perfume quality.

This time I had it with milk, the natural sidekick of “the Grey”, and it was much more agreeable. Very creamy, very tart, very Earl. That “perfume” bit comes to rear its ugly head, however, and the last note and the aftertaste is rather nauseating because of it- too bad. Less steeping time is more in this case unless you like the sensation of bergamot taking over all of your senses in a sudden sweeping, conquering blow.

Very citric, but it doesn’t have that sweet, super-fruity quality that orange has and all of the tart, scent oriented powers equated to bergamot. It’s more like dose of lemon if not full bergamot. It’s not a bad Earl Grey but I think I’ll stick with others for now.

Key words: bergamot, perfume, earl grey, “needs milk”


will all that citrus and bergamot you describe, you’re lucky your milk didn’t turn!


It was a close thing, my milk did protest much! The bergamot, along with the orange-y Ceylon base, was maybe too much citrus for me and my unsuspecting milk to handle.

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I found this to be unbalanced with the bergamont overpowering. London Fog or Mandarin Spice greatly preferred.


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The smell of this tea dry is amazing: it’s such a nice smokey bergamot scent. Steeped, however, this tea has a very strong tendency to go very bitter very quickly, but steeping it for less time makes for an equally disappointing weak cup of tea.

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Best ever. My local cafe serves up Silk Road teas, when they run out, theres a mini riot. Very mild, exquisite aroma, use a bit extra leaf, look for that beautiful amber colour, always perfect. I drink it with milk and sugar, but a bit kess sugar because of the natural sweetness. You will never go back I tell you…

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I found this one a bit disappointing. The bergamot overwhelmed the taste of the tea.

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