Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Tea Oh
A classic Earl Grey white tea all dressed up with a rich, pearly cream finish.
This is one of the more unusual Earl Grey teas that I’ve encountered, and not just because it’s made with a white tea base instead of the standard black tea base.
This tea has the most amazing creamy finish that is sweet and delicious and quite unlike anything I’ve ever tasted before. On Steepster, I compared the flavor to a creamsicle – you know those fantastic ice cream confections that are made with vanilla ice cream and orange sherbet? But, instead of the orange sherbet, imagine one being made with sherbet made of bergamot orange!
That comparison ALMOST describes this flavor, but not quite. The creamy flavor … I think is appropriately described by Tea Oh as “pearly” because it seems to taste almost regal – like something royalty would enjoy.
The flavor here is rich and delightful, and yet does not overwhelm the delicate white tea. It is a very interesting and unusual combination of flavors that I’m enjoying quite a bit. I do recommend just a little sweetener (I used raw agave nectar) because it really adds some definition to the creamy sweet notes that are just so delicious here.
I would recommend this tea to just about anyone – even those that dislike Earl Grey teas! The sweet, creamy finish offsets the bergamot in this blend enough so that even the most finicky Earl Grey detractors would probably find this enjoyable. This is really, really GOOD!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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