Grey Duchess from Souvia

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Souvia

Product Description:

A Souvia exclusive! We compine the flavor of real vanilla, earl grey and lavender. Mellow and mild, a great soother.

Ingredients: Black Tea, Organic Lavender, Vanilla, Bergamot oil, flavoring

Taster’s Review:

This is lovely!

I adore a good Earl Grey tea, and this takes a good Earl Grey two steps further with the addition of lavender and vanilla.  This isn’t an Earl Grey Cream or an Earl Grey Lavender – it’s both!  Two great tastes in one (or perhaps I should say three great tastes in one!)

The black tea provides a solid base for this blend.  It is strong and flavorful with a light astringency that hits at the tail.  The astringency is delicate and slightly dry, allowing for enjoyment of the sweetness of the vanilla tones in the aftertaste.

I find this tea to be very well-balanced.  No one flavor seeks to overthrow another.  The sip begins with the brisk strength of the black tea, and the bergamot comes up immediately which is tempered with the smooth, creamy taste of vanilla.  The lavender comes in about mid-sip, a beautiful, mellow floral taste.

The overall cup is quite soothing and smooth, sweet and delicious.  I would recommend this to the tea drinker who finds most Earl Grey teas to be a bit too strong or overbearing for their tastes – this one is very mild and calming.  Very nice!


Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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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