Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Tea Source
Made from fine Chinese teas with a large portion of white tips (the most prized leaf of the plant) and blended with the finest oil of bergamot available. Incredibly aromatic and flavorful.
This is a fantastic Earl Grey. Incredibly rich and flavorful!
The aroma of the dry leaf seduced me immediately – there is just something about that bergamot fragrance that captivates me. The scent of the brewed tea is a bit softer, but, it is still quite enjoyable.
The bergamot flavor of this Earl Grey is very crisp and clear. Very bright and tangy, and not overwhelmingly floral. This does not have that perfume-y aftertaste. It’s very smooth.
The black tea is a strong, brisk tea and there are several white tips. I don’t experience much of anything that the white tips contribute to the cup, but at the same time, I can’t say that this would be the same tea without them in there. The black tea has a very pleasing flavor. It is moderately astringent, but it is not an overly dry astringency. The aftertaste is tangy yet sweet.
A very enjoyable Earl Grey from start to finish!
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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