Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Tea Forté
A symphony of robust Assam leaves with a light liquoring of cold-pressed, Italian Bergamot citrus. Our blend of this classic tea has been carefully crafted to define how an Earl Grey should taste. Deeply aromatic with a bold flavor.
I’ve tried this tea before, and I liked it. I even reviewed it before. I don’t know that there’s much more I can say about this tea that I’ve not said before … but since I do have this tea sitting before me now, I thought I’d mention some of the key aspects of this Earl Grey.
Today, I am drinking the Earl Grey in the new Eco-Teabag from Tea Forté. These basically look like “regular” teabags, or what most of us have come to think of when considering teabags. This conventional, folded style teabag is made from unbleached filter paper, and rather than having the teabag tag string attached to the bag with a staple, it has been knotted.
Also something I want to point out about these new Eco-Teabags is that they are sealed in a pouch, rather than the origami-style folded paper that houses the elegant pyramid sachets for which Tea Forté is probably best known. What’s significant about that is this: the sealed pouches are airtight, which keep the tea fresher longer. While the beautiful folded paper is very attractive to the eye, it doesn’t seal in the freshness quite as well as these pouches. So while these Eco-Teabags may not be as appealing to the eye, they are definitely more appealing to my tastebuds!
This is a fantastic Earl Grey. I love that the tea base is an Assam base, because it provides a very bold, solid base for the bergamot flavor. It is malty and strong: strong enough to hold its own in the presence of the powerful bergamot.
The bergamot is delicious and citrus-y. It has just the right amount of tangy flavor. I also like that this tea is organic. Overall, the cup is just what I expected it to be, and maybe even a little more. I’ve enjoyed my time with this tea very much.
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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