Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Teas Etc.
All natural, high quality Bergamot essential oil is added to a full bodied blend of organic Nilgiri teas creating a traditional cup that is a cut above. Rich, aromatic and well balanced.
Not too long ago, I reviewed Key Lime Coconut from Teas Etc, and whilst browsing through their website to find more information about that tea, I ended up placing an order. This Earl Grey is one of the free samples that was sent to me with that order. I love it when tea companies send out samples! More tea!
I told you that because there is a little more to the story than just what I’ve told you. The fact is that there was a problem with the order I placed, and as a result, they sent me a box of three extra samples – separate from my order – to make up for it. I tell you this because I wanted to share with you that Teas Etc. not only has a vast array of teas from which to choose, but they have top-notch customer service too. I might try out a tea company because they have a tea that’s caught my attention, but I will continue to shop with that company if they provide excellent customer service. Teas Etc. won me over as a repeat customer.
Now… let’s talk a little bit about this Earl Grey, shall we? Because this just may be one of those teas that ends up on my next order! As most of you are probably well aware by now, I love Earl Grey. But the truth is, while I’ve found many good Earl Grey teas, there are but a handful of Earl Grey teas that stand out for me as exceptional. This is one of them.
The organic black tea base is a Nilgiri blend, which really makes a big difference. The teas produced in the Nilgiri District of India are among some of my favorite tasting black teas. They are bold, possess less astringency than some other black teas, and have a beautiful undertone of sweetness.
The bergamot here tastes fresh and tangy. There is a very agreeable balance to this bergamot, and I suspect that has something to do with the aforementioned Nilgiri tea base. It tastes smoother. It tastes richer. It tastes REALLY good.
If you’re a fan of Earl Grey, you really should try this. Add this Earl Grey to my top five list (which seems to be growing to a larger count than just five).
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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