Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: The Rabbit Hole
Delicate and fragrant this beautiful Earl Grey tea with a Rabbit Hole twist will have you bouncing around in no time.
Great little black that can also handle a splash of milk and some sweetening.
Ah, Earl Grey… it seems like it’s been so long since I’ve had a cup, when in reality it probably has only been a couple of days. But for me, Earl Grey is one of those teas that I always look forward to, and when I’ve gone more than a day or two without drinking Earl Grey, I find myself missing it and mentally chastising myself for forgetting about my dear Mr. Grey.
The aroma is exactly what I expect when I open a package of Earl Grey. There really is no scent that is quite like bergamot, and the bergamot fragrance here is so very vibrant (or ZESTY as this tea can be found under the Zesty category on The Rabbit Hole website).
I am really enjoying this cup of Grey Rabbit. While this tea has a very strong scent, flavor wise this is a softer, gentler kind of Earl Grey. That is to say, it isn’t “in-your-face” with the bergamot flavor. It is very delicate and has a very smooth, subtle approach.
The black tea is a delicious, robust black tea that provides a solid background flavor. It is somewhat astringent, and there is a slight bitter note to it – just a hint of bitterness – and it compliments the tangy flavor of the bergamot quite nicely.
The bergamot is so wonderful in this particular tea. I generally do prefer my bergamot to be much stronger, but somehow, this lighter touch of bergamot is absolutely perfect. It is tangy, slightly sweet, and distinctive even in its subtlety.
As an Earl enthusiast, I can appreciate the softer tones this tea has to offer, and I enjoy that it is different from an ordinary Earl Grey. I think that those who have found Earl Grey to be a bit too overwhelming in the past will really find this Grey Rabbit quite appealing as well. This is an excellent Earl Grey.
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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