Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: thepuriTea
The small, blue-black tealeaves of our Earl Grey are brimming with the bold, citrusy, sweet aroma of pure bergamot (citrus fruit) essence. A classic breakfast blend or afternoon tea, its deep garnet brew has a bold, zesty flavor that’s great alone, with a dash of sugar or a drop of milk, or alongside pastries, scones and cream, or petits fours. Our Earl Grey is supported by the complex flavors of its malty, chocolaty, earthy Fujianese black tea base, making it a far more complex brew than most Earl Grey teas out there. Whether you’re a new tea drinker or an Earl Grey aficionado, this Earl Grey is an excellent choice.
Learn more about this tea here.
It’s no secret that I love Earl Grey tea, but there are just two Earl Grey teas that I consider favorites. But now, I may have to make that three.
Yes, it’s true, I have just found a new favorite Earl Grey. This is amazing.
The black tea base is strong. Earthy and rich, this tea adds a great deal of depth and flavor to the cup that the average Earl Grey tea lacks. There are background notes of cocoa and malt. It is astringent but not bitter. It is absolutely delicious.
On its own, I think that the black tea base would make a great tea. But, this IS an Earl Grey tea, and it can’t be an Earl Grey tea without the bergamot. The bergamot oil used here is of excellent quality, as evidenced by its flavor. The citrus tones are tangy and bright, and the floral notes that so often grace an Earl Grey are less evident. I can still taste a hint of it – letting me know it’s a bergamot – but, it doesn’t come off as perfume-y. It is one of the smoothest tasting bergamot flavorings that I’ve encountered in the years that I’ve been enjoying Earl Grey.
My only complaint is that thepuriTea has difficulty keeping this one in stock. The stock was just recently replenished, so if you love Earl Grey, you should get this one NOW while it’s available! This one should be a MUST TRY on your list! It’s that good.
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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