Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Kally Tea
Since we have a special tea blended for the “Earl”… we can’t forget our “Lord’s” cup, now can we? Kidding aside, we’ve taken Earl Grey and moved it up to another level. Adding dried apple pieces, calendula petals, and delicate elder blossoms and a touch of caramel. Now what else can one say, “Brew me a cup Milord!”
Ingredients: Black Tea, Apple Pieces, Mallow & Linden Blossoms, Cornflower Petals, Natural Flavors.
Learn more about this tea here.
As you may be aware, I’m quite fond of Earl Grey teas, and I’m always excited to try a variation on the classic Earl Grey. So, when I saw this tea on Kally Tea’s website (it’s really a lovely website – and very easy to navigate!) I knew I had to try it.
The verdict? This is a fabulous twist on the classic Earl Grey I so adore!
The black tea base is pleasant and mellow, not what I’d call overly bold or aggressive as far as black teas go. But, I am quite happy with its strength here, because, with the other flavors that are going on with this cup, a stronger black tea would have overwhelmed some of the delicate notes that I’m enjoying.
The first note that I really noticed was the floral presence of this tea. It isn’t a STRONG floral note, but, it is quite pleasant – like a medley of flowers in the distance. I think that this floral tone highlights the bergamot flavor in a really lovely way here, and it is especially appreciated because of the fact that the bergamot flavor is a bit milder than in a typical Earl Grey blend.
While I generally do appreciate a strong bergamot essence, with this particular cup, I think that the amount of bergamot flavor is just perfect. It is strong enough to provide its delicious, tangy citrus note, but it doesn’t overpower the hint of apple and caramel that give this blend it’s aforementioned fabulous twist.
The apple is very subtle, and I think that the presence of the bergamot accentuates it rather than subdues it. But it’s the caramel that I’m really loving. It’s sweet and adds such a lovely contrast to the bergamot’s distinctive tangy flavor. Together, these flavors – bergamot, caramel, and apple – work together to create a deliciously different “Earl Grey” that I LOVE!
This is the second tea that I’ve tried from Kally Tea and I am – again – impressed by what I’ve tasted. I am also quite impressed with Kally Tea’s website presentation as well as their packaging! Their teas come packaged in black flexible, resealable pouch … but what I really like about it is that it’s wider than most of the packaging like this that I’ve come across. Normally, the narrow packages that are utilized by many companies can be difficult to scoop out tea, but with these extra wide pouches, it is easy to scoop out the tea … even when you’re getting down to the last little bit at the end of the package! It may seem like a small thing, but, I think it’s these little details that make a world of difference!
Another wonderful tea experience thanks to Kally Tea! This tea goes on my shopping list! I need more!
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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