Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Tealicious Tea Company
Our classic Earl Grey is blended with our finest Yunnan, Keemun, Ceylon and bergamot which creates an exceptional flavor and aroma. This tea is much superior from the ordinary Earl Grey.
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You know me, I am always looking for a good Earl Grey. And this is definitely one of the best! Certainly worthy of it’s given name: Earl Grey Excelsior.
And what is it about this Earl Grey that makes it one of the best?
Well, first of all, there is the blend of black teas that form the base of this tea. This is a masterful combination of Yunnan, Keemun and Ceylon teas, which creates a deliciously rich, smooth background flavor. There is very little astringency and no bitterness, and I even oversteeped this about a minute too long. But, there is no indication of this with the flavor: the tea tastes rich and malty, with some earthy notes and hints of a honey-esque sweetness that nicely compliments the bergamot.
And of course, no Earl Grey tea would be an Earl Grey without the bergamot, and the bergamot flavoring used here is of high quality, as demonstrated in the remarkable flavor of this cup. The bergamot has that tangy citrus note that is immediately recognizable as the classic Earl Grey flavor. Sometimes, though, with Earl Grey, the flavor is just off and the tea ends up tasting of Aunt Mable’s perfume … but rest assured: this Earl Grey Excelsior does NOT! There are no perfume-y notes, no soapy aftertaste. Just bright bergamot flavor!
This is a FANTASTIC Earl Grey! If you love Earl Grey teas like I do, you really MUST try this tea!