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.
Learn more about this tea here.
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!
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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