Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Tealicious Tea Company
Our Lady Grey tea is an afternoon tea classic. It offers a delightful taste with our French lavender flowers, gently blended with bergamot and blue cornflowers.
Learn more about this tea here.
There are several different variations of “Lady Grey” teas, most (including this one) are Earl Grey teas blended with lavender. Nothing wrong with that, because I LOVE lavender, and I love Earl Grey.
I was a little worried, though, when I first opened the package and saw that there weren’t very many lavender blossoms in the blend. There were a few, but I could smell the lavender more than I could see it. I worried that maybe there really wouldn’t be enough lavender in this to satisfy me.
But, after I brewed the tea, the aroma of lavender filled the kitchen! YES! It smelled so amazing.
And this tea TASTES amazing too! It is perfectly blended. The black tea is robust and flavorful, and provides a solid background of flavor. It tastes very rich and smooth, and it doesn’t attempt to overpower the bergamot and lavender notes.
I like a lot of bergamot flavor in my Earl Grey, but, I do recognize that too much bergamot can come off as kind of soapy tasting, and I don’t like to drink soap. And with the addition of lavender, which can also come off as tasting soap-ish, it is important to capture the right balance of flavor between these two ingredients so that both can be tasted without tasting like it had been blended in a soap factory.
And Tealicious Tea Company did just that, and they did it with flourish! This tastes remarkable! The bergamot is the strongest note, with the lavender coming in softly, sweetly and offering just the right feminine touch to make this a very memorable Lady Grey tea.
Another big WIN for Tealicious Tea Company!
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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