Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Red Leaf Tea
It is amazing what just a touch of vanilla flavor can do for the taste buds! This Earl Grey tea includes the classic combination of oil of bergamot with whole leaf premium black tea but takes the traditional blend one step further. With the addition of a touch of vanilla the character of Earl Grey gets a touch of softness that produces a tea that is both sweet and fruity for a perfect taste combination. While the crème smooths out the traditional Earl Grey taste making a cup of tea that can be served for just about any occasion.
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When it comes to Earl Grey, one of my favorite tea purveyors is Red Leaf Tea. They have a HUGE selection of bergamot flavored teas, from the classic Earl Grey black tea to some modern twists on this traditional favorite like Honeybush Earl Grey. It’s a dizzying array of Earl Grey teas!
This Earl Grey de la Crème is a bit closer to the classic than some of the “modern twists” that I mentioned. It has a robust black tea base providing a delicious, rich flavor. The tea is strong and full-bodied, and is a substantial tea that doesn’t allow itself to be masked or obscured by the strong bergamot flavor. And this is, indeed, strongly flavored with the bergamot, which is the way I like it!
The bergamot is tangy and sharp, but to help soften those sharp edges is a touch of vanilla, which adds a sweet creaminess to the overall cup without mellowing the bergamot out to the point of tasting more like a creamsicle than an Earl Grey tea. It is sweet and smooth, but, it still has some of the tangy bergamot qualities that I love in an Earl Grey!
One of the better Earl Grey with creme teas I’ve tried in a long while.
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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