Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Indie Tea
Finest Earl Grey Tea Decorated With Citrus Peel.
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This Organic Crazy Earl Black Tea from Indie Tea is really interesting! I can definitely taste the Earl Grey coming through, but, the additional orange and grapefruit flavors add their own little twist to the classic taste of the bergamot orange notes.
The black tea is brisk and smooth. I taste a peppery note to this black tea so it is making me wonder if this is possibly a Yunnan black tea base … or at least a blend with Yunnan tea. It’s a very flavorful black tea base.
The bergamot is softer here … it is smooth and doesn’t have the perfume-y quality that is often associated with bergamot. It has that tangy taste that you expect from a bergamot but without the strong floral/perfume taste. It could be that the additional citrus notes of orange and grapefruit bring the citrus notes of the bergamot into focus while blurring the more “perfumed” quality of the bergamot … I don’t know.
What I do know is that this Crazy Earl from Indie Tea is definitely an interesting take on Earl Grey … and a nice change from the usual Earl Grey. If you’re a fan of the Earl … you should give this one a try.