Dorian Grey Tea from Luhse Tea

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Tea Information:

Leaf Type: Black

Where to Buy:  Luhse Tea

Tea Description:

Story: Queen Song is clearly not your typical gorilla. She’s a risk taker and norm-breaker. She couldn’t just leave traditional Earl Grey alone. 

Tea Description: Earl Grey’s flamboyant brother. Added vanilla takes average Earl to a whole new level.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Ah, this is nice!  I love Earl Grey – as I’ve mentioned many times! – and I love it when I find a delicious creamy Earl Grey like this Dorian Grey Tea from Luhse Tea.  The traditional bergamot flavored black tea with a touch of sweet, creamy vanilla makes this Dorian Grey different from the classic Earl.

It would seem that I’ve tasted almost as many Earl Grey “Creme” blends as I have the traditional Earl Grey teas … because it would seem that for every Earl grey tea that there is out there, there is the creamy counterpart.  But please do not read that as a complaint … just a statement of observation.  I love Earl Grey, and I’m certainly not going to complain that there are too many Earl Grey teas out there – all the more for me to sample, my dear!

And I’m really enjoying this Dorian Grey Tea.  I wasn’t too sure about it when I first opened my sampling of this tea, because the aroma was rather muted.  I didn’t smell a whole lot of bergamot, or vanilla … or well, anything.  I was worried that either my olfactory nerves were not operating properly, or maybe the tea was a stale sampling.  However, once, I brewed the tea, the aroma came forward!  Beautiful citrus-y notes, hints of flower, and a lovely vanilla overtone.  My taste buds started to jump for joy.

The flavor is really quite delightful.  The vanilla is just a tad stronger than the bergamot … but it doesn’t overpower it.  It mellows out the bergamot – as I expected it to – but I still taste the tangy citrus notes.  The cream adds a lovely sweet note to the cup … and the thing I love about creamy Earl Grey teas is that it’s a built-in “latte” – no dairy required!

This is a smooth, wonderful tea.  A great choice for those who find the traditional bergamot tea to be a bit too much … this is softer, creamier, and more decadent!  I love it!

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Anne (LiberTEAS) is a stay-at-home mom living in the Pacific Northwest.She loves tea and she loves writing – so writing tea reviews enables her to bring these two great loves together.
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