Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Kally Tea
We’ve created this special blend of organic black teas, and bergamot. This blend differs from our other Earl Grey #1 offering. A much mellower blend of ingredients but with the same characteristic Earl Grey flavoring we all love.
Wonderful hot or iced!
Learn more about this tea here.
From the moment I opened the pouch of this Organic Earl Grey Black Tea from Kally Tea … there was no mistaking that this was an Earl Grey tea! The bergamot aroma is strong with this one. I also noticed the bergamot is *different* with this Earl Grey selection as well, offering more of a floral bergamot than I’ve noticed in other recent Earl Grey tea experiences.
The brewed tea has a slightly softer fragrance than the dry leaf, but it is still very definitely bergamot: bold, citrus-y with notes of flower.
This is a very flavorful Earl Grey! The black tea is robust and rich, with a nicely round, smooth flavor. A deliciously full-flavored black tea base! The bergamot is a tart, citrus-y taste with a distinct flowery note. This is a more floral bergamot. Perhaps I am noticing more of the floral tones in this bergamot because it’s an organic flavoring? Or perhaps it’s a combination of the organic flavoring plus the organic tea and how these two ingredients play with one another.
It’s a sharp note, but – thankfully! – not quite what I’d call perfume-y or soap-like. There’s nothing wrong with a sharp bergamot tone … in fact, some of the best Earl Grey teas that I’ve tasted have a sharpness to them. And this has distinct floral tones but it maintains an enjoyable taste. For the record, soap-like and/or perfume-y tastes are not enjoyable. On the contrary, it’s what I’d call off-putting. This tea, on the other hand, is not at all off-putting. In fact, it’s really quite wonderful … just the right amount of sharp floral tones and snappy sweet-tart citrus-y notes to offer an appealing contrast for the palate.
I’ve been really pleased with Kally Tea’s organic line! These are some very flavorful teas … certainly worth exploring.