Leaf Type: Black
Where To Buy: The Persimmon Tree
A delicious fusion of organic black loose-leaf tea leaves, fragrant oil of bergamot and a touch of French vanilla, this divine black tea will fill your room with an aroma most heavenly! This creamy Earl Grey tea is rich and robust with refreshing citrus notes that will awaken your senses and put a spring in your step.
Learn more about this blend here.
I brewed this tea before reading the above description, and as I was brewing it, I could tell it was an Earl Grey creme type tea. I could smell the vanilla with the bergamot as it was brewing – and it smelled so good!
And while it’s true that I do prefer a well-crafted Earl Grey over the creamy varieties of the bergamot infused tea, I do appreciate a really good Earl Grey creme now and then too. And this Earl Grey Heaven from The Persimmon Tree is a really good Earl Grey creme!
The strong bergamot notes are softened by sweet, creamy vanilla notes. The combination of the Italian orange and the French vanilla together create an almost “caramel-y” taste that is quite delectable.
The black tea base is a little on the mellow side, but, that’s alright. It provides a smooth, flavorful backdrop for the flavors of bergamot and vanilla but it’s not so mild that it becomes lost. It holds its own, but without being overly aggressive. It’s not bitter nor is it overly astringent, there’s nothing there that really detracts from the softly tangy-sweet combination of bergamot and vanilla cream.
A really nice Earl Grey creme – this Earl Grey Heaven from The Persimmon Tree. It makes a nice afternoon tea, or perhaps an indulgent morning cuppa!