Cream of Earl Grey Tea from Tealated

earl_grey_cremeTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Tealated

Tea Description:

Organic and high grown black tea is hand blended with fragrant oil of bergamot and French Vanilla. Our product testers all agree that this is the BEST black tea fusion you will ever taste to make your morning tea a delight.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I was excited to taste a new Earl Grey from a new-to-me tea company!  And this is a really tasty Cream of Earl Grey!  There is a nice balance between bergamot and creamy vanilla.

The dry leaf aroma is strong and bergamot-y with lovely notes of vanilla.  The brewed tea fragrance is softer than the dry leaf, and I am smelling more vanilla now than bergamot.

To brew this tea, I used my Breville One-Touch and measured 2 bamboo scoops into the basket of the tea maker and poured 500ml of freshly filtered water into the jug.  I set the parameters:  205°F and 2 1/2 minutes.

This produced a really flavorful cup!  The black tea base is smooth and medium to full bodied.  There is a dry astringency to the finish.  It’s a fairly even-tempered type of black tea, I suspect this is a Ceylon.

This tea has been really carefully blended, with a bright bergamot flavor with the right amount of vanilla.  The smooth vanilla notes soften the edge of the bergamot, creating a really decadent type flavor.  It’s silky and creamy and sweet with a nice contrast of tangy from the bergamot.

A really good Earl Grey creme tea.

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