Lady Grey® Black Tea from Twinings of London

LadyGreyTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Twinings of London

Tea Description:

Lady Grey® is offered exclusively from Twinings. This light black tea is perfectly balanced with the citrus fruit flavours of bergamot, orange and lemon to deliver a delightful tea with a refreshing taste and uplifting aroma.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

After my less than exciting experience with Earl Grey tea from Twinings of London, I found myself skeptical about this Lady Grey® Black Tea from Twinings of London.  So, my hopes and expectations were not high when I brewed this tea.  I guess it’s a good place for me to start with a tea because it’d be difficult to be disappointed by it, right?

And fortunately, with low expectations, I’m finding this much more tolerable than I found the Earl Grey tea.  I guess when I say “Earl Grey” I get excited because I love me some bergamot and so my expectations are immediately set pretty high and that tea really let me down.  This one doesn’t disappoint me and I’m not sure if that’s because it’s a tasty tea or because I wasn’t expecting all that much from it.

I like the combination of lemon, orange and bergamot.  I like the way the other citrus flavors bring out the flavors of the bergamot.  That said, the black tea is still kind of blah.  It tastes stale.  It tastes boring.

Not horrible, just boring and blah.  I can’t help but feel like the flavors would be much better suited for a better tea leaf.  Or perhaps a tea company that actually cared about its product to not mince it to dust and stick it in a tea bag.

Ahh … I feel the tea snobbery steeping into my soul!

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