Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: PMD P.M. David Silva & Sons
We have taken this cherished tea back to its roots. Many of the Earl Grey teas on offer are created to misguide consumer’s senses. Tea makers mask poor quality tea with blue cornflowers as a visual distraction and then over scent the tea with artificial Bergamot essence. At PMD we have selected a high quality low grown tea and married it with natural bergamot oil; creating you a heavenly aromatic experience whilst finishing with smooth, citrus notes.
Learn more about this tea here.
Earl Grey is a hit or miss kind of tea for me. I either love it or hate it. I’m not a huge fan of floral teas that completely overwhelm the senses. I even shied away from them until I met my boyfriend who loves them. He fell in love with them when he was traveling abroad.
This tea comes in two different variations, loose and bagged, which is very convenient for on the go people or for work. I have all of my tea hardware at work (kettle, teapot, filters, etc.) but sometimes you just want to plop the tea in some water and go. This is a tea that I think you could do just that with. I brewed this up on in my favorite rooster mug (yep, I have a rooster mug) with 1 cup of 212F water for about 3 minutes. Without question, I could tell this was an earl grey and hesitation started to grow. I wasn’t in the mood to be smacked in the face with a huge heaping of cup full of bergamot oil.
First sip, holy cow! This is a sleek and polished earl grey! Very smooth! With an incredible rich black base to boot! The citrus notes are a delightful addition. After a few sips, I added in some milk and made myself a latte which brought out the richness even more. As it cools off, the flavors mingle delightfully together and really provide a fantastic treat. Yum!
I’m incredibly impressed with this one! This Earl Grey may be the best bagged Earl Grey I’ve ever had!