Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Bluebird Tea Co
Don’t we wish prime ministers today were as good as the ones in the good old days? Take PM Earl Grey, he was the cream of the crop. Not only did he help abolish slavery and reform the House of Commons, he also invented the legendary Earl Grey tea! So we’ve created this creamy tribute just for you old chap!
Learn more about this tea here.
It’s been a long time since I’ve had this tea from Bluebird Tea Co. In fact, I think that this was one of the first teas I tried from this company way back when it was first starting up! I’m not the biggest fan of Earl Grey teas on their own, but when they’re mixed with vanilla or cream, they can really hit the spot.
The scent of this cup is of black tea and bergamot.. I don’t pick up on a ton of creamy vanilla, but if I remember correctly, there is some creaminess in the actual flavor and not so much in the scent. Sipping… I taste, most strongly, the bergamot and the black tea.. a bit of sharp bitterness. Interestingly, it does seem slightly softer than an ordinary Earl Grey. Most of the vanilla comes at the very end of the sip. It isn’t prominent, but is just enough to tone everything down.
I wouldn’t say that this is my favorite Earl Grey Creme as I’d like a bit more of the creme flavor, but it’s sweet, soft and interesting. I would definitely add this one to my cart in a future order. This is a good choice for those who enjoy Earl Grey, but don’t want to completely lose the bergamot flavor with the addition of vanilla.