Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Do You Tea
A delicious, classic, full-bodied tea – perfect for breakfast or anytime.
Learn more about this tea here.
Earl Grey teas and I don’t always see eye to eye. Sometimes these tea think they need an overwhelming amount of bergamot oil. I think a light touch of bergamot is the way to go. Or a peach tea with bergamot oil or even vanilla. Very few earl greys are staples in my cupboard.
Do You Tea has a nice selection of teas that are unique and catch your attention. Their Backyard Bliss, a mix of jasmine, orange and oolong tea is one of my favorites. From the limited experience I have with Do You Tea offerings, they are crisp and taste fresh and clean. While I was going thru my tea stash and organizing it a bit, I noticed I had this tea that I hadn’t tried yet.
Lord Grey is a mix of Assam & Darjeeling black tea with cold-pressed bergamot oil. I don’t think I’ve had an earl grey blend like this before. I brewed this up with my tea infusion bottle and 195F per the instructions on the package. Let this steep for about 3 minutes and was pleasantly pleased when I took my first sniff of the brewing tea that the bergamot oil wasn’t crazily swirling the air. I only got a subtle gentle note of bergamot.
Took my first sip and Huzzah! The same effect. This tea is perfect for those who like tea that has been lightly kissed with bergamot. The Assam and Darjeeling mix well together providing notes of a buttery texture with malty finishes. This would be a great tea served at afternoon tea with a few sweet treats!
So for all those out there that want to like an Earl Grey but find them a bit too “bergamoty” for your taste. . check out this tea. I think you’ll be glad that you did!