Tea: Earl Grey

An Earl Grey Tea from JusTea

Picture of Earl Grey
Brand:JusTea
Style:Earl Grey Tea
Region:Kenya
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
# Ratings:1 View All
Product page:Earl Grey

Review of Earl Grey

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8 of 102 of 53 of 560 of 100
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Woo! That Earl packs a punch! Very strong bergamot and what seems like a mild note of lemons hiding under the bergamot. Not an unpleasant potency, it would be perfect as a wake up aroma. I often amuse myself by comparing a good Earl Grey to Victorian smelling salts, it would make a better fainting remedy I think! The aroma is very tart with little whispers of malt from the base tea.

I did not like this tea, and I feel really awful for saying it. I thought perhaps it was a fault on my end so I brewed a new cup with a lower temperature and I still did not enjoy it. The taste was unpleasantly bitter, the bitterness you get when eating a citrus fruit and you make the mistake of accidentally eating the rind. After the initial (almost medicinal tasting) bitterness fades you are left with the taste of sweetness and bergamot. As the tea cools the bitterness fades some but it is replaced with tartness, it is better but still not my...umm...cup of tea.

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