Tea: Earl Grey

An Earl Grey Tea from Bigelow Tea

Picture of Earl Grey
Brand:Bigelow Tea
Style:Earl Grey Tea
# Ratings:22 View All
Product page:Earl Grey

Review of Earl Grey

6 of 102 of 53 of 557 of 100

As Earl Greys go, this is about average. Decent, but somewhat flat. Bigelow seems to pride themselves on black-tea quality, and their other flavored teas seem to back up such sentiment.

This, however, is a tea that smells far stronger and better in its packaging than it brews out. The bergamot seems muted, understated, as if it spends too long in shipping or storage before being incorporated into the tea.

This tastes like a somewhat old tea that has been shelved in plain-paper wrapping too long--except that this is packaged in the same air-sealed wrapping as the rest of their bagged teas. I'll drink it in the absence of better alternatives, but fortunately, better EGs (e.g., Stash Double Bergamot, Celestial, or Ahmad) are fairly easily available online.

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