Review of Earl Grey Decaffeinated

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6 of 103 of 54 of 555 of 100
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Presumably losing the rest of the tea flavor and aroma to the decaffeination process, this tea retains a tannic hint of dry leaves. The Twinings bergamot flavoring tastes much more like sweet oranges and is less bitter than other Earl Grey teas.

I find that the sweet and bitter of the citrus complements the faint tannic astringency remaining in the tea. I wouldn't choose this over most caffeinated teas, but I find the flavor balance to be more satisfying than herbal teas when I want something without caffeine.

As a side note, I don't think that the bergamot flavor is artificial, but I think it may be a blend of citrus fruits. I can taste lemon, grapefruit and sweet orange above the bitter orange flavor of bergamot.

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