Tea: Tomurcuk Earl Grey Tea

An Earl Grey Tea from Caykur (Çaykur)

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Brand:Caykur (Çaykur)
Style:Earl Grey Tea
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Review of Tomurcuk Earl Grey Tea

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I bought this tea because I wanted a cheap Earl Grey and I hadn't had any tea from Turkey before. This was very cheap; if I recall correctly it was under €4 for 300 grams.

However, I don't like it at all. I gave up trying to drink it after a few cups. Now, almost a year later, I'm trying it again. I still don't like it.
It tastes thin and watery, no matter how much tea I use. It tastes unpleasantly sour, like English blend with lemon added to it.
Even at this price, I don't think this is worth buying. The local Turkish shop has Do Ghazal loose-leaf Earl Grey which is even cheaper and tastes much, much better.

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Alex Zorach wrote:
on July 25th, 2017

I find it interesting that you didn't like this one. It wasn't my favorite tea but I also didn't find it objectionable. I definitely remember it as much lighter than typical for an Earl Grey tea, but I don't remember it being sour.

Turkish tea is definitely not fancy or high-end. The one that I liked best was the black label tea from Caykur, but...it still wasn't super amazing and I would personally prefer paying a little more

In general with Turkish teas, I use a lot more leaf (by volume) than normal. I think the leaf is light for some reason. But if you find this tea too sour, that wouldn't be a good solution because that would make it more sour.

The local Turkish shop near me also sells other brands though, that I prefer. I am hugely partial to loose-leaf Ahmad Tea, especially their Ceylon, and they have that and a few others.

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