Tea: Russian Earl Grey

A Blue Flower Earl Grey from Lipton Tea

Picture of Russian Earl Grey
Brand:Lipton Tea
Style:Blue Flower Earl Grey
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
# Ratings:1 View All
Product page:Russian Earl Grey

Review of Russian Earl Grey

AromaFlavorValueTotal
5 of 102 of 52 of 535 of 100
FairMediocreOverpriced

When I first bought this tea, I had such a bad cold that I could taste any difference between this and, say, gunpowder. It all just tasted like hot water to me.

Luckily, this turned out to have a bit more flavour and aroma once my cold cleared and I could taste things again.
The dry tea has relatively little aroma, I find, but the brewed tea smells the same and much stronger: citric and nicely acidic, but not too sour. It has a hint of warm sweetness as well. However, the taste is rather bland. If I drink it in large fast sips I can taste the lemon/orange. I'm not saying it tastes bad, it just doesn't really taste like anything much. It leaves a funny aftertaste.

At €5 for 200 grams, the price would be decent, except not really worth it considering the quality.

Besides the black tea, bergamot, lemon and orange rinds, this tea includes cornflower petals. They look lovely but I have no idea what they contribute to the flavour. I've seen cornflower in several tea blends but I can't recall having seen tea flavoured with just cornflower. It might just be aesthetic.

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