Earl Grey - Organic

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Brand:Allegro
Style:Earl Grey Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Earl Grey

This tea's info last updated: Feb. 24, 2018

Commercial Description

... Our Earl Grey is balanced and hearty, complimented with natural bergamot and a hint of ripe lemon. A precise blend of organic black tea and citrus make this a distinct and flavorful cup without being overpowering. ...

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Reviewer pic54 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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When you have lemons, make lemonade? That seems to have happened here. While not overpowering, the distinct aroma of lemon wafted rather aggressively out of the pouch when I tore it open, and that scent stayed in the dry bag strongly until pouring the hot water through it. The in-cup smell was more balanced, but the lemon was at least as strong as the bergamot. Only in taste and aftertaste did bergamot become more present than lemon, albeit barely in direct flavor. The aftertaste was noticeably bitter and had the most bergamot of any sensation at any point in the experience. The base tea was nothing special, in either a good or bad way; curiously, I could detect it best when sniffing the used wet bag. At that point, all the citrus seemed to have leached out.

I felt a little duped. Had I paid separately for a package of this tea instead of taking off a breakfast rack in a vacation lodge, I would have returned it to the store. The product isn't bad (though I've had better, for sure!), but the label should say "Earl Grey with Lemon" for full disclosure. Earl Grey fans who add lemon juice, as my wife does, may like this tea better, especially as a travel tea to pull out when lemons or juice aren't readily available.
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Reviewer pic47 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
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This is not a typical Earl Grey; it also contains lemon flavoring as well as the usual bergamot, but the difference is subtle. The overall character of this tea is relatively strong, but not particularly complex. There is a fairly strong bergamot presence, with some noticeable lemon too, but the base black tea does not come out much in the aroma--it seems mainly to impart body and strength.

It was enjoyable but it did not greatly impress me. I prefer Earl Grey teas which are defined by a more aromatic base tea.

Also, this tends to be on the pricey side. Contrast with Numi's earl grey, an organic tea of the same style in a similar (although slightly higher) price range: that is an outstanding tea that really grabbed my attention, whereas this one was okay but nothing special.
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