Double Bergamot Earl Grey Tea

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Brand:Stash Tea
Style:Earl Grey Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:?????
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Double Bergamot Earl Grey Tea

This tea's info last updated: Jan. 9, 2018

Commercial Description

We made a good thing even better, adding double 100% pure bergamot to our award winning Earl Grey tea.

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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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The foil-sealed tea bags each contain just shy of 2g of tea. The box claims a net weight of 33g in 18 bags, which makes for 1.8g of tea.

The dry tea bag smells strongly of bergamot. It also smells fresher than most other Earl Grey, like freshly cut fruit. This may be the fruitiest-smelling Earl Grey I've tried.

The steeping tea is even more fragrant, smelling again like fresh fruit. I'm not getting much from the tea, though. There's a bit of earthiness, but so far, that's about it. Any maltiness or even tannic aroma is swallowed up by the bergamot.

A sip of the tea is less bitter more lemon than I was expecting. The ingredients and promotional copy claim that the flavoring is pure bergamot, but I would have guessed a citrus blend. It's definitely good, just not exactly the profile I associate with bergamot. The tea flavor is there, just really hard to pick out. It's more pronounced than in Bigelow's Earl Grey, for example, but still very muted. I like my Earl Grey to taste more like tea. There's a medium astringency, but little bitterness and less malt. The astringency and lemony citrus flavors combine to remind me of sumac berries. It's quite good and more complex than Bigelow or Twinings, but I'd like a more flavorful base tea.

The bergamot flavor survives multiple steeps.

Stash sells a box on its website for $3.95 and I paid a bit less in the store. It's not a bargain, but reasonable. In the same price range and with similar availability, I prefer Bigelow's Steep brand of Earl Grey. At just under $4 per ounce, there are much better loose leaf offerings.
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Reviewer pic90 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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My favorite Earl Grey. Being a person who likes things on the strong side, I love the double bergamot. It is not overwhelming at all.
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Reviewer pic95 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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One of my favorite Earl grey teas for use in Royal milk tea. The bergamot flavoring is very strong making it overwhelming to drink straight, but with milk and honey it’s like having dessert in a glass.
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Reviewer pic90 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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So far, this is my favorite EG, because it's less expensive than similarly robust English teas but comparable in body and richness. This tea hits you with a hearty dose of bergamot, exactly as advertised. No pretension, no fanciful attempts at backtaste or mystery...and I like it that way. It's a tea John Wayne might appreciate were he still alive.

This probably is the only American EG that competes toe-to-toe with the strongest English EGs for both bergamot potency and flavor of the base tea. I'll try anything at least once, especially as a gift or at a hotel, but it will take a lot to pry this one off the pedestal as my preferred EG to buy and pour into my gullet.
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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
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Earl Grey Tea started my journey into black tea not so long ago. And so, I've tried this one for the double bergamot, thinking that it might be revealing what I like in Earl Grey, and I'm still looking forward to find a good, well-balanced, cheap one.

I bought a box of 20 of these in a Target for about $3, so the value seems about right.

I have to say, the product is as advertised. The flavor of the bergamot is very present, maybe a bit too much for my personal taste. My opinion is that it tastes a bit like hot orange juice with black tea, but I'm not an expert. I just feel like the Earl Grey that I know is a bit muted by the very prominent bergamot flavor.

Overall, I think this tea is directed at those who knows Earl Grey Teas for a long long time, and just wants to try something new, something more fruitful.
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Reviewer pic100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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My favourite tea, the double bergamot really has no competition when it comes to other earl greys.
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