Earl Grey Filterbags

26
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4 ratings
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Brand:Tazo Tea
Style:Earl Grey Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Earl Grey Filterbags

This tea's info last updated: May. 14, 2018

Commercial Description

Black tea kissed with bergamot's lavender essence.

RateTea Notes

Tazo experimented for some time with a "full-leaf" version of this tea in pyramid sachets; it has since been discontinued.

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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
(315 reviews) on

Not bad for bagged Earl Grey. I added half and half, which mixed well. The flavor was solid without being bitter. Others commented that it IS better, so maybe the half and half I added helped with that?
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Reviewer pic57 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 4/5
(13 reviews) on

Among the Tazo varieties this one is just a mystery to me. So much as touch this to your water and you have a bitter steep. Maybe it's the fannings in there. I don't know, but this is a pretty astringent Earl Gray without a lot of complexity (dull and muted, in terms of flavor).

The best thing about this is the strong floral bergamot scent after brewing, but by the time I finish the tea I always regret those first few sips--it gets increasingly bitter, not more flavorful, as you drink.
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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
(23 reviews) on

I typically do not care much for western styles of black tea, but this Earl Grey is pretty good. The bergamot may seem a bit overpowering, but actually it's a fairly balanced tea. It is probably an acquired taste, and is good for people who want a truly strong and dark black tea.

When I got this tea initially, I did not like it much, and basically abandoned it in my cupboard. Months later I saw that I still had it, tried it again, and was surprised that I enjoyed it. I would say this is definitely one of Tazo's better tea bag teas. Much better than "Awake."
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Reviewer pic53 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 4/5
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An exceptionally strong Earl Grey, much stronger than any of Tazo's other teas. I recommend steeping a little less than one normally would: 1-2 minutes still yields a strong cup, and then you can get a second infusion.

Aroma is very rich: somewhat malty, moderate bergamot presence, and some lemony tones. Full-bodied.

Very, very bitter: without a doubt the most bitter of any mainstream commercial blend I have tried recently. I normally love bitterness in teas, but I think this one is bordering on too much for me. I imagine that many people would find this tea too much for them, but if you love strong Earl Grey teas and you are accustomed to very bitter drinks like strong black coffee, you might really like this one.
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