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Earl of Bengal Tea - Organic

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Style:Earl Grey Tea
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This tea's info last updated: Jul. 7, 2010

Commercial Description

Black Tea with Organic Oil of Bergamot. A new take on an old classic. Bold yet unapologetically flavorful with a splash of Bergamot citrus to start your day.

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67 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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Next up on the tasting adventure is Earl of Bengal, a blend of Bergamot and Black Tea, I made this when resident Earl aficionado was home, so he got to help me taste, and by help I mean he split the cup with me. The aroma of the teabag is pretty much all citrus all the time, the sharp slightly lemony aroma of the Bergamot is so potent, I only detect the tiniest hint of malt. After steeping, the tea is a perfect split between Bergamot and malt, one does not overpower the other, and at the finish there is a tiny hint of cocoa.

The taste is distinctly malty with a mild Bergamot taste. There is a hint of tannins and it is quite brisk, the Bergamot, even though it is fairly mild is present throughout the entire sipping experience, it is lemony and goes well with the malty black tea. I did find myself wishing it was stronger in the Bergamot department, and of course Ben wanted lots of Bergamot, but his love of that citrus goes into insane levels, so maybe take his opinion with a grain of salt.

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80 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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This is a delicious version of Earl Grey. I'm very glad that it's organic since I'm paranoid about those sorts of things. The flavor is mild, but delicious and soothing.
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70 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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I don't find much difference among the various serious Earl Greys (I'm dismissing some of the really cheap ones with a fake taste), maybe because the bergamot gives them all a distinctive flavor. This one is a pleasant, reasonably aromatic version. Generally, I prefer a stronger, darker tea, but this would be good for a nice afternoon tea break.
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73 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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The loose leaf is larger and lighter gray than any of Teatulia's other black teas. The aroma of the dry leaf is strongly of bergamot, but it is a deep, complex aroma.

I brewed this tea for two minutes using one teaspoon per cup. This produced a bold, strong cup of tea that I think is a classic Earl Grey: very balanced and almost a prototypical example of this style. This is a high-quality, English-style Earl Grey with a moderate bergamot profile, a fair amount of strength, and a classic flavor (or should I say flavour?). The colour of the cup is a deep reddish brown.

Fairly bitter, and a little astringency but not overly tannic. Pleasant and refreshing to drink. I have not yet tried this iced but something tells me that this might just make an outstanding iced tea I may try that soon, and if I do, I'll post an update.
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