Review — Organic Earl Grey Cream from The English Tea Store

Earl Grey Organic Cream TeaName: Organic Earl Grey Cream

Brand: English Tea Store

Type: Black tea, flavored

Form: Loose leaf

Review: Earl Grey lovers who are looking for something a little different should appreciate this tea. An organic black tea, lightly scented with bergamot, and then flavored with vanilla, cinnamon, and fresh cream, Organic Earl Grey Cream is a nifty twist on an old classic.

The dark leaves infuse to a medium amber with a sweet, citrusy nose that reminds me a bit of a Creamsicle. The medium-bodied tea’s flavor is dominated by the strong, organic black tea used to make the blend. The tea is also slightly sweet, with the bergamot playing a supporting role. It also has a slightly bitter note at the finish which is not unpleasant, as it adds a bit of structure.

Recommendation: This tea is robust enough to withstand a bit of milk and/or sugar, so if you like either, go ahead and use it. A nice option for those who prefer a lighter bergamot flavor combined with a hint of sweetness.

Preparation Tips: This is a fairly strong tea, so watch both your steep time and the amount of tea used in preparation to prevent bitter and disagreeable flavors from emerging. Try a scant teaspoon of leaf to 8 oz water and a 2 minute steep time before experimenting further.

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