|"It smells sweet but very earthy and smoky. You can tell by taking a whiff that this is some strong black tea."|
I’ve had lots of Ambrosia Herb tea and I’ve yet to be extremely disappointed with any of their teas. They focus on herbal teas and create some delicious blends. Their Earl Grey is an organic black tea from Italy. Natural Bergamot essential oil is added to their Nilgiri tea. Nilgiri tea is a very dark and aromatic tea, also called Blue Mountain Tea.
This tea looks and smells like a typical Earl Grey. It smells sweet but very earthy and smoky. You can tell by taking a whiff that this is some strong black tea. This is a good blend for those who love robust teas.
I steeped 1 teaspoon in one cup of almost boiling water for about 5 minutes. The flavor isn’t as sweet as the smell and is rather on the bitter side. It’s a strong, bitter, and smoky black tea. As a fan of strong tea, I rather enjoyed it plain. Since it is on the bitter side though, this tea is also very enjoyable with some cream and sugar. Due to being more robust, this isn’t a tea you’ll want to accidentally over-steep. The bergamot oil also isn’t a flavor that everyone will enjoy, though I rather liked the floral and citrus notes the oil created.
Despite being strong, it is enjoyable. Since this is a black tea, the blend contains caffeine and provides a good boost in the morning. I also find it very relaxing with the bergamot essential oil.
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