|"Nicely-blended... a fine tea for Earl Grey lovers who prefer to taste the tea before the bergamot, and not the other way around. Too expensive for us Americans, alas..."|
Wrong once again!
This is an excellent Earl Grey, with an excellent blend of smoky tea and bergamot flavoring. It definitely leans more to the muted end of the spectrum, and as such would appeal greatly to those Earl Grey lovers who really want to taste the tea before the bergamot and not the other way around. For me its spot on and works wonderfully as an everyday Earl Grey.
Unless of course, you're an American, in which case its quite impractical. The tea itself is relatively affordable (about 15 bucks for a decent-sized tin), but the shipping fees from the UK to the US are prohibitively high from Harrod's online store... about $40US just for shipping! I don't see anyone else who carries it unfortunately. So, I'll be dipping into my tin sparingly until my next trip to London. :)
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