Review: JING Earl Grey Supreme Black Tea

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Thumbs up!" Once brewed, this tea is a dark amber in color and the citrusy scent has slightly faded but is still very present. From my very first taste, I can see why people will swear by Earl Grey tea."
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jingearlgrey1Arriving home after working far too many hours this week, the only thing that I was sure of was that I wanted a cup of tea. Looking thru my samples, I noticed that a vast majority of them were green or white teas. This just wouldn’t do as I needed the kick of a black tea. Then I came across this sample of Earl Grey Supreme from JING. Just looking at the sample with its dark Ceylon leaves mixed with the vivid blue of the cornflower petals told me that this was just what the doctor ordered.

Now I will be the first to admit that I have never been a fan of Earl Grey teas because the bergamot has always smelled far to fake for me to enjoy. But then, the only earl grey that I have tried before has been bagged teas from a coffee bar. Right away the aroma of this Earl Grey caught my attention as it was so fresh. I could close my eyes and imagine walking in an orange orchard.

I set my trusty Zarafina tea maker on the black setting with a medium strength and fiddled about the kitchen waiting for my tea to be pronounced done. Once brewed, this tea is a dark amber in color and the citrusy scent has slightly faded but is still very present. From my very first taste, I can see why people will swear by Earl Grey tea. The flavor is very refreshing with what I can only call a brightness that I am attributing to the bergamot. The first cup disappeared almost too quickly to taste as I took drink after drink after drink. The second cup, while slightly weaker, is a delight and a one to savor.

This is my first experience with JING teas but I can say that they definitely have a customer in me. Their Earl Grey Supreme is going to become one of the standards in my tea cupboard. I would recommend that any black tea lover who isn’t a fan of Earl Greys give this tea a try to find out if you really don’t care for earl grey or just not inferior examples of this blend of black tea.

I also enjoyed wandering about their site. A British company, JING offers a variety of teas in all colors, some truly beautiful glass teaware and an informative blog to wander thru. It would be all too easy to lose hours wandering the site. Be sure to stop by.

— To purchase JING Earl Grey Supreme Black Tea, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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