Review: KTeas Captain’s Blend Earl Grey

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Its OK"Not my cup of tea but one I recommend others give a try as it uses top rate Darjeeling and Bergamot."
Shaiha’s Teaview: 6.2/10
Other Teaviews: Jamie gave it 7.5/10, Geoff gave it 8/10, Sophie gave it 7/10, Laura gave it 5.75/10
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kteaslogoFor years I thought that I didn’t care for Earl Grey teas perhaps because I am neither British or captain a star ship. But then I tried one that knocked my socks off. So I have been trying a few others and have come to the conclusion that I am not an Earl Grey drinker regardless of that one exception. I just wanted to get that out of the way as it will color my review.

In Captain's Blend Earl Grey, KTeas uses the finest ingredients such as First Flush Darjeeling and first rate bergamot oil. The aroma of my sample is all about the bergamot. There is something about that scent that wakes me right up and I can easily see why it has so many followers as a morning beverage. The tea leaves themselves are thin, wiry and golden brown in coloring.

I set up my tea-maker using a tablespoon of tea to 32 ounces of water. The settings I used were for a water temp of 210 degrees and a three minute steep time. The resulting liquor is a golden brown in color. I can now pick up the fruitiness of the Darjeeling in the aroma as the bergamot has faded a bit.

Now the taste is where it gets me. I wasn’t able to pick up any of the Darjeeling thru the bitterness of the bergamot. And I am even sure why I don’t care for bergamot as I love the smell and I love the sourness of lemons and grapefruit. The mouthfeel is light and crisp with a medium dryness.

I do recommend that folks that like Earl Grey teas give this one a try. KTeas does have excellent teas and I see that other reviewers have rated this tea highly. So please ignore me and form your own opinion.

— To purchase KTeas Captain’s Blend Earl Grey, 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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