|"I don’t tend to be a fan of Earl Grey tea. If the bergamot overpowers the tea – it overpowers me. Then, one day, I tasted an Earl Grey that was also infused with lavender. I loved it! That began my search for my perfect Earl Grey tea. I found it at Golden Moon Tea. […]"|
I found it at Golden Moon Tea.
I really enjoy visiting their website because of all the information they provide and the design of their website. You can find that they pride themselves on using high quality teas, even in their blends and flavored teas.
It is very important to me that tea companies keep the first thing first! Any flavored tea should always be backed with a high quality tea, and never be overpowered by the flavoring.
As I read the description for Golden Moon Tea’s Tippy Earl Grey, I felt I had found the tea for me, and I was right! First, they began by describing the black tea they used.
“The base of our Early Grey contains substantially more tips than others. This requires meticulous plucking, and lends a unending complexity to your cup”
And then I read that they not only use the usual oil of bergamot, but the tea was infused with fresh lavender…perfect!
When I received my tin of tea, I immediately opened it to smell it. Sure enough, I could already smell the lavender among the scents of tea and bergamot. The leaves were medium dark with scattered gold leaves, fairly large and thinly rolled.
I brew this tea using water that has just come to the boil. I generally brew one cup at a time and use one of my infusers that fit into the cup. I cover the top, and ever wrap it in a towel to keep it hot while brewing. I like a strong brew so, so I brew it for 5-6 min.
It brews up dark and fragrant! The brewing does not diminish the lavender, and the bergamot does not overpower the black tea. Clearly, from the taste of the tea, it is a good quality tea base.
I have not brewed this tea as an iced tea, but I can imagine it could make a lovely iced tea to serve in the garden!
I really enjoy the freshness of flavor in this tea, along with the unique addition of lavender.
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