|"The bergamot and vanilla compliment each other so nicely, and yet neither overpowers the other, nor the black tea base."|
Not only do they carry a huge variety of tea, they have bath teas, gift boxes, tea ware and sugars, honey and more! Wow! A tea enthusiast could spend hours on this website (as I can personally attest to).
I chose to sample their Earl Grey De La Creme, because I had yet to try a creme earl grey tea, and being a black tea lover, I knew I should. I had my doubts though because I didn't think any earl grey could compare to my favorite lavender earl grey!
Well, I was wrong!!! I am so in love with this tea, I think it will be my next purchase!
I brewed it just as I would any black tea, with water that has just come to the boil. I covered it and let it brew 6 min.
The scent let me know that the vanilla was going to be excellent. But the first taste is what really surprised me!
An "excellent" flavored black tea, must always, in my opinion, have a quality tea base that does not get covered up by the flavors! This is truly a premium black tea.
My other concern with Earl Grey is is how the bergamot is used. Too often, even if the tea is high quality, the bergamot covers every trace of the quality tea. Not so with this tea. The addition of vanilla (I just love vanilla bean) was perfect! The bergamot and vanilla compliment each other so nicely, and yet neither overpowers the other, nor the black tea base.
This is a nice sturdy cup of black tea. It is nice black, and in my opinion, even better with some milk to bring out the creaminess, and a bit of sugar that enhances the vanilla. I can't believe I have found another favorite Earl Grey!!!
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