|"Depending on the type of Earl drinker you are, the middling bergamot presence might be deemed lackluster. I personally found it satisfying in its subtlety."|
Brewing instructions were unfortunately missing on the Drink the Leaf site. The only answer was to go with my usually light-brew black tea default; 1 tsp in 8oz of 205F water, steeped for three minutes. It was always a safe bet.
The liquor brewed to something between amber and cherry-colored with a strangely balanced steam scent. The black tea base's natural floral and malty notes played well with the bergamot flavoring, which was understated but not lacking. On the tongue, the experience was the same - very balanced - and I only detected a light astringency on the front. No bitterness, however.
Depending on the type of Earl drinker you are, the middling bergamot presence might be deemed lackluster. I personally found it satisfying in its subtlety; it is supposed to be bergamot-scenting after all, not bergamot dominion. Contrary to the Drink the Leaf description, though, I wouldn't milk it - very light cuppa, unless you do it for an extra minute or two and risk bitterness. It's a darn near perfect cloudy morning tea.
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