|"I felt that this tea could be viewed as either very light and elegant or it could be seen as just overly mild. For me, it was overly mild and not what I was looking for in an Earl Grey."|
I infused one teaspoon of leaf in eight ounces of just boiled water and allowed first a three and then a four minute infusion time.
The body is very light to this tea. It would be best, I think, as an afternoon tea. I tried doubling the leaf that I infused and still found the tea to be surprisingly mild in body (though darker in color!). The light body is matched by a correspondingly light fragrance and aroma in the nose and on the tongue. Regardless of my brewing parameters (length of steep as well as ratio of leaf to water), the lightness of taste and scent seemed to persist.
There's something slightly dusty in the taste and fragrance both of this tea. The flavor of the tea seems somewhat lacking as does the bergamot scenting. I found it too light. I felt that this tea could be viewed as either very light and elegant or it could be seen as just overly mild. For me, this was not an Earl Grey I would seek out.
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