Review: Chai Diaries Earl Grey Imperial

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Its OK"I can confidently say that the brew of the Early Grey Imperial is unlike any other I've had, but this is mainly so because of a peculiar harsher tinge of the bergamot."
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ChaidiarieslogoI consider myself an avid black tea drinker when, and only when, the rest of my stash is depleted. Despite this, I do posses an allure for a solid Earl Grey, one with a higher-than-average bergamot tinge, in particular. Having only purchased loose leaf varietals (since my exposure to loose leaf tea, that is), I became interested in indulging myself with Chai Diaries' very own bagged Earl Grey.

For a bagged tea, Chai Diaries' Earl Grey Imperial is loaded with flavor, and this is especially surprising given the darjeeling base of the tea. This does not necessarily equate to boldness, however, as again, the darjeeling black is much less robust than perhaps a Ceylon or Assam black.

The interesting element of the tea's composition does not come from this, however. I can confidently say that the brew of the Early Grey Imperial is unlike any other I've had, but this is mainly so because of a peculiar harsher tinge of the bergamot. This is not to imply at all that the tea isn't enjoyable, but it doesn't present a flavor profile that drives me to come back for more.

I did work with the brew as a tea latte, and it did create a delicious result. Yet on its own, I found that the liquor was mediocre.

— To purchase Chai Diaries Earl Grey Imperial, 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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