Review: TeaFrog Earl Grey Special

Bergamot Tea, Black Tea, Ceylon Tea, Cornflower Tea, Earl Grey Tea, Jasmine Tea, Lemon Tea, Lemongrass Tea, TeaFrog Add comments
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Thumbs up!"I really enjoyed this blend and liked the way the lemon stood out in front of the Bergamot. This added something special to this Earl Grey that makes it unique and even more delicious in my opinion. "
Laura’s Teaview: 7.5/10
Other Teaviews: Kari gave it 5/10, Patty gave it 6/10
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teafrgearlgrey"A twist on the classic Earl Grey. An unbelievable aroma that precedes an unbelievable taste. If you are an Earl Grey lover, you are sure to adore this!" ---TeaFrog website.

TeaFrog is a company that was unknown to me until they sent some samples in to Teaviews. They have a number of blends that sound intriguing and seem reasonably priced. While I cannot call myself a true Earl Grey lover, this might be the first Earl Grey that I have been really excited to try in a long time. Why? you might be wondering? Well, you see, it smells lemony delicious and TeaFrog lists the ingredients in this blend as Ceylon Black Tea, Lemon Peel, Cornflower Blossoms, Lemongrass, Jasmine Flowers, and Oil of Bergamot. I have long sought a nicely done Earl Grey that is truly dominated by a citrus profile (lemon or orange) and uses the Bergamot more as a supporting ingredient. I realize that such a blend might not please true Earl Grey lovers, but it would please me.

The aroma of the dry leaves is very lemon in nature. I brewed this with water brought to a full boil and allowed to cool for a minute and infused the leaves for close to 4 min. The aroma of the brewed cup is more of a traditional Earl Grey aroma---in other words Bergamot dominates the aroma. While the lemon flavor is more subdued in the cup than in the aroma of the dry leaves, it is more of a prominent flavor in the cup than in most Earl Greys. The Bergamot is there, but subdued. This is what I might call Earl Grey light, which would probably disappoint some, but intrigue others. The black tea base is average---meaning not great, but not bad either. This cup's flavorings are not so strong that they complete overpower the tea base so that you can't taste the black tea.

I really enjoyed this blend and liked the way the lemon stood out in front of the Bergamot. This added something special to this Earl Grey that makes it unique and even more delicious in my opinion. While lovers of Bergamot might be disappointed in this blend, I feel that this is a great cup for those newly introduced to Earl Grey. It is light and pleasant and gives just a taste of Bergamot rather than a strong, heavy handed experience. Overall, this one is worth considering when placing an order from TeaFrog. Further it is reasonably priced at just $6 for 3.5 oz.

— To purchase TeaFrog Earl Grey Special, 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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