My goodness. What an absolutely fabulous Earl Grey.
I first got to try this at a Coffee Bar (I know, I know – forgive me, tea drinkers) that serve just the most divine espresso-based coffees. They really are something special. But one afternoon, after I’d gotten through a perfect flat white, I wanted to take some tea away, for my journey to London, in my flask.
I asked if they had any Earl Greys and they served me up a little tea-pot’s worth of this stuff. The barista recommended I give the leaves a smell after a minute’s infusing – what a revelation! It smelled so sweet and creamy, with lovely citrussy notes of grapefruits and bergamot. Absolutely sensational.
And it wasn’t all just smell – after a good 3 minute steep, or so, the tea itself was divine. A magical Earl Grey. So sweet, citrussy and creamy. And so light on the palette! This tea wasn’t heavy or overbearing – it was just perfection.
By far and away the finest Earl Grey I’ve ever tried. And, to be quite honest, one of the finest teas full stop. I cannot recommend it strongly enough.
(And, on the off chance any Iranians see this, it’s the closest pre-packaged blend I’ve ever found to straight-up Iranian tea. It reminds me so much of the home-made blend that my grandmother made and the teas that the other Iranians we know bring back from their visits.)
(I should also say it’s an absolute steal at only £6 for 250 g)
Flavors: Bergamot, Creamy, Grapefruit