2 Tasting Notes
Given the choice between a cup of coffee and a cup of Tazo Earl GrEy, I would choose the Tazo any day. Our local Target store had a killer sale on Tazo teas recently, and the penny pincher in my promptly loaded the cart with 4 boxes of Tazo Earl Grey. My husband drinks Earl Grey all day long, like I do, and we go through a LOT of tea! He prefers tea bags to loose, as well, and he seems to think it all tastes good. Tazo’s version is good. Not great, but good. Upon opening the sleeve of tea, you are met with a poof of lovely bergamot scent. A nice “lift” to awaken the senses. Brewing time must be carefully monitored, as I have found that it can get bitter if over-steeped. Four minutes is my max, but I prefer about 3 minutes 30 seconds. I’ve found the bergamot flavor to be a bit artificial, but not nearly as much as the Teavana’s shameful Earl Grey loose tea! All in all, I’d happily choose a Tazo Earl when out and about, in the absence of other options when I’m at home with my precious tea cupboard. They do a nice job for a mass-produced Earl.
Flavors: Artificial, Bergamot
I am obsessed with Earl Grey. I have Pinterest board dedicated to it, wear Earl Grey and Cucumber perfume, use Bergamot essential oils all the time… So it’s no surprise that I’m on a search for the best Earl Grey in the world. My research only started recently, so I gladly welcome recommendations! As a longtime drinker of Harney & Sons tea, obviously, I had to purchase every Earl they sold. Supreme is definitely my favorite pure Earl thus far. I have been drinking it constantly since it arrived. Perfect solo, but even better with a couple lumps of raw sugar and a drop of lavender essential oil. I like mine with a dab of whole milk, too. The flavor is satisfying from beginning to end – starting with a fragrant, rich black tea experience to a wonderfully bright citrus note at the end. Not the slightest hint of bitterness, even when the leaves have been sitting in my pot too long.
Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Earl Grey, Rose