2 Tasting Notes
As a fan of Earl Gray teas, I had higher expectations for this loose leaf tea than it was able to deliver. Perhaps the combination of the jasmine flowers and Bergamot Cream flavour were the downfall for me, as I found it to leave an astringent bitter taste after swallowing. I thought at first that I had perhaps brewed it too strongly, but after subsequent trials at later dates I still found it to leave a slightly undesirable after-taste. However, the opinions of others that I asked were generally favourable. Most drank it black with a bit of sugar whereas I added both sugar and milk each time.
The front of the box says, “A rich full-bodied tea with a delicious malty flavour.”
I took mine with half a teaspoon of raw sugar and a splash of 2% milk. I found it very flavourful after about 3 and a half minutes steeping time, then the ‘full-bodied’ taste really comes out. I was delighted to find it remained sweet and tempered in flavour, not becoming bitter or over-powering too quickly.