Double Bergamot Earl Grey (loose leaf)

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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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For many years, Stash Earl Grey Tea has been a favorite of tea lovers. Many people seem to love the careful balance of citrusy oil of bergamot and the blend of fine black teas which our Earl Grey blend is famous for. Certain Earl Grey fanatics have grown especially fond of the top grade Calabrian oil of bergamot that we use and have asked for more, ..More,… MORE! Thus Stash Double Bergamot Earl Grey was born.

This is a great late afternoon or early evening tea. It goes very well with shortbread and cream scones. And for a uniquely appealing cold beverage, try Double Bergamot Earl Grey tea on ice.

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This refers to the loose leaf version of the tea. Stash Double Bergamot Earl Grey is my favorite Earl. By adding blue flowers, vanilla or cream extract, other Earls attempt to lure me away. So far, though, none has been successful.

The bergamot used by Stash is an essential oil, while many of the other Earl Grey teas are scented with an extract of bergamot. I am familiar with bergamot essential oils and bergamot extracts in their pure liquid forms and I can say that there is a distinct difference between them. Distillation of the oil removes the vegetal components of the citrus bergamia orange fruit which are present in the extract. Both oil and extract have an overwhelmingly citrus nature, of course. Besides that, high floral notes predominate in the oil while in the extract, the balance tips toward more earthy influences reminiscent of rosemary. Why do some teas use the extract rather than the essential oil? Perhaps they prefer the effects of the extract or perhaps because it is much less costly than the oil.

The black tea base is a substantial whole leaf which brews up malty and rich. Be sure to use enough tea. You’ll want a couple of rounded teaspoons to make a big mug. If your bag has been battered and the tea badly broken up like mine is, then it will be denser and so measure out less. Or just weigh it … I used 5 grams of tea per 12 ounces. I drank mine neat today and it went down very smoothly, but it holds up well on those occasions when I add milk and sweetening, too.

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Very good earl grey for a very small price.

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27 tasting notes

I am pleasantly surprised by this bagged tea and even more surprised that it is made using only bergamot and not natural flavors! Yay! I’ve had other Sash teas and they are fine, but this one is really good.
I tried it warm (as I couldn’t get to it) and it was ok. When I heated it back up and it livened right up! It smells like sweet oranges and has an orange tang to it too. Very nice! The tea base is mellow but on the darker side so it takes milk well.

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Got the bagged version of this for work. YEP, it’s got the Bergamot!! I mostly use this to make a bit maltier, less bergamot-ey tea with 1 bag of Stash Double Bergamot and 1 bag of Barry’s Irish Breakfast in about 20 oz of water in a thermos at my desk. Helps me power through my work day, and is delicious!

Flavors: Bergamot

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Enjoying a cup of the bagged version, this morning. Quite the tasty cuppa!

The loose leaf version would be even better, I imagine.

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This is my favorite type of tea. I drink it every single day before school in my travel mug.

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4 tasting notes

The Best Earl grey ever. Fills the room with beautiful aroma.


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This is my favorite Earl Grey tea. I am partial to the ones that are heavy on the Bergamot and Stash does it perfectly.

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