Day 7 of the PostTea advent calendar. This one isn’t super exciting, but I actually have a soft spot for a decent Earl Grey. There’s something about the scent of bergamot that I find intensely calming, even if I’m not over keen on the flavour. I’ve been so stressed and anxious recently that anything calming is welcome, although particularly if it comes in tea form (obviously!)
This is fine as EG goes. The base is perhaps a little brisk, more noticeable as it cools, but that’s not a huge problem. The bergamot is medium-strength, quite sharp and prominent, and orangey in a floral sort of way. All normal for bergamot, basically. I didn’t add any milk to today’s cup, largely because I don’t habitually keep milk at work, but I have a feeling that might help to smooth out and tone down, so I might try it with my second cup.
Three teas in, it’s become apparant that each envelope only holds enough tea for two cups. I’m sure I read on PostTea’s website that it was supposed to be four to five, so I’m feeling a little short-changed. Still, it’s a novelty.
I’d not buy more of this one, simply because it works out pretty expensive for what it is, and there are other EG blends I prefer. Always happy to drink a cup, though, and there’s nothing objectionable about this one. It’s a decent EG, but that’s as far as it goes.