This was another sample sent to me by the lovely LiberTEAS – Thanks Heaps!
And it made for a great afternoon pick-me-up that I really needed today .. I didn’t let it steep for the full 5minutes as I was using a cup infuser and a sip from a spoon at 4min tasted a little bitter, so I removed the leaves and added a generous amount of milk & sugar as that’s how I most enjoy Earl Grey ..
Like the others have said this isn’t a strongly perfumed tea, and the flavour isn’t as full-on as I’ve come to expect from an Earl, but it does have an obvious orange/citrus finish ..
The re-steep was definitely my favourite too, and I found it had much more of those *Early notes than the first despite using the same temp & time ..
It’s not a patch on my **favourite Earl, but I’m sadly currently out of that and this does make a nice standby – in fact I think I’m going to use the other half of my sample right now!
Early = traditional Earl Grey flavour profile
Favourite Earl = tleafT’s Earl Grey Excelsior