Russian Earl Grey

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Bergamot Oil, Black Tea, Lemongrass, Orange Peel
Flavors
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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  • “I was raised with “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Tealyra’s website says this comes from Germany. Maybe that means it was blended there by the wholesaler. This is a...” Read full tasting note
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Our Russian Earl Grey tea is inspired by traditional Earl Grey tea, but with the addition of zingy flavors for a unique tangy tea taste. Premium black tea is blended with bergamot oil before natural Thai lemongrass and Spanish orange peel are added to produce a traditional Russian Earl Grey tea that is popular both in Russia and across the world. The citrus peel adds a pungent note with a tangy twist- this is unque and totally delicious!

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I was raised with “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Tealyra’s website says this comes from Germany. Maybe that means it was blended there by the wholesaler. This is a fast-brewing tea blend that is definitely pungent. I’m using the pyramid sachets and steeping Western style in a large mug. The orange peel is just overwhelming, making it hard to discern the background tea itself. Not keemun, nor assam, maybe a bland “something else”. My first impression was that the orange had fermented while drying, as that is the odor I perceived from both the dry and brewed product. But now on my third session with it, it’s less offensive and perhaps what I’m tasting is the lemongrass and bergamot combining with the pungent orange. Not (yet) to my taste, but I’ll sip down the remainder over the next year, as a wake-up brew at least. For now I won’t recommend either for or against, as some might really like it. Kind of how some of us enjoy kimchee or cumin or cilantro, while others don’t. Since it’s cheap, there’s not much to lose by trying it if these flavors a’peel to you. (See what I did there?)

Postscript: Raising my rating from 40 to 60 because this tea at least tastes of natural flavors and fragrance, rather than artificial flavorings, like some of my other recent acquisitions.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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