REVIEW: Brew Tea Co – Earl Grey

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Tea: Ceylon UVA tea blended with Italian bergamot, orange peel and calendula flower
Sample provided by: Brew Tea Co
Link to Earl Grey on Brew Tea Co website

Dry leaf:

– The aroma of the dry leaf makes a powerful first impression. The bergamot is bold!

– It is a very attractive dry leaf with wiry UVA and large bits of orange peel and calendula petals

Infused tea:

– The infused tea cups out a medium-dark brown liquor with a slight orange tinge

– While the bergamot really dominates the aroma of the dry leaf, I pick up bergamot and orange notes in the infused tea

– The liquor is smooth, and the UVA is well balance with the bergamot and orange peel (I don’t taste much of the calendula)

– It is a medium-bodied tea

Conclusions/tips:

– I recommend infusing this tea for three to four minutes and drinking without milk. For me, the bergamot is too nice to mask with milk

– While I’m not a huge Earl Grey fan, I occasionally crave a cup. But I’m picky about what Earl Greys I drink: I cannot stand the Earl Greys on supermarket shelves that use random flavourings, which is most of them. Brew Tea Co’s Earl Grey is many cuts above those teas, and it is now easy to find their tea bags in shops. So, no excuses: spend the extra £2 or £3 and get a quality Earl Grey

Score:

4.5/5

Retail price: £4.95 for 100 grams / £19.50 for 500 grams

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About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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