Review: Stash Double Bergamot Earl Grey Black Tea

Overall Rating:

Taste: 4.5 of 5 tea leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 5 of 5 tea leaves – this tea is easy to make!

Abby says:

Temperature: @210 (boiling)
Steeped: 4 minutes
Served: Nothing added

Here we have Earl Grey taken to the next level with Stash Double Bergamot Earl Grey Black Tea. The name alone had me really excited to try this one. I love early grey and thought, what could be better than more earl grey in one cup?! There are just some days where you could really use an extra boost. This tea is one place to get it. The double bergamot is pungent and strong, but in a good way, if you like bergamot of course. Though very strong, the oil doesn’t take over. The black tea is there and isn’t masked by the bergamot. For those of you saying “bergamot, what the heck IS bergamot”, let me just tell you about this wonderful little addition to black tea that creates earl grey. It’s actually the oil from the bergamot orange thats added, lending a zesty citrus flavor. And in the case of this tea, a little extra is added! Exciting, right? I know.

Stay away from this tea if you are not a bergamot fan. You will not like it. But for the rest of us, those with memberships to the bergamot fan club, this double is so tasty! While drinking this tea, I found it to be comforting in that the robustness of flavor was well matched to the strong caffeine that it provided. Like you are getting a kick of energy and you know it by how it tastes.

Taste: 4.5 of 5 tea leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 5 of 5 tea leaves – this tea is easy to make!

Katie says:

Temperature: @210 (boiling)
Steeped: 4 minutes
Served: Milk & honey

Double Bergamot = double yum! I’ve been on a serious Earl Grey kick for a while. Perhaps since Abby & I visited the Harney & Son’s in SOHO. It must have been that Earl Grey Ice Cream! And, if you’re a fan of Bergamot then you’ll be a fan of this tea. The tea is nice and strong making for a  good morning cuppa. The bergamot certainly isn’t overpowering, but it is stronger than regular Earl Grey. Like I said before, double yum! While this is too strong to be an evening tea it’s makes a great wake-up cup or an afternoon pick-me-up. The citrus notes in Earl Grey make it pair well with other fruit flavors. Like jam. Like jam on scones. Mmmmm…better go make another batch of those scones! Like Abby said, if you’re an Earl Grey tea lover then you’ll certainly think this is fabulous. Enjoy!

Taste: 4.5 of 5 tea leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 5 of 5 tea leaves – this tea is easy to make!

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