Quick Review: Cambridge & Thames Earl Grey Tea

 

Cambridge and ThamesAbby says:

Tea Type: Bagged
Temperature: @ 212, boiling
Steeped: Left tea bag in the cup
Served: Nothing added

Just a super fast review for you all this week:  I happened upon this Cambridge & Thames Earl Grey tea in my office kitchen and decided to try it out. Though touted as Earl Grey tea, you will be hard pressed to find even a hint of bergamot flavor. None could be found in my cup. That was a bit disappointing, but the tea flavor itself was good – a nice strong black tea with high astringent notes. Sadly there was also a strange floral, bordering on perfume, note to this tea. Maybe I steeped it too long? Maybe this is the bergamot? It was enough for me to notice, but didn’t change my feelings of love for the rich tea.  The mystery remains, I guess. I wouldn’t recommend this tea for Earl Grey lovers, but if you find yourself in my office kitchen (because, where else can you get this tea?) give it a try, it makes a decent cuppa.

Pro tip: You could use this tea for making Almond Earl, a super easy tea cocktail! Check it out here.

Taste: 3 of 5 – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 5 of 5 tea leaves – this tea is easy to make!

 

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