Recently I had the opportunity to order a few teas from Golden Tips which is how I stumbled across one of the most unique Earl Grey teas I've tried in a long time. It’s a darjeeling Earl Grey, which I thought was an interesting combination, you don’t see flavored darjeeling very often. I may have been intrigued when I first saw it, but when I had the chance to taste it I was down right impressed—it's absolutely delicious!
The flavor of the bergamot is bold and citrusy, just the way I prefer my Earl Grey and it doesn't have any of the sharp, bitter notes that I see from time to time in the teas made with the more traditional Yunnan Dian Hong or Ceylon black tea. It's smooth, citrusy flavor immediately made it one of my new-favorite teas to enjoy. I've managed to drink my way through half of a 100g package in the last two weeks, so it's a good thing it's affordably priced—$6.95 for 100g (3.5oz)—a package that size will last the average person a really long time.
My Rating: 88/100
Would I purchase this again? Yes. The combination of low price and excellent flavor makes this a great choice to drink every day.
Earl Grey' is the second most popular tea blend in the world, named after the British Prime Minister, the 2nd Earl Grey. Originally blended with teas from Assam, Kenya & Ceylon, our Darjeeling Earl Grey is an interesting take on this classic combination. With some of the finest second flush teas Most of the Earl Greys you find use a poor quality tea black base from China, which is like palming yourself off as landed gentry when all you own is a Barbour jacket. In this blend we use a Darjeeling tea - the best of the best from the foothills of the Himalayas. These whole Darjeeling leaves are blended with the finest bergamot citrus from the south of Italy and pretty little cornflowers to create something altogether more gentrified. Earl Grey Darjeeling is expertly blended by our passionate master blenders to create a unique tea experience. The tea is characteristic of a bright liquoring cup of tea combined with a delightful and sweet aroma. The fruity and fragrant citrus flavor of this tea is best served without milk and also makes for a great iced tea. Extremely flavory and distinctly subtle. An excellent innovation on the original blend.
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Suggested Brewing Tips
Serving Size: 1 teaspoon per 8 ounces
Water Temp: 212°F
Steep Time: 3 - 5 minutes
In an effort to be open with my readers I want to let you know that Golden Tips Tea has provided me with a discount to help facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are my own.
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