Jasmine Earl GreyLoose Leaf Tea | Black
Alluring and enthralling, petal landing pads perfume the skies. Floral poetry recites. Winged wonders alight. A joyous union briefly held in a moment in time.
AROMA: Floral & citrus
PALATE: Sweet, uplifting finish
Intoxicating jasmine and bergamot intertwine in this green and black blend of tealeaves.
Estate black tea, cornflowers, natural jasmine oil and natural bergamot oil
Our Master Blender intended this blend to have jasmine's natural scent and the bergamot oil harmoniously blended, with the sweetness of jasmine leading, followed by a wondrous citrus character. The type of bergamot oil used in an Earl Grey blend makes an immense difference. Natural bergamot essential oil has a more subtle, but well-defined, flavour with zest and a genuine citrus intensity. Conversely, synthetic bergamot is more one-dimensional, having a tendency to taste timid in the cup. The former is what we have always chosen to use at TEALEAVES.
The tea is fragrant and clear. The flavors are very floral - maybe even a bit too "fresh picked." I did brew this tea at 200° and let it steep for about 4 minutes. Usually I will brew at jasmine at 185° and only let it steep for 2-3 minutes. I could detect the bitter edge of an over heated jasmine tea in the flavors. I brewed another cup at my usually temp/time for jasmine and it was much more well balanced, but still very floral. It's a good cup of tea, but if you like the lightness of a Jasmine tea, maybe try brewing it at a little bit lower temp.
First time purchase and I couldn’t be happier. Great flavor m
It was great.