Sunday, October 3, 2010

Boston Tea Company Earl Grey Citrus

According to the Boston Tea Company this tea contains Indian Assam black tea, citrus peel, cornflowers and natural bergamot flavor. The aroma of the dry leaves was very strong, almost reminding me of incense. The cornflowers and citrus peel added a nice bit of color. I steeped this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 212 degree water for four minutes. The liquor was dark brown in color and had the same strong aroma as the leaves.

This tea was both tangy and tart. There was a bit of maltiness from the Assam but that disappeared when it was prepared as an iced tea. I’m not a big fan of citrus teas but it wasn’t bad. I liked it a lot better as a cold brewed iced tea. My problem with Earl Grays is that I just can’t shake that oily mouth feel and this one was no exception. It wasn’t really for me but if you are a fan of earl grey or citrus then I would probably recommend this tea.

You can find out more about this tea here.