Leaf Appearance: small, dark leaves with colorful petals
Ingredients: black tea, safflower and calendula petals, oil of bergamot and orange flavors
Steep time: 4 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: very dark brown
My sister picked me up a tin of this tea for my birthday on her recent vacation to Disney World. The packaging was adorable and had all sorts of Wonderland-esque phrases. The first thing that hit me about the dry tea was its overwhelming aroma. I was hit with a wall of bergamoty orangeness as soon as I opened the foil bag inside of the tin. This made me a little nervous since I'm not huge fan of bergamot to begin with. Thankfully the steeped tea was not nearly that strong. The base tea was earthy and somewhat smokey with a crisp astringency. The citrus flavor was very strong and lingered in my palate. It was not too heavy or oily feeling though. I would definitely recommend this tea if you are a fan of early grey.