Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Teamotions Vanilla Earl Grey

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance:
Ingredients: Earl Grey Black Tea, Black Congu Tea, Black Breakfast Blend, Neem leaf, Tulsi, Lavender, Cornflowers, Natural Flavors
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup
Liquor: reddish brown

I'm usually not a fan of Earl Grey because I dislike bergamot. This was the first tea that I had ever tried from Teamotions and it was definitely not your everyday Earl Grey. The base black tea was a robust and earthy and while the signature Earl Grey flavor was there, it did not have the typical overpowering burn. The neem, tulsi and lavender added a wonderful richness while the vanilla flavoring lent a creamy element in the middle palate The floral sweetness and creamy taste already provide anything that you might want from a cup of tea so I wouldn't recommend using milk or other additives. The sample that I had tried was in a generously filled pyramid teabag but it is sold as loose leaf on their site. Teamotions teas are designed to promote emotional well being and this particular blend is meant to improve mental function. It certainly was a soothing and relaxing cup of tea. I will definitely be reaching for this when I need to stay focused on a stressful day at work.

You can find out more about this tea here.