Country of Origin: Sri Lanka, India
Leaf Appearance: small, dark with lots of blossoms and peels
Ingredients: Ceylon, Assam, California orange peel, jasmine blossoms, essential oil of bergamot
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: bright reddish brown
I’m normally not a big fan of earl grey but I just had to give this version a try when I saw T-We Tea’s booth at Unique NYC. The taste was more orange than bergamot. That made me very happy because I find bergamot caustic in most cases. The jasmine was not very strong but it added just a touch of floral softness. The base black teas were earthy and brisk but they were not overly astringent. Why can’t all earl grey teas taste like this? Needless to say, I very much enjoyed this tea. This particular blend is not currently listed on their site but it seems like they do most of their selling at fairs and events. I definitely suggest checking them out if you ever see them in your area. They seem like really nice folks and they’ve come up with some unique blends. I really want to try their BiCurious George. It’s a mixture of coffee beans and black tea.
You can find out more about T-We Tea here.