T- We Tea Guurl Grey

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.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.