Arbor Teas lists the ingredients of this blend as including organic black tea and natural bergamot flavor. One of my favorite things about earl grey is the distinctive aroma. I can sniff one out immediately and this one was no different. The dry leaves were uniformly brown and of mixed size. I made this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 212 degree water for three minutes. The liquor was very dark in color.
This tea was crisp with a citrusy tartness that was not perfumey or overpowering. The black tea base was robust enough to stand on its own. There was a dry finish to each sip and just the right amount of astringency. A well balanced earl grey is very much appreciated. Like the rest of Arbor Teas offerings, this tea is organic and fair trade certified. Their packaging is even compostable. I would definitely recommend this tea.