Arbor Teas Organic Earl Grey

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.

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.