Disney Wonderland Topsy Turvy Tea Blend

Country of Origin: India
Leaf Appearance: small, dark leaves with colorful petals
Ingredients: black tea, safflower and calendula petals, oil of bergamot and orange flavors
Steep time: 4 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: very dark brown

My sister picked me up a tin of this tea for my birthday on her recent vacation to Disney World. The packaging was adorable and had all sorts of Wonderland-esque phrases. The first thing that hit me about the dry tea was its overwhelming aroma. I was hit with a wall of bergamoty orangeness as soon as I opened the foil bag inside of the tin. This made me a little nervous since I’m not huge fan of bergamot to begin with. Thankfully the steeped tea was not nearly that strong. The base tea was earthy and somewhat smokey with a crisp astringency. The citrus flavor was very strong and lingered in my palate. It was not too heavy or oily feeling though. I would definitely recommend this tea if you are a fan of early grey.

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.