• Reviews

    Teapod Earl Grey

    According to Teapod this tea consists of Sri Lankan black tea flavored with natural bergamot oil. Bergamot is an orange that is grown in Italy. The lemon peels and bright blue cornflowers added a nice punch of color to the dark brown leaves. They had a very strong citrus aroma. I steeped this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 212 degree water for four minutes. This tea was earthy and sweet. The citrus flavor was well done, not too much and not too little. I am not a big fan of Earl Grey teas but this one was exceptionally good. Very often Earl Greys leave a thick and oily feeling in…


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    Teapod Rose Petal Green

    Teapod is a UK based company that was launched in 2008. This tea consists of green tea from the Yunnan Province in China and rose petals. The dry leaves were long, thin and twisted in appearance. Rose petals are one of my favorite tea ingredients simply because they are so pretty to look at. I steeped this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker using 175 degree water for three minutes. This tea was floral without tasting like perfume or potpourri. Rose always surprises me with how subtle it can be. The green tea was just barely there in the background, adding a touch of vegetal sweetness. It was a very mellow cup…