Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Red Leaf Tea
It is amazing what just a touch of vanilla flavor can do for the taste buds! This Earl Grey tea includes the classic combination of oil of bergamot with whole leaf premium black tea but takes the traditional blend one step further. With the addition of a touch of vanilla the character of Earl Grey gets a touch of softness that produces a tea that is both sweet and fruity for a perfect taste combination. While the crème smooths out the traditional Earl Grey taste making a cup of tea that can be served for just about any occasion.
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When it comes to Earl Grey, one of my favorite tea purveyors is Red Leaf Tea. They have a HUGE selection of bergamot flavored teas, from the classic Earl Grey black tea to some modern twists on this traditional favorite like Honeybush Earl Grey. It’s a dizzying array of Earl Grey teas!
This Earl Grey de la Crème is a bit closer to the classic than some of the “modern twists” that I mentioned. It has a robust black tea base providing a delicious, rich flavor. The tea is strong and full-bodied, and is a substantial tea that doesn’t allow itself to be masked or obscured by the strong bergamot flavor. And this is, indeed, strongly flavored with the bergamot, which is the way I like it!
The bergamot is tangy and sharp, but to help soften those sharp edges is a touch of vanilla, which adds a sweet creaminess to the overall cup without mellowing the bergamot out to the point of tasting more like a creamsicle than an Earl Grey tea. It is sweet and smooth, but, it still has some of the tangy bergamot qualities that I love in an Earl Grey!
One of the better Earl Grey with creme teas I’ve tried in a long while.