Organic Creamy Earl Grey Black Tea from Fashionista Tea

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Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Fashionista Tea

Tea Description:

Organic, high grown estate black tea hand blended with cornflowers, fragrant oil of bergamot and a touch of French Vanilla.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Well, this is it, folks!  This is the last tea that I have to try from the Fashionista Tea collection!  And I saved (one of) the best for last!  Organic Creamy Earl Grey Black Tea!

If you’ve been reading my reviews for any length of time, you are probably pretty aware of my love affair with the smooth Mr. Grey.  I’ve never made it any secret of how much I adore the combination of rich black tea and the tangy bergamot fruit.  And I’m always excited to try variations of the classic combination of bergamot and black tea … like this Creamy Earl Grey from Fashionista Tea.

They combined the delicious flavor of the traditional favorite and added a touch of French Vanilla, which adds a smooth, creamy note … eliminating the need to add milk or cream to get that delicious latte flavor!  This has that flavor built right in!

But that’s not the reason I love it so much (because I rarely add milk or cream to my Earl Grey tea … make that VERY rarely … as in nearly never!)  I love this because the creaminess of the vanilla gives the Earl Grey a really different kind of flavor.  It is smooth and creamy, of course, and sweeter than the standard Earl Grey, but it is the play between those sweet, creamy notes and the bergamot that I really enjoy.  It gives it an almost “creamsicle” kind of taste … only more interesting because the orange notes here are bergamot orange!  It tastes like an exotic creamsicle.

The bergamot is markedly toned down here, it is not as sharp or tangy as it is in the classic version of Earl Grey.  But don’t mistake that as meaning that there is less flavor – because this cup is definitely a full-flavored tea.  It has a rich, solid flavor that offers a creamy overtone, tangy mid-notes and a strong, black tea base that supports it all.  It is not overly astringent (it’s quite mild as far as astringency goes!) and not at all bitter.  Just … really enjoyable!

After having tried all of the teas in the Fashionista Tea collection, I really must say that this company has some MUST TRY teas in their collection … and this one is among them.  I’d also recommend their Fashionista Blend and their White Tip Jasmine Tea.  Of course, you can’t go wrong with the Basic Black Blend, either.    And you’ll LOVE getting a package in the mail from them – the packaging is as much fun as the tea!

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