Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Three Teas
This is one of the most popular of Three Teas blends. This Green Tea version has the classic flavor of a traditional Earl Grey, but is made with Indian & Ceylon Green Teas and scented with Bergamot Oil.
Learn more about this tea here.
This tea is one of the more popular blends according to Kathy @Three Teas. I couldn’t wait to try it. I do love my green teas and even tho Earl Grey flavoring sometimes is overwhelming to me, I was excited to try this one.
I prepped this one up per the instructions on the package- 2 tsps-185F-3 minutes. The result was a very pleasant yellowish green liquid in my teacup. The fragrance emitting from the cup was very bergamot oil like. Almost overwhelmingly so.
Took my first sip and yes this is definitely a tea for the Earl Grey fans out there. They bergamot is alive and well in this tea. The green tea creates a very nice smooth buttery base (but very subtle) and the bergamot oil flavor is quite strong.
Unfortunately the bergamot was just too strong for me. I think if there was some straight orange flavoring added in or maybe even some vanilla bean, this tea would take on a completely different profile making it pop. I just picked up some vanilla bean so I might try that later.
Regardless, I’m really enjoying this green tea base. I almost wish I could try that by itself without the bergamot oil. This may just be one of those teas that need a little help to boost the flavor or maybe I should find it a new home. I’m still glad I was able to try it!