Earl Blue from 52Teas

I usually imagine earl grey tea with a little bit of a bite, the kind of proper tea that staunch old ladies sip from fine china teacups in British dramas.

Once my mother sent me to an old-timey etiquette class led by a strict old woman. The tea we drank from teacups had a bite, black and tart, and a squeeze of lemon on top made my mouth pucker.  

It was more palatable by the second cup with milk and sugar cubes but I always associate a bit of bite with that first cup of earl grey.

Earl Blue from 52teas would have been a better first cup for my childhood self. The darjeeling base minimizes astringency, making for a smoother, gentler cup of tea.  Whole blueberries are sprinkled throughout the loose leaf and add a rich, berry sweetness.

There’s still bright citrus in the palette of flavor, but it’s easy and creamy, making for a drinkable cup even without milk and sugar. Citrus and blueberry are a well-balanced combination, not too sweet or sour, with enough traditional bergamot to earn the title of earl grey.

Earl Blue from 52teas is the perfect blend to drink out of a porcelain teacup when I’m feeling more playful than proper.

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Darjeeling
Where to Buy: 52Teas

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2 thoughts on “Earl Blue from 52Teas

  1. I’m loving this review, and, honestly, hella-jealous that you got to take an etiquette class. The girls in my elementary school got to take them and would often discuss the way utensils should be used or the proper way to hold a teacup. I felt so uncouth.

    1. It was a baffling afternoon as a little kid. I think I left feeling most enlightened by the idea that sugar came in cube-form!

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