Grey Duchess from Souvia

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Souvia

Product Description:

A Souvia exclusive! We compine the flavor of real vanilla, earl grey and lavender. Mellow and mild, a great soother.

Ingredients: Black Tea, Organic Lavender, Vanilla, Bergamot oil, flavoring

Taster’s Review:

This is lovely!

I adore a good Earl Grey tea, and this takes a good Earl Grey two steps further with the addition of lavender and vanilla.  This isn’t an Earl Grey Cream or an Earl Grey Lavender – it’s both!  Two great tastes in one (or perhaps I should say three great tastes in one!)

The black tea provides a solid base for this blend.  It is strong and flavorful with a light astringency that hits at the tail.  The astringency is delicate and slightly dry, allowing for enjoyment of the sweetness of the vanilla tones in the aftertaste.

I find this tea to be very well-balanced.  No one flavor seeks to overthrow another.  The sip begins with the brisk strength of the black tea, and the bergamot comes up immediately which is tempered with the smooth, creamy taste of vanilla.  The lavender comes in about mid-sip, a beautiful, mellow floral taste.

The overall cup is quite soothing and smooth, sweet and delicious.  I would recommend this to the tea drinker who finds most Earl Grey teas to be a bit too strong or overbearing for their tastes – this one is very mild and calming.  Very nice!

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