Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: Talbott Teas
Your own private renaissance, this delightful twist on the English classic opens your eyes to endless possibilities. A delicately aromatic, naturally caffeine-free rooibos tea made with bergamot orange essence and blue cornflower blossoms.
All natural premium ingredients: rooibos, cornflower petals & bergamot flavor.
Learn more about this tisane here.
As much as I love Earl Grey and its many variations on this classic tea blend, I tend to find myself skeptical of bergamot flavored rooibos blends. Perhaps that’s because I’m not as fond of rooibos as I am of other tea/tisane bases, and I worry that the flavor of the rooibos is going to interfere with my beloved bergamot.
But that doesn’t happen with this Earl Grey Enchantment from Talbott Teas. The rooibos flavor is there, but, it is not a strong or overwhelming flavor, and it doesn’t throw off the bergamot flavor. It has a soft nutty flavor in the background, with a sweetness that offers a compelling contrast to the tangy citrus tones of the bergamot.
In fact, this tastes suprisingly quite a bit like an Earl Grey tea … even without the black tea base. It doesn’t have that deep, rich flavor of the black tea, of course, but, the rooibos provides some earthiness to the background to offer a solid flavor. This doesn’t taste thin or wispy. It’s quite satisfying, and that’s something I don’t often say about rooibos!
Very well done, Talbott Teas!
1 thought on “Earl Grey Enchantment from Talbott Teas”
Sounds like an interesting way to enhance Earl Grey. The addition of cornflower blossoms is particularly novel.
Tempted to sample some myself!