Another Earl Grey for review, today's comes from Adagio Teas. Despite the name, this one is actually not a variant (to my understanding) but rather just Adagio Teas' version of the classic Earl Grey. Citrus and black tea...here we go!
Three minutes steep of a teaspoon and a half of tea in twelve ounces of just-boiled water produces a rich and moderately-dark cup. The aroma of the brewed cup showcases the briskness of the Ceylon black tea base, while the dry leaves have a great deal of zing - intense citrus perkiness. Flavor-wise, the three minutes did deliver a cup that has a lot of brisk citrus notes in the initial taste but smooths quickly across the tongue. I am surprised - the intensity of the citrus aroma in the dry leaves totally belied the smoothness of the cup. The finish is pleasant and leaves behind a good amount of sweet citrus notes. One hesitates to call this cup "rich," but it certainly deserves to be called "flavorful!"
Well-made blend, Adagio. This Earl Grey is spot-on and provides wonderful aroma and flavors. On my personal enjoyment scale, I would rate it a 94/100.
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Adagio Teas Earl Grey Bravo is available from their website, here.
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