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May 12

Earl Grey from Two Leaves and a Bud


organic-earl-greyChalk up another winner for Two Leaves and a Bud. The tea is fresh, the beautiful tea bag is full of leaf and you can feel good knowing it is organic.

Two Leaves and a Bud describes this tea as:

Our Earl Grey starts with a great quality, organic large leaf, sweet black tea (not “blending teas”) from Ceylon (Sri Lanka). We add just a hint of pure bergamot oil to create the famous Earl Grey taste.  There are many legends of how Earl Grey came into being. Our favorite is that the Earl had a shipment of tea that also picked up bergamot oranges. Tea absorbs flavors and odors and this shipment did just that. It was a huge success on the market and… a legend was born.

One thing about this tea is that it is very strong. I didn’t leave the tea bag in for as long as was suggested, because I don’t like very strong tea, and it was plenty good for me. When I say strong, I mean just that. It doesn’t have any bitter taste, it just tastes like Earl Grey concentrate. (Keep in mind I am a black tea wimp and if you like a good cup of strong black tea, you will probably find this milder than I do.)

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  1. Comment by May 12, 2009 @ 4:50 pm
    The Tea Guru said:

    Yeah I’m the kind of person that the stronger the tea the better, which is why this isn’t my favorite Earl Grey, although it’s of good quality (Two Leaves and a Bud have such awesome quality teas), it just didn’t pack a punch like some of the other Earl Grey’s I’ve tasted. It wasn’t weak either, but quite a nice middle-of-the-road Earl Grey.

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  2. Comment by May 13, 2009 @ 7:16 am
    becky said:

    Ha ha! I know, I am such a wimp when it comes to black tea! Sometimes my stomach just curdles when I have black tea that is too strong. That’s why I prefer herbal and berry teas. Also, flavored black teas I seem to have no problem with.

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  3. Comment by June 12, 2009 @ 3:35 pm
    liber-teas said:

    I agree with Tea Guru, I found this Earl Grey to be somewhat milder than other Earl Grey teas, and for me, personally, it wasn’t a “true” Earl Grey… I wanted a more robust body than what I received from this Earl Grey. The tea itself is delicious, but when I want an “Earl Grey” this isn’t the tea I’d reach for.

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