One thing I have been able to count on in this wacky tea world is that the fine guys over at Andrews & Dunham Damn Fine Teas do indeed market some rather fine tea. In this case the Earl Grey, a member of the series 3 set is a nice infusion of a classic and continually popular tea.
|Company||Andrews & Dunham
Damn Fine Tea
|Blend Name||Earl Grey|
|Country of Origin||UK|
|Package Type||Tin (One of three)|
|Price per Package||$25 USD (set of three)|
|Quantity||~ 2.0 oz|
|*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness|
This BOP quality black tea contains some stems within a mish-mash of brown, darker-brown and black leaves. The aroma is standard Earl Grey (oil of bergamot) but more assertive than most.
The used leaves retain the bergamot scenting as does the dark amber and cloudy liquor. Although, the liquor also has other hints of citrus and faint heated notes, the bergamot is the most prominent aroma by design.
The flavor of the bergamot fruit is the only one I get from this black tea. There’s a standard level of astringency from this tea as well. However, a pleasant surprise is the elongated finish and tail on this tea.
I found this tea pleasant and enjoyed it’s more prominent aroma and flavor profiles compared to other Earl Grey teas.
Any fan of Earl Grey teas will enjoy this blend. Those not fans of Earl Grey should obviously avoid it.