The Tao of Tea, Certified Organic Black Tea and Bergamot, Earl Grey, 3.5 oz (100 g)
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- Artisan Quality
- Pure Leaf Teas
- USDA Organic
- Brews 60 Cups
- Kosher Certified by Earth Kosher
- Certified Organic by QAI
Blend, The Tao of Tea
Earl Grey is probably the most well known tea in the west and perhaps the first scented tea. Its popularity parallels that of Jasmine tea in China, and Chai in India. This is a hand crafted blend of certified organic black tea and organic Bergamot Essence.
Organic Black Tea
Although, there are several types of black teas, we choose only a fine grade of organic black tea that has full-body and smooth texture.
Fresh, citrusy and slightly floral. Strong, full-rounded taste.
Reggio di Calabria in Southern Italy is the native growing area for 'Citrus Bergamia' Bergamot.
Its arrival in Calabria is shrouded in mystery, and even though it grows elsewhere, only in this area does it give us the essential oil popularity used to make Earl Grey tea. The oil is also widely used for aromatherapy treatments and is knows to have antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties. We use a refined, steam-distilled essence of organic bergamot for this tea.
Use one teaspoon of leaf in eight ounces of non-chlorinated water at 180F for three minutes.
100% organic black tea leaves, organic bergamot essence.
Whole leaves, strong taste.
Whole leaves, strong taste.
It is great that this is a whole leaf tea and at the same time also organic. The taste, however, is not as balanced as I expected as the black tea is is a bit strong and overwhelms the bergamot. Overall, the taste is not very smooth or refined. However, I am still giving it 4 stars because it is whole leaf, organic and at a superbly great price AND stored in a such a lovely stainless steel tin with a double lid. What more can you expect? Some of the very balanced and refined tasting teas out there are very artistically made and very well blended but they are extremely expensive and not neccessary organic - so if you are looking for a healthier version that don't break the bank, it is a good choice.
great flavor but...
Posted by 4969993923187513930 on Dec 14, 2016
This is some really good quality-tasting black tea, but the bergamot flavor is almost nonexistent. So it's not what I paid for.
Posted by Reviewer2524907 on Oct 22, 2016
Organic, yes, but the flavor is so faint, it may as well be only black tea with no bergamot
Posted by 5602718885291618370 on Jun 19, 2016
Posted by 5466367279241243133 on May 19, 2016
No good , wired taste, regret I bought this