Review of Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Earl Grey Fairtrade Fine Tea

One of my favourite teas has to be earl grey. As a lady who enjoys her cups of tea on a daily basis I am always on the lookout for new teas to try. I have tried a couple of Sainsbury’s fruit and herbal teas and really enjoyed them. So when someone at work decided to buy their earl grey tea in I just had to give it a try.
I liked the design of the box. It was simple dark blue to the bottom and a grey what I would describe as a wallpaper design to the top. It was looking promising I checked the ingredients to the teabags and it was interesting, black tea that has been aromatised with bergamot. I’ve not seen this as a description for teabags before.
On opening the box there were two separate sections of tea in sealed foil. This was a positive trying to keep the tea fresh and seal the flavour and aroma in. On Sniffing the teabagd a hint of bergamot was noted although it was not as strong as I had expected.
Onto the teabags they looked like a normal standard run of the mill supermarket teabag. I placed the teabag in my cup and added the boiling water. There was a subtle but not overpowering aroma of bergamot that I associate with earl grey. The hot water soon changed to the medium weak brown colour I like for my tea.
On sipping the tea I could definitely taste the bergamot and it tasted like earl grey should. It didn’t taste to strong or as if an artificial flavouring had been added which I have previously experienced with other teas. I enjoyed this tea and found it to be refreshing and it hit the spot nicely.

So would I recommend this tea, yes as an everyday tea. I personally didn’t find it as enjoyable as Twinings but it is a pleasant tea to enjoy at work. It is also great that it is a fairtrade tea, which is always a bonus for me. So thank you Sainsbury’s for producing a reasonably priced fairtrade earl grey tea.

8 thoughts on “Review of Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Earl Grey Fairtrade Fine Tea

  1. Seems like I’m going back to my love for tea and this definitely sounds like something I’d want to try. You have a really yummy blog here, I’m happy that now I’ll be able to follow your updates 🙂

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