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.