Review of The Tea Junction Blue Grey Tea

I am a girl who loves my cups of earl grey tea. It is my tea of choice and I am always on the lookout for new teas to try. On a recent trip to the Isle of Man my mother in law kindly got me a packet of The Tea Junction blue lady tea. It was recommended as an excellent alternative to my beloved earl grey. I couldn’t wait to give it a try as I was intrigued what it would taste like.

I liked the simplicity of the black packaging with a blue label to the centre with the company name to the top and spiral patterns to the bottom. Onto the ingredients black tea, mallow, marigold flowers and flavouring are listed. No allergens are highlighted and there is no may contain warning. On a personal note I wish the flavouring was in more detail.

On opening the packet I was greeted by a strong floral aroma which seemed to impact on the other ingredients in this tea. I struggled to actually smell the aroma of the black tea. The floral aroma intensified on my close up sniff test and simply drowned the black tea element to this tea. I was a little disappointed by this as I had expected the aroma to be a little like earl grey even though bergamot wasn’t present.

I placed my tea leaves in my teacup and added the freshly boiled hot water to let the tea infuse with the hot water for the recommended brewing time. The tea infused with the hot water and turned to a medium brown colour. But what about the aroma? It reminded me of a strong version of rose water that I used to make when I was little. It was very floral and this just overpowered any aroma from the black tea. On my close up sniff test the floral aroma intensified. On sipping the tea it tasted like a weak black every day tea which was overtaken by flowers, the mallow and in particular the marigold dominated the flavours of this tea. It taste like what I imagine rose water would taste like. Not like a traditional black tea with a twist at all.

So would I recommend this blue lady tea? I’m afraid not. I simply didn’t enjoy anything about this tea from its aroma through to its flavour. It’s floral element just overpowered the black tea. Sorry The Tea Exchange but this blue lady tea just wasn’t for me.

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62 thoughts on “Review of The Tea Junction Blue Grey Tea

  1. What a disappointing experience! I love my Earl Grey as well. Blue Lady tea will not be on my list of teas to try.

  2. Earl grey is such a classic so I can understand how you’d love it so much! How sad that this one didn’t live up to your expectations, though. I mean, how do you screw up earl grey?!? Good thing there are so many good tea brands out there!

    xx
    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

  3. Wow the tea looks so good! I’m not a big tea person myself but I always like the smell of it. Your review is great! Enjoy your tea!

    Julia xx
    theglassofclass.com

  4. I love Earl Grey tea, I think it’s one of my favourites! So glad though that you gave such an honest review of the tea, honesty is so important in reviews x

  5. It absolutely sucks that you didn’t enjoy the tea, especially because the packaging was so gorgeous and classy. We seem to be a bit opposite here because I happen to love a really overpower floral tea and I’m not as keen on a full Earl Grey. That said, I may have to give this tea a check.

    Thank you for the review, lovely. Even if it wasn’t your cuppa, it gave me a new prespective (yours) and some thing interesting to check out. ♡

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    • Hi, thats the good thing about tea so many varieties to try. I think that you may well like this tea then, if you decide to try it please let me know what you think, thanks.

  6. Oh what a shame! I had such high hopes when I started reading this. I too love earl grey. I can’t drink traditional tea since pregnancy, it just makes me feel sick. But I don’t like anything hugely floral. It is so hard to find a balance of floral flavours so the enhance and don’t over power.
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    • Hi, it sure is tough getting the right balance of flavours, this was just too strong for me others may like that though. I like a simple earl grey with a good balance of bergamot.

  7. What a shame you didn’t like it. The problem with tea is that it has to be perfect! A perfect cup of tea is a must and it is so disappointing when it’s not! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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