Now most days I enjoy a nice cup of earl grey tea. I am a creature of habit I’m afraid. That said I am always looking out for new earl grey teas to try. So when I saw that PG Tips did an earl grey tea I just had to give it a try.
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I loved the packaging it is the same as with all of the other PG Tips tea that I have had. It has a picture of a cute monkey to the back who had a wonky bowler hat on. Onto the ingredients I was a tad disappointed by this, black tea with flavouring. Erm…. This could mean anything. That said there is some wording above this made with a bergamot flavour. On a positive note at least there were no allergens listed or a may contain warning.
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On opening the box I was hoping for a subtle aroma of bergamot. Sadly, this was not the case the only aroma I could smell was that of which is typical from an everyday black tea. Very disappointing. Even on my close up sniff test this did not change. On adding the hot water to the teabag the tea soon infused with the water. The water turned a light brown/ medium brown colour. I left the teabag to infuse for 2 minutes. The tea itself was stronger than I anticipated I think because it was more like an everyday black tea. Sadly, still no bergamot aroma noted. On sipping the tea my taste buds were hit by what seemed to be an everyday black tea. I couldn’t taste the bergamot flavouring at all.
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So would I recommend this tea, no if I am brutally honest. I’m afraid that this has to be one of the worst earl grey teas that I have tried. There simply was no bergamot aroma or flavour to this tea. It smelt and tasted like an everyday budget black tea with a faint flavour of something added which changed its flavour slightly. It certainly didn’t taste like bergamot to me. Sorry PG, but this tea certainly was not for me.