Time for Tea Please?
Most of you will know how much I love an earl grey tea so when The Duchess Tea Store offered me the chance to try their Lei by Earl I wasn’t going to say No!
The Duchess Tea Store (direct from website) “was inspired, of course, by the well-known story of Anna Russell, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. As it was customary for the evening meal to be served very late, the Duchess complained of a “sinking feeling” in the mid-afternoon and requested that a pot of tea and light food be brought to her private chambers.”
Their “interest in the world of tea began with the fascination of visiting various tea rooms across the country. We quickly became tea afficionados and began sampling the many different flavors of tea. “
To find out more on The Duchess Tea Store hit the link : https://theduchessteastore.com
Lei by Earl
For this blend The Duchess Tea Store uses black tea, bergamot , coconut and pineapple.
As soon as you open the tea pouch you are instantly engulfed with amazing flavours of the bergamot and pineapple and on further shaking of the bag the coconut reminds us of its presence.
Let’s get Brewing!
The aroma whilst brewing completely changes from is dried loose state. The bergamot aroma is prominently at the forefront of the aroma. Where as in the dry state it was more of a back seat. The coconut is still not massively there but the tropical feel to the tea that you get wouldn’t be there without it.
With any black based tea the brewed liquid is of a dark brown in its colouring.
Let’s get Sipping!
First sip is just tealicious. After the brewing aroma being lighter than its dry state I am amazed by the flavour of this tea.
It’s so refreshing ! The flavours really do add a tropical vibe to the tea and it’s over all taste. The flavours of the pineapple, coconut and bergamot are match made in heaven . They work in harmony together to provide and intense rich fruity flavour yet allowing the black tea to not be forgotten about too.
It’s also surprisingly sweet. I’ve not added any additional sweetening as I don’t like to spoil the natural flavours within the blend to allow the tea todo the talking.
I also think / recommend trying this tea cold/iced as it’s a light refreshing brew and would be perfect on a hot summers day nice and chilled.
The only thing missing from this tea is the tropical setting to go with it.
Happy Sipping 🙂