Company/Brand Name: Persimmon Tree Tea
Name: Earl Grey Crème
Category: An Organic and Biodynamic Flavored Black Tea
Form: Loose Leaf
Origin of the Leaf: Unknown
The Leaves: Beautiful midnight black leaves with bits of delicate cornflowers
Additions: Organic Cornflowers, Organic Oil of Bergamot, Natural Flavors
Flavor: An intoxicating dance of rich tasting black tea, French vanilla and bergamot, with a touch of citrus.
Overall: Not only does this tea have a stunning presentation, it also captivates the senses with a tantalizing fragrance and brilliantly delicious blend of flavors. I have to say that this is the best Earl Grey Crème tea I’ve sampled to date! It’s soooo rich and creamy tasting!
When I removed the lid, I was immediately enchanted by the perfume of the leaves. Momentarily, I was transported to some far off imaginary place where the warm night air whispers tales of young love and exotic mystery.
Once I came back to reality and got around to actually brewing up a pot of tea, I was not disappointed.
The smell of the brewed tea is just as captivating and beguiling as the dried leaves. Each sip is a dance of robust black tea, warm notes of vanilla and sensuous bergamot. Behind the scenes is just the right touch of delicate citrus to underscore the melody of flavors.
The overall feel is one of sheer luxury.
First off, I have to tell you that I was swept off my feet as soon as I opened the box that this tea was shipped in.
What met my eyes was a charmingly decorated mini-tea tin nestled in light-brown paper shred. I felt like I had just received a gift in the mail from a very special someone.
For some reason this beautiful display encouraged me to open the tea tin right then and there.
According to the Persimmon Tree Tea canister, one teaspoon is to be used per cup of 195F water (preferably filtered) for 3-5 minutes.
I tend to like my black tea on the strong side, so I steeped the leaves for about 4-5 minutes in my 6-ounce glass teapot, which resulted in the luxurious flavor reported in this review.
For larger amounts, I also used my PersonaliTEA teapot.
Infusions – If desired this tea can be infused at least twice, but I found the first cup to be the best.
Iced Tea – On the tea tin I received with the Earl Grey Crème, there were iced tea directions, so I decided to give this tea a try over ice.
All I can say is that it makes a brilliant glass of ice tea; all the wonderful flavors that this tea reveals when hot are also present when chilled. This is going to be a wonderful treat come summer!
I Want This Tea!
If you’d like to purchase this tea just click the link below, it will take you directly to the Persimmon Tree Tea web page. Enjoy!
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Photo Credit: A Girl With Tea
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