Quite by accident, I picked up a box of Brew Tea Co’s Earl Grey at the Fenwick’s food hall in Newcastle. I was expecting a breakfast brew and in my haste i had picked up the wrong box.
I opened the bag inside and was taken aback by the strong fragrance of bergamot. It was then when I realised the mistake!
Finally i read the box properly. The tea is described as Sri Lankan black tea with bergamot oil with an addition of orange peel and calendula petals.
In the bag, the bergamot is strong, almost overpowering, with a large leaf tea with the orange peel and petals mixed in.
Brewed (black) the bergamot becomes muted and with its more subtle tones it makes the tea a superb, light tea ideal for the afternoon with a light snack or biscuits.
Find out more at their website: www.brewteacompany.co.uk