Hey there Teacups! Today’s post is another Let’s Talk Tea post, I’m loving that I’ve been able to get back into writing and posting more of these recently. These are the kind of posts in which I get to completely nerd out about so many different kinds of tea and introduce you all to some insanely talented companies / fellow creatives and I honestly thrive off being able to do that. I’m making it my mission to post a lot more of these posts in 2018 (so I hope you’re ready to have your tea collections expand ten fold over the new year).
Today’s Let’s Talk Tea post is all about two Earl Grey blends from The Rutland Tea Company. They very kindly sent me a couple of their teas to try and because I’ve enjoyed them so much, I’ve decided to split my reviews about them out over a couple of posts. When I really enjoy a tea you all I can’t help but write a lot about it. You all know I would rather cover it and say everything I want to rather than shortening it to fit all the teas in one post.
The bergamot is quite strong in this blend (Not a bad thing at all) and plays well with the notes of the black tea. The woodsy and ever so slightly smoky notes of the tea blend very well with the light floral notes of the bergamot, giving it the opportunity to be more citrusy and a lot less flowery… this is 100% a masculine Earl Grey. This is definitely very close to a classic EG and something I would drink on a regular basis. It ticks all of my Earl Grey requirement boxes and I would recommend it to everyone who loves the classic. As its quite a strong Earl Grey I would think it would make for a great London Fog tea latte. (If you’d like to see a recipe post for that let me know. It’s definitely something I would love to write)
Overall Teacup Rating 4/5
Purchase this blend for yourself here
Ingredients : Black Tea blend, bergamot flavour, cornflower petals ( Suitable For Vegans | Suitable For Those With Nut Allergies)
I’m a huge lover of lavender so when I saw that Rutland had a Earl Grey lavender blend I knew I had to try it. I already find Earl Grey rather comforting and relaxing probably due to how much of it I drink. So I figure those feelings would other be magnified ten fold with this blend, And I wasn’t wrong. This blend is magnificent and beautifully blended.
Not only do you get the always amazing classic tastes of Earl Grey you also get the floral notes of the lavender and they are perfectly balanced. I don’t know why I never though of adding lavender to my Earl Grey I feel like I’ve missed out on a trick there. You guys know me and you know that I would use any excuse to drink an Earl grey no matter what time of the day. Obviously when it comes to night time its not the best idea to be drinking black tea, but I really do feel like this blend would be a perfect brew for bed time purely because of the lavender its crazy how much it has helped me to relax.
I’d highly recommend this blend to anyone who is having trouble with relaxing or has problems with anxiety. I honestly believe it would help to no end.
Overall Teacup Rating : 5/5
Purchase this blend for yourself here
Ingredients: Black Tea blend, natural bergamot flavour, lavender blossoms, pink cornflower petals ( Suitable For Vegans | Suitable For Those With Nut Allergies)
A huge thank you to The Rutland Tea Company for being kind enough to send me a selection of their teas to try. I’ve been enjoying them all a lot, and I can’t wait to feature more of them on my blog in the future.
Find out more about The Rutland Tea company and purchase these teas and more for yourself here. As always if you have any questions be sure to stick them in the comments and I’ll answer them as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon, Happy Steeping – Kimberley