Hey there Teacups! It’s time again for another Let’s Talk Tea post, this time around I’m featuring Piacha Tea’s Earl Grey Vanilla Blend. I’ve featured Piacha Tea few times already this year and I’ve loved everything I’ve tried so far so I did go into trying this blend with quite high expectations. You’ll all probably be tired of me telling you all how much of a fan of Earl Grey and Earl Grey based blends I am so no matter what I knew I wasn’t going to hate this.
Ingredients: Black Tea, Flavour & Vanilla Pieces.
Bergamot – Malt – Wood – Sweet – Vanilla – Honey – Citrus – Floral
The Dry leaves of this blend have all the classic Earl Grey notes in it’s aroma. The Bergamot is strong but not overpowering and the malty/woody notes of the black tea still come through. As for the vanilla in the aroma is there but it’s quite subtle probably because it has a lot to contend with, with the bergamot being so strong.
Tea Tasting Notes
Malt – Woody – Vanilla – Sweet – Honey – Slightly Floral – Bergamot – Citrus
The bergamot calmed down a lot in the aroma of the tea liquor and is much more muted than it was in the dry leaf aroma. As an Earl Grey fan, I loved this and I could easily see it becoming an everyday tea for me. The vanilla was subtle but noticeable enough, while I would have loved it to be a little stronger the strength of it didn’t majorly affect my enjoyment of the blend overall. It is quite naturally sweet, but I did add a little bit of honey and a splash of lemon as that is just how I have my Earl Grey.
The added honey did help to make the vanilla a little stronger though which balanced everything out perfectly. This would be the perfect blend to make London Fog lattes with as you would have to add any artificially vanilla to them. (If you would like to see a How Do You Brew post all about London Fog Lattes let me know) – It has a relatively smooth mouthfeel but the bergamot causes it to be a little bit drying in the throat I find that bergamot always has that effect on me so I’m more than used to it by now and it didn’t affect my overall enjoyment of this blend. I don’t normally have Earl Grey iced but I think I’m going to experiment a little bit with this blend and see how I can use it to make different things.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
You can find out more about Piacha Tea and purchase their Earl Grey Vanilla blend for yourself here. As always if you have any questions either stick them in the comments or send them to me on twitter (@teaisawishblog) and I’ll answer them as soon as I can.
Speak to you all on Friday. Happy Steeping! – Kimberley