Hey there Teacups! It’s time again for another Let’s Talk Tea Post, this time around I’m going to be reviewing Mem Tea’s Blue Flower Earl Grey. You all know I love Earl Grey so when I saw that Mem Tea had sent one in the package they sent I couldn’t have been more excited to see what it was like. I loved Mem’s Cocoa Mint tisane so much that I probably did go into trying this with expectations that it was going to be just as perfect as their cocoa mint tisane was (If you haven’t read my review of that tisane you can find that here)
Floral – Bergamot – Citrus – Sweet – Malt – Honey – Orange Peel – Lemon Peel – Slight Vanilla
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again I love the aroma of an Earl Grey blend I always have, and I always will do, if I could find an Earl Grey perfume it would be the only thing I would ever wear. Around Christmas time last year my fiancé bought me some lemongrass and bergamot body lotion that smells so much like an Earl Grey and I can’t get enough of it. This blend definitely has that classic Earl Grey aroma both my fiancé and I agreed that it smells phenomenal and I’ll be using it to make Earl Grey muffins very soon.
Tea Tasting Notes
You all know I’m a huge fan of black tea and Earl Grey based blends so there was no way I would have hated this blend. The bergamot was very strong in the aroma but was much more muted and well balanced in the taste. Instead of overpowering the black tea it paired perfectly with it providing citrus notes of orange and lemon peel that awaken your taste buds as soon as you take your first sip. I found that this blend had a very smooth mouthfeel and wasn’t drying at all (Normally bergamot can dry your mouth/throat a little bit) so I was surprised by that. There was a little bit of a vanilla note, but it was incredibly subtle.
My fiancé almost enjoyed this more than I did I think my love for tea is finally rubbing off on him (yay!) he also thought this tea was well balanced smooth and had a great aroma and flavour. Normally I would just instinctively add honey and lemon juice to my Earl Grey, but this blend is naturally sweet enough and already has strong citrus notes that pack a punch, adding either would make for a really unbalanced brew. As much as I love Earl Grey I think I’m going to have to hold off on drinking so much of it for a while because I drink so many different types that they are all becoming so samey and I think my taste buds just need a break from it for a while. (Let’s see how long that lasts shall we – I’ll give it a week at the most).
Overall Teacup Rating: 4.5/5 | My fiancé and I both gave this a 4.5 out of 5 rating as even though we enjoyed it there was nothing to it that it distinctive to Mem Tea for us it was just a classic Earl Grey. If they were to add something a little unique to this that was unique to them I have no doubt that we would end up giving it a 5 out of 5 rating.
If you want to find out more about Mem Tea Imports and purchase this tisane for yourself you can do that here. As always if you have any questions either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them as soon as I can.
Speak to you all on Friday. Happy Steeping – Kimberley