Earl Grey Real Peels Teaswan

Tea :      Earl Grey Real Peels

Producer:  Teaswan, India

Website: Teaswan Real Peels

Website description: Earl Grey Tea is a traditional hand made a blend of Premium Assam Orthodox Whole Leaf and Bergamot peel. Most Earl Grey’s are made with low-quality base teas, but not ours. This tea brews a deep and rich red with fruity and malty overtones. The aroma reminds one of a typical Assam summer evening -heavy but refreshing in the same breath! There are many theories about Earl Grey, but one thing is clear – everybody loves it!

Brewing Specs

  • Water:  240 ml/ approximately 8 oz
  • Temperature:  195 F
  • Steep Time: 3 minutes for 3 gm tea

My Review System: https://artofthepair.com/tea-overview/

My Overall Impression (Score of 87.5%)

I love when I open the package that I see small chunks of peel waiting for me and my cup.  This is a great tea with lovely toffee and light cedar essence mixed with the large citrus.  There are lots of little nuances to be discovered.  Definitely one of my favorite teas when I need a kick start. 

Sidenote: When I first discovered Teaswan, I reviewed their site for different blends.  This one came up and I looked at the price.  It’s a great value as compared to other Earl Grey blends that I had seen.  I purchased it (since the price was low) as an experiment.  One of the best choices I have made on a whim. This is one you should consider ordering (just for the value alone) but it has great flavor to back it up.


  • Opening the package shows intense bergamot aromas before steeping.
  • After steeping, great aroma of bergamot with a touch of pink grapefruit.
  • This tapers off to show a hint of dried leather and baking spice (clove and nutmeg).


  • Very smooth from start to finish.
  • Great punch of bergamot and citrus that fades off nicely over tasting.
  • Hints of grapefruit rind, toast, vanilla, and cardamom.
  • Malt tones carry over sample.
  • Creamy mouthfeel on palate.
  • Spicy buzz at the tip of tongue (lemon/lime pith).


  • Aromas (4.5/5)
  • Flavors (8.5/10)
  • Overall impression (4.5/5)
  • Total score = 87.5 percent (17.5/20)

Foods to Pair

  • Citrus based desserts and fruit cups.
  • Scones with spice (either cardamom or fresh ground black pepper).
  • Mediterranean salad with citrus and feta.
  • Braised Moroccan chicken cooked in a tagine.
  • Quickly seared marinated tuna steaks over pasta salad.
  • Cold smoked tea pork chop cooked sous vide with a steeped citrus tea cream sauce.

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