Earl Grey White Tip - Teasource
Tea : Earl Grey White Tip
Website: Earl Grey White Tip
Website description: Our best Earl Grey. Classic style. Perfectly balanced between the floral/citrus qualities of bergamot and the brisk aromatics that come naturally to Ceylon tea. The base tea comes from the Lumbini Tea Valley in the Ruhuna region of Sri Lanka. The silver needles white tea comes from Guangxi Province, China.
Water: 240 ml/ approximately 8 oz
Temperature: 212 F
Steep Time: 3 minutes for 3 gm tea
My Review System: https://artofthepair.com/tea-overview/
My Overall Impression (Score of 82.5%)
An astounding tea that has different dimensions to it. Your first sip to the last is an absolute joy to partake in. I love the rich color which leads to the anticipation. If you are an Earl Grey fan, you really need to try this as its incredibly unique. As of 2/8/23, the price for 2 oz on their website is $8.40.
2 oz weight = 57 gm
- 57 gm / 3 gm for steeping = 19 cups
- 19 cups from package = app 44 cents per cup
I double steep (use the tea twice) so I can get 38 cups or approximately 22 cents per cup. For that price, you are getting a terrific value for a well-developed tea. Join their mailing list as they have multiple sales throughout the year.
Quick note: I love the variety and sales from Teasource.com. I have purchased a number of teas from them and never been disappointed. Those reviews will be coming soon.
- Opening the package shows big citrus aromas followed with a hint of toast and floral components (orange blossom and honeysuckle).
- In the cup, the citrus is still strong but there is a bit more toast, some mandarin zest and jasmine.
- The sweet aromas remind me of brown sugar.
- This tea starts off big with bergamot but drops off smoothly.
- There are hints of rose and lightly smoked malt and feels like there’s a little butterscotch / caramel tone.
- I love the hint of spiciness of white pepper that flows through the palate including the sensation of half and half.
- The mouthfeel is a little dusty/powdery; gives a bit of texture (not unpleasant at all as it adds to its character).
- Aromas (4.1/5)
- Flavors (8.1/10)
- Overall impression (4.3/5)
- Total score = 82.5 percent (16.5/20)
Foods to Pair
- Citrus upside-down cake.
- Chilled curried apple/pear soup.
- Chicken salad sandwiches (trust me, it’s amazing).
- Tea and honey marinated pork tenderloin used in stir fry.