Winter White Earl Grey
April 8, 2008 by TeaEscapade
Today I am drinking… Winter White Earl Grey, which for the past two years has been my favorite hot tea beverage.
Mutan white tea with bergamot
Visual: A mixture of light and dark green leaves this loose tea comes packaged in silk triangular shaped sachets.
Dry Aroma: Very Pungent – currently undescribable
Flavor: Full bodied and slightly bitter – probably attributed to the bergamot as I am reminded of a lemon/orange rind. I prefer to drink with sweetener – sugar, sugar in the raw or honey
Liquor: Dark yellow to light brown
Brewing Time: 3-8 minutes – I opt for 8 minutes because I love a strong cup of tea.
Manufacturer: Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Special Note: One tea bag brews two cups of tea
What is Bergamot? (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
Main Entry: ber·ga·mot
Etymology: French bergamote, from Italian bergamotta, modification of Turkish bey armudu, literally, the bey’s pear
a pear-shaped orange of a Mediterranean tree (Citrus aurantium bergamia) having a rind that yields an essential oil used especially in perfumery