Tazo - Earl Grey
Tazo was my first experience with this classic flavor. I'm a
little surprised that it took me so long to try it. I love tea,
and I've watched enough Star Trek TNG to be very familiar with it.
But it took a sample from my local Starbucks to get me started.
This is one tea that I
can drink either black, or with milk. And I do make it a bit differently, depending on how I
intend to drink it.
I enjoyed this tea.
When made with my standard two tea bags, there's a really strong bergamot flavor which, to me, is rather bitter.
So, if I'm going to drink it black, I only use one tea bag. This
gives me a nice cup of black tea, with the bergamot flavor being more
subtle, and in the background. It's rather nice. If I want
to add milk, though, I'll either add a second tea bag, or steep longer,
to make it stronger. I still like the Twinings' Earl Grey the
best, but this is a nice alternative.
In short: Fairly
nice Earl Grey; not my favorite, but still pretty good.
tea (Flavored with bergamot)
-- 1 tea bag (black) or 2 tea bags (w/milk) in a full 14 oz. mug
-- Pour boiling water in, cover, steep for 3-4 minutes
-- Remove tea bags
-- Add some sugar (and possibly milk) to taste