Blackberry Pond - Herman's Earl Grey

Date Rated: May 2004

Ingredients: None given.

Tea format: Bags without strings or loose tea in a cellophane bag (requires a different storage container once opened).

Where to get it: The Blackberry Pond Tea Company was kind enough to send this tea to me. You can order some on their web site.

Recommended Preparation: Steep 2 (not rounded) teaspoons of loose tea for 5 minutes. (10 oz. cup)

Comments: Automatic kudos for being organic. This is a strong-bodied Earl Grey with no astringency and a good amount of bergamot. However, the bagged version of this tea is very weak, and I can only give it 3 stars. Pick up the looseleaf so you can regulate your own cup strength.