Simpson & Vail - Victorian Earl Grey

Date Rated: December2006

Ingredients: The tea is a wonderful mixture of China black tea, rose petals, lavender, rosemary and Bergamot oil.

Tea format: Loose tea in a paper bag.

Where to get it: I ordered this tea from the Simpson & Vail catalog. You can request one by calling 1-800-282-TEAS, or check out their web page.

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

Comments: This is a nice Earl Grey derivation, but could use a bit more character in the base tea. Medium-bodied with no astringency.

Other Great Teas from this Company: Ambootia Organic Darjeeling Earl Grey, Earl Grey, Earl Grey Extra