Lord Bergamot
Lord Bergamot
Lord Bergamot
Lord Bergamot
Lord Bergamot
Lord Bergamot
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Lord Bergamot

EARL GREY BLACK TEA

140 reviews

A flavor somewhat superior to traditional Earl Grey. Fragrant Ceylon Dimbula and Uva are artfully combined with select teas from India's Assam valley, then scented with the flavor of bergamot from the realm of Reggio Calabria, Italy.

Tasting Notes:

Malt, honey, citrus


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AW
11/23/2020
Andrea W.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Lord that’s YUMMY!!

I tried your tea at a great restaurant in Seaside, OR almost a year ago. Liked it so much my server gave me a handful to take home. I finally remembered to send for a supply of it!! So very delicious. I’m sharing with all my friends. I think the 5 minute recommendation for steep is a bit too long, not quite as bitter when steeped for 3 or 4 minutes. Thanks

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SM
11/23/2020
Sandi M.
Canada Canada
I recommend this product
excellent as always

love this tea and even though we moved to Canada, will still order it all the time

PP
11/23/2020
Peio P.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Great take on the grey

Having sipped a lot of cups of earl grey over the years, what I’m typically expecting is a quality that I can only describe as candied orange peel but with the sweetness stripped out. It’s similar to the perfume of orange flower water. And it’s not something I particularly like. It can come off as both bitter and cloying. In general the tea itself can also be heavily tannic and one-note. If it were a music EQ I’d say there are typically spikes in the treble and the mids. But this lord bergamot is a nice rounded approach to the style. The bergamot on the nose helps to lengthen the upper register of the tea’s aroma without reminding me of a soap factory. And the tea itself has a fullness of flavor that I find lacking in many other brands.

LT
11/19/2020
Loretta T.
United States United States
Lord Bergamot

My second favorite tea, I love the strong bergamot flavor.

PS
11/17/2020
Phylicia S.
United States United States
Lord Awesome more accurately

Fantastic tea. Perfect for that mid-afternoon pick-me-up and mindful pause in a busy day. Full-bodied, refreshing, and bold—this is perfectly balanced black tea. Add it to your stash as a daily tea-time staple or as an occasional treat. You can’t go wrong either way!

Ingredients

Ceylon Dimbula, Uva and Indian Assam full leaf teas and natural bergamot flavor.

Blend Numerology

In 1855, Lord Bergamot decreed this to be the number of bergamot fruits used to make a thimble full of bergamot essence.

Preparation

For best flavor, bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to a boil (212 degrees). Steep five minutes. If possible, play a little opera softly in the background.

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Assam

Indian Black Tea

Assam tea is the biggest, brightest, richest and most astringent tea made. It is the backbone to breakfast style teas of nearly all brand and quality although it is also used in many blends for body and top notes. Assam is less floral and has more bread or biscuit-like flavor than other origins, and is often described as malty or coppery.

Assam Region

The Assam region is located in Northeast India, and borders Bhutan and Bangladesh. At near sea level, this region produces teas that are full flavored, rich, and chewy with distinct characteristics of caramel and malt. The best teas from this region are plucked and processed in June and July, a harvest also known as the 2nd Flush.

Bergamot Oil

Essential Oil

Bergamot is a citrus fruit the color of a lime and the size of a large orange. Picked when ripe, the thick peel is removed and pressed like an olive to extract its essential oils. It has a distinctive flavor and aroma with notes of lavender, lemon and spice.

Reggio Calabria Province

Harvested in early winter, our bergamot comes from the Ionian Coast of the Reggio Calabria Province. The terroir gives the bergamot fruit grown here more nuance and a variety of aromatics that we are looking for.

Ceylon Dimbula

Sri Lankan Black Tea

The Dimbula region is directly opposite the Uva region in Sri Lanka. Dimbulas are often called “Westerns” in the tea trade. They have a reddish amber color in the cup, with a medium to full body, slightly fruity flavor and mineral notes. Ceylon Dimbulas are often used in medium bodied blends, Earl Grey formulas and other flavored teas. The best Dimbula teas are produced from December to February.

Central Province

The Central Province, true to its name, is located in the heart of Sri Lanka. It is said that in its capital city of Kandy, the tooth of the Buddha resides in a temple, which alone makes this place worth visiting. Here at Smith, just as holy, are the many breathtaking high elevation tea gardens that make a significant contribution to the total output of high grade Sri Lankan teas, which we look to buy between the months of December to February.

Ceylon Uva

Sri Lankan Black Tea

Situated 1100 meters above sea level on the island of Sri Lanka, the Uva region produces teas of distinctly different character from their Ceylonese siblings. Uvas are astringent, intensely floral and slightly sharp in flavor with a golden cup color. They add “bite” and freshness to blends.

Uva Province

Uva Province is located in the soutestern part of Sri Lanka and is the second least populated portion of the island. It makes up for this with an abundance of exceptional tea gardens and wonderfule scenic overviews, like Lipton's Seat, where one can have a fresh cup of tea from the Dambethenna Estate and a front row seat to harvesting in the surrounding tea fields. We buy our teas during the peak harvest moths of June through September.