Comparing Harney tea to Bigelow is like saying Nordstrom is a better store than Walmart. Harney is in a completely different league and their Earl Grey is superb. When I open up a fresh tin of loose leaves, my entire body inhales and goes: Ahhhhhhh…! I steep it really black and add honey, milk. Wonderful and rich. Makes getting up in the morning a little less horrid.
This is a solid earl grey. The black tea takes front and center. The bergamot is present in a spicy and floral way. The tea is not oily unlike other non H&S earl grey teas I have sampled.
I'm not usually a fan of Earl Grey, but after starting to like Bigelow's version, I thought I'd try Harney & Son's Earl Grey. Oh my goodness; this is one good cup of tea. So sweet and smooth, with the perfect mixture of lemony citrus and black tea. I'm certainly sold; I think this will be a new staple in my cupboard.
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