Tea Selection: A Portrait of Earl Grey
Name: Nelson’s Tea
Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage:
We started our operation as a husband and wife seeking a healthier lifestyle through a fun and healthy hobby. When friends and businesses developed an interest in our operation, we decided to take it to the next level. In our adventure, we have overcome many obstacles in sourcing, blending, labeling, and packaging. Because of our trials and errors, we have learned how to do it right! As a result, we are able to offer businesses concierge service by providing high quality, custom blended teas with the ability to label and package for you! This allows one to be able to establish a brand without the headache of all that goes into the customization of doing so. It is also a great company gift option. Tea is unique, customizable, light weight, easy to ship and fun drink! Did we mention that it also provides a natural energy boost with a calming effect?
First off this company has to love me ((((Hugs)))) sending me a few samples of different Earl Greys which happens to be my most favorite tea to review. I contacted Nelson Tea to see about reviewing their teas and they were happy to agree. Make sure you visit their site there is a lot of interesting teas going on there and information about the teas they provide.
Read more about Nelson’s Teas on their website: HERE
These are common instructions for brewing teas, however if the company suggests other brewing I will include it in the review section.
Time and Temperature Guide:
Tea Temperature Minutes
Black 95°C / 205°F 3 – 5
Oolong/White 85°C / 185°F 3 – 4
Green/Yellow 80°C / 176°F 2 – 3
Herbal/Tisanes. 100°C / 212°F 5 – 15
** As always stated by My Tea Vault, we think you should enjoy tea the way you like it, I like mine very strong with no sweetener, these are just guidelines and I suggest you use the guideline then adjust for your own tastes.
What the site has to say about their product:
This timeless classic Earl Grey blend is a full-bodied and flavorful; savory on its own or with milk and sugar. It is smooth and can be served hot or cold. The caffeine content makes this a great morning tea providing energy, without the jitters coffee brings.
Price may vary according to the amount purchased.
Brewed: Medium Liquor
Scent: Floral / Bergamot
Flavor: Very soft bergamot with a little touch of bitterness at the aftertaste. Strong yet floral tea.
Sentiments: Beautiful full bodied tea yet light in bergamot and more of a floral scent. There is a slight bitterness that adds to the strength of this tea and makes you know you just had an amazing Earl Grey that will wake you up and calm you down all in the same sip!
My Tea Vault score values of 1-10 (10 being the best): “8”.
Till next sip…