Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Petit Tea, Opulence Bergamot Citrus Tea
Premium Natural Tea in World Class Tea Infusers
Elegantly luxurious, amazingly convenient
Unlike tea bags, Opulence Tea Infusers do not collapse when steeped in water, allowing tea leaves the desired space to uncurl and release delicate flavours and aromas to the water it steeps in.
Premium Black tea with sliver tips & natural bergamot oil.
Sample provided by Petit Tea
A couple days ago I reviewed the first of my Petit Tea samples. On their website they list a variety of teas in various steeping formats including classic teabags, pyramid sachets, and these cool infusers. The previous one I tried was an Earl Grey and I thought the infuser method was easy, convenient, and tasty. Looking forward to trying another.
The Opulence line appears to be sold only in a Variety pack containing 2 infusers each of 4 flavors. I was sent all 8 infusers but not the outer box. Each infuser comes film wrapped and in its own individual box. I see no information regarding leaf weight. Since I do not have the outer box, that information may be listed. It is not on their website.
I heated fresh filtered water to boiling and steeped for 2 1/2 minutes. The box suggests 2 minutes but I chose to go longer because I like a stout cup. The result is an reddish orange cup with a light bergamot scent.
OK, I see the difference immediately. I completely appreciate the name Bergamot Citrus. Had they called this Earl Grey, this is one EG junkie that would have felt let down. Instead, I am experiencing a smooth black tea with a slight bite towards the end of the sip, accompanied by a light touch of citrus. While my personal tastes lean towards a bold Earl Grey, I find myself enjoying this lighter refreshing cup.
The tea base is the real star here with a solid woody taste. My guess is this is Assam but it is only a guess. The citrus adds interest and fills in the edges. The taste is cleaner and more defined than is seldom if ever possible with any paper bag tea. Seriously, if you don't have the desire to brew loose leaf, these infusers are really close in taste. I'm not sure I could tell the difference with the identical leaf brewed both ways. Hey, I see an experiment coming - for science!
You can find Petit Tea Opulence here.