Just add pearls…
(White tea, apple, white chocolate, rose petals, vanilla, bergamot peel, artificial cream, vanilla and bergamot flavouring.)
Bergamot (a fragrant citrus fruit the size of an orange, but the colour of a lemon), the key component in Earl Grey tea and vanilla (without a doubt the world’s most popular aroma and flavour). Two delicious and well-known flavours coming together to create an even yummier tea, that just so happens to be called Vanilla Bergamot. Out of the two new Mother’s Day teas, this is definitely the one that sounded the most promising to me, because I had a pretty good idea of what I was getting myself into, and I also love London Fog lattes! You can see pretty much everything in the loose leaf… The white tea leaves, the whole pieces of vanilla bean, chunks of apple, dried rose petals, and more. The bergamot peel, as opposed to just flavouring, makes for a super strong scent throughout.
This smell increases even more so after close to five minutes of steeping, with a nice twist of vanilla. The white chocolate listed in the ingredients, leaves its usual oil film at the top of my cup. But the creaminess that it ultimately adds to this tea is lovely. The tangy note brought on by the apples, on the other hand, is another story. So far, I’ve tried Earl Grey (from DT) as a black tea, green tea, and a rooibos, and I think that this white tea version is really something else. I would have never imagined to pair this light base with the more notable qualities of the vanilla and Bergamot. Thankfully, the rose is not very detectable; it has been greatly overshadowed by the bergamot. If you like Cream of Earl Grey, and maybe want to try something similar, this could be easily one of your new favourites!