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Scented Tea

Scented Tea

Why add flavoring to top quality teas? As with black tea and milk or sugar, flowers were added to green tea originally to disguise a less than favorable taste in the poorer varieties. This is still the case with many commercially produced flower teas, which hide the taste of very cheap tea behind a strong flowery presence. However, just as Earl Grey black tea infused with Bergamot oil came to represent some of the finest tea made in the west, Chinese varieties can also be found combining really fine quality teas with a subtle but distinct flavor.