Spot of Tea: Harney and Sons Winter White Earl Grey

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[Photograph: Jessica Leibowitz]

With their Winter White Earl Grey, Harney and Sons recasts an old favorite by changing the traditional base of Earl Grey from black tea to Chinese Mutan white. The delicate white tea allows the bergamot to shine through an earthy backdrop. This masterfully balanced, silky tea has soft hints of almond and grapefruit, and more flavor than many white teas we've tried.

Since it has less caffeine than black tea, this white winter tea would make a nice relaxing afternoon cup, but we'd be happy to drink it year round; it's delicious.

Twenty silken sachets come in a reusable tin ($6.95). Available at harney.com. We received a sample for review.

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