I first tried Shibui tea (Earl Grey) at Söderberg café in Stockbridge, Edinburgh. I always question the idea to spend money on tea, when I can just brew a cup a lot cheaper at home.. But Shibui tea is so delicious and so rich in flavour that I'd easily spend money on a lovely cup of their tea at a café.
It is very different from standard early grey tea - it does not have a 'blossom-y' flavour, but the richness from the bergamot is exquisite.
Now I am trying to decrease my caffeine-intake, so I'm looking forward to try the decaf version and I so hope it will still be as rich in flavour!
And as a side note, I love how John show in the texts on the website - that this is a small business with a lot of passion - the texts are personal and quirky. And I believe this is a great strategy marketing wise as well (although, I don't believe this is his intention), why sound formal and concise on a website, when the reality behind the company is a compassionated group of people that are working towards their great ambition to share high-quality teas?
Looking forward to try the jasmine tea I also have bought!