Coffin Ridge – Lavender Earl Grey
Name: Coffin Ridge – Lavender Earl Grey
Sampled August 2020
|Brand: Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery Inc
Type: Flavoured – Tea
Location of Brewing: Annan, ON
Website Link: coffinridge.ca
Ingredients: Pear juice, sugar, Earl Grey tea, lavender Essence, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
Availability: Seasonal – Coffin Ridge retail and online stores
Flavour: Lavender and Tea
Colour: Transparent light straw-yellow
Carbonation: Large, frequently streaming bubbles
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Medium aroma. Sweet juicy, candied pear with some lavender. Earl Grey presents mostly with vanilla notes.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Smooth and juicy pear with some acidity. Some tangy lavender.
After Taste: Becomes more tea focused. Lavender becomes smoother and pear becomes a bit more dulled and acidic. Finished drier with some tannins from black tea. Some earthy elements.
On ice: Reduced carbonation and punchiness of pear. Other elements are also reduced.
Additional Notes: The Lavender Earl Grey by Coffin Ridge has a sweet pear base with balanced elements of earl grey tea and lavender. Vanilla from the tea lingers and lavender provides a bit of floral notes. A lot going on, with a more pear flavour than traditionally found in other perries we’ve had. Sweeter, but not sugary. A creamy offering overall, the Earl Grey makes it London-fog latte like.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 3
Crisp – 3
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 3.5
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