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drank The Earl of Lemon by DAVIDsTEA
470 tasting notes

I have to admit that while I was preparing this cold brew, I thought it was a totally different tea. I meant to make some iced Mandarin Silk, but apparently grabbed this instead. By the time I realized the leaves were already in there, but Kittena was nice enough to send me quite a bit so I’ll still be able to make it hot! This sounds like it would be interesting cold anyway, I mean anything lemon practically screams to be tried over ice.

It brewed up really pale, and I was wondering if maybe I didn’t give it enough time… but 14 hours should be more than enough! Indeed, it’s quite strong, I guess it’s just a light tea. The lemon is really front and center, bright and a bit assertive. It’s tempered by a nice creaminess, with backing floral notes from the white base. Honestly I’d never associate this with Earl Grey if I didn’t know there was bergamot in there, it’s very much a nice lemon white to me. Not that it’s a bad thing, I think lemon overpowers other citrus notes very easily so it masks the bergamot. It reminded me a bit of a lemon tart filling, not mouth-puckeringly sour but with a bit of a bite and a nice sweetness as well.

Kittenna

The first batch I got associated better with earl grey than the second. I was a bit disappointed, because I preferred the first :( I think you got the second.

Alphakitty

Yeah, I was wondering if it was supposed to be more bergamot-y. It’s so obnoxious when you get a tea and it’s blended differently from the first time you tried it!

Kittenna

Agreed. I don’t know if you’ve tried 52teas’ Ginger Ale Bai Mu Dan, but the first time I had it, it was much more like that. A little more bergamotty, perhaps. The second time, the lemon just takes over, and it’s sharper and not as creamy. :(

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Kittenna

The first batch I got associated better with earl grey than the second. I was a bit disappointed, because I preferred the first :( I think you got the second.

Alphakitty

Yeah, I was wondering if it was supposed to be more bergamot-y. It’s so obnoxious when you get a tea and it’s blended differently from the first time you tried it!

Kittenna

Agreed. I don’t know if you’ve tried 52teas’ Ginger Ale Bai Mu Dan, but the first time I had it, it was much more like that. A little more bergamotty, perhaps. The second time, the lemon just takes over, and it’s sharper and not as creamy. :(

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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