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I seem to have fallen in love with Earl Grey Creams. I adore the two I have in stock always (Upton’s Vanilla Cream and Culinary’s White EGC), and I really enjoyed the one I tried from the Tea Table. I was kind of addicted to the ice cream I made out of it…

Anyway, I realized I’ve had this gem of a sample sitting around for some time untouched. Well, time to change that! The smell is heavenly, just what you’d expect from an EGC. Rich, smooth, creamy and dessert-like. The flavor is strong too, very vanilla-y, like pudding or a cupcake. It reminds me of their vanilla oolong (probably because I also had it today) but the flavor doesn’t mask the base. I think black teas can take a LOT of flavoring and still stand out, and you can definitely taste the black here.

However, what I am not getting is a whole lot of bergamot. It’s fainter than the Tea Table version, and is kind of downplayed by all the creaminess. Usually I find that citrus bite and vanilla smoothness and interesting counterpoint, but here it’s just smooth cream and a strong black base with maybe a tiny hint of bergamot. It’s more a lightly citrus-y cream tea than an EGC but it’s still delicious!

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Tea Sipper

I met my Earl Grey Creme addiction last month! I think I’ve tried five different since last month! Easily my favorite tea now, and I thought I’d hate it. And also, you made ICE CREAM out of Earl Grey Creme?!?! Sounds good!

Alphakitty

Yup, EGC Ice Cream! It’s actually pretty simple, I used a basic custard base: pre-mix the heavy cream + milk and steep about 2-3 tablespoons (I think, I tend to wing my measurements) of EGC for ~20 minutes. Strain, and then prepare the custard base as usual and freeze! You can keep some leaves in for texture too if you chop them up. It’s probably the best ice cream I’ve ever made, it’s just… perfection!

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Tea Sipper

I met my Earl Grey Creme addiction last month! I think I’ve tried five different since last month! Easily my favorite tea now, and I thought I’d hate it. And also, you made ICE CREAM out of Earl Grey Creme?!?! Sounds good!

Alphakitty

Yup, EGC Ice Cream! It’s actually pretty simple, I used a basic custard base: pre-mix the heavy cream + milk and steep about 2-3 tablespoons (I think, I tend to wing my measurements) of EGC for ~20 minutes. Strain, and then prepare the custard base as usual and freeze! You can keep some leaves in for texture too if you chop them up. It’s probably the best ice cream I’ve ever made, it’s just… perfection!

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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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