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drank Queens Blend by A C Perch's
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AC Perch’s claim the Queen of Denmark actually drink this blend. Since they deliver to the royal household I see little reason not to believe them. This is a very awesome detail to know for a royalist-to-the-bone such as me.

I’m not really an Earl Grey fan. To me it’s either so citrusy that you could have called it a lemon tea and fooled me easily or it’s rather bitter. Bergamot is, to me, a fairly rough and throat-scratching sort of flavour. On top of that, it’s too common. Tell someone to name the first tea they think of and I would be shocked if most of them didn’t blurt out ‘Earl Grey’. It’s boring and every-day-ish when there are so very many other interesting teas out there.

Still, for some reason I made cup of this today. I think it was because I saw someone make a post about an Earl Grey creme, and of course now I can’t remember exactly which tea it was or who the poster was, but it did inspire me to try this one with a bit of milk in it. Normally I don’t really do milk in tea. 97% of all my tea is taken plain. No milk, no sugar, just tea.

It’s definitely benefitting from the milk. This is a fairly strong Earl Grey so it’s got a lot of the scratchy bergamot flavour and none of the lemony wannabe, and the milk is smoothing it out a lot. I think I definitely like it better this way.

On the other hand the addition of milk seems to have drowned out the Gunpowder in the blend, so it’s really like a two-in-one tea. It seems to me to be very different with and without milk.

JacquelineM

As I just commented to TeaEqualsBliss, the Earl Grey family of teas usually seem to inspire love or hate! I’m finding it interesting to see what camp people on Steepster fall into :)

(I’m madly in love with them, but I like them only in the afternoon :) I started drinking them regularly last year and toted a cup to my History of Europe from WWII to the Present class each session. I LOVED the class, and now I am trained like a Pavlov dog to associate it with learning fascinating things, and one of the best professors that I’ve ever had in my life!

Angrboda

I think you might like this blend, then.
As a whole, I can take or leave them. It’s rare that I’ll actually pick one out for myself though, if I don’t already have it in the house. And then I’ll like it, but it still won’t be something that I have more than once in a blue moon, unless I’ve got company. I lean much more towards the breakfast blend even though that’s also very every-day-ish and common. I tend to like the lemon-like ones better, but then I’d really rather have a proper lemon tea. You know?

S

Yum, Earl Grey Creme is one of my favorite teas. I’ve never added actual milk or creme to an Earl Grey before, though…

S

Wait, I just remembered, I totally have had earl grey with milk before, when my sister was making said Earl Grey Le Creme and added milk without asking. I think I liked it. Geez, now you’ve inspired me to try this again :)

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JacquelineM

As I just commented to TeaEqualsBliss, the Earl Grey family of teas usually seem to inspire love or hate! I’m finding it interesting to see what camp people on Steepster fall into :)

(I’m madly in love with them, but I like them only in the afternoon :) I started drinking them regularly last year and toted a cup to my History of Europe from WWII to the Present class each session. I LOVED the class, and now I am trained like a Pavlov dog to associate it with learning fascinating things, and one of the best professors that I’ve ever had in my life!

Angrboda

I think you might like this blend, then.
As a whole, I can take or leave them. It’s rare that I’ll actually pick one out for myself though, if I don’t already have it in the house. And then I’ll like it, but it still won’t be something that I have more than once in a blue moon, unless I’ve got company. I lean much more towards the breakfast blend even though that’s also very every-day-ish and common. I tend to like the lemon-like ones better, but then I’d really rather have a proper lemon tea. You know?

S

Yum, Earl Grey Creme is one of my favorite teas. I’ve never added actual milk or creme to an Earl Grey before, though…

S

Wait, I just remembered, I totally have had earl grey with milk before, when my sister was making said Earl Grey Le Creme and added milk without asking. I think I liked it. Geez, now you’ve inspired me to try this again :)

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Ang lives with Husband and two kitties, Charm and Luna, in a house not too far from Århus. Apart from drinking tea, she enjoys baking, especially biscuits, reading and jigsaw puzzles. She has recently acquired an interest in cross-stitch and started a rather large project. It remains to be seen whether she has actually bitten off more than she can chew…

Ang prefers black teas and the darker sorts of oolongs. She has to be in the mood for green and white, and she enjoys, but knows little to nothing about, pu-erh.

Her preferences with black teas are the Chinese ones, particularly from Fujian, but also Keemun and just about anything smoky. She occasionally enjoys Yunnans but they’re not favourites. She has taken some time to research Ceylon teas, complete with reference map, and has recently developed some interest in teas from Africa.

She is sceptical about Indian blacks as she generally finds them too astringent and too easy to get wrong. She doesn’t really care for Darjeelings at all. Very high-grown teas are often not favoured.

She likes flavoured teas as well, particularly fruit flavoured ones, but also had an obsession with finding the Perfect Vanilla Flavoured Black and can happily report that this reclusive beast has been spotted in a local teashop near where she works. Any and all vanilla flavoured teas are still highly attractive to her, though. Also nuts and caramel or toffee. Not so much chocolate. It’s a texture thing.

However, she thinks Earl Grey is generally kind of boring. Cinnamon and ginger are also not really a hit, and she’s not very fond of chais. Evil hibiscus is evil. Even in small amounts, and yes, Ang can usually detect hibiscus, mostly by way of the metallic flavour of blood it has.

Ang is not super impressed with rooibos or honeybush on their own. She doesn’t care for either, really, but when they are flavoured, they go usually go down a treat.

Ang used to have a Standard Panel of teas that she tried to always have on hand. She put a lot of thought into defining it and decided what should go on it. It was a great idea on paper, but in practise has been discovered to not really work as well.

Ang tries her best to make a post on Steepster several times a week. She tends to write her posts in advance in a word doc (The Queue) and posting from there. This, she feels, helps her to maintain regularity and stops her from making five posts in three days and then going three weeks without posting anything at all.

Angrboda is almost always open to swapping. Just ask her. Due to the nature of the queue, however, and the fact that it’s some 24 pages long at the moment, it may take a good while from she receives your parcel and until she actually posts about it.

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