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drank Aged Earl Grey by Numi Organic Tea
116 tasting notes

Used a tea bag for convenience. Bagged tea is great for mornings when you can’t decide which loose leaf to dig out. I downed the cup without really making note of tea (Assam) or bergamot strength and quality (bergamot orange peel sits with tea to impart its oils gradually rather than using oil extracts). Doesn’t mean a bad cuppa – I would have made note if it wasn’t good – rather, this tells me this can be a convenient go-to tea, especially on-the-go when I can’t be precise with all my tea accoutrements.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
ChaMei

I had mistakenly associated this with Samovar’s Earl Grey which uses Chinese tea from old growth tea bushes from Yunnan region. It was the “aged” descriptor that caused confusion (and that it was 5:00 am, having been woken with a nosebleed.) But tea makes me feel better and distracted trying to find Australian tea bloggers on YouTube. Reading other tasting notes for Aged Earl Grey reminded me I just had an Assam, not the malty notes I remember Assam being. This tea deserves a future tasting note because, clearly, I am out of it this morning.

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ChaMei

I had mistakenly associated this with Samovar’s Earl Grey which uses Chinese tea from old growth tea bushes from Yunnan region. It was the “aged” descriptor that caused confusion (and that it was 5:00 am, having been woken with a nosebleed.) But tea makes me feel better and distracted trying to find Australian tea bloggers on YouTube. Reading other tasting notes for Aged Earl Grey reminded me I just had an Assam, not the malty notes I remember Assam being. This tea deserves a future tasting note because, clearly, I am out of it this morning.

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