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drank Earl Grey by DAVIDsTEA
318 tasting notes

Earl Grey is one of the first teas I was introduced to (in bagged from). So I enjoy occasionally having a cup of it and thinking about how different this blend is from the old bagged stuff. DAVIDsTEA definitely loves bergamot a lot! I remember getting to the bottom of the tea pouch and seeing the yellow residue from all the bergamot oil :O

Good stuff, but I get tired of the strong flavours very quickly. I know it’s common to put in milk and sugar, but I’m just not into that stuff (I’m lactose intolerant anyway). So I drink mine bare, usually served along side either a traditional breakfast or a hearty pasta dish.

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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Cattibrie

I always thought Earl Grey was drunk bare. It’s why I never drank it before because I like putting milk in my tea. That is I used to put milk in my tea so I am looking forward to getting some of this one so that I can try it in a better quality tea than bagged stuff.

Dorothy

That’s funny because I thought Earl Grey with milk was the norm! hehe
If you’re unsure of how much you like bergamot, I’d start with a 25g bag or have them brew it for you.

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Cattibrie

I always thought Earl Grey was drunk bare. It’s why I never drank it before because I like putting milk in my tea. That is I used to put milk in my tea so I am looking forward to getting some of this one so that I can try it in a better quality tea than bagged stuff.

Dorothy

That’s funny because I thought Earl Grey with milk was the norm! hehe
If you’re unsure of how much you like bergamot, I’d start with a 25g bag or have them brew it for you.

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I don’t log tea every time I drink it. Tasting notes tend to be about either one style of brewing or a new experience. It is helpful for me to look back on my notes and see what a tea tasted like or which steeping parameter worked best for me. I try to mostly short steep tea unless it only tastes better with a long steep. I’d rather experience what a tea tastes like over 3 or 12 steeps than just 1 to 3 long steeps.

When I write “tsp”, the measurement I use is a regular western teaspoon. Not a tea scoop

How I rate tea:

99-100: Teas that blow my mind! An unforgettable experience. Savoured to the last drop. I felt privileged to drink this.

90-98: Extraordinary, highly recommended, try it and you won’t be disappointed (and if you are, mail me the tea!)

85-89: Wonderful, couldn’t expect more but not a favourite.

80-84: Excellent, a treasured experience but not a favourite.

70-79: Good but could be better. Above average.

60-69: Average, unexceptional, not something I would buy again. Slightly disappointed. I’d rather drink water.

50-0: Varying degrees of sadness

No rating: Mixed feelings, can’t decide whether I like it or not, not enough experience with that sort of tea to rate it. A dramatic change of heart.

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