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Looking through my cupboard I realised something today, I haven’t reviewed this tea yet!

Here goes: Let me just say that I am an Earl Grey Snob. Capital ‘S’. I take my Earl Grey’s very seriously, which has led to the conclusion that Numi’s Aged Earl Grey is the closest to perfection I will ever get. I’ve tried them all: Twinnings (tastes like cardboard, it kills me when cafe’s try and charge me $5 for a London Fog made with it. Kills. Me.), Tazo (both the loose tea bags—meh—and the old school teabags—really good in London Fogs), Rishi (a bit too potent, but we will get to that in a second), Two Leaves & a Bud (not bad, but not great either, take it over Twinnings in a heartbeat!), Second Cup (orange flavouring?? Really?!)… but I digress.

My sister loves this tea. Loves it. Every time she comes over it is the tea she asks for, I should probably just breakdown and buy her some, but then I’d have to mail it to Halifax, yatta, yatta, yatta. Anyways, back to this tea: it’s alright on it’s own with a dash of sweetener, I usually use raw brown sugar.

In a latte though, holy shamoles! I tend to blend in a little, teensy bit of the Rishi Earl Grey, just to pump up the bergamot a bit. Otherwise, if you are like me and Enjoy a good London Fog then this is your tea! Capital ‘E’.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more
DaisyChubb

Absolutely agree 100%!!!
I made the mistake of ordering a “Holiday London Fog” from second cup the other day… I guess it was my fault ordering something with such an elusive name – what could “Holiday” mean? Well, it meant they put cherry syrup in it instead of vanilla, or maybe it’s in the teabag itself, either way it tastes like someone dumped half a jar of maraschino cherry liquid into warm milk. So needless to say I don’t recommend it, but I don’t think you were in danger of ordering it in the first place haha.

Faith

Ironically enough, I worked at Second Cup a year ago, but could never have their London Fogs—regular or holiday. The regular Earl Grey has bergamot PLUS mandarin (I firmly believe it should only ever just be bergamot), while the holiday London Fog is made the same way, just the tea is different: Cherry and citrus black tea. I always brought my own teabags since I could never tolerate the tea there… that’s how much of a snob I am!

DaisyChubb

Okay good to know!! haha oh dear, well I’m still enamored with their hot chocolate’s, so I will stick to them from now on :)

Faith

Me too, nothing beats their white hot chocolate… mmmm…

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DaisyChubb

Absolutely agree 100%!!!
I made the mistake of ordering a “Holiday London Fog” from second cup the other day… I guess it was my fault ordering something with such an elusive name – what could “Holiday” mean? Well, it meant they put cherry syrup in it instead of vanilla, or maybe it’s in the teabag itself, either way it tastes like someone dumped half a jar of maraschino cherry liquid into warm milk. So needless to say I don’t recommend it, but I don’t think you were in danger of ordering it in the first place haha.

Faith

Ironically enough, I worked at Second Cup a year ago, but could never have their London Fogs—regular or holiday. The regular Earl Grey has bergamot PLUS mandarin (I firmly believe it should only ever just be bergamot), while the holiday London Fog is made the same way, just the tea is different: Cherry and citrus black tea. I always brought my own teabags since I could never tolerate the tea there… that’s how much of a snob I am!

DaisyChubb

Okay good to know!! haha oh dear, well I’m still enamored with their hot chocolate’s, so I will stick to them from now on :)

Faith

Me too, nothing beats their white hot chocolate… mmmm…

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