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I actually gasped when I first tasted this tea! It is so completely delicious to me! Thomas is sweet and strong, malty and earthy…and what a body! Some milk and sugar bring out his best qualities. What a fine example of a black tea from India!!

P.S. Excellent customer service from Andrews and Dunham Damn Fine Teas. I ordered series 2 in the middle of all the snow the East Coast was getting, and I got an email from Erik Dunham explaining about the insane amounts of snow and how it was hard to get to the post office. Seeing that my area was hit almost as hard and we missed 2 days of mail delivery ourselves I of course assured him that it was just fine, but how nice is that?!?!

P.P.S The labels are fantastic! The shipping boxes are even fantastic!

P.P.P.S I am about to go to bed and leave him and Jackee Muntz in my tea cupboard. I could have sworn I heard Jackee called Marco Polo “fruity” and I think Thomas tried to pinch Florence!!! Who knows what I will wake up to tomorrow!

P.P.P.P.S I am absolutely sick that series 4 sold out so fast – I think I would have loved that tea!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
teaplz

Love your personification of everything, Jacqueline! Hehe, watch out for Earl Grey, he’s a naughty one!

This is a great little Assam though!

Ricky

Ohhhhh Jacquelineeeee, maybe a tiger will invade that peaceful garden of eden of yours ;) The tiger will protect Fruity Marco Polo and err Chocolatey Florence. You just wait, if you get my drift.

JacquelineM

teaplz – my only Earl Grey is from Adagio – he might be of aristocratic lineage, but … I fear the quality of that family is now on a downward spiral. I must bring an Earl of better quality into my fold as soon as I can. I hear TWG Earl Grey Gentleman is a shining example!!! I think he and Marco Polo would have so much in common.

Ricky – Does this tiger have chinese writing on his tongue?!! and don’t forget Florence is a bit nutty too!! That’s what makes me worry!

teaplz

I’ve heard the same about EG Gentleman! Samovar’s EG is the best I’ve ever had. I’m not the fan. And EGB from Adagio is pretty gross. It smells nice, but it tastes like perfume from a bottle.

JacquelineM

ooooh Samovar :) I have to look into that one too. I think I’m going to make iced tea this summer with half Adagio Earl Grey and half some sorta black tea to use it up. I hope it will be refreshing!

Dan

They need a place where we can leave our email so they can let us know when it is available again.

Ricky

He’s quite a distinguishable fella. He’s got a bright blue tongue. Can’t miss him =P

Ohhh EG has to join this party!?!? How about Tippy Earl Grey?

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teaplz

Love your personification of everything, Jacqueline! Hehe, watch out for Earl Grey, he’s a naughty one!

This is a great little Assam though!

Ricky

Ohhhhh Jacquelineeeee, maybe a tiger will invade that peaceful garden of eden of yours ;) The tiger will protect Fruity Marco Polo and err Chocolatey Florence. You just wait, if you get my drift.

JacquelineM

teaplz – my only Earl Grey is from Adagio – he might be of aristocratic lineage, but … I fear the quality of that family is now on a downward spiral. I must bring an Earl of better quality into my fold as soon as I can. I hear TWG Earl Grey Gentleman is a shining example!!! I think he and Marco Polo would have so much in common.

Ricky – Does this tiger have chinese writing on his tongue?!! and don’t forget Florence is a bit nutty too!! That’s what makes me worry!

teaplz

I’ve heard the same about EG Gentleman! Samovar’s EG is the best I’ve ever had. I’m not the fan. And EGB from Adagio is pretty gross. It smells nice, but it tastes like perfume from a bottle.

JacquelineM

ooooh Samovar :) I have to look into that one too. I think I’m going to make iced tea this summer with half Adagio Earl Grey and half some sorta black tea to use it up. I hope it will be refreshing!

Dan

They need a place where we can leave our email so they can let us know when it is available again.

Ricky

He’s quite a distinguishable fella. He’s got a bright blue tongue. Can’t miss him =P

Ohhh EG has to join this party!?!? How about Tippy Earl Grey?

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

Location

Collingswood, NJ

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