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drank Breakfast Earl Grey by Lupicia
1112 tasting notes

Traveling Tea Box Tea!!!!

This is a pyramid bag and the leaves look very broken. Pleasant bergamot scent :) I used 8 oz of water since Ricky’s note said the recommended 3.7 oz produced a bitter brew. I have to say, I wasn’t expecting much.

The minute the water hit this, it instantly became dark!! I was preparing myself for a STRONG BREW and I got out my half and half and sugar. I steeped for 4 minutes and after adding my milk and sugar it looked more like coffee than tea! Yikes!

Once I took a sip I was so very pleasantly surprised! No bitterness, very nice tea flavor and the bergamot is soft (I wouldn’t want it any other way in the morning – I save the super bergamot ones for afternoon). I am really enjoying it! if you want to have some tea bags around for portability and convenience, this one from Lupicia is excellent!! This company is definitely going on my radar for future orders – they have some EXTREMELY unique teas! ORZO CIOCCOLATA anyone!?!? (ancient barley from Italy which tastes like hazelnut and chocolate – gotta try it!) and being the froofy lady I am, I squealed over the sugar charms – how nice to have for company!!

I decided this may be a good one for resteeping, so I gave it a shot (another 8 oz water and 5 minutes steeping time). It is weaker tea wise but a little more fruity – still very tasty and enjoyable.

I love when my preconceptions are completely and totally wrong :)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Janefan

ok, I just added the orzo chocolate to the database because your description made me want it! Now it’s on my shopping list (more like wish list!)

JacquelineM

I think I’m going to bump up Lupicia to #1 for my next tea order – free shipping after spending $35 and a free 1 year subscription to their tea magazine that comes with a free sample each time after spending $30 sounds like a great treat :)

Stephanie

Ooh—barley tea! And it tastes like hazelnut too?? I have to get it.

Ricky

Yay! TTB tea!

looseTman

“I save the super bergamot ones for afternoon.”
What are your favorite Earl Greys in this category? Thank you!

JacquelineM looseTman: I am currently loving Andrews and Dunham Damn Fine Tea’s Mount Grey – super, super bergamot!
looseTman

Thank you. At 4.4 oz./$20, that equals $80 for 17.4 oz. (500 g). Have you found a supplier that provides bulk discounts for 500 g or a 1 kg?

JacquelineM

I’ve not — I love A&D for their aesthetic and enthusiasm as well as their tea, so I am willing to pay a little more. P.S. You get a magnet too ;)

JacquelineM

But I will mention that Auggy said she really liked the Whittard Earl Grey recently — http://steepster.com/teas/whittard-of-chelsea/3668-earl-grey (scroll down for her review — she said it was bergamot-y!).

looseTman

Thank you JacquelineM!

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Janefan

ok, I just added the orzo chocolate to the database because your description made me want it! Now it’s on my shopping list (more like wish list!)

JacquelineM

I think I’m going to bump up Lupicia to #1 for my next tea order – free shipping after spending $35 and a free 1 year subscription to their tea magazine that comes with a free sample each time after spending $30 sounds like a great treat :)

Stephanie

Ooh—barley tea! And it tastes like hazelnut too?? I have to get it.

Ricky

Yay! TTB tea!

looseTman

“I save the super bergamot ones for afternoon.”
What are your favorite Earl Greys in this category? Thank you!

JacquelineM looseTman: I am currently loving Andrews and Dunham Damn Fine Tea’s Mount Grey – super, super bergamot!
looseTman

Thank you. At 4.4 oz./$20, that equals $80 for 17.4 oz. (500 g). Have you found a supplier that provides bulk discounts for 500 g or a 1 kg?

JacquelineM

I’ve not — I love A&D for their aesthetic and enthusiasm as well as their tea, so I am willing to pay a little more. P.S. You get a magnet too ;)

JacquelineM

But I will mention that Auggy said she really liked the Whittard Earl Grey recently — http://steepster.com/teas/whittard-of-chelsea/3668-earl-grey (scroll down for her review — she said it was bergamot-y!).

looseTman

Thank you JacquelineM!

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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

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