I guess my latest mini-obsession is Earl Grey :) Let’s see, I had a very long Chinese obsession, followed by mini obsessions of Assam, then Chai, now Earl :) I threw a sample of this in my cart when I placed my latest Harney order.

The thing that strikes me about this one is the TEA! The tea base is excellent. Smooth and flavorful (I took this one with no milk and just a little bit of sugar crystals). The bergamot is subtle and delicious. Very fresh tasting, zingy, but balanced. Not perfumey at all, but citrusy. This is not the one to pick if you want a hit me over the head bergamot experience. This is the elegant one :) I think you can serve this to someone who insists that they don’t like Earl Grey, and have a very good chance of having them like this one (yes husband, I’m thinking of you :)

(an aside – I love getting samples because you never do know if you are going to like something or not, but I HATE getting samples when you wind up loving something and you only have a wee bit left!!!!)

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Jaime

Have you tried Governor Grey from The Charleston Tea Plantation? It’s another one that’s light on the bergamot and absolutely fantastic.

JacquelineM

Mmmmm – no! I haven’t tried any teas from them! I’ll have to put them on my radar!

Jaime

I’ve got some, if you’d like a smidge. It’s the tea that convinced me Earl Grey’s are good!

JacquelineM

Oooh! Let’s do a trade :) Take a look at my cupboard and let me know what appeals to you! It’s up to date and I’m willing to send some of anything. PM me a list :) :) :)

Jaime

Sounds like a plan! Check out mine and see if there’s anything there that you’d like to try. It should be up-to-date, too.

ashmanra

This is my FAVORITE Earl Grey!

Meghann M

Definitely will have to order a sample of this next order with Harney. I know how you feel about hating samples that you end up loving…I’ve been there so many times!

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Jaime

Have you tried Governor Grey from The Charleston Tea Plantation? It’s another one that’s light on the bergamot and absolutely fantastic.

JacquelineM

Mmmmm – no! I haven’t tried any teas from them! I’ll have to put them on my radar!

Jaime

I’ve got some, if you’d like a smidge. It’s the tea that convinced me Earl Grey’s are good!

JacquelineM

Oooh! Let’s do a trade :) Take a look at my cupboard and let me know what appeals to you! It’s up to date and I’m willing to send some of anything. PM me a list :) :) :)

Jaime

Sounds like a plan! Check out mine and see if there’s anything there that you’d like to try. It should be up-to-date, too.

ashmanra

This is my FAVORITE Earl Grey!

Meghann M

Definitely will have to order a sample of this next order with Harney. I know how you feel about hating samples that you end up loving…I’ve been there so many times!

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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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