drank Chance Combinations by Custom
1112 tasting notes

Oh boy, I did it. I placed an order at Teavana.

They sent me a sample of a Youthberry/Wild Orange Blossom/German Rock Sugar concoction, and being a Caffeine Fiend (and this very low in caffeine) I was wondering how I would use it. Then I had An Idea – if it’s orangey, I can mix it with some Earl Grey! I love a little sugar with Earl Grey as a treat, and an orangey flavor can make an Earl go into Lady Grey territory. I sniffed at the tea, and it’s uber fruity, but nothing that would hurt an Earl Grey tea base.

I threw my sample ounce into a tin with my Harney Earl Grey Supreme and Bingo! This is delicious. Orangey and pineappley Earl Grey. Fruity, but you’d never doubt this was black tea. The little bit of sugar is complimenting the tea, but it’s not overly sweet. Lovely! I’m glad I was reckless and threw the whole sample in my tin!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
SimplyJenW

You Rebel! ;)

JacquelineM

I was just thinking about you, because it reminds me of the Forntum Mason Countess Grey!

SimplyJenW

Ah, I tried to order some more Countess Grey, but will be seeking a replacement. My attempt to order at Fortnum & Mason was a complete disaster on their end.

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SimplyJenW

You Rebel! ;)

JacquelineM

I was just thinking about you, because it reminds me of the Forntum Mason Countess Grey!

SimplyJenW

Ah, I tried to order some more Countess Grey, but will be seeking a replacement. My attempt to order at Fortnum & Mason was a complete disaster on their end.

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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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