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drank Earl Grey by Clipper
1154 tasting notes

Earl grey tea is the perfect drink for the morning with it’s combination of strong black tea and citrus sweet bergamot.
I find that one way to tell a good Earl Grey tea apart from a not so good Earl Grey tea is the smell of the bag or loose tea before it’s actually brewed. Good tea’s (such as this one) will have a strong yet fresh smell with notable bergamot fragrance which is enhanced once brewed and creates a perfect blend.

Smell (once brewed): Sweet and tangy (almost like orange which is the bergamot).
Colour: Dark brown (I don’t have milk)

Taste: With our smell test done that leaves the taste and waiting an average of 3-4 minutes for this beauty to brew is well worth the wait. The black tea gives your body charge while the bergamot awakens your senses. Each mouthful is naturally sweet with strong earthy tones from the black tea and it leaves a beautiful and somewhat perfumey after taste.

Due to it’s natural sweetness it’s perfect for those of us on a diet as it helps keep our calories to a minimum. I also love that this tea is yummy with or without milk so you can either go for strength or smoothness.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
ScottTeaMan

If you have the patience, try brewing it like I did in my cold brew Teas 4 method. I steeped for 10.5 hours overnight, but you could probably get away with 7-8 hours. I ised 4 teabags of Twinings EG, which I believe are 2g each. My loose tea tea guesstimation would be 1 level to slightly heaping TBSP. My glass press I used is roughly 20 Oz.

KittyLovesTea

Sounds wonderful _ I will give this a try when I get some space in my fridge.

ScottTeaMan

Is your version bagged or loose??

KittyLovesTea

I have the bagged version and quite a lot of it.

ScottTeaMan

I just bought quite a bit of Twinings EG, otherwise I’d consider it. I found it on Amazon, but it is temp sold out. It is almost double what I paid for the Twinings. I’m not sure the Twinings has natural bergamot, but sinnce the Clipper EG doesit’s probably worth the price. :))

KittyLovesTea

Wow I just checked Clippers shop to see how much international shipping is….it costs a minimum of £40 which is at least $70! It is a very nice tea and worth the try. Twinings used to be my usual Earl Grey supplier but Clipper is much more fragrant and natural, much nicer. Not sure how much it is on Amazon but maybe you could treat yourself.

ScottTeaMan

It’s $20 for 120 teabags [12.84 pounds], plus in US it’s eligible for free shipping on orders over $25. it’s really a fair price.

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ScottTeaMan

If you have the patience, try brewing it like I did in my cold brew Teas 4 method. I steeped for 10.5 hours overnight, but you could probably get away with 7-8 hours. I ised 4 teabags of Twinings EG, which I believe are 2g each. My loose tea tea guesstimation would be 1 level to slightly heaping TBSP. My glass press I used is roughly 20 Oz.

KittyLovesTea

Sounds wonderful _ I will give this a try when I get some space in my fridge.

ScottTeaMan

Is your version bagged or loose??

KittyLovesTea

I have the bagged version and quite a lot of it.

ScottTeaMan

I just bought quite a bit of Twinings EG, otherwise I’d consider it. I found it on Amazon, but it is temp sold out. It is almost double what I paid for the Twinings. I’m not sure the Twinings has natural bergamot, but sinnce the Clipper EG doesit’s probably worth the price. :))

KittyLovesTea

Wow I just checked Clippers shop to see how much international shipping is….it costs a minimum of £40 which is at least $70! It is a very nice tea and worth the try. Twinings used to be my usual Earl Grey supplier but Clipper is much more fragrant and natural, much nicer. Not sure how much it is on Amazon but maybe you could treat yourself.

ScottTeaMan

It’s $20 for 120 teabags [12.84 pounds], plus in US it’s eligible for free shipping on orders over $25. it’s really a fair price.

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I’m 26 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have four of my own called Honey, Cassie, Mr Soots and Ivory.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

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