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drank Saffron Fusion Earl Grey by Taja Tea
754 tasting notes

I found this at the local Winners/Home Sense store. Was totally not looking to buy tea, but of course I ended up in the tea/coffee cup area and stumbled across this tea. It had been on my shopping list forever and I didn’t think I would ever come across it in a store. But voila!!
The dry tea bags smell just of Earl Grey.
The steeped tea smells not too good. It smells of saffron and black tea, which is not a good combination. I got sad, because I love saffron almost as much as I love Earl Grey.
However, the tea totally redeemed itself of first sip. It tasted lovely strong citrous bergamot Earl Grey. You can taste the saffron notes in the background. The saffron makes the tea very smooth, and it makes the citrous “pop”.
I am happy this tea tastes much, much better than it smells!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Sil

haha i was totally at winners today looking at their tea :)

Lala

I love shopping for tea and coffee there becuase they have such neat stuff.

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Sil

haha i was totally at winners today looking at their tea :)

Lala

I love shopping for tea and coffee there becuase they have such neat stuff.

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

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Saskatchewan, CANADA

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