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drank Diamond Jubilee by Harney & Sons
771 tasting notes

I had to try this tea because it is an Earl Grey. But I was also interested because it is a tea that was created for Queen Elizabeth II. Made me wonder, what kind of tea does she drink?

The smell of the tea is much like a fruity Earl Grey. The dry tea seems to be quite strong on the bergamot. The dry tea is black tea, but there seems to be white tea leaves in there too (very light green tea leaves), its not listed as an ingredient though.

The brewed tea smells like a fruity (berry) Earl Grey. Very mild black base. Now I laughed for a bit after the first sip. Because to me, it tastes almost like fruit loops. And all I could think of was the Queen sitting at her breakfast table eating fruit loops. He he. The beginning of the sip truely does taste like fruit loops to me, its the berry flavour. There is also a bit of a lemon flavour, then at the end of the sip you can taste the Earl Grey bergamot. The bergamot is not too strong, but also not too weak. A very smooth tea.

Fruit loops! Ha ha!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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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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