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drank Earl of Grey by The Tea Spot
4323 tasting notes

This is tasty. A little different as I hadn’t read the description of this tea before I steeped and took the first couple of sips, so I didn’t realize it was actually a twist on the classic Earl Grey and had other ingredients (vanilla and licorice root, most specifically). But I like these change-ups and am always interested in trying a new Earl Grey variation.

The licorice root was probably the most unusual ingredient I noticed in the description, as I can’t recall having tried an Earl Grey with licorice root in it before. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t, just means I can’t recall at the moment. But these two ingredients seem very well suited for one another. This doesn’t taste overwhelmingly licorice-y, it doesn’t really taste licorice-y at all. Instead, the licorice root seems to fill in the gaps and smooth the sharp tones of the bergamot just enough to create a very seamless taste.

Quite good, actually!

KeenTeaThyme

I’m not a big Earl Grey fan, but the additional licorice root makes it sound much more enticing! I will have to acquire…asap. :)

The Purrfect Cup

That’s good to know about the licorice root…I’m not a huge fan of the stuff. Thanks for the heads up.

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KeenTeaThyme

I’m not a big Earl Grey fan, but the additional licorice root makes it sound much more enticing! I will have to acquire…asap. :)

The Purrfect Cup

That’s good to know about the licorice root…I’m not a huge fan of the stuff. Thanks for the heads up.

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