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drank Earl Grey by Lupicia
4366 tasting notes

I opted for an Earl Grey as my first cup of the day (yes, it’s my first cup, I took a rather long snooze after getting my youngest on the school bus this morning!) and decided to go with my favorite.

I am still kind of unsure though – I really love this blend, but I also really love Steven Smith’s… and they are both different enough from each other. One of these days I shall do a side by side comparison and decide which one is best.

I will say though, I really shouldn’t drink this tea while my taste buds are impaired. Yes, it’s still good, but it’s not as good as it is when my taste buds are fully functional. Today I think the bergamot tastes less “distinctive.”

It’s still very good, but, I think I’d rather enjoy it when I am 100% better.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec
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The second infusion – not unlike other “second infusions” of Earl Grey – is quite a bit smoother than the first. Tea and Bergamot meld together and are unified perfectly. The tea is still robust and definitely not “Ceylon-ish” by any stretch… and that pleases me. But there is a certain smoothness that has come with the second infusion, and the bergamot is much nicer in the second infusion.

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The second infusion – not unlike other “second infusions” of Earl Grey – is quite a bit smoother than the first. Tea and Bergamot meld together and are unified perfectly. The tea is still robust and definitely not “Ceylon-ish” by any stretch… and that pleases me. But there is a certain smoothness that has come with the second infusion, and the bergamot is much nicer in the second infusion.

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