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drank Tea Earl Grey Hot by ThinkGeek
361 tasting notes

I awoke to my doorbell ringing this morning and here was my Think Geek tea order! It’s a wonderful tea sampler set created by Adagio exclusively for Think Geek. I unashamedly had to have this set just for the tins. So, I brewed up the Tea. Earl Grey. Hot. and revelled in the glory of being a nerd.

The smell of the tin was unmistakably Earl Grey. There were the little purple flower petals and orange pieces. Eh, it looks what I imagine a typical Earl Grey looks like.

Steep one: Furniture polish ahoy! It has to be the citrus/bergamot combo that registers as “furniture polish” to me. It’s pretty smooth – only the tiniest bit of dryness at the back of my throat. As it begins to cool the furniture polish (bergamot?) begins to fade into the background and the flavors start to compliment one another. I begin to see a glimmer of “oh – this could grow on me.”

Steep two: Oh – this really could grow on me. I added a minute and all the flavors seem to have balanced out and I’m really digging this tea. If this came in larger than sampler size, then I would seriously consider purchasing more. It also gets a few bonus points for the awesome name. NE

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
AmazonV

oh man, i am sooooooooooooo tempted, i love think geek, and they’re so geeky

Rabs

To tempt you further: today Think Geek announced free shipping within the continental US before 4/30 in honor of Mother’s Day by using code FREE4MOM I was kinda upset that they posted this today since I missed out on it by a few days, but now I’m happy that I get to pass it along even if ya don’t use it :)

AmazonV

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH hmm, and a spork, i need another spork since I already have the tauntaun sleeping bag

Rabs

You have the sleeping bag? The coolest sleeping bag that was supposed to be an April Fool’s joke, but because of the awesomeness of it and the high demand? ::envies:: And you can never have too many sporks! ;)

AmazonV

yes i do, in fact i am one of the customer action shots! i wanted it, even though i knew it was an april fools, and asked them to really make it, and when they did i pre-ordered. It is not outdoor at all, but it is nice and warm for inside sleeping (friends floors for example) it is not for tall people though, luckily i am short

Rabs

That is so wonderfully awesome! I’m gonna have to think of a good action shot for the tea…

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AmazonV

oh man, i am sooooooooooooo tempted, i love think geek, and they’re so geeky

Rabs

To tempt you further: today Think Geek announced free shipping within the continental US before 4/30 in honor of Mother’s Day by using code FREE4MOM I was kinda upset that they posted this today since I missed out on it by a few days, but now I’m happy that I get to pass it along even if ya don’t use it :)

AmazonV

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH hmm, and a spork, i need another spork since I already have the tauntaun sleeping bag

Rabs

You have the sleeping bag? The coolest sleeping bag that was supposed to be an April Fool’s joke, but because of the awesomeness of it and the high demand? ::envies:: And you can never have too many sporks! ;)

AmazonV

yes i do, in fact i am one of the customer action shots! i wanted it, even though i knew it was an april fools, and asked them to really make it, and when they did i pre-ordered. It is not outdoor at all, but it is nice and warm for inside sleeping (friends floors for example) it is not for tall people though, luckily i am short

Rabs

That is so wonderfully awesome! I’m gonna have to think of a good action shot for the tea…

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Proud all-around nerd, crafter, and brand-new Assistant Library Director. Give me an engrossing book and a wonderful cup of tea and I’m in heaven.

After being a barista for almost a decade it wasn’t until 2010 that I discovered loose leaf tea. Now I’m hooked.

How I use Steepster has been evolving since I joined. Yes, I use it for my personal “to buy or not to buy” info, but I’m enough of a goofball that I hope it can amuse others more often than not.

I’ve also started to become anal about my tea (times and temps). That’s surprised me. I finally realized that I should respect the leaves like I used to respect the beans. I also take my tea plain unless otherwise noted.

There’s really nothing remarkable or noteworthy of how I rate teas. I do take it a tiny further step to help clarify the muddled middle grounds for myself. TG is a definite repurchase. Anything below that is less and less likely.

TG=Teagasm
NE=Nice Enough
M=Meh
GA=Gods-Awful

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