100
drank Rosy Earl Grey by Teas Etc
356 tasting notes

Warning: graphic content ahead. Younger Steepsterites and those with heart problems should skip the following note. Reader discretion is advised.

I just had the most horrific tea moment of my life. Perhaps it was the Puerh gods smiting me for the 15. Because of the bad tea experience I wanted to go to a good ole standby that I’d just purchased a large bag of and had spent almost $7 on a pretty cannister to hold it. As I started to steep I actually took a minute to look at how pretty this dry tea is and then perhaps distractedly put the lid not-so-securely back on. Y’all see where this is headed, right? Yeah, as I picked it up off the counter to put the tin back in its cupboard the bottom fell off of the lid (I had a firm grip on the lid). I tried to grab it and slammed the lid into my ring finger (which lost some skin and feels quite bruised).

I lost more than half of my tea. ::sniff:: It was horrible! ::cries quietly::

I vacuumed it up as fast as possible so my curious cat wouldn’t get into it. My kitchen floor is not at its cleanest (I had actually noted last night that it was overdue for a good scrub), so there was no salvaging. While broken heartedly vacuuming up the leaves I didn’t hear my timer go off so lord knows how long my cup steeped, but apparently this tea is extremely forgiving — which makes me even sadder that so much was wasted! Waaaaah!

I just had to share my devastating story with those who would sympathize. ::sniffle::

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C
Cait

sympathy

Cofftea

At least you didn’t come back from cleaining up your mess to a SEVERELY over steeped and bitter cuppa tea- that would have been even worse! So glad you still ended up having tea to comfort you.

Ricky

NOOOO!!! THE TEA!!!!

Hands you a tissue.

There there, things will be alright.

Ewa

Oh noes that’s terrible! :(

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

That is so sad. :-( my sympathies are with you.

__Morgana__

Yeesh, I’m so sorry.

Rabs

::uses Ricky’s tissue to wipe away tears::

Thank y’all so much! I just hate that it was soooo very wasteful. And wasteful of a yummy tea. I’m planning to purchase some more tonight to help deal with the loss. Budget be darned!

JacquelineM

Oh you poor thing!!!!!

__Morgana__

So, not to bring up a sad subject, I hope, but how rosy would you say this is as opposed to jasminy? I just tried the Harney & Sons Earl Grey with rose petals and it was pretty subtle on the rose. Is this one as rosy as its name?

Rabs

I feel loads better now. Just being able to share it with people who’d actually understand how upsetting that was (and not think me totally silly) meant a lot. :)

@__Morgana__: It’s really really a nice blend. I’m a jasmine nut, but I don’t think that I would’ve picked up on the fact that there’s jasmine in this if I didn’t know it was there. I’d just think it’s a really tasty-sweet rose that blends with the bergamot really well.

Cofftea

That’s exactly why I started this thread
http://steepster.com/discuss/291-i-cant-believe-that-happened

You are not alone!

AmazonV

awww :( i’m sorry for your tea disaster

Cinoi

i’m sorry :(

LENA

Awww, I’m sorry. Hope your finger is ok. hugs

Rabs

My finger’s doing remarkably well this morning — hooray! It’s only if I push on the spot that it hurts, so I’m not pushing on the spot ;)

__Morgana__

Patient: Doctor, doctor, it hurts when I push on my finger! Doctor: So don’t push on your finger. [giggle]

Rabs

LOL! Exactly! :D

TeaEqualsBliss

BUMMER…sorry to hear about this!

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Cait

sympathy

Cofftea

At least you didn’t come back from cleaining up your mess to a SEVERELY over steeped and bitter cuppa tea- that would have been even worse! So glad you still ended up having tea to comfort you.

Ricky

NOOOO!!! THE TEA!!!!

Hands you a tissue.

There there, things will be alright.

Ewa

Oh noes that’s terrible! :(

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

That is so sad. :-( my sympathies are with you.

__Morgana__

Yeesh, I’m so sorry.

Rabs

::uses Ricky’s tissue to wipe away tears::

Thank y’all so much! I just hate that it was soooo very wasteful. And wasteful of a yummy tea. I’m planning to purchase some more tonight to help deal with the loss. Budget be darned!

JacquelineM

Oh you poor thing!!!!!

__Morgana__

So, not to bring up a sad subject, I hope, but how rosy would you say this is as opposed to jasminy? I just tried the Harney & Sons Earl Grey with rose petals and it was pretty subtle on the rose. Is this one as rosy as its name?

Rabs

I feel loads better now. Just being able to share it with people who’d actually understand how upsetting that was (and not think me totally silly) meant a lot. :)

@__Morgana__: It’s really really a nice blend. I’m a jasmine nut, but I don’t think that I would’ve picked up on the fact that there’s jasmine in this if I didn’t know it was there. I’d just think it’s a really tasty-sweet rose that blends with the bergamot really well.

Cofftea

That’s exactly why I started this thread
http://steepster.com/discuss/291-i-cant-believe-that-happened

You are not alone!

AmazonV

awww :( i’m sorry for your tea disaster

Cinoi

i’m sorry :(

LENA

Awww, I’m sorry. Hope your finger is ok. hugs

Rabs

My finger’s doing remarkably well this morning — hooray! It’s only if I push on the spot that it hurts, so I’m not pushing on the spot ;)

__Morgana__

Patient: Doctor, doctor, it hurts when I push on my finger! Doctor: So don’t push on your finger. [giggle]

Rabs

LOL! Exactly! :D

TeaEqualsBliss

BUMMER…sorry to hear about this!

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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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