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drank Earl Grey by Twinings
101 tasting notes

This is another tea I bought, mainly because I like Earl Grey. It is really one of my favorite [fruit flavored] teas. Surprisingly, I haven’t had all that many different brands of it, nor do I have it as often as I would like. ://

One of the reasons I like it so much is because I find the aroma almost INTOXICATING! Nice aroma greeted me right away filling the air around me. :)) How I have missed this tea! Sometimes I think not having a tea too often [even a favorite tea], is a good thing. It makes me realize & appreciate how special the tea is! Sometimes I’m an odd egg.

The cup is a nice light brown color with a fantastic bergamot aroma. The tea base is probably Ceylon, which I like, but I think the tea base could be a little stronger. The bergamot seems to cover up the tea flavor more than I would like. :// Less bergamot flavoring would help accomplish this, giving more balance to the tea flavor itself. A longer steep & hotter temperature might also bring out the tea flavor. I’m not sure if the bergamot is all natual, which does make for a better cup of Earl Grey.

More tinkering and a review update may be necessary. Overall, this is a nice cup of Earl Grey, and worth the price-although not my favorite brand. A fine hot cup of tea, and I can’t wait to cold brew this soon. :))

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY EVERYONE!! :))

This song is by Brian Setzer. He’s an underrated guitarist and he’s a good singer. It is a bit different, but I like it!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVpz9k5myno

Cupped & Reviewed: Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Kittenna

I agree about not having a tea too often, which makes it more special. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?

Glad you enjoyed a lovely cup of tea this morning – happy Independence Day :)

ScottTeaMan

Thanks and yes it does Kittenna. :))

Bonnie

Happy 4th of July!

ashmanra

Absence is to love what wind is to flame…it enkindles the great and extinguishes the small.
Even tea love, apparently! :)

Nicole

Earl Grey is also one of my favorites. And Brian Setzer is one of my favorites as well. I once went to see the Stray Cats because they were opening for some guy… who turned out to be Stevie Ray Vaughn. I had no idea who Vaughn was at the time – was an excellent concert.

gmathis

Thanks for posting the clip link! You ain’t got a thing if you ain’t got that…

Tawny Kira

Earl grey is one of my favorites as well. Brian Setzer too- I grew up hearing music like this from my dad’s stereo :)

Missy

Happy 4th right back at ya.

Azzrian

Happy Independence Day to you Good Sir!

ScottTeaMan

Nicole- I also love SRV and his nmusic! What a great artist. One of these days, I’ll post my fav SRV clip. :))

Your dad & you Tawny, have good taste in music. :))

Tawny Kira

Why thank you :D I just hope my kids pick up on that and don’t favor the garbage music that is popular now!

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Kittenna

I agree about not having a tea too often, which makes it more special. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?

Glad you enjoyed a lovely cup of tea this morning – happy Independence Day :)

ScottTeaMan

Thanks and yes it does Kittenna. :))

Bonnie

Happy 4th of July!

ashmanra

Absence is to love what wind is to flame…it enkindles the great and extinguishes the small.
Even tea love, apparently! :)

Nicole

Earl Grey is also one of my favorites. And Brian Setzer is one of my favorites as well. I once went to see the Stray Cats because they were opening for some guy… who turned out to be Stevie Ray Vaughn. I had no idea who Vaughn was at the time – was an excellent concert.

gmathis

Thanks for posting the clip link! You ain’t got a thing if you ain’t got that…

Tawny Kira

Earl grey is one of my favorites as well. Brian Setzer too- I grew up hearing music like this from my dad’s stereo :)

Missy

Happy 4th right back at ya.

Azzrian

Happy Independence Day to you Good Sir!

ScottTeaMan

Nicole- I also love SRV and his nmusic! What a great artist. One of these days, I’ll post my fav SRV clip. :))

Your dad & you Tawny, have good taste in music. :))

Tawny Kira

Why thank you :D I just hope my kids pick up on that and don’t favor the garbage music that is popular now!

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