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drank Earl Grey Creme by Teavana
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I don’t really like Earl Grey. Bergamot just isn’t the flavor for me, though I don’t mind the smell. I don’t hate Earl Grey either, but it’s really a “take it or leave it”. I will drink it if I am served it, but I don’t seek it out.

That said…I drank this tea every morning for all of last winter. The vanilla really softens the harshness of the citrus while leaving the distincitive smell and deeper flavors. It’s excellent with a dash of milk and sugar; the black tea body is just strong enough to make a “full”-tasting mug without kicking you in the teeth with malty or “dark” flavors.

Bottom line, this is Earl Grey without the teeth. Take that as you will.

Angrboda

I totally agree with you about EG. Bergamot does come across as quite harsh most of the time, and like you, it’s not something I seek out if there are other things available. I tend to like it better if it has other flavours blended into it as well, rather than just the ‘plain’ EG blend.

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Angrboda

I totally agree with you about EG. Bergamot does come across as quite harsh most of the time, and like you, it’s not something I seek out if there are other things available. I tend to like it better if it has other flavours blended into it as well, rather than just the ‘plain’ EG blend.

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22-year-old tea enthusiast (of course), attemping to try new things and expand my horizons. I use lots of slightly unusual, sometimes synesthetic words to describe tea, and normally it involves hand motions…online I will have to make do with scare quotes and odd punctuation. I am actually literate, I promise.

A note on my reviews: I try to be as descriptive as possible in the word portion of the reviews. I don’t think it counts as being entirely objective, but I try. The numbers, however, are a little more subjective. There are perfectly good teas that I may rate low in number because compared to what I normally like, it’s not deserving of a higher score. So perhaps more weight should be given to my words than my numbers.

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