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drank Earl Grey by Lupicia
956 tasting notes

Tea of the afternoon……

Something about a good Earl Grey is just so relaxing. I actually have been working on a big project…. I am trying to learn to play the cello in my 40s. Turns out, I need to relax a little to improve my playing, so this is what I need right now (since a glass of wine is not really going to help with my accuracy!). I love the bright bergamot notes in this tea. It just makes me happy.

Usual teapot method.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

learning to play the cello sounds like fun!

Dinosara

That is really awesome that you’re learning to play the cello. Good luck, and I hope you build finger calluses fast. :D

gmathis

Hope the bergamot notes complement the ones you’re making! (I’m hearing Yo-Yo in my head right now :)

K S

Cool. My son has a CD of a 3 piece cello group playing metal. I can hear you riffing on Smoke On The Water. Probably not what you had in mind but that’s what I picture.

ashmanra

Oh, I would love to learn to play the cello! It has such a lovely timbre. I believe I read once that it has the most complex overtone series of any instrument. It tears my heart out and makes me want to weep, sing, dance…

SimplyJenW

@KS, it was actually Apocalyptica that sealed the deal. While I love some traditional cello, Metallica on the cello was just wonderful….Look for Nothing Else Matters… :D And my son who plays viola and electric guitar has all ready played Smoke on the Water on mine!

K S

Awesome! When you learn to play enter sandman, or maybe crazy train, let me know!

Steven Cook

I love the apocalyptica verson of metallicas song One

Cheryl

Had to look Apocalyptica up on youtube … wow, have you seen this version? (someone mixed them and James’ vocals)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyEXhA9EJ0g

Gave me goosebumps (Metallica is one of my top 3 fave bands).
p.s. Different instrument (violin), but David Garrett does a lot of rock classics too. Maybe check him out (on youtube) when you get a chance.

Oh (gosh I can’t quit, music is first love, lol) … here is one of his:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aegeLbgi-f4

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TeaBrat

learning to play the cello sounds like fun!

Dinosara

That is really awesome that you’re learning to play the cello. Good luck, and I hope you build finger calluses fast. :D

gmathis

Hope the bergamot notes complement the ones you’re making! (I’m hearing Yo-Yo in my head right now :)

K S

Cool. My son has a CD of a 3 piece cello group playing metal. I can hear you riffing on Smoke On The Water. Probably not what you had in mind but that’s what I picture.

ashmanra

Oh, I would love to learn to play the cello! It has such a lovely timbre. I believe I read once that it has the most complex overtone series of any instrument. It tears my heart out and makes me want to weep, sing, dance…

SimplyJenW

@KS, it was actually Apocalyptica that sealed the deal. While I love some traditional cello, Metallica on the cello was just wonderful….Look for Nothing Else Matters… :D And my son who plays viola and electric guitar has all ready played Smoke on the Water on mine!

K S

Awesome! When you learn to play enter sandman, or maybe crazy train, let me know!

Steven Cook

I love the apocalyptica verson of metallicas song One

Cheryl

Had to look Apocalyptica up on youtube … wow, have you seen this version? (someone mixed them and James’ vocals)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyEXhA9EJ0g

Gave me goosebumps (Metallica is one of my top 3 fave bands).
p.s. Different instrument (violin), but David Garrett does a lot of rock classics too. Maybe check him out (on youtube) when you get a chance.

Oh (gosh I can’t quit, music is first love, lol) … here is one of his:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aegeLbgi-f4

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Tea enthusiast, trying to keep up my cardio for the zombie apocalypse. I have come to accept that I am a western brewing black tea drinker as that is where my ‘tea heart’ lies. I started on loose leaf as a way to have my dessert and not suffer the caloric issues. Once I tried it, I was hooked.

I drink what I like, which is mostly China blacks, a few traditionally scented blacks and Earl Greys, plus a flavored tea here and there. I don’t mind spending a bit on premium varieties on occasion, but an expensive tea has to deliver. My favorite places to order are Harney & Sons and Upton Tea Imports. TeaVivre is great for Chinese tea.

My ratings are pretty subjective. If it falls under 70, I may not take the time to post about it unless I had something specific to say. If it is 70-80 I like it, but I will probably not rebuy. Favorites are over 80 and up, but sometimes the less expensive or more easily obtainable version of a similar taste will win out for my cupboard space.

Usual teapot steeping method: 24 oz teapot, 3 perfect scoops of tea (4 1/2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual mug steeping method: 15 oz mug, 1.5 perfect scoops of tea (just over 2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual pan method: 1 1/2 cups water, 2 perfect tsp chai (3 actual tsp). Simmer for 3 minutes. Add 2/3 cup skim milk. Simmer for 2 more minutes. Strain and sweeten.

Usual pitcher method:
5 or 6 Perfect Spoons of tea (this means about 7-9 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, brewed essentially double-strong in my 24 oz teapot for 4 minutes. Fill my Fiestaware Disc pitcher (about 60 oz.) halfway with ice. Add brewed double-strong tea to the pitcher. Stir it a little and enjoy. No additions.

(*SRP is my Sample/Stash Reduction Plan starting on April 12, 2012. I got so far, but just decided it was too fussy to keep track.)

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