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drank Earl Grey Choice by Zhi Tea
956 tasting notes

Tea of the early morning….

The tea base on this one is very smooth and relaxing. The bergamot is present, and I do get a hint of lavender. This is my first Earl Grey with lavender and I like it. There is definitely a lavendar punch, but it works in its subtlety. I will definitely enjoy this tea, but we will see if it makes the repurchase list.

The packaging from this company is unique, and the product out of the box is beautifully wrapped in tissue. The tins are an oval shaped cylinder. I am not sure how I feel about the lids, but I do think they could fit better. Really, it is a lovely presentation.

24 oz teapot, 5 actual tsp tea, freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
SimplyJenW

Second steep at 5 minutes is good, too!

LadyLondonderry

I recently got my first order from Zhi Tea and I too was very pleased with the packaging and the personal touch — they included a handwritten note welcoming me to the Zhi Tea family!

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SimplyJenW

Second steep at 5 minutes is good, too!

LadyLondonderry

I recently got my first order from Zhi Tea and I too was very pleased with the packaging and the personal touch — they included a handwritten note welcoming me to the Zhi Tea family!

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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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