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drank Earl Grey by Lupicia
956 tasting notes

After workout tea……

It is time to get back to my healthier ways. I always feel so much better when I am making an effort to exercise, but it is usually the getting started that is the problem. I think I am going to set up a jar with tokens….one token for a workout (I might even include a rigorous round of shoveling snow if we get any more, LOL!). One token for a dollar, and work up to buying a tetsubin. I know I can get by without one, but I am kind of wanting one for my oolongs. Anyway this is my post-workout cuppa today.

One more thing about Lupicia that I like…..by placing an online order for $30 or more, I have now been subscribed to their “Fresh Tea” Magazine for a year which supposedly comes every month and includes a free tea sample. I can always get behind a free sample. For December, which they included in my order, it was Earl Grey. The one I have is a wrapped sachet, but I think this will be a fun thing for the upcoming year.

This is a really good Earl! (Dinosara, I am talking to you!) It is maybe a little brighter and less musty than the ones I usually drink (even though I still love me a slightly mustyish Earl!) If I ever pare down my cache of Earl Grey varieties, this will be on my list….but since I can get it in 50 g, I might go for it anyway the next time I order at Lupicia. Also, I have not had Earl Grey in a while, and I think my taste for it is cycling back around, but I am thinking it was jut one particular Earl variety, recently rehomed, that squashed my cravings for it. I am so glad to be on friendly terms with the Earl again!

My afternoon 5 minute resteep was good, too!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

This is one of my favorite Earl Grey teas. I think my favorite may be from thepuriTea, but, this one is probably second, followed closely by the Lord Bergamot from Steven Smith.

I like ordering from Lupicia too. I need to place an order sometime this month, so that I can stay with the subscription (which I believe just ended). Thanks for reminding me!

SimplyJenW

I just read that it is a Keemun tea base…..no wonder I like this so much as I am a Keemun junkie!

Dinosara

It’s been on my list for quite a while, actually, after reading not long after I joined Steepster that LiberTEAS recommended as one of her top EG’s. I still haven’t gotten around to ordering from Lupicia, but I hopefully will this year!

ashmanra

The Chocolate and Strawberry puerh was amazing! Expensive, but amazing!

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LiberTEAS

This is one of my favorite Earl Grey teas. I think my favorite may be from thepuriTea, but, this one is probably second, followed closely by the Lord Bergamot from Steven Smith.

I like ordering from Lupicia too. I need to place an order sometime this month, so that I can stay with the subscription (which I believe just ended). Thanks for reminding me!

SimplyJenW

I just read that it is a Keemun tea base…..no wonder I like this so much as I am a Keemun junkie!

Dinosara

It’s been on my list for quite a while, actually, after reading not long after I joined Steepster that LiberTEAS recommended as one of her top EG’s. I still haven’t gotten around to ordering from Lupicia, but I hopefully will this year!

ashmanra

The Chocolate and Strawberry puerh was amazing! Expensive, but amazing!

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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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