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I used to enjoy an occasional Earl Grey over ice.
Then I didn’t.
I didn’t really like it hot either.
The bergamot seemed acidic, I don’t know what happened, really.
For a long time I didn’t like any earls…maybe they were just crappy ones that I was sampling.
But Tony loves Earl Grey, so I started picking up samples for him to try, to support his addiction. I took a sip of them here & there.
Then I started maybe enjoying them a little.
It started with the Earl of Grey by The Tea Spot, which Tony didn’t like. It tasted like lemon bars (think lemon curd on a pastry crust…delicious).
Then it was Jubilee from London Tea Room, his favorite, which is heavily laced with Orange, as well as bergamot. I didn’t like this one at first, it seemed really harsh to me, but then I started kind of liking it a little.
Some of them I still don’t really like. Maybe the bergamot is artificial or something.
So that brings me to Mount Gray.
I wasn’t sure if I should buy it. There’s 3 oz or so in the tin it comes in, that’s a lot of tea for something I might not like.
I bought it for Tony to sample. If I didn’t like it, he could have the whole tin.
He doesn’t get to have it. This tea is delicious. I will share it with him, of course, but the truth is, I love it.
The tea base is sufficiently bold & worthy, the bergamot is strong but not acidic, and not fake tasting, & there is a lingering aftertaste that I haven’t quite identified yet, but I like it.
Yay!

Sil

I feel like our swap is going to soon be “Terri sends a giant box of awesome teas to sil, who can’t find anything in her cupboard worthy of the awesomeness that Terri has sent that Terri hasn’t already got in her cupboard” lol

Terri HarpLady

Naw! You got 300 teas in there! I suspect that any tea you love, I’ll love, & we’ll all love together, or something sappy like that. Plus, you have a lot of teas I haven’t tried.

Terri HarpLady

Yep, just cruised your cupboard, & you have tons of amazing sounding items I’ve never tried from companies I’ve never ordered from!

Terri HarpLady

It’s gonna be an awesome swap!
It’s gonna be the best swap ever!
We got this!

Sil

I should get to making a list…eesh good thing the other half isn’t up yet haha

Shelley_Lorraine

I tried Earl Grey once, a very very long time ago. I don’t remember the brand, but it was a cheap tea bag of some sort. I was sooo excited to try it because a very old and wise-looking wiccan man said the Earl Grey was the only tea worth drinking. Tea of the Gods he said. I thought it was going to be something really spectacular. But it was the most nasty thing ever and I was so sad :( lol. I want to believe that it was just a bad bag of tea, but I’ve been to afraid to try any Earl Grey ever again.

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Sil

I feel like our swap is going to soon be “Terri sends a giant box of awesome teas to sil, who can’t find anything in her cupboard worthy of the awesomeness that Terri has sent that Terri hasn’t already got in her cupboard” lol

Terri HarpLady

Naw! You got 300 teas in there! I suspect that any tea you love, I’ll love, & we’ll all love together, or something sappy like that. Plus, you have a lot of teas I haven’t tried.

Terri HarpLady

Yep, just cruised your cupboard, & you have tons of amazing sounding items I’ve never tried from companies I’ve never ordered from!

Terri HarpLady

It’s gonna be an awesome swap!
It’s gonna be the best swap ever!
We got this!

Sil

I should get to making a list…eesh good thing the other half isn’t up yet haha

Shelley_Lorraine

I tried Earl Grey once, a very very long time ago. I don’t remember the brand, but it was a cheap tea bag of some sort. I was sooo excited to try it because a very old and wise-looking wiccan man said the Earl Grey was the only tea worth drinking. Tea of the Gods he said. I thought it was going to be something really spectacular. But it was the most nasty thing ever and I was so sad :( lol. I want to believe that it was just a bad bag of tea, but I’ve been to afraid to try any Earl Grey ever again.

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

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http://www.harpsinger.net

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