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This was the first Earl Grey variant I encountered that didn’t taste like something other than Earl Grey. Most bergamot-scented alternates have a flavor “like” Earl Grey, but still retain some of the trappings of whatever base was used; a White Earl Grey still tasted like a white, a Honeybush Earl Grey still tasted like honeybush. With bergamot. Good but not Earl Grey.

This was an Earl through-and-through. So much so that I didn’t even taste the Formosan oolong base. Jasmine flowers were added to this as well. Why? I dunno. But they add a mild floral touch to the bergamot…but only minor.

It’s a splendid afternoon Earl. I should know. That’s when I had it…in my pajamas.

Full Review: http://www.teaviews.com/2010/11/30/review-red-leaf-tea-oolong-earl-grey/

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190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Sarah Ruthven

Not sure I have ever had a true Earl? Also, High-five on the pajamas in the afternoon!

Geoffrey Norman

Hear, hear! If it’s a day off, it should be a day OFF! Earl helps.

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Sarah Ruthven

Not sure I have ever had a true Earl? Also, High-five on the pajamas in the afternoon!

Geoffrey Norman

Hear, hear! If it’s a day off, it should be a day OFF! Earl helps.

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