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drank Earl Grey by Twinings
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I have a special story with this tea.

Few years ago I had the habit to drink Earl grey every morning at work.I liked tea especially because I was not a great coffee drinker.
I was buying any type of Earl Grey in tea bags and often very cheap ones (I was drinking a lot of cups !)

One day I had a cup of one of this cheap Earl Grey and just behind a cup of Twinning’s Earl Grey…it was a revelation ! The difference of taste was so evident.
I understood I had to taste and explore other teas and I began from this date to increase my interest for teas and began to use almost exclusively loose leaf tea.

Even if I know Twinning’s Earl grey is made of “dust in bags”, I should thank twinning for the electroshock. However it is a “regular” tea, classic, made to be appreciated by many publics.

This is a very comfortable tea and it is quite nice.

I continue drinking it some morning at the office when I am stuck with an empty tea tin and by the way need to buy tea at the local supermarket.

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Bonnie

I like your story. Many of us have stories like that one too.
I used to drink Good Earth Tea in the late 1970’s when I could only buy the tea bags at their restaurants and not in the supermarket. I didn’t drink any loose tea until this year!

Ysaurella

the funniest with me is my mom was a tea lover…using loose tea since I was a child. But you know sometimes we don’t want to follow our relative’s way…but we often finish to do and for the best !

Bonnie

My daughter was the tea lover and laughs at me now because I know more about tea than she does.

KittyLovesTea

The same types of teas certainly do taste different when it comes to quality :) If you like the Twinings pre bagged version you will enjoy Clippers Earl Grey which you can also get pre bagged. I used to be a Twinings Earl Grey fan until I tried Clipper and I have been happy for the change ever since, price wise they are about the same anyway. Clippers version is stronger in both black tea and bergamot flavour :)

Ysaurella

thank you ch3rryprinc3ss, I’ll try Clippers as soon as possible because I do really like bergamot flavour and black teas.

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Bonnie

I like your story. Many of us have stories like that one too.
I used to drink Good Earth Tea in the late 1970’s when I could only buy the tea bags at their restaurants and not in the supermarket. I didn’t drink any loose tea until this year!

Ysaurella

the funniest with me is my mom was a tea lover…using loose tea since I was a child. But you know sometimes we don’t want to follow our relative’s way…but we often finish to do and for the best !

Bonnie

My daughter was the tea lover and laughs at me now because I know more about tea than she does.

KittyLovesTea

The same types of teas certainly do taste different when it comes to quality :) If you like the Twinings pre bagged version you will enjoy Clippers Earl Grey which you can also get pre bagged. I used to be a Twinings Earl Grey fan until I tried Clipper and I have been happy for the change ever since, price wise they are about the same anyway. Clippers version is stronger in both black tea and bergamot flavour :)

Ysaurella

thank you ch3rryprinc3ss, I’ll try Clippers as soon as possible because I do really like bergamot flavour and black teas.

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First, please forgive me for my English and all the grammatical mistakes you’ll find in my posts.
As English isn’t my mother tongue it sometimes makes things more difficult to express cleverly and accurately what I feel.

I was mainly in black flavoured teas, green as well if not bitter.
I’m now drinking much straight teas because my palate is now developed enough to appreciate them .

My favourite brands are : Mariage Frères,Theodor,Butiki Teas,Dammann Frères, Betjeman & Barton.
My ratings are as follow :

100 to 95 : my darlings; always in my cupboard

94 to 90 : Excellent tea, often in my cupboard

89 to 80 : very good tea, a pleasure to drink it

79 to 70: not bad even nice, why not having it sometimes, but well, not so urgent !

69 to 50 : Meh, deceptive or just not for me – but has some qualities

49 to 30 : I just don’t appreciate it

Under 30 : is this tea ?!?!?

Location

Paris, France

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