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drank Earl Grey by Tazo
136 tasting notes

Backlogging from last night:
This came in an assortment box that I purchased a while back, when I first began exploring teas. Not realizing I liked Earl Greys back then, it went untested. Having tested Stash’s Earl Grey and Double Bergamot Earl Grey recently, I found Tazo’s to be more “substantial” … meaning, I could taste the tea over the bergamot, and it was a strong cup of Earl Grey. No bitterness, nice balance.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Tamm

Do you drink this with milk and sugar? I don’t like this plain at all. I tried it so I could have another go at earl grey, but I just can’t quite get the fuss!

Cheryl

Yea, I added honey and a tiny bit of cream (Coffeemate Sweet Cream). I wouldn’t say I love this either, but would drink it in a pinch (at least it was better than some other bagged ones I tried).

Daniel Scott

Interesting, I’ve found Tazo’s bases to be all over the place (some strong enough, some not). I’ll have to try this one.

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Tamm

Do you drink this with milk and sugar? I don’t like this plain at all. I tried it so I could have another go at earl grey, but I just can’t quite get the fuss!

Cheryl

Yea, I added honey and a tiny bit of cream (Coffeemate Sweet Cream). I wouldn’t say I love this either, but would drink it in a pinch (at least it was better than some other bagged ones I tried).

Daniel Scott

Interesting, I’ve found Tazo’s bases to be all over the place (some strong enough, some not). I’ll have to try this one.

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Originally started testing teas, to replace a lifelong Coke (Coca-Cola) habit. Now I’m just amazed at all the choices. Still in beginner stage of tea education. Until I get really good at iced/cold tea, the Coke habit remains, but is down to a minimum.

My cupboard here on Steepster was ridiculous, containing each and every sample size that I have been accumulating. It now only contains non-sample size teas. Loose leaf outweighs the bagged teas, but it doesn’t look that way by the list (over 100 samples).

I started my tea journey testing flavored teas. My favorites are chai and mint flavored teas, along with Earl Grey. Also like chocolate, caramel, coconut, almond, vanilla, cinnamon, clove and some others. Most flavors are better with a nice black tea base. The mint ones seem best paired with greens. I’m branching out now to unflavored teas and it is way more overwhelming then the flavored category. Phew.

My (grown) son has decided that he wants to try to find tea that he likes too, so I’ll be passing along the ones I don’t care for to him (with instructions to then pass them on to his sister…evil plot? yes!). So I’ve removed my shopping list from Steepster and moved it to a spreadsheet (swaps are out for now). My shopping list had grown to 197! By going through each one, I was able to split that in half (since many were added in beginning, before I knew what I like/don’t like).

While not swapping, if there’s something in my cupboard that you’d like a sample of, please feel free to ask : )

Ratings (for now):
90s: Must have in personal rotation. Crave it.
80s: Makes me a happy tea drinker. Very good. Unsure of long term relationship.
70s: Like this. Will drink what I have (sample/tin/box), but unsure of whether I’d buy again.
60s: Probably a good tea for what it is. Just not to my personal liking.
50s and below: Do not like…at all. Either poor quality, yuck flavor or … (see tealog).

Old (and still current) obsessions: books, music and fragrances. Hopefully my tea collection stays much more “normal” then those. (too late)

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