40
drank Earl Grey by SereneTeaz
20 tasting notes

I’m a newbie to brewing and tasting, so take my review with a grain of salt.

I found this Earl Grey to have a much stronger bergamot taste than other Earl Greys I’ve had from Twinings and Republic of Tea. And the Republic of Tea one I had was Earl Greyer, which I assume meant it was supposed to have MORE bergamot. Compared to this, it doesn’t though!

Despite the strong bergamot taste, it wasn’t bad. I usually understeep teas because I hate the bitterness of over-steeping, but this one I steeped a bit longer than usual since I was distracted. I did 3 minutes when I typically try for 2. And it didn’t come out bitter at all which was a huge relief.

But the bergamot is pretty overpowering. I will finish the 2 oz I bought, and then search for an Earl Grey that has less.

Edit: As time goes on, and I try to finish what I have, the bergamot becomes really off-putting due to how overpowering it is. Bleh.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 4 tsp 27 OZ / 798 ML
carol who

Hey, everyone has different tastes. Don’t keep apologizing for being new. You seem to be doing great. Don’t forget to add your profile. I also shop at Sereneteaz. Not too many Steepsters seem to but it isn’t too far from my house. OK, actually its about 20 miles but there isn’t much else besides a Teavana (which is also good!) in my area. OK again about 20 miles. Through rain, snow, sleet or hail the Steepsters will do anything for some tea! Welcome!

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carol who

Hey, everyone has different tastes. Don’t keep apologizing for being new. You seem to be doing great. Don’t forget to add your profile. I also shop at Sereneteaz. Not too many Steepsters seem to but it isn’t too far from my house. OK, actually its about 20 miles but there isn’t much else besides a Teavana (which is also good!) in my area. OK again about 20 miles. Through rain, snow, sleet or hail the Steepsters will do anything for some tea! Welcome!

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