46
drank Earl Grey by Tazo
951 tasting notes

Hallelujah! I’m at the end of my bags of this! It wasn’t awful and at times was actually pretty enjoyable, but the bergamot was, in general, too heavy and perfumy for me. For a month I’ve been looking forward to better Earl Grey without the guilt of having unused bags lying around, and now I can sally forth guilt free. Hmmm. What should I start with? A&D? The Upton sampler? Samples from American Tea Room or Harney & Sons? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: so many teas, so little time!

Rabs

I love having options without feeling guilt-tea! ::badoom-ching!::

Stephanie

Congrats to finishing up tea! Start with A&D!

__Morgana__

I have one more serving of the Numi Earl Grey for tomorrow and then I’m bagged Earl Grey free! I am going to step up the bagged purge. There is just no comparison between most of them and the loose stuff!

LiberTEAS

I liked the Numi Earl Grey quite well, of the bagged varieties, I think it’s one of the best, if for no other reason than their use of Assam rather than a typical Ceylon.

__Morgana__

Yes, I prefer it to the Tazo by a lot, but the Samovar spoiled me. :-)

LiberTEAS

I don’t remember if I ordered the Earl Grey from Samovar… now I must go check my samples…. nope… doesn’t look like I did. Other good Earl Grey teas include Lupicia (make sure you get the Keemun one) and Steven Smith Teamaker. And, if you like your Earl Grey to be a smooth operator, I … kind of like my Earl Grey Creme too. LOL

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

I second Stephanie on the A&D. I’d also be interested in reading some more American Tea Room tealogs.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Comments

Rabs

I love having options without feeling guilt-tea! ::badoom-ching!::

Stephanie

Congrats to finishing up tea! Start with A&D!

__Morgana__

I have one more serving of the Numi Earl Grey for tomorrow and then I’m bagged Earl Grey free! I am going to step up the bagged purge. There is just no comparison between most of them and the loose stuff!

LiberTEAS

I liked the Numi Earl Grey quite well, of the bagged varieties, I think it’s one of the best, if for no other reason than their use of Assam rather than a typical Ceylon.

__Morgana__

Yes, I prefer it to the Tazo by a lot, but the Samovar spoiled me. :-)

LiberTEAS

I don’t remember if I ordered the Earl Grey from Samovar… now I must go check my samples…. nope… doesn’t look like I did. Other good Earl Grey teas include Lupicia (make sure you get the Keemun one) and Steven Smith Teamaker. And, if you like your Earl Grey to be a smooth operator, I … kind of like my Earl Grey Creme too. LOL

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

I second Stephanie on the A&D. I’d also be interested in reading some more American Tea Room tealogs.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

I’ve updated this bio as it’s been a couple of years since I “started getting into” tea. It’s now more accurate to say that I was obsessed with tea for a while, then other things intruded, then I cycled back to it, and I seem to be continuing that in for a while, out for a while cycle. I have a short attention span, but no shortage of tea.

I’m a mom, writer, gamer, lawyer, reader, runner, traveler, and enjoyer of life, literature, art, music, thought and kindness, in no particular order. I’ve recently started writing fantasy and science fiction under the name J. J. Roth.

Personal biases: I much prefer to drink tea without additives such as milk and sugar. If a tea needs additives to improve its flavor, its unlikely I’m going to rate it high. The exception is chai, which I make on the stove top using a recipe I found here on Steepster. Rooibos and honeybush were my gateway drugs into the harder stuff, but once I learned how to make a decent cup of tea they became far less appealing to me. That said, I’m not entirely a purist, and I enjoy a good flavored tea, particularly flavored blacks.

I like all kinds of tea depending on time of day, mood, and the amount of time I have to pay attention to preparation.

Since I find others’ rating legends helpful, I added my own. I’m revising them slightly to make them less granular as I don’t really find myself hating most things I try.

I try to rate teas against other similar versions. So I rate Earl Greys, for example, against other Earl Greys, rather than against all teas. If something rates very high with me, though, it probably means it’s a stand out against all other teas I’ve tried.

95-100 A once in a lifetime experience; the best there is; will keep this stocked until the cows come home

90-94 First rate; top notch; really terrific; will definitely buy more

80-89 Excellent; likely to become a favorite, will likely buy more

70-79 Very good; would enjoy again, might buy again if in the mood for this particular one or a better, similar version not available

60-69 Good; wouldn’t pass up if offered, but probably wouldn’t buy again unless craving this particular flavor

50-59 Okay or run of the mill

Below 50 So-so, iffy, would definitely pass
or ick. The lower the number, the closer to ick.

Location

Bay Area, California

Website

http://www.jjroth.net

Following These People