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Was delish. I made ice tea with a squeeze of lemon and mint. Very refreshing and tasty.
Harney’s Earl Grey Supreme is one of my favorite Earl Grey teas. I’ll post a review, hopefully in the near future. Mint? Did you say mint? I love mint!! :))
I did say mint. I got a tin with tea bags in it which I find pretty awesome for ice tea. Brewing a strong cup of tea with 2 tea bags and tossing it over a cup full of ice and shredding some fresh mint into it makes the tea absolutely lovely. While mint is a necessity, lemon and sugar are optional. :)
I would have never thought about adding mint to earl grey; that’s a great idea. I’m obsessed with mint.
It’s something I picked up from this coffee shop I like going to. Their version of tea has some fresh mint, soy, and sugar and thus started my love affair with earl grey.
I think mint is awesome. This Summer most of my iced tea has been peppermint or spearmint! I tried blending spearmint and peppermint 2 to 1, but the ratio wasn’t right.
My sister bought me a loose leaf Earl Grey with lavender years ago, that I really enjoyed!
Did the lavender make it quite floral? I am iffy about Earl Grey that is too fragrant since it reminds me too much of soap (to the point where I start tasting soap).
I’ll have to think about that and comment later. It also makes me want to at least sample another Earl Grey with lavender to try to understand “soapy”. I’ll check in later.
Anna, it was so long ago that I’ve had this Earl Grey Lavender tea, and I do not remember the brand. I may be able to post it as a Lavender Tea in my tealog, but since we were talking about it earlier, I’ll post a short review here.
I believe I got it as a Christmas gift from my sister. It was my third loose leaf Earl Grey tea, and first and only one blended with lavender. In those days I added sugar to nearly all my teas, but did try it without sweetener a few times. I remember the bergamot being very fresh and citrusy. The lavender was blended very well & overall very complimentary. The dry aroma of the bergamot and especially the lavender was fantastic! I couldn’t stop sniffing the tea! The lavender did make it quite floral—in the cup as well! I would say that even though the lavender to tea ratio was sparse by comparison, the lavender aroma and flavor was very noticeable. The bergamot was quite noticeable too, but thinking back, the lavender seemed to slightly mask some of the bergamot & tea qualities/flavors. Yes the lavender was floral but not too overpowering. At least that’s how I remember it.
A nice blend overall—Rating:70-75.
I think I’ll have to try another brand to see if I can detect any soapy qualities, as I can’t remember any from this tea.
I am making mental notes for Harney & Sons Apricot tea, cupping it iced and hot. I hope to have the review later today! Take care. Tue 08/09/11.
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