I am having this nice cuppa today thanks to my friend Sandy, who deserted us for the wilds of New Zealand! It’s okay, we get to Skype virtual tea parties now and then and we get her house and dogs! :)

First of all, NOT what I was expecting. I did not read Sandy’s reviews first, so I was looking for a pretty regular breakfast tea. I sipped and thought, “Christmas tea?” But now I realize it is probably lemon I am tasting, very Lady Grey and I haven’t had that in ages! The citrus notes made me think of Christmas tea, which I really only drink near Christmas. A good cuppa, I added sugar but not milk. Twinings recommends a 3 minute steep but perhaps that is for the bags. I didn’t know that when I made this so it got about four minutes and isn’t stewed. Perhaps there is a touch of bergamot? A little….very little…clove? Probably not on that last one, but I am not sure! Good tea! Thank you, Sandy!

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Sandy

i brewed a cuppa this afternoon looking for the citrus. I am not getting any, I think your sample sample may have been tainted by the Tokyo Lime. But it makes me want to try it with lemon now.

Sandy

i added lemon and it is really very good

ashmanra

My dry leaves that remain still smell citrusy, and since the ingredient list says it contains bergamot it should. But maybe I am picking up on the Tokyo Lime. I will try it again from this batch of leaves but perhaps letting them “air out” a bit first.

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Sandy

i brewed a cuppa this afternoon looking for the citrus. I am not getting any, I think your sample sample may have been tainted by the Tokyo Lime. But it makes me want to try it with lemon now.

Sandy

i added lemon and it is really very good

ashmanra

My dry leaves that remain still smell citrusy, and since the ingredient list says it contains bergamot it should. But maybe I am picking up on the Tokyo Lime. I will try it again from this batch of leaves but perhaps letting them “air out” a bit first.

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