drank Earl Grey Supreme by Harney & Sons
1825 tasting notes

Since Jacqueline loved this one iced so very much, I decided I just had to try it exactly the same way she made it. I made it last night. I couldn’t wait to try it, so before refrigerating it I poured a little over ice. It was good, but got better when it had cooled on its own on the counter. Before bed, I put it in the fridge.

WOW! I wondered why Jacqueline wanted to know how to keep it from getting cloudy. A little cloudiness never bothered me, and my mother always used to add a pinch of baking soda to her tea pitcher if it clouded a bit, but I have never seen anything like this before. This isn’t cloudy, this is…well, it looks like a whole lot of milk added to some tea!

It tastes good, though, and I read somewhere that it used to be considered a sign that your tea was high quality if it clouded and was desirable. Wll, this must be the best!

JacquelineM

My hot golden monkey clouded too! I have to try that baking soda trick. I heard that the more tannins the cloudier it gets.

ashmanra

If I remember correctly, my mother added the baking soda to the pot of boiling water after she added the leaves. She made a gallon of sweet tea a day. I remember her fascination when Dad discovered and started buying tea bags! (My dad did ALL the grocery shopping, got us up for school, made our breakfast. Mom was spoiled! But she deserved it!)

JacquelineM

I will try that!

My husband does the groceries, but that’s because the store we like (Trader Joe’s) is right on his way home from work. He does the shopping, I come home from work, get the dog and cat fed and walk the dog, get dinner ready, and he usually gets in with the groceries as dinner finishes cooking, and we put them away and sit down to dinner.

My grandfather used to do the shopping too. I don’t know how because my grandmother was a terrible speller and her lists were indecipherable! I guess they were married so long he knew her secret code!

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JacquelineM

My hot golden monkey clouded too! I have to try that baking soda trick. I heard that the more tannins the cloudier it gets.

ashmanra

If I remember correctly, my mother added the baking soda to the pot of boiling water after she added the leaves. She made a gallon of sweet tea a day. I remember her fascination when Dad discovered and started buying tea bags! (My dad did ALL the grocery shopping, got us up for school, made our breakfast. Mom was spoiled! But she deserved it!)

JacquelineM

I will try that!

My husband does the groceries, but that’s because the store we like (Trader Joe’s) is right on his way home from work. He does the shopping, I come home from work, get the dog and cat fed and walk the dog, get dinner ready, and he usually gets in with the groceries as dinner finishes cooking, and we put them away and sit down to dinner.

My grandfather used to do the shopping too. I don’t know how because my grandmother was a terrible speller and her lists were indecipherable! I guess they were married so long he knew her secret code!

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about five years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

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