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drank Tippy Earl Grey by Golden Moon Tea
911 tasting notes

My first tea of 2010. Go me. No specific reason for having this one. Just because I can.

This smells nice. Fresh, citrus-y, lavender-y and a little… sweetly spicy (probably the lavender again?). The taste doesn’t quite come across to me as rich as the smell. The lavender is more pronounced and the citrus not quite as juicy as I’d like. There is a little tingle left on the tip of my tongue that matches up to the sweet spicy smell. I do enjoy that.

The overall taste is smooth and a little sweet but a nice, warming finish. I might have enjoyed this brewed longer for a more robust taste, though. But I think the lavender will always hold it back just a little for me. Don’t get me wrong, I like lavender EGs, but I think they do best to gentle a not-so-good EG. Have a bad EG? It’s gross. Have a bad EG with lavender? Suddenly it is much better.

I think I would have liked to see what Golden Moon could have done with a straight EG. But at the same time, the few sips of EG I had at the London Tea Room (stolen from the husband) were really what I wanted in an EG. Strong bergamot with a juicy, fresh taste. And this one just seems a little pale in comparison to the memory of that one. That being said, this is a pretty good EG. If I had a tin of this, I don’t think I’d have any problems drinking it up. But it’s not the fresh-squeezed-EG taste that I’m really wanting.

I did have enough for the husband to have his own cup. He is a fan, he says. He also compared it to the EG he had at the London Tea Room (which was Rishi) but says this one is sweeter and has a hint less citrus. That’s probably because of the softening factor of the lavender. Anyway, I think he’d be happy if we had a tin of this laying around.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I would have definitely drank this had it been in my cupboard. Get tippy w/o getting tippy:)

Micah

I’m really excited to try this when the GM sampler shows up. I think I’ll like it.

Auggy

It really is an awesome sampler. They’ve got some really great teas. They miss the mark on a couple (sencha and the organic green come to mind) but I’ve got at least four teas that I want full tins of and I still have about 12 more teas to try! I really wish other vendors did a full catalog sampler too because it’s really awesome.

Ricky

I wouldn’t mind having a tin of this either. I actually like it because of it’s lighter bergamot flavor. Agreed, it’s more fun with a full catalog. Sammmmoooovarrrr!

takgoti

I want to try some other teas before I start on GM because I’m afraid that this is going to be one of those things I want to see all the way through without stopping. Looks like I’ve got some serious tea drinking to do over the next couple of days. I’m fine with that.

@Ricky Hah. I sincerely doubt that’s going to happen, but feel free to keep dreaming!

Micah

@takgoti You are ridiculous. I’m not sure why but that idea makes me laugh really hard.

Cofftea

@takgoti- I agree! I get on “kicks” very easily. I’m going to have to force myself to drink my Den’s and O-cha matcha between my mandarin matcha or it’ll be gone before I know it.

takgoti

@Micah Hahaha! Well, I mean, not like all in one day. Now you’ve got me laughing too.

@Cofftea The biggest danger with me is that I overload myself with something and then I get sick of it. Luckily with GM I don’t see that being a problem since it’s 31 different teas, not 31 of the same tea. I think it’s more my completionist side kicking in than anything else.

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Cofftea

I would have definitely drank this had it been in my cupboard. Get tippy w/o getting tippy:)

Micah

I’m really excited to try this when the GM sampler shows up. I think I’ll like it.

Auggy

It really is an awesome sampler. They’ve got some really great teas. They miss the mark on a couple (sencha and the organic green come to mind) but I’ve got at least four teas that I want full tins of and I still have about 12 more teas to try! I really wish other vendors did a full catalog sampler too because it’s really awesome.

Ricky

I wouldn’t mind having a tin of this either. I actually like it because of it’s lighter bergamot flavor. Agreed, it’s more fun with a full catalog. Sammmmoooovarrrr!

takgoti

I want to try some other teas before I start on GM because I’m afraid that this is going to be one of those things I want to see all the way through without stopping. Looks like I’ve got some serious tea drinking to do over the next couple of days. I’m fine with that.

@Ricky Hah. I sincerely doubt that’s going to happen, but feel free to keep dreaming!

Micah

@takgoti You are ridiculous. I’m not sure why but that idea makes me laugh really hard.

Cofftea

@takgoti- I agree! I get on “kicks” very easily. I’m going to have to force myself to drink my Den’s and O-cha matcha between my mandarin matcha or it’ll be gone before I know it.

takgoti

@Micah Hahaha! Well, I mean, not like all in one day. Now you’ve got me laughing too.

@Cofftea The biggest danger with me is that I overload myself with something and then I get sick of it. Luckily with GM I don’t see that being a problem since it’s 31 different teas, not 31 of the same tea. I think it’s more my completionist side kicking in than anything else.

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

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1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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