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drank Lady Grey by Twinings
911 tasting notes

We spent the night at the parents’ house last night so we could all get up way early this morning for a quick day trip down to Austin… which is four and a half hours away. I finally got home about an hour ago and have much Steepstering to catch up on. Though it might have to wait until tomorrow (or, given that it is after midnight, perhaps I should say ‘later today’).

For some crackmad reason, I didn’t bring any tea to my parents’ so I had to raid my mom’s cupboard. Sadly, this was the only full octane tea she had (most of the rest being herbal or decaf) so I grabbed a couple of bags, some rock sugar, whole milk and boiling water and had a wake-me-up-cup at 6am this morning.

Surprisingly, this was good. Not overly strong but the teabag was likely rather old so that could have played into it. But even with the muted flavor, there was still a nice lemony taste to it. Not lemon peel or lemon rind but sweeter – more like candied lemon perhaps? I’m sure the sugar played in to that but it was still nice. I got hints of bergamot after the lemon, but in my world this is pretty much a lemon tea. And I like it.

Any chance they make a loose version of this? Because I think this would be nice to have around but still prefer having loose teas on hand over bagged.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

I’m pretty sure they do make loose in a tin…

Auggy

I will have to look for that. Though I did just order 12 EG samples from Upton so maybe I need to wait on that!

Auggy

Ha! And just looking at the picture, it’s got a tin next to the box so I am pretty sure you are right. I feel so observant!

Atacdad

yes, this is available in loose..I once brought back a pound from the duty free store in Heathrow. Twinning Lady Earl Grey is a “citrusy earl grey”, so I’d say your comments are spot on.

shotwell

They do make and sell the loose version here in the US. It’s a beautiful tea with the blue flowers in it — it’s why I prefer this in the loose form over the packets.

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JacquelineM

I’m pretty sure they do make loose in a tin…

Auggy

I will have to look for that. Though I did just order 12 EG samples from Upton so maybe I need to wait on that!

Auggy

Ha! And just looking at the picture, it’s got a tin next to the box so I am pretty sure you are right. I feel so observant!

Atacdad

yes, this is available in loose..I once brought back a pound from the duty free store in Heathrow. Twinning Lady Earl Grey is a “citrusy earl grey”, so I’d say your comments are spot on.

shotwell

They do make and sell the loose version here in the US. It’s a beautiful tea with the blue flowers in it — it’s why I prefer this in the loose form over the packets.

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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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