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Upton Tea Sampler Buying Spree Tea #9:
Accidentally oversteeped this because I was distracted by reheating pizza. (That’s right! Pizza and tea! Tea goes with everything! EVERYTHING.) It came out a little more bitter than I think it’s necessarily meant to.
This is definitely another one of those subtle teas. There is only a very light hint of bergamot, a slight tease of citrus, an am I even there of flavor. I’ve already mentioned my preferences regarding Earl Grey flavors, so I won’t go into it again, but honestly, at this point wouldn’t you be better off just drinking tea flavored tea? If this is the level of Earl Grey that you like, why are you bothering to drink Earl Grey at all? Just drink unflavored black tea, then you never have to worry about the Earl Grey you’re drinking having too much flavor.
Besides that, it is, naturally, quite tasty.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Stephanie

Boo for subtle Earl Greys! This is even more of a bummer because it’s supposed to be a “Supreme”. But yay for pizza! :)

Ewa

Right? With the name, I would have thought that it would be an Earl Grey to blow my mind! Such a disappointment. I guess next time I will bother to read the descriptions of the teas rather than just happily clicking “buy” on everything with Earl Grey in the title.

mpierce87

Haha, I just got finished with some pizza and tea!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Due to this post, I will now have to have tea with pizza next time I get pizza.

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Stephanie

Boo for subtle Earl Greys! This is even more of a bummer because it’s supposed to be a “Supreme”. But yay for pizza! :)

Ewa

Right? With the name, I would have thought that it would be an Earl Grey to blow my mind! Such a disappointment. I guess next time I will bother to read the descriptions of the teas rather than just happily clicking “buy” on everything with Earl Grey in the title.

mpierce87

Haha, I just got finished with some pizza and tea!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Due to this post, I will now have to have tea with pizza next time I get pizza.

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I’m a Pole who grew up in Texas, is currently a graduate student in California studying Japan. How’s THAT for random?

Being Polish, my family has always drunk a lot of tea, and I am no different. I may drink more tea than water. On the other hand, I can’t say that I’m very particular about it; I’m generally pretty careless with steeping times and water temperature and I don’t even have a proper teapot (mostly because the lid broke during the move to California ;_;).

I always drink my tea unsweetened and I only add milk in the case of the most egregiously chai-ish of chais. (not really a big fan of milk in general)

Given that so many of my entries seem to be about my morning tea, I felt I should add something here about me and mornings: I fail at mornings. I fail at them a LOT. Therefore I often also fail at proper tea making in the mornings.

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