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drank Earl Grey Special by TeaFrog
382 tasting notes

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!
My TeaFrog order came in today! The package looked like it had been through several wars and was torn in several places (the samples were OK, though don’t worry!) so I have come up with a theory for its lateness that involves a SINGLE POSTMAN transported to a WAR-TORN CANADA IN AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE determined to return to his reality and DELIVER HIS PACKAGE AT ALL COSTS (Warner Bros: call me).

Obviously I made a beeline straight for the Earl Grey Special because…Earl Grey! Special! AND put back on the “in stock” list JUST FOR ME ( ♥ TeaFrog). The smell is certainly quite distinctive, I’m not sure I would have been able to peg it as an Earl Grey if I didn’t know that that’s what it was. There’s a general lemony, fruitiness about it, but there’s still a bit of the Earl peaking through saying ‘yes, yes I’m here, wot wot.’

This is definitely not your ordinary Earl Grey. I wouldn’t say that the lemon is dominating, but I think that the interaction of the various citrus with the jasmine has created something extremely interesting – definitely something that I could see drinking regularly. I doubt it will replace just straight Earl Grey for me, but it will be great as an Earl Grey alternative (a la Lady Grey, etc.).

Oddly, as the tea cools I get more of a taste of um hm, lemon hard candy? I’m thinking of a specific Polish candy but I don’t think that will help anyone. Lemon drops maybe? I’m not sure that I’ve ever had a lemon drop but it looks right! The moral of this story is: drink this tea while it is hot. It is a fine moral.

I have to say as a final note that I really quite like the base tea here. It is present, but not overwhelming. Very nice.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Meghann M

I love reading your posts! The first paragraph made me crack up, but I could totally envision it and have thought similar things when a package seems to stray!

Ewa

My only regret…I did not begin it with “In a world…”

Rabs

Agreed on the love of your posts! Between Meghann M’s first roll and your note I’m in pain from teh laughterz!

__Morgana__

That dude who did the “in a world” voice overs died last year, I think.

Ewa

Well there are other voice actor guys still around, so “in a world” will never truly die. But yes, the greatest of them all, the father of “in the world,” Don LaFontaine died last year or two years ago.

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Meghann M

I love reading your posts! The first paragraph made me crack up, but I could totally envision it and have thought similar things when a package seems to stray!

Ewa

My only regret…I did not begin it with “In a world…”

Rabs

Agreed on the love of your posts! Between Meghann M’s first roll and your note I’m in pain from teh laughterz!

__Morgana__

That dude who did the “in a world” voice overs died last year, I think.

Ewa

Well there are other voice actor guys still around, so “in a world” will never truly die. But yes, the greatest of them all, the father of “in the world,” Don LaFontaine died last year or two years ago.

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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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