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I’m tempted to say I’ve never met an earl grey I didn’t like, but that would be a lie. I’ve come across some earl grey that wouldn’t even save in a fire. However this grey is a keeper. Really sharp, coppery when overstepped and unexpectedly floral. A really nice mouth feel when in the mood for as loud black tea. It helps that everyone else hates it, because that means it get to have it all to myself. Hmm

Flavors: Bergamot, Floral

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I’ll adds full note later. Too sleep deprived.

This makes a killer sweet tea when ‘cold’ brewed. I have to remember the way I made this sweet tea. Best batch of the summer.

One bag peer cup using warm water in a clear mason jar. Brewed for ten minutes then removed. Little to no astringency, dark clear brown color, floral black tea scent. Perfect brew.

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Having this waiting for my massage appointment. Ho hum. That’s about all. The ginger isn’t prominent in it and I can hardly taste it. Like I’m reaching for it. No need to buy it that’s for sure.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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Hey,K S, this is good! And work-microwave friendly, no coddling or cautious timing needed. Tidy tagless bags; has a brighter, sweeter quality than you’d associate with most English Breakfast selections.

I will start watching for Paisley branded stuff locally. (May have to watch a long time, but there’s always TJ Maxx :)

K S

If you have a store that carries two leaves tea, they might carry Paisley as it is the parent company. I am curious to see what it is going for on the shelf.

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drank Double Earl Grey by Paisley Tea Co
117 tasting notes

Sheldon: What kind of tea would you like? (Proceeds to open a lovely little glass-and-wood “TEA” display case full of bagged teas.)
Amy: I think I’m gonna try…green tea mixed with lemon zinger.
Sheldon: Two tea bags in one cup…We’re not at a rave!

Sheldon: Now, imagine this…You and I, entering Stuart’s party, and all eyes turn to see America’s most beloved and glamourous couple…
Amy: Yeeeeaaah…?
Sheldon: R2-D2 and C-3PO. Dibs on 3PO.
Amy: Sheldon, when I said “couples costume,” I meant, like, Romeo & Juliet, or Cinderella & Prince Charming, not two robots from some silly movie I don’t even like!
Sheldon: Ohhhhhhh-kay! I’m gonna let that slide because I know you’re hopped up on tea bags!

Bwahahahaha…I love The Big Bang Theory.

Yesterday, I dropped an orange Airborne tablet into a second steep of an H&S organic rooibos teabag. It worked out well enough that I’d like to try it with a first steep at some point. Today, I tried the same experiment with one of these teabags, except that it’s a first steep, not a second steep. When I tried this tea for the first time, yesterday, I wasn’t impressed by the boldness (or lack thereof, rather) of the bergamot. I thought maybe the orange Airborne would go well with it.

Unfortunately (and also, shockingly), I don’t think this tea is strong enough for this experiment. Shockingly because surely a black tea would do better in the experiment than a second-steep rooibos, yes? Apparently not. =)

I was good this time: I steeped for three minutes and tossed the bag instead of being lazy, leaving it in, and then getting annoyed as the tea gets bitter. After steeping, I dropped in the Airborne tablet and waited for it to dissolve. Instead of black tea with really strong citrus, the result is really strong citrus with a kind of weak echo of black tea.

Oh well, it was worth a shot. I still think this is a good idea, so I’ll just try again with a different tea. =)

Tea amount: 1 bag
Water amount: 6oz/~175mL
Additives: 1 orange Airborne tablet

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

I love Big Bang Theory too. My favorite sitcom.

Dixie_Amazon

… hopped up on tea bags.
Bwhahaha! Just remembering it cracks me up all over again.

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drank Double Earl Grey by Paisley Tea Co
117 tasting notes

I’m pretty new to the world of Earl Grey. For the longest time, I’ve stayed away from black teas because of my sensitivity to caffeine. Recently, I’ve begun drinking a little bit a day and, for the most part, finding that I’m able to tolerate it. This is really exciting, because I love black tea’s fragrance, and so many lovely blends use it as a base.

One thing I’ve discovered is that I love citrus flavour in my tea. The very first Earl Grey I tried was Golden Moon’s Tippy Earl Grey1 and I think I may have been spoiled. I can’t speak to its generally mediocre Steepster rating, but I loved its really intense citrusy fragrance and flavour. This tea? Not so much. I mean, the fragrance and flavour are certainly there, but when you say double Earl Grey, that’s what I expect. What I got here, though, was more like ¾ Earl Grey. =)

It’s pretty low on astringency, always a nice surprise with a black tea. My inner lazy bum prevailed and I left the bag in the cup, almost always a mistake with black tea, I’m learning. Consequently, the brew got pretty bitter pretty quickly, but that’s no one’s fault but my own. Admittedly I was a bit groggy, but I couldn’t see any brewing suggestions on the box, so I just started sipping when the brew looked dark enough and got through most of the cup before the bitterness set in. As the tea cooled, the black tea fragrance intensified. I took a sip: it was too bitter to enjoy, but ignoring that, I found the black tea-bergamot balance quite a bit improved. I think if I’d removed the tea bag, the brew would’ve been as nice cooled as it was hot, if not better. Well, I’ve got 23 more bags to get it right. =P

Tea amount: 1 bag
Water amount: 6oz/~175mL
Additives: none
Dry mouth factor: 4/10

1 http://steepster.com/bleepnik/posts/126970

Preparation
Boiling
canadianadia

“My inner lazy bum prevailed and I left the bag in the cup” – lol

Nik

I’m trying to get better! =P

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I woke up this morning (the beginning of many a great blues tune), feeling overwhelmed by the stress work. I need tea – good tea, but I don’t have it in me to analyze what I am sipping. TA-DAA This tea is the perfect day starter. It is in a bag so I don’t have to figure out how much, blah, blah, blah. It is nice and stout. It is way better than it has to be. If you can’t remember to take the bag out on time (I’m asleep), I guess you could add a splash of milk. I didn’t notice when the cup was hot, but as it cools there is a nice amount of malty goodness.

If this is against the forum rules, someone simply inform me and I will edit this but… In a shameless attempt to gain followers on my blog, I am hosting a contest through the end of September 2012, to give away some Paisley Tea. Details at http://theeverdayteablog.blogspot.com/.

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I had this again this morning. It is amusing me and hitting the spot. Good smooth everday bagged tea.

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This one surprised me. I am generally not an English Breakfast fan. They are generally too, I don’t know, generic for my tastes. This one I thought was really good. I am looking forward to brewing this again. A slightly longer review is on my blog. http://theeverdayteablog.blogspot.com/2012/07/paisley-tea-co-organic-english.html

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Double Earl Grey by Paisley Tea Co
1315 tasting notes

Today was my last day at work. 31 years 6 months then laid off. Actually today was pretty unemotional. I made a conscious decision earlier in the week to shake the dust off my feet as I left the place. Life is too long to hold on to hate and anger. Onward and upward.

Anyway I took all my tea home Wednesday with the intention of taking a few tea bags… but I forgot them. So, I borrowed this from a coworker. I gave him this one a while back in an attempt to expand his horizons beyond Lipton. Got me through the morning. Glad he hadn’t finished them all off yet.

Ysaurella

all the very best for the future KS

Sil

If not this, something better, as my dad always says. I wish you the best of luck and fortune in finding something new.

gmathis

Happy Independence Day. May the change bring nothing but unexpected blessings.

SimplyJenW

Here is to new beginnings!

K S

Independence Day… I love it. My wife seems pretty at peace with it today as well.

mrmopar

K S we all wish you the best!

gmathis

You DO have the alarm clock turned off so you can sleep in tomorrow, yes?

Claire

Thinking good thoughts for you K S.

ashmanra

K S: celebrate tomorrow with some great tea. Praying….and BELIEVING…that great things are coming because of all this, enabled by all this!

K S

Thanks all. I slept sound last night and awoke refreshed at 7:30. Good start to the day. I had to run all morning to get some things lined out. Still going to have a lot of running come Monday, for this afternoon though I am going to sit and read a book.

yssah - Love is Tea (LIT)

“Be still and know that I am God”

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drank Double Earl Grey by Paisley Tea Co
1315 tasting notes

Despite the name this is NOT a heavy Earl Grey. The bergamot is fairly tame by my standards. You do taste bergamot initially then it fades as the base takes over. What is neat about this tea is it is nice and fruity. The scent is like a Darjeeling although I have no idea what base is actually in this. It is strong and hearty like Assam. It has enough bite to leave yours cheeks tingling in the after sip without being bitter. A really nice bagged tea that is like a pat on the butt to help scoot you out the door in the morning.

Shameless plug – Through the month of September 2012, I am hosting a contest to give away two boxes of Paisley tea to two different winners. Follow my blog and leave a comment for a chance to win. Maybe I have made this too complicated? I am getting a lot of views, but very few signups and those that do, are generally not following directions. http://theeverdayteablog.blogspot.com/

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drank Double Earl Grey by Paisley Tea Co
1315 tasting notes

First tea of the day. No think’n just drink’n Earl Grey in a bag. It gets the job done.

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drank Double Earl Grey by Paisley Tea Co
1315 tasting notes

This is a new tea line from two leaves and a bud featuring tradtional English style tea bags. This one is a solid basic Earl Grey. The bergamot is well balanced. It doesn’t jump out at you but you don’t have to think to find it. See my longer review http://theeverdayteablog.blogspot.com/2012/07/paisley-tea-co-organic-double-earl-grey.html

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Missy

That’s a pretty awesome blog you have there. :D

K S

Thanks :)

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Another backlog from yesterday…see previous notes for full review!

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BB #4 for today…
see previous notes but this was SUPER Bold for a bagged! I should have prob started my day with this one :)

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This was actually my first cuppa the day! I forgot to log because my morning was so NUTS! Hence the bagged tea for the first tea of the day, too, I guess…see previous notes…this did the trick today…quick, on the go, bold, black tea.

Azzrian

Ah exactly what I meant by the comment on the post above!

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Nice and strong and sturdy especially for a bagged tea! This is a solid English Breakfast! A good one to have on hand for any reason, any time, any occasion!

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Backlogging a cup-on-the-go! Very flavorful for a bagged!
See other notes!

If you are interested in Sloppy bu Yummy Veg*n Food…check out this post…
http://blissfulyogajourney.blogspot.com/2013/02/sloppy-but-yummy.html

I have also found this bagged tea makes a decent iced tea, too!

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First two cups of the day – was in a hurry – did the trick!

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Been overly CRAZY lately…backlogging from yesterday…see previous notes…

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Paisley Tea Co is a NEW Tea Company and a sister company of Tea Leaves And A Bud! These are English Style Tea Bags. They come in a somewhat ‘normal’ looking box (as far as tea bags are concerned) but when you open it the bags are sealed in a PAISLEY Decorated Plastic Baggy. The Tea Bags are pretty standard looking. Once opening the plastic the Bergamot is highly smellable!

This ‘brews’ quite dark. It has a nice Bergamot Flavor but it’s not overpowering or stale-tasting like some other bagged EG’s I have tried. The Earl Grey-ness isn’t overly astringent, either. It has a nice, yet, unexpected woodsy-ness to it…but just a touch of the taste pops thru…it’s a neat addition. Towards the end of the sip it seems like it’s going to smooth out a bit but then there is a peppery kick that surprises you!

This is a solid bagged EG! Not only that but it’s neat to have a surprise or two along the way your sip of Earl! Thumbs up!

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