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Someone sent a bag of this to me in a card. It is too late for anything caffeinated, so I pulled this out.

It made a very strong tisane in my small japanese cup (a little bigger than a juice glass). Drank a bit hot, and it’s pretty good, but I get the usual “wet washrag” taste I get from most tisanes from it. Ice got rid of it though. I really need to try some decent quality loose tisanes – I think most of the time I have bagged ones – I wonder if I am tasting the bag. Hmm.

Anyway, I kinda like this, and wouldn’t refuse another cup. Would love to try a pitcher of it, really iced.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Red Label by Sainsbury's
8 tasting notes

It’s another teabag work tea. Hot liquis and brown – definetly needs milk, but otherwise acceptable. It’s good that a main brand supermarket tea has gone FairTrade.

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drank Red Label by Sainsbury's
187 tasting notes

This tea has been polished off now. I let this get very strong and just added a bit more milk, but it worked okay. A little creamier than I would have like, but nice

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drank Red Label by Sainsbury's
187 tasting notes

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drank Red Label by Sainsbury's
187 tasting notes

I have this quite regularly at home as a standard black tea. It’s pretty good really, and my housemate Paul was pleased because I brewed it good and strong

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79
drank Earl Grey by Sainsbury's
4 tasting notes

One of the best Earl Grey versions in the UK. So much better than Twinings. I drink a blend of this and another black tea – often Miles (a Devon tea and coffee merchant) or another Sainsbury’s black tea – such as Assam or Kenyan.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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63
drank Earl Grey by Sainsbury's
5 tasting notes

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Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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7
drank Earl Grey by Sainsbury's
9 tasting notes

Poor cup of earl grey. Tangy taste of bergamot which in turn impaired the tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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92

Just what I want in the afternoon, something which has a distinct flavour but at the same isn’t a heavy duty “wake up” tea like english breakfast. A lovely smoky edge from the Lapsang but doesn’t overdo it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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74
drank Red Label by Sainsbury's
22 tasting notes

Red Label loose leaf is my everyday tea although I normally use it in a 3/4 to a 1/4 earl grey mix. Works great every time.

Nice flavour and nice colour plus can’t complain about the price.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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35
drank Kenyan by Sainsbury's
13 tasting notes

A strong malty flavour verging on tar. Used a spoonful and drank it black after brewing with boiling water for 3 minutes. A tea that would best drank with milk and a little sugar possibly – Overpowering otherwise.

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75
drank Red Label by Sainsbury's
3 tasting notes

My every day tea..and really my favorite.

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25
drank Red Label by Sainsbury's
21 tasting notes

ERRGHH, the only tea left at work. it was like drinking mud, the colour of this matched it too, i dont even see how builders like this.

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25
drank Earl Grey by Sainsbury's
48 tasting notes

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75
drank Earl Grey by Sainsbury's
1 tasting notes

Keeps me going through the day. Just the aroma gives me a lift.

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75
drank Earl Grey by Sainsbury's
1 tasting notes

Despite the fact that it’s an “own brand” tea, from the UK supermarket Sainsbury’s, this is my favourite Earl Grey tea. An excellent everyday tea.

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75
drank Red Label by Sainsbury's
2 tasting notes

My usual everyday tea when i’m working at home.

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75
drank Red Label by Sainsbury's
2 tasting notes

Was so busy doing work it had cooled a little too much by the time I got round to drinking it.

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