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drank Lady Grey by Twinings
325 tasting notes

I love this tea, it is my go to tea, which I always buy and rebuy. I am not particularly fond of earl grey, any earl grey, but this works so perfectly for me. It is also a great tea to serve non-tea lovers, almost invariably they love it.

I have drunk this from the black box british teabags, the european (rest of europe that is) blue box teabags and the european (or perhaps rest of the world) blue tin loose. It will sound heretical but I think I enjoyed the teabags best. One warning, i think this is one tea which particularly fades with age particularly, don´t stockpile it, buy as recent as possible to consume. I thought the british (black box) teabags were stronger but that the continental (blue) teabags are more aromatic. I love it in any incarnation.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec
Uniquity

Terrible news for someone who just bought a 50 pack of it…
Our independent grocer has 5 or 6 different Twinings teas that they carry 50 count boxes of, and I couldn’t resist!

cteresa

Oh, even the black british box is (IMO) sublime! And I am not really sure if the variations in taste are not a) subjective or b) different batches and all that or c) likely freshest, newest tea is more vivid and older (obviously) has lost more taste.

50 bags of Lady Grey in my house do not last very long, do enjoy! And maybe you will like better the british than the blue kind!

Uniquity

Is that the difference? That’s exciting, then! The British box was far more cost efficient than the blue box. I do love the taste, but I tend to drink caffeinated tea sparsely, only once or twice a day at most, and preferably not at all. I think I need to split some of this tea between home and work to make sure it is all enjoyed while ‘fresh’ : )

cteresa

This is just subjective but I think the british box is slightly more tanninic, “stronger” – so maybe less brewing time.
The british box also has those loose little paper teabags so I think the tea ages a faster. The non-british box has the tea in little paper envelopes, which while not ideal are better than the british box – also pricier obviously. And do enjoy, I think it is a brilliant tea.

Uniquity

I’m a sucker for those little paper envelopes – Possibly because it just makes it so easy to toss in my bag for emergency tea.

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Uniquity

Terrible news for someone who just bought a 50 pack of it…
Our independent grocer has 5 or 6 different Twinings teas that they carry 50 count boxes of, and I couldn’t resist!

cteresa

Oh, even the black british box is (IMO) sublime! And I am not really sure if the variations in taste are not a) subjective or b) different batches and all that or c) likely freshest, newest tea is more vivid and older (obviously) has lost more taste.

50 bags of Lady Grey in my house do not last very long, do enjoy! And maybe you will like better the british than the blue kind!

Uniquity

Is that the difference? That’s exciting, then! The British box was far more cost efficient than the blue box. I do love the taste, but I tend to drink caffeinated tea sparsely, only once or twice a day at most, and preferably not at all. I think I need to split some of this tea between home and work to make sure it is all enjoyed while ‘fresh’ : )

cteresa

This is just subjective but I think the british box is slightly more tanninic, “stronger” – so maybe less brewing time.
The british box also has those loose little paper teabags so I think the tea ages a faster. The non-british box has the tea in little paper envelopes, which while not ideal are better than the british box – also pricier obviously. And do enjoy, I think it is a brilliant tea.

Uniquity

I’m a sucker for those little paper envelopes – Possibly because it just makes it so easy to toss in my bag for emergency tea.

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