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I’ve been a bit scarce around here, and will continue to be, because I am entering the home stretch of my dissertation and I don’t really have time to do anything but work. I am reading Steepster still, but tasting notes generally take too much time. I’m throwing a quick one for this tea up, though, because it’s new to me. Thanks to wheezybee for this sample.

Due to some less than stellar experiences with some Mariage teas, I have not done a lot of seeking them out. I know they can vary widely because the bases can be very different, but I’ve never been impressed enough to go through the (somewhat considerable) effort of trying more of them. However, when wheezybee contacted me about a swap, I decided this would be a good opportunity to try out some of their Earl Greys.

I am certainly more pleased with this tea than most. It’s nicely blended… The bergamot is nice and well-balanced, citrusy and slightly floral, and the base tea is smooth, without astringency or off notes (for me). Nothing about it really stands out, but it’s a tasty Earl Grey, and it does make me believe that there are other MF teas that I would likely enjoy.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
greenteafairy

Good luck with the dissertation!

ifjuly

Yes, best wishes on your dissertation. And, not that it matters but I agree completely with this review, ha.

ifjuly

(I mean that it’s a very nicely blended EG and whatnot, but it’s not like seeing stars or anything in terms of any one particular aspect knocking my socks off)

wheezybee

Good luck!!!

Sil

Good luck with wrapping things up :)

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greenteafairy

Good luck with the dissertation!

ifjuly

Yes, best wishes on your dissertation. And, not that it matters but I agree completely with this review, ha.

ifjuly

(I mean that it’s a very nicely blended EG and whatnot, but it’s not like seeing stars or anything in terms of any one particular aspect knocking my socks off)

wheezybee

Good luck!!!

Sil

Good luck with wrapping things up :)

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: I’m in LOVE with these teas.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Tasty teas that I enjoy, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but wouldn’t seek out. They don’t quite do it for me in one aspect or another; often just not quite my style
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.

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Ohio, US

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