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drank Earl Grey Special by TeaFrog
1846 tasting notes

What’s this, another Earl Grey? I feel like I have so many kinds now, I really am going to sit down and compare them side by side when I decide I need to order more than just samples. Anyway, I got this one with my bunch of samples from TeaFrog, and I was intrigued by all the extras; I love Earl Grey, but I’m not an EG purist by any means, and I enjoy blends that throw other things into the mix. This one brewed up a medium reddish orange, with an aroma primarily of the black tea base with some underlying citrus, and a bright lemony note over all as it cools. For all the additional ingredients, this one tastes like a fairly standard Earl Grey to me. There’s a maltiness to the Ceylon base, and a not-overpowering bergamot flavor with a very slight astringency. I actually don’t get a distinct lemony note, but I think it’s mostly contributing to the overall citrusy flavor. I’m not getting any distinct jasmine flavors. A pretty solid Earl Grey over all.

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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