40 Tasting Notes
This is one of the better Earl Grey teas I’ve had, since it’s not too heavy on the bergamot. I really have to be in the mood for it. It’s still snowy and cold here, and I really gravitate toward blacks when that’s the case, but I decided I wanted something with a little flavor, too. This is fitting the bill.
The last time I tried this was at school and I royally botched the steeping (both too long and too hot), rendering it undrinkably burnt and bitter. So last night I brewed it at home, where I could brew it properly.
It’s much better the second time around, and certainly interesting. It’s not a tea I’d want a lot of, or want often, and it’s not one at this point that I’d probably buy more of. I’m kind of a hard sell on green teas, unless they have a roasted flavor, and I’m getting that slightly bitter vegetal aftertaste on the back end of this that turns me off of greens. I think I’d like something like this much better if it had a black base.
I would be drinking this right now. But my stainless steel Thermos mug is being much too excellent at keeping it way too hot. I brewed this almost three hours ago. A half hour ago I took a tester sip and about scorched the tip of my tongue off. I think it’s a perfect steep, but I won’t know until the tingling sensation goes away and I dare to sip again. :)