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12 Days of Christmas Tea – Day 11

I am VERY behind on my tealogging (and slightly behind on my tea drinking). This came from Sil and it has a very strong scent – so strong I could smell it through the envelope. I originally thought it was a Lapsang base because of the smokiness, but apparently it’s something different (err.. I’m not sure what exactly).

It’s not bad. I’m not a big Lapsang fan, so I’ve got that working against me. I also think I taste some bergamot, so it tastes more like an “Earl Grey Lapsang” (which I’ll have to check after this note if such a blend exists).

I gave the tea to my boyfriend to try without any prior context (a popular pastime of mine) and he said it tasted like barley. I thought that was an odd comment, but when I did some homework, apparently this tea is like a single-malt whiskey (which is made with barley). I also learned what a single-malt whiskey is, since I know so little about alcohol.

Sil

Interesting that you taste bergamot :)

LiberTEAS

Actually… Such a thing does exist… I’ve a smoky earl Greg waiting for me in my stash from new mexico tea co. I’m sure others are out there too.

LiberTEAS

Greg = gray. Still learning how to work with this Nexus7

Kittenna

Hahahaha, Earl Greg, eh? That could be some interesting new thing!

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Sil

Interesting that you taste bergamot :)

LiberTEAS

Actually… Such a thing does exist… I’ve a smoky earl Greg waiting for me in my stash from new mexico tea co. I’m sure others are out there too.

LiberTEAS

Greg = gray. Still learning how to work with this Nexus7

Kittenna

Hahahaha, Earl Greg, eh? That could be some interesting new thing!

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So the short story is, a few years ago I was VERY MUCH into tea. And then a lot of things happened, and I got out of tea for a while. And now, I’m back.

To me, tea is the missing puzzle piece for my healthy lifestyle. When I drink tea I am encouraged to eat healthy and be active. I drink tea because I simply enjoy the taste, but the health aspects are just an added bonus.

I love all types of teas, although greens and oolongs tend to be my favorite. I also love a good herbal.

Unless otherwise stated, I drink my teas straight. To brew I either use my ingenuiTEA or T-Sac (for teas that don’t expand much). One of these days I might break down and buy a Breville, but I’m trying to resist..

I’m kinda strict when rating my teas. I rarely give a tea above a 95. Teas that I really like I keep in the 95-85 category. I’ve yet to give a tea 100 yet. So, if you see a tea about 95, that means I thought it was an amazing tea!

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