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I have mixed feeling about this Earl Grey. The first thing that hit me was the citrus note, then the creamy vanilla part, then the tea. When I think earl grey, I think fragrant tea with just a hint of citrus. I really want to smell that earl grey distinct aroma and that didn’t hit me with the first few sips. It kind of crept up on me as I kept drinking it and even then the tea didn’t seem to have that flavor I was looking for. The vanilla is nice, but just a tad too overpowering. I’m very sensitive to vanilla and often find that when it’s used, there is too much of it. At least the vanilla didn’t taste artificial.

I just steeped this a second time, but I feel like the tea is mostly the same. I don’t really notice a change in how the flavors progress. It feels a little smoother, but I think that may be because I knew what to expect from the flavor.

All in all it is a good tea- just not what I was expecting. I think I could grow to like this, but I was expecting more fragrance from the tea itself.

Chizakura

This was a lot like how I felt originally about this tea. Too much vanilla, not enough earl grey. But it grew on me like WHOA. This is the one tea from David’s that I HAVE to have on hand at all times.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Yeah. Good to know I’m not the only one! I think I’d have to try it again to really make up my mind about it.

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Chizakura

This was a lot like how I felt originally about this tea. Too much vanilla, not enough earl grey. But it grew on me like WHOA. This is the one tea from David’s that I HAVE to have on hand at all times.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Yeah. Good to know I’m not the only one! I think I’d have to try it again to really make up my mind about it.

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