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Awhile ago I saw a tea by Kusmi that made my heart skip a beat.
It was a Smoky Earl Grey.
I immediately envisioned my rough around the edges Earl but perhaps with a tinge of saddle leather and camp smoke.
Maybe the Earl went a little cowboy?
Anyhow, this tea is out of my budget for a bit.
So, after yesterday when I had Smooth Earl by Compass Teas, I decided this morning to rough up the smoothness a little on this guy, give him five o’clock shadow or something.
So, I added a bit of Lapsang Souchong by Harney and Sons (if you follow my tealogs, this is the LS that I thought was a little too rough)
I thought I could smooth out the rough LS and rough up the smooth Earl.
I smell mainly the LS but there is definitely bergamot in the background.
Taste is the same, LS right up front and then the bergamot.
Not bad, I think achieved a Cowboy Earl.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Jim Marks

The Earl of Deadwood.

Hesper June

I like it, Jim!

Angrboda

The smoky EG is lovely! I’ve got lots and generally try to keep it around, so if you are interested I can send you a sample. PM me if you are. :)

Hesper June

Oh, Goody! I sent you a PM;)

ashmanra

Have you tried The Earl of Harlem by Ambessa (by Harney and Sons)? It is very nice! I would say five o’clock shadow, unbuttoned white dress shirt, enjoys the opera, but can still keep his seat on a spirited horse even though ot really a cowboy.

Hesper June

I have seen The Earl of Harlem and it is on my list to buy.
I love anything Earl Grey-ish and so always on the look out.
This one sounds intriguing;)

ashmanra

Hesper June: I might have a sachet or two left. PM me your addy. If I do, I will send one on for you to try.

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Jim Marks

The Earl of Deadwood.

Hesper June

I like it, Jim!

Angrboda

The smoky EG is lovely! I’ve got lots and generally try to keep it around, so if you are interested I can send you a sample. PM me if you are. :)

Hesper June

Oh, Goody! I sent you a PM;)

ashmanra

Have you tried The Earl of Harlem by Ambessa (by Harney and Sons)? It is very nice! I would say five o’clock shadow, unbuttoned white dress shirt, enjoys the opera, but can still keep his seat on a spirited horse even though ot really a cowboy.

Hesper June

I have seen The Earl of Harlem and it is on my list to buy.
I love anything Earl Grey-ish and so always on the look out.
This one sounds intriguing;)

ashmanra

Hesper June: I might have a sachet or two left. PM me your addy. If I do, I will send one on for you to try.

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A Farmer’s Wife who drinks her tea to forget the din of the world.
Love all tea, from black to herbal concoctions.
Usually start my day with black tea and then move on to Oolong or Green in the afternoon, then finish the day with a tisane.
Loose Leaf teas are my preference, I say “Free the Leaves!” :)
When I am not drinking tea, I enjoy knitting, baking, reading, playing with one of our rescue animals or working along side my husband on our farm.

My rating system is rather relaxed:
50’s or under- Um, is this tea or did I get this from the slop bucket?
60’s- Not really my thing, certainly will not be purchasing again.
70’s- I will give this tea a few more tries to see if it grows on me , right now it is okay but not thrilling me.
80’s- Like this tea a lot. It might be a tea that I have to be in a certain mood for and therefore not a daily drinker, but try to have on hand for those “moods”
90’s and higher- ADORE! Will never be without!

I most always drink my tea plain.
No sweeteners or milk/cream.

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