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drank Smooth Earl by Compass Teas
119 tasting notes

ANOTHER WEIRD CRAVING! AGAIN when I got home today, I had a huge craving for some Earl Grey! So, this is what I’m brewing up! I’ve had one other tea from Compass Teas and it was pretty tasty so I’m hoping this one is too!

I LOVE the combination of bergamot and vanilla, it’s one of my favorites! This one smells like the two and there’s not one scent fighting another, which makes it basically smell like heaven (I use that simile a lot….). I added milk and sugar because 9/10 when I drink Earl Grey, milk and sugar are added (the remaining 1/10 is when the tea doesn’t have a black base). This one is super yummy! Creamy (the milk helps :P), sweet, and very satisfying while still being able to be relaxing. I really like this one! I see an order from Compass coming somewhere in the near future (although, I say that about every company!).

This one is definitely doing its job at relaxing me. I’m in the midst of studying for all of my AP exams and I’m SUUUUPER stressed. For those who don’t know, AP stands for Advanced Placement and they are certain classes (for instance, this year I’m in AP Art History and AP United States History, and next year I’m taking AP Government and Politics, Psychology, and English Language and Composition). The classes are the highest level possible at MOST schools (including mine) and they’re very challenging. In early May, you have the opportunity to take an AP exam, in which you take everything you’ve learned in the year and then apply it to a test. If you get a good score (the exams are graded on a scale from 1-5), then you can earn potential college credit. Plus, the classes look good on college applications. I’m currently studying for my two exams that are in less than 3 weeks and I’m SO stressed. I got two books that I plan on reading on the 8 hour drive to Philly this weekend. Anyways, my rant aside, this tea was really yummy!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Erin

Ahh AP classes. Thank god I don’t have to deal with that anymore. Good luck on your exams!

Ian

I still have two more years of them too! :P Thanks! I reallllly hope I do well!

Dylan Oxford

AP as a sophomore? I don’t think that was even allowed at my high school (1.2 billion years ago). Kudos, good sir.

Kittenna

Go with the cravings!! :D

Ian

@Dylan-You can only take History APs as a sophomore at my school. I decided that I wanted to go for AP US because I had already taken an American history class in 8th grade and there was no “honors” option, only AP. I’m taking AP Art History online. But thank you :D

@Krystaleyn-Luckily I have enough tea to satisfy THOSE cravings. It really sucks when I have a food craving and I have no way of eating it!

Michelle

You’ll be fine! I didn’t take any APs (although I took the English Lit exam) and I did fine, got into a good school. It’s not everything :)

Ninavampi

I am sooo glad I am done with all of that craziness… It is completely worth it if you have your goals set high! : ) It all pays of in the end when you send in your applications!

ScottTeaMan

Best of luck Ian.

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Erin

Ahh AP classes. Thank god I don’t have to deal with that anymore. Good luck on your exams!

Ian

I still have two more years of them too! :P Thanks! I reallllly hope I do well!

Dylan Oxford

AP as a sophomore? I don’t think that was even allowed at my high school (1.2 billion years ago). Kudos, good sir.

Kittenna

Go with the cravings!! :D

Ian

@Dylan-You can only take History APs as a sophomore at my school. I decided that I wanted to go for AP US because I had already taken an American history class in 8th grade and there was no “honors” option, only AP. I’m taking AP Art History online. But thank you :D

@Krystaleyn-Luckily I have enough tea to satisfy THOSE cravings. It really sucks when I have a food craving and I have no way of eating it!

Michelle

You’ll be fine! I didn’t take any APs (although I took the English Lit exam) and I did fine, got into a good school. It’s not everything :)

Ninavampi

I am sooo glad I am done with all of that craziness… It is completely worth it if you have your goals set high! : ) It all pays of in the end when you send in your applications!

ScottTeaMan

Best of luck Ian.

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Hello!

I’m Ian and I’m a 15 year old student who lives in Vermont. I started (heavily) drinking tea in Late 2010 and have been obsessed ever since!

I tend to drink more black and herbal teas, though I do enjoy oolong, green, and white, and I’m exploring other facets of the tea world (I’m still trying with pu-erh!)

I tend to lean towards sweeter and fruity flavors in my teas, and I’m not a big fan of smoky flavored teas, or anything that’s VERY bold.

I also enjoy a cup of coffee every once and a while, though it does mess with my stomach sometimes so I don’t drink it as often as I drink tea.

In addition to tea drinking, I’m also really interested in:
Classical music (I’ve been playing clarinet for 5 years now and it’s my favorite thing to do), independent arts/music, education on environmental sustainability, reading, Fair Trade and safe-trade practices, Cognitive science, art history, and a lot more.

I’m open to swaps, but I don’t have a very wide collection. Regardless, if I review a tea and you would like a sample, feel free to message me and we can work something out! If you would like to just try something without a swap, feel free to ask too! I know that I personally don’t have a lot of teas to swap and if you’re in the same position as me just feel free to ask for a sample and I’ll send you some, no strings attached!

I run a blog on TeaTrade which you can find here: http://serendipitea.teatra.de/. The goal of my blog is to better connect tea with the arts and go beyond just the taste aspect of tea. Enjoy!

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