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drank Earl Grey Creme by Teavana
796 tasting notes

Enjoying this tonight with some half and half and sugar.

The taste is very creamy and orangey but not very strong on the black tea. Texture is kind of thin, too, even though I used a tablespoon of leaf to 500 ml. water. I have a fair amount of this to go through but I think that I’ll definitely try a different earl grey creme for comparison’s sake when it’s gone.

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

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I have come to the point (as of October 2014) where quality in tea is more important than quantity. Especially because I’m a seasonal tea drinker where hot tea is concerned, and a SLOW one to boot. I generally don’t resteep only because I’d be here all day if I did, though I do break out a gaiwan from time to time.

I adore French teas in practically every iteration, Japanese Sencha (specifically from the Uji region, as they offer the most seaweed flavor), and Dan Cong oolongs. I am trying to focus on plain teas and so companies like Verdant, Upton, and Butiki are on my favorites list.

When it comes to tea, I feel like the 10th Doctor says it best:

“Tea! That’s all I needed! Good cup of tea! Super-heated infusion of free-radicals and tannin, just the thing for healing the synapses. "

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