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drank Earl Grey by Lupicia
779 tasting notes

I’ve been in the mood for an Earl Grey all day – so it was very fortunate that my Happy Bag from Lupicia decided to come in, because this was inside!

Steeped 2 teabags in 500ml. water in the Breville at below parameters.

The smell of the dry leaf was STRONG bergamot. Like, I held it too close to my nose when I sniffed and was bowled over. It smelled great, though, I just hoped it would not be as strong once steeped because that really would have been too much for me.

Thankfully, the smell mellows out in the steeped tea. This is a fantastic Earl Grey! I’m surprised at the fact this is a Keemun base, because I don’t really get any smokiness – just the strong bergamot and black tea in a great balance with each other. I’m drinking this without additives but I think it wouldn’t be bad with milk and sugar, either – in fact when I make it next I’ll try it that way and compare.

This is the first Lupicia tea I’ve ever tried, and it bodes well for the other teas I recieved in my Happy bag – January is going to be a fun month of new tea!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
SimplyJenW

I so wish the $50 ones were available by the time I got around to ordering……. They must have gone fast!

JoonSusanna

The only reason I got one is because I stayed awake until 3 AM (since I’m on the East Coast) and refreshed the site a few times. If only I could be so determined in all other areas of my life!

I’ve never tried Lupicia before either, and I wanted to just get a nice sampling (& free shipping… & that monthly magazine) which is the only reason I went with the larger one.

I’m thinking we got a lot of the same teas – but if we didn’t and if I end up posting about something that piques your interest, let me know and I can share. :)

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SimplyJenW

I so wish the $50 ones were available by the time I got around to ordering……. They must have gone fast!

JoonSusanna

The only reason I got one is because I stayed awake until 3 AM (since I’m on the East Coast) and refreshed the site a few times. If only I could be so determined in all other areas of my life!

I’ve never tried Lupicia before either, and I wanted to just get a nice sampling (& free shipping… & that monthly magazine) which is the only reason I went with the larger one.

I’m thinking we got a lot of the same teas – but if we didn’t and if I end up posting about something that piques your interest, let me know and I can share. :)

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A few of my favorite teas (in no particular order):

*Dessert flavored blacks
*Breakfast blends
*Virtually any black tea (but lapsang/keemun!)
*Dancong oolong
*Sencha
*Dragonwell

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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