drank The Earl's Garden by DAVIDsTEA
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I had this as a tea to go when I stopped in at dT this afternoon. I should also report that I looked at the glass nordic mug, and the glass was disappointingly thin. Similar to the glass used for the perfect glass mug (which I own), I’m scared of breaking it because it just feels so thin and delicate.

Anyway, this tea. All I can say is that what i tasted was a generic earl grey and a muddled fruit pudddle where all the flavours jumbled into one rather unremarkable mess. I have a feeling that it could have been better, but I don’t think I’ll be revisitting it anytime soon. Not with teas like the tea merchant’s french earl grey and Paris in my collection.

Nxtdoor

I agree! I had it a long time ago, it was the very first cup to go I had from them. I was not familiar with their teas at that point and the chick suggested it so I thought ok. It was too much Earl and not enough of his garden in my opinion.

Courtney

Sorry about this one. :( Did you pick up anything else?

keychange

Yeah, his garden was remarkably lacking. And the earl was all befuddled and not even very early. And Courtney, I got myself a sample package of alpine punch. I didn’t like it when I had it tonight, but it was great as a latte. But I’ve never made a latte at home so we’ll see LOL.

TheTeaFairy

Sorry you didn’t feel this one…
i’ve had my glass perfect mug for almost 3 years now and you,re right it does seem fragile and thin, but I tell you that borosilicate glass is pretty resistant, I’m not super careful with it, I even put it in the dishwasher, it never broke (so far…maybe I was just lucky?) I bought a ceramic nordic mug a few weeks ago and I really like it.

keychange

Oh, well that gives me hope! I might bust out my glass perfect mug after work today, then.

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Nxtdoor

I agree! I had it a long time ago, it was the very first cup to go I had from them. I was not familiar with their teas at that point and the chick suggested it so I thought ok. It was too much Earl and not enough of his garden in my opinion.

Courtney

Sorry about this one. :( Did you pick up anything else?

keychange

Yeah, his garden was remarkably lacking. And the earl was all befuddled and not even very early. And Courtney, I got myself a sample package of alpine punch. I didn’t like it when I had it tonight, but it was great as a latte. But I’ve never made a latte at home so we’ll see LOL.

TheTeaFairy

Sorry you didn’t feel this one…
i’ve had my glass perfect mug for almost 3 years now and you,re right it does seem fragile and thin, but I tell you that borosilicate glass is pretty resistant, I’m not super careful with it, I even put it in the dishwasher, it never broke (so far…maybe I was just lucky?) I bought a ceramic nordic mug a few weeks ago and I really like it.

keychange

Oh, well that gives me hope! I might bust out my glass perfect mug after work today, then.

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Well, it’s been slightly over six months since I’ve joined steepster, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about this community. Like many of you, I began my foray into the world of loose-leaf tea by discovering David’s Tea, and although I’ve ventured out and have discovered many other companies that I’m extremely fond of, there are still many of David’s teas that I hold close to my heart and I will always appreciate it as a starting point for my journey.

As for my preferences, I tend to prefer bold black tea, flavoured and unflavoured alike, and I almost always take my blacks with cream and sugar. This isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy a good, flavoured white though, and I’m slowly making my way through the incredibly confusing world of oolongs and greens. I am also not a fan of rooibos, although I am starting to suspect green rooibos may be ok, but you know how it is: when you’ve decided you detest a certain ingredient, you’ll notice it everywhere—perhaps even where it doesn’t exist!

Things other than tea: I’m engaged to be married to my best friend, and feel like the richest woman on the planet because of it. I am also a veracious reader, and I also happen to have an obsession with fragrances, and have amassed quite a collection, although it pales in comparison to some collections out there! As a result of this obsession, I also follow several fragrance blogs, and am always up for a chat about scent. I’m also almost completely blind, and this does indeed mean that I come complete with a guide dog, who unlike me, hales from the sunny California campus of Guide dogs for the Blind. I think I’ve rambled on long enough, but if there’s anything you’d like to know or if you just feel like chatting to someone, please don’t hesitate to send me a message.

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