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drank Earl Grey by Tazo
1351 tasting notes

This is listed under Tazo and Tazo Tea. I just grabbed one.

A coworker went to a fancy smancy dinner party held by the company his wife works for, and Tazo is the tea they served. He grabbed some for me – I have a bit of a tea reputation at work :) I have tried this Earl Grey a half dozen times in the past, always to poor results. Apparently, our local Starbucks and The Wal-Mart (according to Larry the cable guy you must add the “The” to Wal-Mart)… look a squirrel… anyway our local stores don’t sell enough for it to be fresh as I have never, ever, and I mean never, smelled or tasted bergamot in this stuff. So, I open the envelope. It smells a bit peppery and of lavenderish bergamot. Hey, so far so good. I steep three minutes and added my sweetener (why put it off, I know I am going to do it eventually). Wait for it to cool. Waiting, Waiting. Take a sip and… flowery, lavender tasting bergamot! Hallelujah! Except, wait a minute… have I just crossed the line into tea snobbery? This tastes kind of like the paper bag. I mean it isn’t horrible, and its Earl Grey – with freakin’ bergamot flavor, but the tea base is paper flavored. It’s muffled like someone talking with their hand over their mouth. As the cup cools the bergamot pops even more but the base just never develops. This is the best cup of Tazo I have ever had, but sadly (or happily), I know this is just ok tea. I did like the bergamot. Glad I could finally taste it. Next.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Hesper June

I hear ya’
I have never ever noticed paper bags when drinking tea my entire life.
Now, I totally taste them and it bugs the heck out of me!
Its so distracting from the taste of the tea.
I am made fun of enough for drinking tea and now this?
Begrudgingly we trod to snobbery, My friend.

K S

If my Saturday morning restuarant tea bag starts tasting like paper I am going to be so sad.

ashmanra

I can’t get tea at Barnes and Noble because all I taste is the paper cup. And burned leaves,when I order white tea.

K S

Got my first Hot Cinnamon Spice at B&N. They just about burnt my lips off, and yes I tasted paper cup. I never get hot tea in Starbucks for the same reason.

gmathis

I’m picky about travel mugs for the same reason. Most of the time I don’t get anything but plastic lid. (Tervis Tumblers are my implement of choice.)

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Hesper June

I hear ya’
I have never ever noticed paper bags when drinking tea my entire life.
Now, I totally taste them and it bugs the heck out of me!
Its so distracting from the taste of the tea.
I am made fun of enough for drinking tea and now this?
Begrudgingly we trod to snobbery, My friend.

K S

If my Saturday morning restuarant tea bag starts tasting like paper I am going to be so sad.

ashmanra

I can’t get tea at Barnes and Noble because all I taste is the paper cup. And burned leaves,when I order white tea.

K S

Got my first Hot Cinnamon Spice at B&N. They just about burnt my lips off, and yes I tasted paper cup. I never get hot tea in Starbucks for the same reason.

gmathis

I’m picky about travel mugs for the same reason. Most of the time I don’t get anything but plastic lid. (Tervis Tumblers are my implement of choice.)

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