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drank Lady Grey by Twinings
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So, I’m living in Japan these days and therefore my drinking this is probably doubly odd. But after my millionth cup of green tea, I found myself craving some earl grey. And, I reasoned to myself, there was no real reason to hold out to find a shop that sold it here. The original point of earl grey was to flavor black tea that wasn’t so fresh, in order to make it drinkable. So I allowed myself to pick up some tea at the grocery store. For variety, I decided to try Lady Grey rather than the standard earl grey.

So this has less of a bergamot bite to it, is less peppery than good earl grey. It’s slightly sweet from the safflower leaves in it, and mild. I actually quite like it, and I’m sure in a blind taste test I’d be fooled by this and prove that my preference for higher end earl grey /lady greys is unnecessary.

Considering how much this cost me in Tokyo (I got the loose tea, so yes it does come in loose tea), it was the convenience of nabbing it at the grocery store alone that kept me from holding out. It’s not cheap here.

On this cool grey July day (yes, cool!) in Tokyo, I am enjoying this with my windows open, before I do yoga. It’s a great afternoon cup of tea, and makes me feel snuggly.

p.s. my canister is prettier in the one in the picture. Yay for Japan.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
CHAroma

OMG, I’m so jealous!!!!! You’re in Japan???!!! Will you spend all your time in Tokyo or are you visiting other places as well? Do you speak Japanese? AHHHH!!!! Tell me EVERYTHING!!!

Lisbet

I will (and have) visited other places, but I’ll be living in Tokyo the entire year. I do speak Japanese. 日本語も話しますか。Yeah, I adore Japan and I could totally see staying here if my advisor wouldn’t miss me/ I wouldn’t starve from lack of money if I didn’t return to the U.S. in June.

CHAroma

Boston Universityで三年間日本語を勉強しました 。 私の新婚旅行に
日本に行きます。

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CHAroma

OMG, I’m so jealous!!!!! You’re in Japan???!!! Will you spend all your time in Tokyo or are you visiting other places as well? Do you speak Japanese? AHHHH!!!! Tell me EVERYTHING!!!

Lisbet

I will (and have) visited other places, but I’ll be living in Tokyo the entire year. I do speak Japanese. 日本語も話しますか。Yeah, I adore Japan and I could totally see staying here if my advisor wouldn’t miss me/ I wouldn’t starve from lack of money if I didn’t return to the U.S. in June.

CHAroma

Boston Universityで三年間日本語を勉強しました 。 私の新婚旅行に
日本に行きます。

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Grad student in sociocultural anthropology. I drink tea while reading for my courses, and it makes the books go down easier. I genuinely like most kinds of tea – although fruit tisanes kind of scare me.

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