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Got a pack of 7 different tea 1oz samplers today. I always get all excited when i see new tea in front of me ;) Water was boiling already when i saw the package on the table. So i couldn’t wait. Picked Earl Gray first. Just so i can compare it to the teabag one from Twinings.
First of all the leaves aren’t that big but they look nice and the tea smells nice in the bag. I can see little pink flowers in the mix too. Don’t know whats that from (still a n00b). But i intend to Google it.
Color is very nice, clear deep red. Smells nice and not too strong.
Tastes quite mild. Which i kinda like. Is somehow different than the teabags but can’t say why. Has probably less strong bergamot taste (which i also prefer). Not sure about it tho. It tastes bit less lemony but more sour. And black tea in it might be less strong. Maybe i just didn’t steep same amount comparing to the teabag. Basically the difference is a slight sour note that this one has. Not sure why.
After drinking leaves a nice aroma in my mouth. Sooo… well i like it. Earl Gray became one of those teas that i like to drink when i just want a neutral drink – nothing sweet or very particular – just something i can drink in between the special ones, just drink it on regular basis.

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born with a bit of a restless, curious and exploring spirit ;) love to travel and i do it a lot lately. enjoy good food and drinks. love trying out new stuff. just about to start exploring the world of teas and i’m really enthusiastic about it ;)

EDIT 4 months later:
still a n00b here but starting to get it ;) i try to buy loose tea but i got a lot of teabags too cuz it’s easier to find here. from not liking black tea ended up love it. green can be quite good too but waiting for more real ones to try. whites are sometimes awesome, sometimes not, rooibos and fruity blends are a good replacement for juices… and so on… still excited about every new tea… loving it more every day :D

since my favorite hobby is photography i take photos whenever something is interesting. including my tea making process…

Rating system (i’ll try to use it from now on):
0-20 sorry, can’t do it. ewwy
20-50 i’ll drink it if i have to, i f not no ty
50-70 its not bad, quite drinkable
70-85 i like it, might buy more
85-100 gimme more of this stuff

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rijeka, croatia

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