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drank Earl Grey Creme by Art of Tea
41 tasting notes

It’d probably be expected here to write something about how this tea is keeping me warm in the great big snowstorm we’re currently having here in New York. But let me be honest: I’m working from home and the heat works just fine. So let’s talk about the tea instead.

The best way I can think of to describe the tea is to say that it tastes like Earl Grey tea, only more so. They obviously put more than the normal amount of bergamot. (Also, has anyone ever seen an actual bergamot fruit? Do they have any uses other than flavoring tea? Why does the Firefox spellchecker insist that bergamot is not even a word?)

The vanilla, while present, is definitely secondary to the bergamot and the tea itself. It serves more to enhance these other flavors than to stand on its own.

Other posters here have suggested that this tea is especially nice with milk. I don’t usually like milk in my tea, but I suppose if I have some milk in the house then it might be worth trying.

Overall a nice, easy-to-drink black tea. I’ll certainly be drinking this a bunch in mornings when I need help waking up.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Angrboda

http://billgreenwell.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/bergamot.jpg This is a bergamot orange.
Also, according to wikipedia, used for preserves, aromatherapy, perfume and a herbal remedy for malaria.

As for the spellchecker, no idea.

mlc

…but I heard anti-malarial drugs give you great hallucinations. Feh to remedies without side effects.

takgoti

Indeed. If a drug doesn’t have a chance of inducing severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blurred vision; change in sexual ability or desire; chest pain; confusion; depression; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever; growth suppression; mental/mood changes; numbness or tingling in an arm or leg; one-sided weakness; painful or frequent urination; seizures; severe headache; severe stomach pain; severe weight loss; sudden severe dizziness, fainting, or vomiting; uncontrolled muscle movement; unusual weakness or tiredness; vision or speech changes…

…then feh on it AND its mother.

On a slightly more serious note, I have heard that anti-malarial drug hallucinations can be quite terrifying and not at all fun.

Angrboda

change in sexual ability or desire;
I read that as change in sexual orientation and went WHOA!!! O.o

HEE!

mlc

indeed, for the side effects of anti-malarial drugs, see Act Three of http://thislife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?episode=399 which was what popped into my mind as I was writing the above comment.

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Angrboda

http://billgreenwell.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/bergamot.jpg This is a bergamot orange.
Also, according to wikipedia, used for preserves, aromatherapy, perfume and a herbal remedy for malaria.

As for the spellchecker, no idea.

mlc

…but I heard anti-malarial drugs give you great hallucinations. Feh to remedies without side effects.

takgoti

Indeed. If a drug doesn’t have a chance of inducing severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blurred vision; change in sexual ability or desire; chest pain; confusion; depression; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever; growth suppression; mental/mood changes; numbness or tingling in an arm or leg; one-sided weakness; painful or frequent urination; seizures; severe headache; severe stomach pain; severe weight loss; sudden severe dizziness, fainting, or vomiting; uncontrolled muscle movement; unusual weakness or tiredness; vision or speech changes…

…then feh on it AND its mother.

On a slightly more serious note, I have heard that anti-malarial drug hallucinations can be quite terrifying and not at all fun.

Angrboda

change in sexual ability or desire;
I read that as change in sexual orientation and went WHOA!!! O.o

HEE!

mlc

indeed, for the side effects of anti-malarial drugs, see Act Three of http://thislife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?episode=399 which was what popped into my mind as I was writing the above comment.

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