95
drank Cream Earl Grey by TeaFrog
1679 tasting notes

Mmmm! This tea smells intriguingly wonderful! Upon first opening the package, a big cloud of bergamot oil hits me across the face. It is almost overwhelming. Then, I take a moment (to catch my breath), and I sniff at the leaves again. There is a smooth, underlying creaminess, reminiscent of vanilla, that suggests that the coming flavor might be something special! Following along with the instructions, I add one teaspoon of the very-scented leaves to my cup and then pour a cup of just-boiled water over them. Whoosh! The creamy scent billows up from the now-steeping tea. TeaFrog recommends 3-4 minutes for steeping, and I like to steep my teas about midway. Three and a half minutes later, a golden brown cup of joy awaits me. The aroma has mellowed out and the Earl Grey scent blends with the creamy notes. Drinking this tea, I find that it is so smooth! Delicious Earl Grey flavor, just as I think that Earl Grey should be, mixed with a creaminess that really hits the spot. The cup probably could have been steeped for four minutes and been just as tasty, if not a bit more so, but I will try that next time. I am also thinking that this tea would taste great if it were iced. This is definitely worth a try for any fans of Earl Grey (or someone looking to try something new!) On my personal enjoyment scale, I would rate this tea a 95/100.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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“I love trading tea and trying new teas. My favourites are oolong (mainly Chinese) and pu’erh.
Will gladly talk all day about tea.”

The above was my bio when I joined five years ago, and I felt it needed to be updated. I still love pu’erh, though I have begun to take preference toward cooked, shou. Oolongs are certainly still a go-to tea for me, but I have expanded my horizons to begin including greens and blacks based upon the weather and how I am feeling.

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