1273 Tasting Notes
Must get more of this delicious.
Cold fighting, fat burning, taste bud lavishing
New year tea!
Airplane tea (yes, I provided the tea).
I really must get more of this before the holiday season is over.
I have been drinking this tea for some time now, and I finally decided that I should write an official review to share with others. There are three important factors that draw me to this tea: 1) Complexity, 2) Hardiness, and 3) Versatility. Lady Grey is a variation on the traditional Earl Grey tea. In the case of Twining’s Lady Grey, the traditional black tea with bergamot oil is supplemented by flavors of lemon and Seville oranges. Here is where the complexity comes into the equation. While the typical Earl Grey is a bold, straightforward cup, I found that the Lady Grey’s flavor varies through the pot and across the tongue. The various citrus notes can be tasted quite separately.
Though the packaging recommends a steep time of 2-4 minutes, I have left this tea steeping for an indefinite (15+ minutes with no adverse effects to the flavor). Typical black teas run the risk of steeping a brew that is too astringent, because of being left in the water for too long. Not so with the Lady Grey – this tea is hardy!
The versatility aspect of this tea comes into play with both additions and temperature. Trying it with cream and sugar was a pleasant (though not necessary) experience. I found that it could be consumed hot or cooled, and it was equally tasty at either point.
For those who like Earl Grey or citrusy black teas, give Lady Grey a try! I recommend it as a pleasant addition to one’s tea cupboard. On my personal enjoyment scale, I would give it a 70/100.
Following up a strong tea (Peet’s Winter Solstice) with this light beauty.
Morning tea with a bit of flavored creamer.
Just a random that I picked up from the airport. Mixed it with some used Lady Grey teabags for additional citrus flavor.
First pot and second pot of the day…
Despite being in teabags, I am still enjoying it.
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Having traveled to my parents’ house with a minimal amount of tea, expecting to only be there for a few days, I was very thankful to find this in my mother’s cupboard, especially now that my travel plans have been changed and I will be staying for longer…
This is one of the few teas I have left from Vital Tea Leaf. I cannot wait to make another trip to that store!
An ode to the last leaves in the tin.
Farewell to thee,
O campfire tea,
It shall be missed.
The mornings of bliss and
Did never go amiss.
End of the can. I need to find some of this and stock up…
Just looking for something different, I browsed via my cupboard and this caught my eye.
I cannot stop drinking this…