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I don’t really have any of my smart arse comments to start off with for this tea, so this will probably be one of the shortest if not the shortest review I do on a tea.

Dry this tea looks almost like confetti or something, the black tea leaves are contrasted by colorful pieces from I am assuming the cornflower and bergamot, it has a very pleasing smell on the nose, typical Earl Grey but with a aroma of cream suggesting this tea is smooth. I didn’t really notice much change in aroma while steeping it, nor did it appear as if the leaves did any fancy blooming or anything.

The final brew was out right awesome, we all grew up at some point probably drinking cup after cup of Earl Grey from Twinning’s or something like that, well this guy is like the bigger brother, it honestly took my opinion of Earl Grey back where it should be. I drank so much of the aforementioned Twinning’s Earl Grey that I almost hated Earl Grey.

Everyone should have an Earl Grey in their cupboard, most people who are not well versed with tea will generally ask for Earl Grey or Orange Pekoe so why not treat them well and really mess them up when they go back to the cheap bagged stuff, by brewing a nice loose leaf tea!

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Tea, Earl Grey, Hot!

I will attempt to taste and comment on each and every blend offered from DAVIDsTEA and of course anything else that comes across my path.

I only drink tea brewed from loose leaf tea, and tend to sweeten my teas with a teaspoon of raw cane sugar per 8oz of tea and consider a cup either 12oz or 16oz depending on what mug I want to use.

I generally do not put milk in my tea’s; however sometimes I may make a ‘London Fog’ style drink or add milk to herbal infusions to add a bit more creaminess to it.

And I generally enjoy drink a nice hot tea while relaxing listening to some Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd.

I am quite liberal with my Tea ratings, I take the smiley face to heart for judging. If I really like it then it will score a high grade regardless of the brand or if I can keep it in my cupboard or not. But to break it down further a bit more check this out:

0-10 – Wouldn’t drink it if I was dying.
10-20 – Are you sure this didn’t come out of a bag?
20-50 – There is hope for this tea…somewhere but not here
50-60 – Drinkable, but not stockable
60-70 – Ok, were onto something here!
70-80 – Wow you gotta try this
80+ I freaking love it, where can I buy it?

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Vancouver, B.C.

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