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Thanks to Alphakitty for a ‘surprise’ sample of this blend in a recent swap we did. It was one that she snuck in there on my and I think I might be quite happy she did.

So I guess, Dorian Grey is Earl Grey’s second cousin twice removed from his mothers side or something like that!

Dry it has a very appealing and exotic fruity/floral smell with a touch of creaminess to it. I immediately liked the smell of it so I scooped out a portion to brew for after I had finished my cup of freshly brewed Citron Oolong. I was so happy about a totally new tea I almost wanted to pour my cup out and brew it immediately, but that would have been sacrilegious!

Steeped it takes on your classic Earl Gray aroma, but with a bit more…I still get a faint presence of that fruity/floral aroma and the creaminess seems a touch more pronounced. It brews into a nice clean and clear dark brown tea.

I really enjoy the flavor profile of this tea, but nowhere in the mix do I taste caramel which is a slight shame I was really looking forward to that, I naturally always add a tsp of sugar into my tea’s this one seems overly sweet now making me think it probably didn’t need any, which is honestly rare for me.

Overall this tea is awesome, only problem is now I have yet another company to look at for tea’s. I am going to have to liquidate some of the DAVIDsTEA I have in order to make room! This is certainly one of the best or possibly the best black tea based Earl Gray I have has so far, I will have to compare against Cream of Earl Gray from Davids which has been holding my #1 spot for Black Earl Gray’s.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Alphakitty

Glad you liked this one! One of my favorite EG blends.

ne14t

Love it, I am sucker for Earl Gray period, this is a really good one. Shows me that I really have to open up more and accept other tea companies! Just found out there is a Teavana really close to my house so I am guessing that is my next stop.

Alphakitty

Teavana is pretty hit or miss, but I really love their Amandine Rose and Cha Yen Thai.

ne14t

Yeah I tried their Peachberry Jasmine Sutra I think it was and it didn’t do anything for me. To be honest from them I only really see three blends that speak out to me, but I have to branch out from just Davids I feel so close minded. 52Teas and Della Terra are other ones I will be doing online ordering from, maybe even join 52teas club as well, they have some unique blends that spark my weird side!

Alphakitty

The 52teas club was the best present I ever got, it is SO worth the money! You get tea every week! And if there’s one you don’t happen to like swapping 52tea blends is super easy

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Alphakitty

Glad you liked this one! One of my favorite EG blends.

ne14t

Love it, I am sucker for Earl Gray period, this is a really good one. Shows me that I really have to open up more and accept other tea companies! Just found out there is a Teavana really close to my house so I am guessing that is my next stop.

Alphakitty

Teavana is pretty hit or miss, but I really love their Amandine Rose and Cha Yen Thai.

ne14t

Yeah I tried their Peachberry Jasmine Sutra I think it was and it didn’t do anything for me. To be honest from them I only really see three blends that speak out to me, but I have to branch out from just Davids I feel so close minded. 52Teas and Della Terra are other ones I will be doing online ordering from, maybe even join 52teas club as well, they have some unique blends that spark my weird side!

Alphakitty

The 52teas club was the best present I ever got, it is SO worth the money! You get tea every week! And if there’s one you don’t happen to like swapping 52tea blends is super easy

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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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