I got this tea at Shadowfall’s stash sale a while back… It is close to a sipdown now. It seems like I have never reviewed it.

I still have a cold, my taste buds still don’t work right. The lavender is pretty much all I can taste in it right now. So I will just roughly consolidate my previous experiences with this tea: I do enjoy it although it sure is not the greatest earl grey out there. The bergamot is rather citrusy than floral, and there’s no creaminess in the tea either. On the other hand, the bergamot flavoring doesn’t seem to taste particularly artificial, which is always a win. The base is decently strong, even a bit astringent.

Oh, and there’s lots of lavender, the whole meadow of it. I don’t seem to mind it.

Overall it makes a pretty solid everyday earl grey with a purple twist from the lavender. I would love to try a lavender EG from some other purveyor one day.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I started drinking tea when I was a teenager, my dad used to make tea a million times a day as it was (and still is!) good for his health. So he would make it for the entire family. Usually it was Lipton with a teaspoon of sugar per cup and a slice of lemon. I was fond of it made this way then a lot.

Then I would have occasional loose leaf teas, I slowly got into green tea… I would mostly stick to bagged tea though. It was just convenient.

Only recently, in the middle of 2013, did I start getting seriously into all kinds of loose leaf tea.

- Chinese black teas
- green oolongs
- super-fruity rooibos/honeybush “teas”
- interesting dessert teas

- green teas
- white teas
- dark oolongs
- non-Chinese black teas
- earl greys
- pu-erhs
- anything else that is missing from other categories

- chai teas
- herbal teas
- fruit teas

- mint in blends (it’s ok as straight mint)

Apart from tea, I love reading, board-gaming with my husband, learning foreign languages (currently Spanish and Portuguese) and listening to lots and lots of music!

And if we just stick to food-related stuff I am also a great aficionado of good craft beer and dark chocolate :)

Whispering Pines Tea Co.
Shang Tea
Yezi Tea
Golden Moon Tea
Harney & Sons

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