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Well this is rather odd. I know for a fact I drank this tea and wrote up a tasting note. Weird.

I’m sure Dylan and MIssy sent this because they’re familiar with my love or various EG’s. This is intriguing. I’ve avoided any and all Ear Grey de la Creme because of my tumultuous and storied history with vanilla. I’m not sure how much I’d like other EGdlC’s, but I’m really enjoying this one. The creamy scent coming from the bag is delicious, but worries me a bit because of the vanilla. The strong citrus smell tag teaming it does boost my confidence.

So I have to wonder how much of Dylan’s review is affecting me here, as lime is definitely the primary taste I’m picking up. It’s like lime dipped in buttery creme. With the sweetness of the lime on the front end, the vanilla is blended to come across more like creaminess than vanilla. I honestly don’t even recognize it as an Earl Grey until the end when bergamot pops back up to remind me that it’s actually his show after all.

All in all, it’s an extremely smooth and interesting take on EG that has me excited to not only try other versions of EGdlC, but also try other offerings from Mad Hat.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec
Missy

I did wonder if the vanilla was going to ruin it for you. I’m glad it didn’t.

Blake

I may exaggerate my distaste for vanilla just a bit. As long it’s relatively low key and blended well with other flavors, we’re okay. The problem comes in when I taste something and vanilla is the primary (or only) flavor.

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Missy

I did wonder if the vanilla was going to ruin it for you. I’m glad it didn’t.

Blake

I may exaggerate my distaste for vanilla just a bit. As long it’s relatively low key and blended well with other flavors, we’re okay. The problem comes in when I taste something and vanilla is the primary (or only) flavor.

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