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drank Lady Grey by Twinings
186 tasting notes

Mmm. After a really disappointing string of Bigelow teas that made me very, very sad, it’s nice to try something good from Twinings! This was the perfect cup to start off my morning. When I opened the little packet, the smell made me smile. It’s a really perky blend of citrus, and it smelled absolutely delicious!

The tea brews up fairly dark, and I have to say, the taste is superior to Twinings’ regular Earl Grey. It’s still got a floral edge to it, but the citrus flavors are more pronounced and a bit more complex. The combination is the perfect blend of soothing and eye-opening. It doesn’t jolt you awake; it coaxes you.

This is the last of the blends in my Twinings variety pack to taste, and I must say, I pretty much enjoyed every flavor in here. I’m looking forward to finishing up the rest of the bags. If loose leaf tea tastes a lot better than this, then I can’t wait!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
takgoti

Have you decided who you’re going to order from yet? Or have you already put one through?

Regardless, I’m glad that you finally got a hold on a decent tea, bagged or not! I think a couple of people favor Lady Grey as well. And I think one of them liked this tea note. [Jillian, I’m looking at you.]

teaplz

I haven’t ordered yet, but I think I’m going to put the first order in through Adagio, for a couple of reasons. I can get the IngenuiTEA, which I’ve heard from a bunch of people is a good first teapot thinger, and I have a $5 off coupon. :O

Yeah, it’s been a tea nightmare for me the last few days! Lady Grey put a smile on my face this morning. :)

takgoti

I have teavana’s equivalent of the IngenuiTEA and it’s definitely a neat device to have around! Extremely handy. I had total gadget envy when a friend pulled one out before I got my own.

If you don’t have an electric kettle that does temperature control, I feel that I should put the UtiliTEA on your radar because it pretty much rocks my world. It doesn’t allow you to control it to the degree, but it’s SO much easier than trying not to forget that the water is cooling when you do it old school. And it’s super fast. The price on Adagio’s website is one of the best that I’ve seen for a temp-controlled kettle, and I think they have at least one bundle with it, too.

Just another thing with which to overwhelm you!

Jillian

@Takgoti: Guilty as charged. :P

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takgoti

Have you decided who you’re going to order from yet? Or have you already put one through?

Regardless, I’m glad that you finally got a hold on a decent tea, bagged or not! I think a couple of people favor Lady Grey as well. And I think one of them liked this tea note. [Jillian, I’m looking at you.]

teaplz

I haven’t ordered yet, but I think I’m going to put the first order in through Adagio, for a couple of reasons. I can get the IngenuiTEA, which I’ve heard from a bunch of people is a good first teapot thinger, and I have a $5 off coupon. :O

Yeah, it’s been a tea nightmare for me the last few days! Lady Grey put a smile on my face this morning. :)

takgoti

I have teavana’s equivalent of the IngenuiTEA and it’s definitely a neat device to have around! Extremely handy. I had total gadget envy when a friend pulled one out before I got my own.

If you don’t have an electric kettle that does temperature control, I feel that I should put the UtiliTEA on your radar because it pretty much rocks my world. It doesn’t allow you to control it to the degree, but it’s SO much easier than trying not to forget that the water is cooling when you do it old school. And it’s super fast. The price on Adagio’s website is one of the best that I’ve seen for a temp-controlled kettle, and I think they have at least one bundle with it, too.

Just another thing with which to overwhelm you!

Jillian

@Takgoti: Guilty as charged. :P

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22-year-old NYC girl just starting out on her tea adventures! I used to hate tea. If you asked me a few years ago what I thought of tea, I’d tell you it tasted like hot, dirty dishwater. Not anymore! I acquired a taste for tea when I started drinking peppermint tea for my upset stomach problems. From there I graduated to teas like chamomile and Lipton. But Lipton wasn’t strong enough!

I’m getting the hang of this loose leaf thing. Black’s my default, but I’ve found that I really love teas that fall into every category. I’m a purist – I always drink my tea neat. I prefer unflavored tea over flavored tea, and really dislike anything flavored with artificial-tasting substances. I’ve grown up a bit in my tea drinking, and I find that novelty appeals to me less and less.

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