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drank Earl Grey Bravo by Adagio Teas
186 tasting notes

No. Just… no.

Thanks Auggy for giving me different steeping instructions for this guy. It actually tasted a bit better this time around – the bergamot flavor was almost manageable, but it’s still So. Bitter. I did get to taste the Ceylon this time around, which is just smooth default Adagio Ceylon. But the bergamot here just kills me. It’s noxious and overwhelming and just not fun.

If I can’t finish a cup, I really can’t rate this very highly. Is it the worst tea ever? No, and I’m sure that someone that LOVES bergamot would like this. But to me it’s just an unbalanced mess. Too bad it smells so gorgeous. It tempts me into making it only to disappoint me into oblivion.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Bethany

I’m a big Earl Grey fan, but I HATED

Bethany

Whoops! HATED Adagio’s version. I love SpecialTeas’ versions far more.

Cofftea

I like how your teas have genders:) Maybe you could blend it w/ a female one?;)

teaplz

Well, the tea name IS “Earl Grey.” He seems like quite the gentleman. This is his bratty younger brother of a tea. :(

Bethany, I’m so happy someone else disliked this one. I feel so silly for disliking it… and I’ve been having lots of troubles with EGs in general. The closest thing I’ve come to liking an EG was Twinings’ Lady Grey. So maybe there’s hope for me yet!

Kitch3ntools

i dont like EGs but twinings lady Grey is delicious. maybe its the balance of flavors? who knows :) too bad its 130am or id brew up a cup of lady grey :)

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Bethany

I’m a big Earl Grey fan, but I HATED

Bethany

Whoops! HATED Adagio’s version. I love SpecialTeas’ versions far more.

Cofftea

I like how your teas have genders:) Maybe you could blend it w/ a female one?;)

teaplz

Well, the tea name IS “Earl Grey.” He seems like quite the gentleman. This is his bratty younger brother of a tea. :(

Bethany, I’m so happy someone else disliked this one. I feel so silly for disliking it… and I’ve been having lots of troubles with EGs in general. The closest thing I’ve come to liking an EG was Twinings’ Lady Grey. So maybe there’s hope for me yet!

Kitch3ntools

i dont like EGs but twinings lady Grey is delicious. maybe its the balance of flavors? who knows :) too bad its 130am or id brew up a cup of lady grey :)

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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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