Grapefruit Earl Grey

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 3 g 8 oz / 245 ml

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From Bayswater Tea Co.

1 tsp per 1 cup, steep 3-5 minutes.

(PS. CrowKettle needs to slow down! I keep getting errors because they’ve added the teas 2 seconds before I have!)

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623 tasting notes

Unsweetened grapefruit juice meets earl grey! Boy, is this straightforward and tart, but in a good way. I think it hit its full potential as a refreshing citrus tea when it cooled down to lukewarm/cool.

Despite not being a fan of earl greys, and being a tad skeptical on the shopkeeper’s enthusiasm for this one, I enjoyed this cup tonight. It’s definitely a summery tea, with some appeal to quiet evenings, curled up with a musty, old book on the family’s couch.. Geez, not quite sure how I’m still awake right now.

I’m glad I decided to split 50g of this with Cavocorax after all, and hope everyone from today’s meetup enjoys their new teas! Goodnight.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

Woohoo! I’m happy you enjoyed it. I can’t wait to try it out. :D
It was pretty awesome hanging out too.

Sil

Wish I could have made it! Maybe next time hahaha

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That’s the end of this one! I knew it wouldn’t last long. This tea delivers exactly what you’d expect from the title, and I really enjoy it, even if it is straightforward. I oversteeped it a little this morning, but that just gave it a bit of cremainess that I wasn’t expecting.

I think I’d pick up a little bit more if given the chance, but I wouldn’t go too far out of my way to do so. Can’t wait to get Sil and Kittenna their samples so I can see what they think.

I’m hanging out at York University for about 5 hours today, just to explore etc., but I sure wish I’d brought more than this with me! I suppose I’ll end up getting Tim Hortons coffee since there are 3 of those on campus. :P #teatraitor

Nxtdoor

York U alumnus here. York u is neat-o. Welcome to Ontario! Is Sil organizing a party yet? I’m in :)

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7609 tasting notes

Totally shared this with a friend at work today who needed a pick me up. It made my day because she got to drink this up and LOOOOOVED it (she’s a fan of EG’s and grapefruit) and i got one step closer to being back under terri’s cupboard count lol

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2194 tasting notes

I steeped this up and added milk and sugar crystals this morning. It’s cooling on the table outside the lab, and I take a sip (gulp!) every time I walk past. It really does go well with milk, the grapefruit flavour lends a bright summery note that is no where near “furniture polish” territory.

I think this one would be AMAZING iced, maybe with a couple grapefruit juice ice cubes.

A 2.5 minute steep was perfect. No astringency or bitterness or anything. 3 minutes for the Creme Brulee I had last night was almost too long, so I’d suggest being a little conservative with your steep times.

This is a tea I can see buying again. It’s an Earl Grey, yes, but it’s different enough that it’s refreshing the flavour in my mind instead of being the same old thing.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec
CrowKettle

I need to try this with milk now that you’ve shown the citrus doesn’t make it curdle. ;)

OMGsrsly

My evil secret: I used soy creamer. Takes a LOT for that stuff to curdle!

Bear With Me

holy crap I need this, BIG TIME! O.o

CrowKettle

OMGsrsly thought of you right away when we smelled this one, and I think Heather brought some back for you! :)

OMGsrsly

(It was supposed to be a surprise!) Haha. Yeah, I bought 50g and kept some to try. I really like it, though…

Bear With Me

dies laughing i kind of guessed as soon as I’d hit “send”, but got too distracted reading about this stupid prednisone crap the endo has me on for the next week :P I love you guys! :D

Bear With Me

….I apparently fail at formatting O.o

CrowKettle

Whoops. Apparently I was more out of it yesterday then I’d thought, and totally missed that. My rep for spoiling surprises builds. Sorry Shayne and OMGsrsly! >.

OMGsrsly

:D No worries. I mean, I did text Shayne and ask about Earl Greys…

CrowKettle

No!!! Don’t try to sugarcoat it. D: This is exactly what happened when Dumbledore died in the sixth book. I can’t believe I did it again!

Ah, anyways.. I hope you like this one, Shayne. I really enjoyed it too. :)

Bear With Me

she actually did text me about earl greys yesterday! so between that, and the fact that she knows I’m addicted to grapefruit teas, I kinda put two and two together ;)

Cavocorax

Wait? What? Dumbledore dies??? /0\

Cavocorax

Hahah. J/k. :)
(Although I think I did have that spoiled for me – thankfully no one could wreck 7 for me)

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726 tasting notes

I got this tea as a last minute sample with our Vancouver meet up a few days ago. I’m a little hit or miss on Earl Grey tea. I like them, but sometimes the floral is too strong. This one is medium on the floral scent, but it is a strong smelling tea, which is actually ok with me, but proper storage would be better. I just have a small amount that was pilfered from ShayneBears sample.

Um, shifty eyes I might pilfer a little more of this before I give him the rest. It’s actually pretty good. At least with the steep I made this morning, I found that the predominant flavour profile was the bergamot, and the grapefruit gently mingled with but, but at the back. This could be because I added a little raw sugar and milk, so maybe the milk made the grapefruit less tart. I am gonna try this iced, and maybe in the style of a London Fog.

I don’t know if this is a repurchase or not yet, but we will see how the rest of my sample goes. It is very spring/summery, and as we head into cooler weather, this may not be on the top of my go to list.

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I am SO GLAD my sister brought me 500g of this one when she came home for the holidays. I was all out, and it’s one of my favourites.

The sharp grapefruit, smooth base, subtle bergamot, and general versatility of this tea leads to me reaching for it when I’m feeling blargidy. It’s sunshiney comfort in a cup, whatever way I steep it.

Tea frens: sorry for disappearing. Won’t be online consistently for a while, but feel free to poke me on here and I’ll poke back when I can.

Fjellrev

Ha, I’m such a fool for passing this one up both times I was at the shop. I’ll be sure to grab some next time to see what all the fuss is about. And compare it to Acquired Taste’s too.

OMGsrsly

Yummmmmm this tea!

Sil

No worries mister! Just wanted to make sure you were A-ok :)

Plunkybug

500g? Wowser! But I know how much you love this one. HUGS!!

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This is a really tasty variation on the classic Earl Grey. :) No big surprises here, it tastes like black tea, bergamot, and grapefruit. To me the grapefruit flavour smells pink and sweet, and it blends nicely with the overall citrus character of the bergamot. I haven’t tried it with sugar or milk yet (citrus + milk seems a bit weird to me… but then again, creamcicles), but lots of people have had luck with various additions so I might have to try that next. Thank you Steepster, for providing recommendations to make my tea-choosing a little easier. ;)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 10 OZ / 295 ML
OMGsrsly

It is so good with milk! :)

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513 tasting notes

Took this to work in my new curve mug, which I am still worshipping btw.

I made it too sweet, and that made it a bit disappointing to finish. I don’t think sweet teas do well in travel mugs, because something about the flavours being “trapped” does something to the sweetness that in other contexts would be lovely, but kept in a travel mug can be quite cloying. That’s ok though: trial and error, right? It’s so frustrating, being the obsessive perfectionist that i am, to not “get it right” when I’m taking tea to go, because it’s not like i can make up for it. Oh well, I suppose we’ve all got bigger fish to fry. Anyway, I’m wondering if this isn’t the best travel mug tea, but would not ever change my opinion of this tea. I’m somehow nearly finished my 50 g and will track down some more once I’m done.

In other news, I’m going to the bluejay’s second playoff game on Friday! My husband is a huge, huge fan and gets seasons tickets each year, and so got first dibs on playoff tickets. So he’s going to all the games, and I get to go to one with him. Yaaaahhhh!!

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Evol Ving Ness

Where in Toronto does one track down this tea? Or did you order it online? When I checked the company website, this particular tea was not available. So, do tell.

keychange

It’s actually based in Vancouver, and I had omgsrsly pick some up for me and bring it to Toronto when she came to visit. I do believe the company ships, though, which is how I’ll be getting my next batch, I think.

Fjellrev

I never thought of a travel mug doing that to sweetness but that makes so much sense. BUT. I will add sugar to my Grapefruit EG from Acquired Taste, which Bonny thinks comes from the same source, to step into your world and see what that would taste like.

I’m so ignorant. So wonder why people are going crazy over the Blue Jays right now. Playoffs! I have friends here in Alberta who are even flying to TO to watch the games, who I swear never talked about them before so I was wondering what the hype was all about.

Evol Ving Ness

Thanks, keychange. I did check their website and am still not seeing it under Black Teas. I do see a gazillion other teas on their site that I would not be able to stop myself from putting on my order list though. And as I am way way way behind on getting through even a small bit of what I do have in stock here, I will wait a bit before I place an order.

keychange

Fgelrev, adding sugar to this tea tastes heavenly in a mug, and like an absolute tragedy in a travel mug. It is the only thing about travel mugs that I dislike. And evol, I know what you mean about not being able to resist many of their teas but needing to plow through more of your own stash first! As for the bluejays, my husband has been a dedicated fan for two decades now, and so this feels like his dream come true. His words: “The playoffs will be populated by true fans, because by the time the blue jays were doing well, play-off tickets had been offered to season ticket holders and were got by people who loved them even when they sucked.” :)

OMGsrsly

Evol, their site is AWFUL and has not been updated in years. I think it’s $4.75/50g.

Keychange, if you want more you can also let me know. I know how to ship parcels. ;)

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you, OMGsrsly.

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I found the Bayswater Tea Co while explore a cool neighborhood on West Broadway St in Vancouver. It’s a very multicultural neighborhood with strong Greek/Balkan/Persian vibes – so cool. The tea shop had an good selection of interesting blends, but I restrained myself from going too crazy (stop laughing) so I eventually decided on this tea. The smell drew me in right away – it reminded me of candied grapefruit. As it turns out, the grapefruit flavour is a bit too pungent for my tastes when the tea is plain, but with a splash of milk it turned into a wonderful, medium-strength cup of tea with a tangy, citrusy grapefruit flavour that’s almost juicy in nature. Much love.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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