Ok, I admit it. My facination with earl grey tea started in my early childhood and it is completely Captain Picard’s fault. A nerd through and through, and too young to know any better, I drank it because I thought it was the cool thing to do. Now, it’s turned into a sort of comfort-tea for me, turned to when you need something a little snuggly.
This tea was one of the first loose leaf teas I’ve ever tried. Until recently I had no idea that there was a world of tea beyond the bagged grocery store pickings. So, naturally this was one of my first picks.
At first, the smell really surprised me. I’d known that earl grey was all about the bergamot, but until I smelled this tea I had no idea what the heck it was. I suppose my tastebuds and my nose just couldn’t figure it out. Maybe it was the fault of the store-bought brands, or it could be I’m just a complete newbie when it comes to tea. Either way, when I opened up this particular tea, boy did I figure it out quick.
I hate to say it, but I really did not like it. It just hit the tastebuds in all the wrong places, I suppose. I was dissapointed and determined not to like it. It got shoved aside for quite some time. But recently, that little tin keeps wiggling it’s way to the front of my cupboard. I keep giving it one more try…over and over again. I’ve come to realize that with a just a little bit of milk and sugar, I kind of like it. It’s grown on me so much that kind of liking it has turned into a daily thing, and I’m sad to say my tin is almost empty.
I may be a tea newbie, and not too sure about the finer notes and flavors…but I’m learning. I’ve learned to love this tea, and I’m sure the tin won’t be empty for very long.