The Original Earl Grey

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Black Tea
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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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  • “The leafs look very appealing. The odor is very enchanting...lots of citrus, very fruity, very promising. However after my first brew done with water on boiling point I had to hold on to myself to...” Read full tasting note
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    Keemun 57 tasting notes
  • “First tasted this tea at a restaurant in Colombo Sri Lanka. I loved it. I had to buy my own and have just had the first cup of tea from the tin. It didn't disappoint. Different to other earl greys,...” Read full tasting note
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    susandeady 1 tasting notes

From Dilmah

Tight twisted deep blackish with brown and purple leaves. An assertive bergamot aroma is present in the dry leaf. Finely scented and well-balanced tea of rosewood colour (deep brown with orange hints) suggests a tea with a pronounced character. Indeed, on nosing the tea, one immediately senses a complex intermingling of flavours – florals, marzipan and sweet Christmas spices in addition to secondary aromas evocative of a floral garden and a fruit garden. Without doubt, a distinctive tea with body and a steady personality.

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57 tasting notes

The leafs look very appealing. The odor is very enchanting…lots of citrus, very fruity, very promising.
However after my first brew done with water on boiling point I had to hold on to myself to not spit it out immediately.
The tea takes an immense grasp on one’s tongue and as soon as the tea has reached the stormach a nauseous feeling is on approach. I went on in reducing the portion of leafs for the next brew and kept going with boiling water…same result.
Then I started to reduce the water temperature and came to the conclusion that this blend only is drinkable below 70degrees Celcius. It mildens the tea a lot and even gets a bit of sweet, charming aftertaste out of it.
Now, during writing this, I secretly hope someone from Dilmah gets to read this…lol…
Anyways, the moral of this, my dear folks is: never give up and take up with the challenge!

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155 °F / 68 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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First tasted this tea at a restaurant in Colombo Sri Lanka. I loved it. I had to buy my own and have just had the first cup of tea from the tin. It didn’t disappoint. Different to other earl greys, smoother maybe? I emptied the tea pot and filled it back with water and the following cups were just as good. I let the first cup get too cool before finishing it as I got a little distracted on steepster and it got a little bitter. My tip is to drink it hot!

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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