Mrawlins2 gave me a sampling of this tea and I am soooo glad she did. The chocolate mellows out the tea and creates a soothing cup of earl grey. I have been looking for a cream earl grey, this may be just the thing I was looking for! Chocolate, who knew?Astringency is low and that is how I prefer my teas. It also seemed to have a spiciness to it that made me want to go back for another infusion:)
295 Tasting Notes
Thanks to Mrawlins2 for the generous portion of this tea in loose leaf!
I like the loose leaf better, it tastes more vanilly(is that a word?). The scent from the tin is heavenly and the taste in my cup is equally as divine.
My tea order came yesterday! I have long awaited another supply of this tea. So refreshing, good hot or cold. And the cold part is really good since it is nearing 100 degrees each day.
drank this tea all day. Just kept reinfusing the leaves and making it iced:)
With the warmer weather upon me, I cannot add milk to my tea any longer.
I drank this tea with no sweetener or milk and you know what?
I liked it:)
Made this as iced tea tonight with my Ingenitea maker and my tall glass pitcher.
I have been saving this tea for warmer weather…it was worth the wait. A nice fruity tea without added sugars.
Drank this when I came home from school and again after dinner.
I just love the richness of this tea. The roasty aroma is intoxicating to me.
I also want to give a shout out to the Strand Tea Company. This quote is on their web page “We specialize in offering quality tea and tea accessories at affordable prices for everyone.” They also ship teas out the same day ordered 99 % of the time. And you get a free sample with your order + some really great tea cookies:) hmmm….one perk after another…& Jack Strand is happy to return an email about tea questions. When I first started drinking tea, he sent me a lengthy explaination of the all teas. Bottom line, they are tea experts and they really care about their customers.
Shout out over. Enough said.
Very mild and comforting cup of tea.
Nice roasted flavor but not overpowering:)
I took a better picture, but I cannot get it to load. Sorry:(
This tea is mild and really good. The price point is affordable and the customer service from Strand Tea is outstanding!
I have drank this tea everyday since it arrived.
I am almost out of this tea. I have gotten multiple infusions tonight and each one tastes as good as the last. Buttery notes wash over my tongue as I enjoy the toastiness of this brew.
ahh, the taste of morning: PG Tips. I don’t know why I like this so much. But it is convenient and cost efficient. The taste is bold and coffee like to me.
Please, Keep in mind that I am not a coffee drinker. I think of this tea as my “coffee” in the mornings.
On a side note, I just ordered my Den’s Tea sampler!
I have tasted some really good green teas here lately and wanted to broaden my horizon to Japenese greens:) Great deal for three bucks!
I am not a green tea fan, but this blend is really good. light and very drinkable.
I drank two pots tonight, considered a third, but one look at the time and I stopped for the day. How many infusions have you guys gotten out of this one?
Lime baby:) who knew this would be a good combo!
I can hear the ocean waves as they hit the beach…peaceful, a perfect end to a dreadful day.
Tea bag one:
First sip: dirt, was that dirt I tasted? second sip, no not dirt, mint? Really?
As I empty my cup, definitely mint of some sort. Not what I expected from an EB tea.
Tea bag two:
My second cup of this tea was better than my first. I still taste the mint, but I do see what others are saying about this tasting like a Darjeeling.
Drinkable, just not my cuppa.
I took Marcus Stouts advice about quick rinsing the leaves. WOW, what a difference in this mornings cup. Smooth, OMG wonderful, I remember why I love this tea so much kind of diffence.
I just love his weekly emails offering tips about tea:)
Mild green tea with a hint of ginger lingering on the palette.
I will try to steep the next cup at 2 minutes and see what I think…the last few sips of the 3 minute brew time were bitter:(
Nice peach flavor. I am not getting the ginger kick that I would like.
I have varied the water temp in an attempt to find the ginger, but alas I fear that Ginger has left the teabag.
Overall a nice peach flavored tea in the convenience of a tea bag. No astringency which is my number one criteria for a tea.
Mrawlins2 shared this tea with me:)
The weather today is chilly, seemed like a perfect time to try out this tea!
Added a few rock crystals in the brew basket, waited…..added milk and the smell is to die for, chocolate wafts to my nose as I take my first sip: sweet notes intermingle with the chocolate. Smooth tea taste:) First impression, I am so glad this on the permanent collection! and I really must get off the computer because I have to drink this tea while it is hot…later!
Loooong day at school. This has been the looooongest week in history, while last week was the shortest wk known to mankind(spring break vs back to work).
I am really tired and the tea that seemed right was the Earl. Love the smoothness of this one. The citrus notes are just right and the tea base is in balance:) Astringency is low to null. Taste is high to perfect.
This is definitely a must order tea for me!
Well, the box is almost empty, so I must have drank this more than two times!
Smooth cup of tea for the morning wake me up. This tasted so good paired with my english muffin topped with Nutella. Good morning to me:)
Drank this after supper. Wanted dessert, but decided tea was a better option. I have been wanting ice cream here lately, so I choose this tea. OMG, it is so wonderfully good. How can tea taste just like ice cream….I scream, we all scream for Neopolitan Honeybush!
added asplash of milk which really bought out the creaminess:)
My daughter brought this sample to me saying “I think you will like this EG”
I have tried it this morning and have decided that this must be what Picard was drinking on Enterprise. This is smooth, not perfumey(I am so glad, I hate drinking perfumed teas and I can’t imagine Picard liked perfume either:), the citrus notes are light and flavorful. This is like a cross between a mild EG and Blood orange Black: the base contains Ceylon(I am a huge fan of Ceylons) and the citrus notes are present(not as strong in this tea as the Blood Orange) but I do like it. My search may just be over for an EG. I have found a few others that I liked, but they were out of my price range due to shipping to the US.
I think if you really liked a traditional EG, you may not like this too much. But for me, it is the perfect ratio of everything. Now I can say “EG hot” and get a tea that is very much drinkable!
Thank you Mrawlins2 for the sample:)
OMG, breakfast never tasted so good:)
one pg tip pyramid & a few rock crystals to 12 ounces of water in my Chatsford teapot.
2 minute infusion time. added a wee splash of milk in my tea cup and viola~tea perfection in a cup. Smooth, not bitter. PG tips are hard to describe…I am reminded of their commercial:
The man and monkey are sitting in a restaurant. Having just poured fresh cups for both of them, the man askes the monkey, “how would you describe the taste of PG Tips?”
The monkey takes a sip, swirls it around in his “sock mouth” and exclaims loudly “Splendid….yes, yes, YES,YES” he carries on for a few seconds more. The lady at the booth next to theirs tells the waiter “I’ll have what he is having.”
Priceless….every time I drink this tea, that commercial comes to mind…it makes me happy! No other tea in my cupboard has the ability to make me laugh out loud with pure joy. You gotta love the monkey:)
Here is the link to the video I was trying to describe…but did not do it justice. Watch & Enjoy:)
This is the last pot of this tea:(
It is light and needs no additions, perfect all on its own!