7 Tasting Notes
Given it a second chance: Water off the boil, steeped for 4:15, touch of splenda and dash of milk… better. But I’m not in love..yet. I think this tea’s true companion is a slice of orange or lemon, as Twinings suggest. It may make a better iced tea and I’ll definitely try it again come the summer time in this fashion. It it a light Earl Grey and its lightness is probably why I’m not overly keen. I find the bitterness more pronounced than with The Earl Grey and the citrus subtles (but then, I have taken it with milk). I think my palate prefers stronger teas. Glad I didn’t write it off. But as I say, I’m not in love.
Will try it loose too, to see if that changes anything…
Oversteeped this the first time around today so tried again. Because it’s whole leaf in these bags, I’m more inclined to steep 2 or 3 times, which I wouldn’t tend to do with teabags (not just yet). I preferred the second steep if I’m honest, delicate flavours which seem to come through more then. Tried it on a first steep yesterday with some milk but the second steep is better. This feels like Darjeeling with Earl Grey rather than the other way around. Couple of dashes of Splenda added to this. Keen on trying it with a slide of lemon. It won’t replace my Earl Grey but it’s a nice change.
First sip, basically tastes of nothing. Threw it away.
I suppose the thing I like about Earl Grey is the bergamot (you can thank snus for that one) and obviously Lady Grey is light on that.
Will try again, might benefit from a bit more sugar and maybe a bit less milk but not super keen.