45 Tasting Notes

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A really nice surprise. I’m used to earls with a bold black tea base, either ceylon or assam do the trick but this darjeeling is really not malty or bold, it’s light with a small hint of floral. It reminded me of the Oolong Earl Grey by Red Leaf Tea. In my humble opinion it shouldn’t be considered a black tea. The liquor is light ambar, the scent is floral & fresh & the bergamot is strong, but not over empowering. After brewing the bergamot looses it’s strong scent but I guess it’s because the flavor blends right in with the darjeeling & lingers beautifully after every sip.

I’ve tried a 2nd infusion & unlike most of the teas I have, this one holds the flavor pretty well. I think I’m in love <3

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Masala Chai by Samovar
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This is my second cup. Let’s say I was used to just brew my chai just like any other tea: Aprox 7 min, whip a little milk just to release the barista in me, add honey & ready. Tried this with the first cup & wasn’t pretty good. Today I followed the instructions & turned out perfect. I was a bit lazy but the result it’s pretty much worth it. The only thing that I’m confused about it that if this blend already has the black tea in it, the instructions says to add 1/2 tspn of your fave black blend, may be to add a little strength? but for me the amount of black in the blend is perfect. So far I’m liking Samovar teas a lot.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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100
drank Earl Grey by Samovar
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This Earl reminds me of why I started drinking tea. It’s a bergamot party which if you’re not crazy about it might taste over empowering. But it just blends in with the boldness of the black tea so nicely. It’s taking me some teacups to adjust the right brewing time, started with 5 minutes, then 8 & guess I’m staying with 4 minutes. I usually drink EG’s to wake up, with a dash of milk & honey, but experimented with raw sugar crystals & is a nice treat. On my top 3 EG’s now.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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91
drank Honeybush by Mimo Tea
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I’m not sure how to rate the tea, I feel I have to taste honeybush sans hazelnuts just to taste it by itself. This is the first honeybush tea I taste & I found a similar earthiness quality as a rooibos. The liquor is dark ambar & feels light & neutral, perfect for the hazelnut flavor to kick in. The hazelnut taste is really roasty-toasty, pretty nutellesque & yummy.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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94
drank Vanilla by Tealosophy
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Been drinking this tea a while ago, but got infatuated with it 4 days ago as my morning pick me up feeling almost guilty because it’s such a treat. I’ve been disappointed with the quality of some vanilla flavored tea, but this is the real deal, the smell is heavenly, just the same when you hold a vanilla bean in your hands ready to rip it open if you’re familiar with baking or home made ice cream with the precious pods. The Ceylon gives it a great body to the cup & just as you open a vanilla bean & the perfume starts to linger around you… well thats just exactly how the tea tastes to me, with or without a splash of milk & honey.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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78

been drinking this Irish breakfast, aside from a Twinings bag I’ve tried, it still tastes fantastic. It tastes more earthy now, bold, the aroma is rooty almost like a dried mushroom. It never crossed my mind to blend it with some assam like the chap Scott B. But I might give it a try although it might doesn’t need it & there’s so many teas to try, so little time.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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87

it’s been a while {of course I don’t update my steepster regularly} since I had a cup of this EG. I’m sticking with the high rate, the most enjoyable thing is the aftertaste, so bergamoty! I just read today of the existence of a couple of bergamot trees in California. It would be nice to make your homemade EG blend. I’ll do my research about such wanted fruit here in Mexico City

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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100
drank Blue Earl Grey by Tealosophy
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One thing I’ve learned in my quest for delicious teas is that you have to be really generous with that teaspoon. This EG is one of my faves, although I’m a EG “conservative” the lavender adds a slightly different zesty twist to it.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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79
drank Smokey Earl Grey by Tealosophy
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this is a quite unique tea, it’s a nice EG but with a smokey punch, perfect if you want a pick me up or a nice way to kick start your day. Like the Earl Grey from Tealosophy, the flavor has a nice balance from the strength of the Assam tea & the bergamot when suddenly the smokey flavor brings a nice woody & earthy taste to it. A nice variation for a EG conservative like me :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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80
drank Earl Grey by Rishi Tea
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I got this EG from my Earl Grey Galore from LiberTEAS. The smell of bergamot is quite strong, smells natural as far as my nostrils told me. First I drank it straight to perceive the taste of the black tea, was ok, not as bold as I usually like but quite nice. Then I added a tbsp of honey & was yummy. The bergamot flavor {not as strong as the scent} remains ‘til the end of the last sip. I’ll definitely buy it.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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I drink mostly Earl Grey. Enjoy Irish Breakfast, Darjeeling, Assam, Ceylon. Love Masala Chai, Jasmine & some greens from Japan. I like blends as long as they taste natural & are well balanced. I’m new to Oolong & Pu-erh which so far taste fantastic. Some infusions that I make on a regular basis are orange tree leaves, lemongrass, guava, apple-cinnamon-cardamom, etc.
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Casi siempre bebo Earl Grey. Disfruto del Irish Breakfast, Darjeeling, Assam & Ceylon. Me encanta el Masala Chai, Jazmín & otros tés verdes del Japón. Me gustan los blends siempre & cuando el sabor sea natural & tengan un buen balance. Soy nueva con el Oolong & el Pu-erh los cuales hasta ahora me parecen fantásticos. Algunas infusiones que hago regularmente son hojas de naranjo, limón, guayaba, manzana-canela-cardamomo, etc.

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