drank Earl Grey Cream by Just Add Honey
1252 tasting notes

Happy Caturday!

Just the tea: I really enjoy this one. The floral aspect and the vanilla aspect seem to be at the perfect ratio to complement each other. The base is not astringent at all and the whole thing just works so well together. Thanks to derk for sending this one my way!

The steeping parameters state boiling for 3.5 to 4 minutes, but I’ve adjusted that and I personally prefer the lower temperature and shorter steep.

I’m getting close to a sipdown on this one, which will be bittersweet, but I have another EGC so it’ll be okay.

Life update: The sun is streaming through the front window and I’m curled into the couch with two sleeping cats working on a lab report and a soil report, listening to Marvel interviews in the background, and sipping this delightful tea.

We quietly adopted a new feline friend for Ivan almost two weeks ago, and she has settled in to our home and life just perfectly. ❤

You can check her out on my story here: https://www.instagram.com/stories/biologistcourtney/2538759965927878811/

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
Cameron B.

Aww sounds like a lovely Saturday!

Martin Bednář

Sounds like a lovely Saturday as Cameron wrote! I was pretty much happy with myself as well — I worked on my thesis and wrote a few new pages. Unfortunately, I am now waiting for data from the company I work with. Time flies way too fast.

Leafhopper

Sounds like you’re having a lovely day, and congratulations on your new cat!

Courtney

Martin Good job on your thesis! I hope your data comes through quickly!

Thanks Cameron and Leafhopper! :)

VariaTEA

Such a lovely cat! Also, I have listened to a lot of Marvel interviews recently as well. I feel like perhaps too many lol

Courtney

VariaTEA they’re just so good! I was trying to avoid Disney+ as well, but now that Loki is coming out…yeah we’re getting it. :P

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Cameron B.

Aww sounds like a lovely Saturday!

Martin Bednář

Sounds like a lovely Saturday as Cameron wrote! I was pretty much happy with myself as well — I worked on my thesis and wrote a few new pages. Unfortunately, I am now waiting for data from the company I work with. Time flies way too fast.

Leafhopper

Sounds like you’re having a lovely day, and congratulations on your new cat!

Courtney

Martin Good job on your thesis! I hope your data comes through quickly!

Thanks Cameron and Leafhopper! :)

VariaTEA

Such a lovely cat! Also, I have listened to a lot of Marvel interviews recently as well. I feel like perhaps too many lol

Courtney

VariaTEA they’re just so good! I was trying to avoid Disney+ as well, but now that Loki is coming out…yeah we’re getting it. :P

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My partner and I live with our bunnies and cat. I’m currently working on my MSc in biology and enjoying tea along the way!

I love black tea and this is usually what’s in my mug.

I’m also happy to enjoy a cup of green or red rooibos (green preferable to red), herbals, oolongs (unroasted and red preferable to roasted), whites, and subtly flavoured greens.

Likes:
Raspberry, peach, rhubarb, passionfruit, and most fruits in general, maple, creaminess, hay, biscuit, lavender, and cacao/dark chocolate.

I enjoy bergamot when paired with flavours that mellow it (Camellia Sinensis Earl Grey Cream is one of my favourites).

Dislikes:
Any smokiness at all, stevia, too much blackberry leaf, rose, ginger (except in chai), cinnamon-heavy teas, anything cloying or fake/candy-like.

I’m vegan with an allergy to potatoes, so I avoid any animal products in tea, along with sprinkles as these often have potato starch (I usually just pick them out of blends).

Last updated December 2021.

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