515 Tasting Notes
This is what I wanted The Earl’s Garden to be! Not the gross bitter mess that it is. I digress:
Light and fresh Earl, with a twist! This twist is orange, and it compliments beautifully. It did not resteep very well, I had to dump the last half of my cup because something tasted off, but that first steep was lovely. Not overpowering, just right!
Mm this is a nice tea.
I swapped with a friend who found it too flowery – well it can certainly get syruppy and heady and strooong with too much leaf and too long of a steep.
I almost got headachy, but on my resteep it has mellowed out just enough.
The rose does seem to overwhelm, I don’t get much strawberry but the chocolate is there for sure! I feel like a queen when I drink this, and I wouldn’t trade that for anything. Thank you friend Kelly!
My morning cup, brought to you by the lovely Dinosara
Listening to Gorillaz, enjoying my Thanksgiving Day off. Yep. I work in the US Department of a life insurance company, so I get no Canadian holidays off, just American. I have to say, it sucks. But anyways! Here I am :) Sippin a tea latte.
I didn’t read Dino’s review before my first sips, but I agree with pretty much everything. I was struck by the dry smell, I want a candy that tastes like that smells :D Or some kind of preserve… droool. Nice strong bergamot and a sweetness, with light rose.
After steeping, I still get that yummy smell, but the bergamot is playing hide and seek! Just like my current quest on Skyrim [/nerd]. It’s a mostly floral tea, but I thought I would London Fog it up regardless. Steamed milk and vanilla to the rescue, but it’s just a latte, not quite a London Fog!
Still a nice morning tea, I feel all girly with the rose scented goodness surrounding me – I can almost forget what my greasy morning hair must look like n_-
This one was a real treat! I actually got quite a bit of – oh, thank you Dinosara! – ahem. Quite a bit of orange flavour coming out and mingling with the bergamot. It was quite unique, and after just having the plain Earl, there was a great, bright, fruity/citrusy contrast with this tea. It really shone, and I savoured every sip.
Didn’t get much of a smell on this dry leaf, but I’m revisiting some Erin Hurley swap items and I found this! So it’s been sitting there for a while haha.
Yum, I steeped about 1.5 tsps for 2.5 mins, it was pretty good! Creamy coconut, not artificial at all, and still a strong base of the green tea. The tea itself is slightly astringent but sweet and buttery as well, a perfect match.
Thanks be to Dinosara, my Earl Grey Queen!
I haven’t had a proper loose leaf Earl in a while, but this swap gave me so many to sample ; 3; truly bless-ed!
This one was not as strong in the bergamot department as I usually like, but it made for a delightful cup. It wasn’t too bitter for me because I drank it at work, and the water machine here makes a less than boiling cup – perfect for pretty much all my work teas. So, yeah! Not much more to say about this one, but that it was classic and made my morning happy. :)
Not too bad, this is a bagged tea but I needed a Genmaicha and I was in Winners and.. well.. you get the picture.
The smell of the bag is really strong, woo, and I can’t see too much rice, but let’s give it a try. I’ll admit I had it a few days ago, but from what I can remember it was actually pretty nice. Not as roasty toasty as I like my Genmaichas, but not bad or bitter considering! Numi is a bagged brand I trust usually, so this will have a good life in my cupboard. Also so handy to slip one in my pocket for an emergency o_o