Lady Grey is my default breakfast tea. I almost always take my tea black, but especially can’t stand milk or sugar in the mornings. This pleasant, comforting tea is sweet, but strong enough to wake me up and make me feel better from the first waft of the aroma to the last sip. It has a gently refreshing edge to it that the Earl Greys don’t have, and though I am a fan of Earls, they’re not something I want on a daily basis.
Most notes mention strong citrus, but I can smell the citrus more than I can taste it. The orange peel comes out more in the dry scent, while the aftertaste is lemony. I do wonder if the muted citrus has to do with my loose-leaf tin, since it was a rescue from the back of someone else’s cabinet and by now is several years expired. It still tastes fine, though, if not quite as vivacious as reputed.
Total brews per tsp: 3 total at m3-6-12. Additions: none.