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drank Earl Grey by Tazo
1379 tasting notes

I’m not minding teabags at the moment so I may as well take advantage and clear some of the sample bags I have. My kitten is semi interested in this tea, he likes the smell of it which is unusual considering it’s citrus and that is supposed to repel cats. There is something he likes about it though, maybe he is just curious?

Sampling this without milk or sugar.

The black tea is rich, dark and smoky with an element of malt. The bergamot is actually very subtle in comparison and is not noticeable at first. It’s just before the after taste that the sour and sweetness of the bergamot kicks in but as soon as you taste it it’s gone again. Much too mild an Earl Grey for my liking, also it’s rather unbalanced.

Sampling with one sugar and no milk.

The sugar has worked wonders and the black tea is less thick and full on. You also get a sense that the bergamot is present at the start now due to the extra sweetness that the sugar has given it. Still all in all it’s pretty mild.

To sum it up:
Would I drink this again? Yes
Would I buy this? No
Why? I personally prefer stronger Earl Grey in terms of bergamot and citrus

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
TeaKlutz

Citrus is supposed to repel cats? Didn’t know that… interesting!

KittyLovesTea

A while ago one of my neighbours used to buy cat repellent for his garden and being not a very nice man he threatened my cats and said that if he caught them I would be sorry. I decided to keep them indoors needless to say but I felt I should read up on the cat repellent. It says the main ingredient is citrus oil because cats hate the smell. I didn’t know before then either. Same thing with deterrent furniture spray, contains citrus to stop cats clawing. Mine don’t mind citrus though lol.

Ozli

Yeah a lot of people but orange rinds in the garden to keep cats away. Supposedly. I don’t think they’d stand in the way of either of my outside cats & a dirt bath … ;)

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TeaKlutz

Citrus is supposed to repel cats? Didn’t know that… interesting!

KittyLovesTea

A while ago one of my neighbours used to buy cat repellent for his garden and being not a very nice man he threatened my cats and said that if he caught them I would be sorry. I decided to keep them indoors needless to say but I felt I should read up on the cat repellent. It says the main ingredient is citrus oil because cats hate the smell. I didn’t know before then either. Same thing with deterrent furniture spray, contains citrus to stop cats clawing. Mine don’t mind citrus though lol.

Ozli

Yeah a lot of people but orange rinds in the garden to keep cats away. Supposedly. I don’t think they’d stand in the way of either of my outside cats & a dirt bath … ;)

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I’m 30 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have six of my own called Cassie, Mr Sooty Pants,Ivory Ruby, Lady, Misty and Ollie.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

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