drank Mother’s Day by Fortnum & Mason
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I drank this right after Earl Grey Grand Classic by Lupicia. Night and day difference here really. Both good, very different.

Mother’s Day is a limited edition tea making its debut, but perhaps it will return next year if it is well-received.

If Earl Grey Grand Classic is the opening of Beethoven’s Fifth, this is the opening of Smetana’s Die Moldau. If EGGC is Barynishnikov leaping and plunging across a stage, this is the Sugarplum Fairy. Both good, just different.

Grand Classic was so powerful in base and scent that this was a whisper in comparison. I don’t think it would be so noticeable if I had this one alone. I will try that tomorrow.

The base is mild but not absent, the bergamot is light and not strong enough IMO to scare Ashman away, and the rose is mild and light also. Ashman would probably have more issue with the rose in this cup than the bergamot, since his dislike of rose is stronger than his dislike of bergamot.

I need to have this again when I haven’t just had Grand Classic so I can judge it more on its own merits instead of right on the heels of a powerfully flavoured tea. So far, though, I can say that I like it, but I may like their Countess Gray better.

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I am a music teacher, tutor, and former homeschool mom (25 years!) who started drinking loose leaf tea about twelve years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

I am also reviewing for Sororitea Sisters now!

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