drank Earl Grey Blue Star by Yumchaa
358 tasting notes

I am not an Earl Grey person (Twinings excepted, particularly their Lady Grey. I do not know why them, just is). So my opinion is probably valueless for any Earl Grey lovers. But in case it is useful here go my two cents.

This is almost an Earl Grey Tea I could like, if only I liked Earl Grey. The beautiful blue star like flowers are not actually the ubiquitous cornflowers but mallow flowers. Not sure if they add taste to the mix exactly, if they do it´s delicate. The bergamot is quite delicate IMO and the underlying tea is classy, not too brute, not too wimpy, Keemun tea. If you like very strong, ceylon or assam based EG teas, or EG with lots of bergamot this might not be for you. But I enjoyed it a lot ( but then again, I am doing my best to drink my way through the Yumchaa catalogue and have pretty much liked everything, despite being monstrously picky )


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Inconstant tea drinker – I mostly drink tea when not too hot. I hang around steepster much more frequently in (northern hemisphere) cold season. Experimenting with cold steeping, for summer.

- Teas -

I like all sorts of tea, flavoured and unflavoured, though I am picky.

I am one of those people who actually loves Lapsang Souchong. I am not crazy about Earl Grey, in general. I don´t quite get Darjeeling teas, but I am exploring.

I like rooibos, though not all bases. I loathe hibiscus. I do not like fennel/liquorice/anise in blends or teas with chicory. I am picky about what I consider true cinnamon.

As you can probably tell from my cupboard, the brands I find more interesting right now are Mariage Fréres and Thé-o-Dor.

I am always willing to try anything new. I am now particularly interested in single origins.



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