drank Romantic Earl by Love is Tea (LIT)
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Sipdown,183. I made a big pot of this tea this morning with my sample from yssah. Thanks!

All of the Earls that yssah sent are super duper bergamotty in scent, and it seems like they carry that over to the taste as well. The level reminds me of Todd & Holland’s double bergamot, it’s that strong. Obviously that works well for me, who loves bergamot. This Earl I went into somewhat blind as it was only described as having flowers and herbs, but I was intrigued. It is very herbaceous, but difficult to discern individual herbs except a lot of lavender and perhaps a bit of rosemary? I’m unsure. I am not the biggest fan of lavender in teas, but I don’t hate it either. This is fortunately bergamotty enough to balance them out so it doesn’t get too perfumey or soapy. It’s not so much for me just because of the lavender, but it is otherwise quite a nice blend.

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-86: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
85-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.


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