drank Cream Earl Grey by TeaFrog
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Trial number 2 of this tea, with a very precise steeping length this time. It certainly smells really creamy, with a hint of citrusy bergamot underneath. I’m afraid I’m still getting some bitterness in the taste, and now I’m thinking it’s the bitterness of the bergamot actually. It doesn’t taste as much like tannin bitterness as it does the bitterness of citrus, like eating the bitter pith of an orange. I feel like this cup is even more bitter than the last one I tried! It completely overwhelms any other flavor in the tea. I’m actually dropping my rating on this tea, because I don’t think I can finish this cup! Other folks like this one, so it could just be my extra sensativity to bitterness, but this tea is not for me.

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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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