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drank The Earl Grey by Twinings
24 tasting notes

An additional tasting note for this tea. This time I baked it into an Earl Grey cake yesterday evening.

It’s actually my second time baking with this exact EG blend. The first time was years ago when I made an EG and white chocolate brioche loaf – it tasted delicious, but only of white chocolate. The EG just vanished while it was baking. I’m going to try this brioche recipe again with Assam/milk chocolate as soon as my tea order arrives.

I was more confident this time as I found an EG cake recipe that actually had the tea bag contents mixed into the cake mix, plus an EG syrup that had an amazing bergamot and vanilla aroma. But no, still no hint of EG flavour in the cake. Very disappointing – I was looking forward to having a slice of cake with my evening tea.

I’m not changing the tea rating, but I need to leave a note to remind myself in the future: if you want to bake with tea, don’t use Twinings EG, pick something more robust.

AJRimmer

I’ve made Earl grey ice cream, and I’ve been looking forward to making it into a cake, but this is exactly what I was worried about. Definitely post a review when you find a recipe that works!

Izzy

Will do!

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AJRimmer

I’ve made Earl grey ice cream, and I’ve been looking forward to making it into a cake, but this is exactly what I was worried about. Definitely post a review when you find a recipe that works!

Izzy

Will do!

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