drank Earl Green by Empire Tea Services
1719 tasting notes

One of THOSE days. The office is making me insane. After lunch I finally brewed my first cup. I needed something peaceful but not boring. This nicely fit the bill. Finally caught what ashmanra called pepper notes in this. It is not an up high pepper note but more under the flavor, if that makes sense. It fades as the cup cools and I believe it is the sharpness of the bergamot reacting with the tea leaf. I normally don’t drink this hot. I let it cool until it is just warm, so I had never noticed this before. A new flavor note in an old favorite.

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