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Another one from Nicole I was very eager to try and a sip down! Many of the teas Nicole sent are Earl Greys… it will be great to find new varieties of EG I like. Opening the pouch, this one smells SO strongly of bergamot! I happen to love strong bergamot… if it is an actual bergamot. No question here! I don’t even think there was a teaspoon here, but the flavor might make it one of my favorite Earl Greys! The bergamot is bright, citrusy and strong! The creaminess of the vanilla is most noticeable when the flavor lingers after drinking. It is so smooth. The texture is amazing, really, like real cream. The second steep wasn’t nearly is good, which is odd because with some EGCs I can get three steeps from the same leaves that taste exactly the same if I steep just right. I could easily use this one as an Earl Grey Cream staple! It is definitely in the top three EGCs for me! I hope this one is in the Battle of the Earl Greys…

This tasting note is #800! Wow, already?

TeaKlutz

YES! This EG Cream is AMAZING!

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YES! This EG Cream is AMAZING!

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
aquartertotea.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
eco-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
mandala
Teajo
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com
Davidstea

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. :D

Happy sipping!

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