Most important: Is there an herbal Earl Grey called Earlbal? And if not, why not? I’d really love an herbal Earl called Earlbal.
Somehow I’ve had a very chocolately day… all three teas I’ve sipped, even if by default it has chocolate notes: this one, Zen’s Energizing Chai and later I’ll have a second steep of Ovation’s Chocolate pecan rooibos. I also have chocolate in my yogurt and a few Cadbury mini eggs. Yeesh.
Thanks for a sample of this one a while ago, Boychik! The little golden coils with hints of black result in a glorious dark amber brew. The steeped leaves have straightened out. The flavor is great, hints of pepper at the top. Honey, hints of chocolate, somewhat like wine. The second steep gets a little darker, more chocolate but still very smooth and sweet. Fantastic and hits the chocolate spot today (something had to anyway!) It’s funny that what doesn’t actually have anything chocolate in the ingredients might be the best thing, but that is what is awesome about TEA. :D
Steep #1 // heaping teaspoon // 12 min after boiling // 3 min
Steep #2 // few min a.b. // 4-5 min