The temperature outside is hovering around 103°F, so a cool glass of this is rocking my world right now! I can definitely taste the Darjeeling base in all its buttery goodness, but what surprises me the most is that the bright punch of bergamot has given way to a deeper minty flavor. I have no idea where it’s coming from, but it was an aftertaste of the hot tea as well.

This tea has surprised me several times today – first, that I would be at all impressed with an Earl Grey with a green base, and second that its iced version is actually neck in neck with my esteem for the hot version. All in all, I am very, very happy that Mariage Frères gave me the opportunity to try this as part of my Battle of the Earl Greys project. It’s been a treat!

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Feel free to browse my cupboard if you’re interested in swapping, but all the mate and pu-erh in our household is my husband’s.

For swapping purposes, please note the apple allergy. Thank you!

I tried to limit my cupboard to teas that were 1oz or larger, but that was a gorgeous failure in terms of swap communication. It’s all going back up.

Okay, I just feel wrong trying to grade things without a rubric – it’s too inconsistent! So, here is the grading breakdown:

0-50: Dump it!
50-60: I might finish the cup
60-70: Possibly finish the pot
70-80: I may keep this on hand
80-90: Cupboard space guaranteed
90-100: Poetry may be involved!


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