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drank Earl Grey Darjeeling by Lupicia
54 tasting notes

I love Earl Grey and I love Darjeeling. This seemed to be an interesting combination of the two so I opted to try it.

The tea leaves have heavy smell of bergamot, which is to be expected.
The brewed tea has the aroma of a traditional Earl Grey as is the flavor, except that it finishes with a Darjeeling flavor at the end.

It’s a decent, every day tea, when you want something traditionally English. I paired this with cookies/biscuits and it complimented the baked goods well. I probably won’t use this tea as a “tea tasting” or for when I just want to experience complex flavors of a tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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General: A crafty geek girl who has a love for tea, cats, writing, books, as well as learning a multitude of post-apocalyptic skills…just in case.

Tea: I’ve been drinking tea all my life. My grandfather was half-Chinese, but I was always too lazy to brew anything other than Western style. In the past 5 years I’ve been changing that; trying to develop my tea-tasting chops and still a lot to learn! I prefer oolongs, blacks, and greens (in that order), and I’m trying to expand my knowledge of tea from all over the world (and not just China & Japan). I do tend to stay away from herbal tisanes or overly flavored teas as I find them much too sweet and overpowering.

My ratings explained.
90-100: Exceptional tea. The tea I want with me on that desert island. It is the tea I’ll take time to relish and enjoy.

80-89: Very Good Tea. It fits my flavor profile and I enjoy drinking it.

70-79: Good. I like it, but might not be one I reach for on a regular basis..

60-69: Solid. Better than average, and something I’ll grab when I need to “run-out-the-door” and can’t take time to really appreciate the tea I’m drinking.

50-59: Decent/Average. Not my preferred flavor profile or something I won’t purposefully go out to buy. It might lack that “Something” in its aroma/flavor/mouthfeel/finish.

40-49: Below average. I don’t really care for this tea and likely won’t have it again.

39 and lower: Gross. Didn’t finish it or refused to drink anymore.

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