For a girl who likes her flavored black teas, I usually don’t reach for a variation of Earl Grey. Today is different. I had planned to have hazelnut or almond oolong for breakfast as I’m getting a replenishment supply from the mail lady, who by the way can’t get here soon enough! Anyway, The Earl Grey Moonlight was sitting next to the other above mentioned teas and it won out. Strange….
Usually I’ll choose an Earl Grey Cream over a regular Earl Grey. Something about the cream flavoring mellows out the sharpness of the citrus. And I’ve been burned so many times by the overuse of bergamot that I hardly ever give it a whirl.
Enter Adagio’s sample: I bought this because it was a sample size. For not drinking it very often (I mean maybe 6 times a year, tops!), I really didn’t want a bunch of it hanging around.
I had 12 ounces of water and steeped 2 tsp. of this with a half tsp. of Adagio’s Cream Black, using the below preparation parameters. A couple tablespoons of simple syrup and half & half and it turned out really delicious!
The sample size was the right amount, as there are just too many other teas I prefer. When this runs out, I might get another sample to have on hand for those rare times that I reach for an Earl Grey.