drank Earl Grey by T2
6 tasting notes

Well I must be a glutton for punishment.

I braced myself again for this tea expecting more of the same. To avoid this I did two things asked them to give me the tea bag so the water could cool more and allowed the tea to steep more.

What did this acheive? Well not much. Aside from the paper cup, the tea can’t help that, and the overly malted base there’s very little to the tea. It tastes smokey and burnt and the burgomot is this time nigh on overpowering the rest of tea. To me it’s in one word, “unbalenced”. Too much citrus and malt, and too little fruit and spice that dots the palate as you drink. And yet as it cools it’s evolving, rounding like a wine with age, dare I say balanced.

Maybe the tea is tempramental and requires some coaxing to pull it out. Maybe, but it’s got one more chance.

190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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