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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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This is my go-to for a scratchy throat.

Sometimes, the black pepper can be a bit… intense? But overall, it’s got a pleasant minty flavor with just a touch of heat (spice, not temp) that seems to mellow a wide variety of throat discomfort.

It’s overall very soothing.

Flavors: Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Mint

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Oh Earl’s Garden. I wanted to love you. The idea of strawberries infused in mah Earl Grey tea was a delightful, whimsical one.

Like Captain Picard, playing his flute.


Alas, nay. ’Twas not to be.

I’ve really only found one Earl Grey that I’ve enjoyed, the rest seem to fall under the “too bitter to drink” category, but this one was peculiar in that no amount of sweetener (honey, in my instance) really seemed to work. In fact, it was like the honey made the bitterness more pronounced. And the bitterness itself was weird! It was… well it made the bergamot notes more pronounced more than anything and it felt like someone just upended perfume into my tea.

It was SO bizarre. I might try it again, with a different sweetener maybe? But, gak, so far, no. I couldn’t even finish the cuppa.

#teafail #sadpanda #teatime

Flavors: Astringent, Bergamot, Earl Grey, Strawberry

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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This is one of my all-time favorites, actually, and the one that really got me started on DT’s in general. We’d stopped in to look at the new store and this was on offer.

Hot, it’s a nice watermelon-y flavor, not too bitter, not too sweet, just balanced.

But when cold brewed? Oh yeah. That’s how I make this one. Load up the pitcher with some ice cold water, pop in the basket and let this baby chill in the fridge for 12 hours or so. There is zero bitterness this way and it soothes my throat like nobody’s business (important when you’re a Narratrix spending 80% of your workday behind a mic).

I love to take a huge glass of this into the studio with me. It’s perfect for summer.

Iced 8 min or more

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Narratrix of audiobooks, author of The Nemesis Chronicles, avid tea-enthusiast.


Seattle, WA



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