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drank Earl Grey by DAVIDsTEA
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After being pretty awesome otherwise, the person helping me out accidentally gave me this instead of Cream of Earl Grey. Imho, It is not nearly as a good as The Cream, nor does it have the pretty blue cornflowers. Luckily, I have clueless family members whom I can serve this too, so a tin will go by quickly (here’s hoping)!

Yeah, I should’ve taken it back, but it’s also nice to have an “average joe” tea in the cupboard? Waste no tea.

Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Floral, Malt

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

If you took it back I bet you could of kept it and gotten the other for free. (: I’ve never had that experience with them so not sure though. Nice that your family will enjoy it.

CrowKettle

It was definitely a first! I’m pretty sure the individual who was helping me tried to make a point of not mixing them up (it was a cluttered counter) but stuff happens! I should’ve taken it back, but I was sick when I bought it back in February and never got to the store again. Oh, well- I’ve never actually had their plain Earl Grey so at least there’s that!

Lexie Aleah

That makes sense and that’s nice that you’ve never had it before. I don’t think I have either only their creme one as well.

Evol Ving Ness

Their regular Earl Grey is quite good, imho. Could be worse.

CrowKettle

Agreed, it’s not bad! When I first started drinking tea, before I learned how accommodating David’s Tea is about weight, I used to buy everything at 100g. I picked up some real stinkers (and gems); this is a nice middle road. My sister and mother appear to like it a lot too at least. :)

Evol Ving Ness

Yeah, but the DTs stinkers are painful to sip down—if ever. I have more of those hanging around than I like to remember.

Arby

If you ever feel like you have too much of it, Earl Grey banana bread or Earl Grey scones are a great way to use it up without feeling wasteful. (this also applies to chai blends)

Mastress Alita

The leaf can be crushed in a spice grinder and infused into hot chocolate powder too, which is really tasty!

I think my go to with a plain EG would be making it London Fog style — mixing it with some steamed milk and vanilla extract. Or because I’m lazy, I just whisk some vanilla almond milk to get both in one. Then it gets a bit of a sweet vanilla flavor and creamy texture from the milk even if the “cream” flavor is missing from the leaf.

CrowKettle

Oh, those are both wonderful ideas! I definitely have enough to play around with :)

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Lexie Aleah

If you took it back I bet you could of kept it and gotten the other for free. (: I’ve never had that experience with them so not sure though. Nice that your family will enjoy it.

CrowKettle

It was definitely a first! I’m pretty sure the individual who was helping me tried to make a point of not mixing them up (it was a cluttered counter) but stuff happens! I should’ve taken it back, but I was sick when I bought it back in February and never got to the store again. Oh, well- I’ve never actually had their plain Earl Grey so at least there’s that!

Lexie Aleah

That makes sense and that’s nice that you’ve never had it before. I don’t think I have either only their creme one as well.

Evol Ving Ness

Their regular Earl Grey is quite good, imho. Could be worse.

CrowKettle

Agreed, it’s not bad! When I first started drinking tea, before I learned how accommodating David’s Tea is about weight, I used to buy everything at 100g. I picked up some real stinkers (and gems); this is a nice middle road. My sister and mother appear to like it a lot too at least. :)

Evol Ving Ness

Yeah, but the DTs stinkers are painful to sip down—if ever. I have more of those hanging around than I like to remember.

Arby

If you ever feel like you have too much of it, Earl Grey banana bread or Earl Grey scones are a great way to use it up without feeling wasteful. (this also applies to chai blends)

Mastress Alita

The leaf can be crushed in a spice grinder and infused into hot chocolate powder too, which is really tasty!

I think my go to with a plain EG would be making it London Fog style — mixing it with some steamed milk and vanilla extract. Or because I’m lazy, I just whisk some vanilla almond milk to get both in one. Then it gets a bit of a sweet vanilla flavor and creamy texture from the milk even if the “cream” flavor is missing from the leaf.

CrowKettle

Oh, those are both wonderful ideas! I definitely have enough to play around with :)

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I started my Steepster loose leaf adventure back in 2012. I can’t say I’m completely new anymore, but I still view oolong as a magical, extraterrestrial creature that unfurls in water.

My favourites are teas like Milk Oolong, Silver Needle,and Japanese Sencha/Gyokuro, or fruity and floral flavoured ones. However, I generally enjoy ALL the teas, including a good old cup of Earl Grey or Breakfast blend.

FAVOURITE INGREDIENTS/NOTES:

DESSERT FLAVOURS
Vanilla, Maple, Caramel, Butterscotch, Cream, Toffee, Nougat, Marzipan, Butter

FRUIT & BERRIES
Blackberry, Raspberry, Currants, Blueberry, Elderberry, Banana, Melon, Pineapple, Persimmon, Rhubarb, Passionfruit..

CITRUS
Lime, Grapefruit, Lemon, Bergamot, Yuzu (orange is a hit or miss)

SPICES
Ginger, Turmeric, Clove-forward chai

AROMATIC & HERBACEOUS NOTES
Musky, “Fresh,” and/or Woody Incense-like stuff: Sandalwood, Frankincense, Juniper, Eucalyptus, Mints

FLORALS
Lavender, Jasmine, Rose, Lilac, Violet, etc. ALL the flowers!

VEGGIE/GRAIN NOTES
Spinach, Grass, Hay, Cucumber, Rice, Sweet Potato

Less Preferred Flavours/Ingredients:
Stevia, Apple, Cocoa Nib, Almond, Licorice, Cinnamon-forward blends, Chinese Sencha

Subjective Rating System:
I don’t give a lot of low ratings out, since a) I tend to grab tea I know will appeal to me, and b) I don’t have a lot of strong dislikes.

90-100: Favourites. The Desert Island Teas.
80-89: Loved teas. Possibly staple-worthy.
70-79: Good teas, but I’m less likely to repurchase. Minor quibbles.
60-69: Ok teas. Likely a few preference and/or quality issues.
50-59: Cup of meh. Will do in a pinch.
11-49: Varying levels of undrinkable tea.
1-10: Nightmare tea from the chaos realms. This tea is the embodiment of the primordial swamp, an unholy abomination. It’s very gross and I’m almost positive it doesn’t exist.

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