drank Earl Grey by Garant
5 tasting notes

This is a good tea; unexpectedly good for something that comes from a generic brand! That being said, I find this tea a lot more temperamental than most of the other blends of Earl Grey I’ve tried. It’s good, especially for its price, and for me one 150g bag lasts close to a month. However, it also gets very dusty towards the end of the bag, which I fight off by shaking the dust out of the tea ball/tea infuser beforehand, but even after shaking it for a minute or two, I often find that the last four-five cups I get out of this tea leave dusty tea fanning residue on the botton of my cup. Not so good! I blame the packing, which is very pretty (Garant hired some great graphic designers for their teas!), but not so great at keeping everything fresh, so transfer it to a tin if you have one.

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I study at uni, and I drink a shitton of tea. I do more of the latter than the former.

I am currently having an intense, passionate love affair with lapsang souchong. I live with two really crappy landlords right now, but I am never going to hold any lingering resentment against my landlady because she introduced me to lapsang.

That being said, Earl Grey will always be my first love. I also unexpectedly fell for Darjeeling, which was quite the surprise!

The only tea I’ve ever truly disliked is English Breakfast. I know it’s intended to be consumed with milk and sugar, but I always drink tea straight (or with one sugar) and I will forever be scarred by memories of a 5-day trip to Paris where bagged EB was the only tea I could get my hands on. (Paris was great though, bad tea aside!)


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