Anyone else here NOT like Earl Grey black tea?


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Re: Anyone else here NOT like Earl Grey black tea?

Postby daidokorocha » Aug 6th, '14, 12:08

English Breakfast tea bags (And most tea bags in general) make me gag after steeping. Absolutely disgusting! I recently decided to brew some up that someone bought me of Twinings English Breakfast and my stomach still hasn't recovered from sniffing the bag afterwards. I'm more put off by tea bags now than I ever was.

I love Earl Grey but if you're going to buy it bagged the quality varies a great deal. Earl Grey is cheap enough loose that it doesn't matter too much. I don't drink it that often but I do list it as one of my favorite teas, especially when it has an Assam base.
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Re: Anyone else here NOT like Earl Grey black tea?

Postby JCFantasy23 » Dec 18th, '14, 11:10

No, I also don't like it. I mainly drink black tea so it's not an exclusive thing. Guess I'm not a bergamot fan. I tried Lady Grey and thought that one better.
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Re: Anyone else here NOT like Earl Grey black tea?

Postby AFOL » Mar 18th, '15, 15:43

Sometimes I'll still have bagged black tea in the mornings, just to save time--but, although I once loved it, I don't enjoy Earl Grey any more. It was trying a golden Yunnan tea that actually put me off Earl Grey; the subtle citrus notes in the tea itself made the bergamot added to Earl Grey seem forceful and harsh.
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Anyone else here NOT like Earl Grey black tea?

Postby debunix » Mar 18th, '15, 19:39

Not bagged, not loose, not at all. Just don't care for Bergamot.
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Re: Anyone else here NOT like Earl Grey black tea?

Postby BioHorn » Mar 18th, '15, 22:35

Five years and I still have not brewed this gifted tea:
http://www.imperialtea.com/earl-grey-p/black-tea011.htm

Maybe after ten I can blog on "aged" Earl Grey! :lol:
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Re: Anyone else here NOT like Earl Grey black tea?

Postby AfrikanParadox » Mar 20th, '15, 09:51

taste like chemicals to me..too much.. :?
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Re: Anyone else here NOT like Earl Grey black tea?

Postby TheCeylonTea » Mar 20th, '15, 14:12

I do not like Earl Grey!

3-4 cups of tea a day, but do not prefer any flavoring.
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Re: Anyone else here NOT like Earl Grey black tea?

Postby sandra » Apr 1st, '15, 15:27

I love delicately flavoured earl greys, and ONLY with a darjeeling base. And enjoy a good London Fog.
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Re: Anyone else here NOT like Earl Grey black tea?

Postby rdl » Apr 1st, '15, 20:39

What is London Fog?
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