This morning I tried a cup of the Cream of Earl Grey tea from the David’s Tea starter kit. It’s a combination of black tea, cornflowers, natural vanilla and bergamot flavouring.
Use 1.5 tsp per cup and steep for 3-5 mins in 98C water.
I must say that I dit NOT like this tea, especially because of the way it smelled. Something in it immediately turned my stomach, even before I brewed it 😕 It was so overpowering and not in a good way.
I couldn’t stomach the tea, mostly because the smell so I really couldn’t describe the taste. This Cream of Earl Grey is the first tea to make it into my DNF [did not finish] pile…not even the pu’erh teas are in there! I’m pretty surprised I disliked it so much because it came highly recommended by a friend. Hopefully she was just messing with me, cuz if she actually lovessss this like she said, I’m gonna hafta rethink our friendship 😯
The only benefit I think I got from the black tea in the Cream of Earl Grey was the caffeine kick ;).
The Cream of Early Grey tea tainted the tea drinking experience for me. I’m not sure I could take that first sip of a new tea without being wary from now on 🙁
That’s all for me today! I’ll be back tomorrow with a new recipe [finally] 😀