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I have the "Organic Fair Trade Tea Direct" at the moment (bought a stack) and man they pack some flavor into it....(you can use the same tea bags several times and the taste is not impaired or weakened
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plus earl grey incredibly low on tanin, (you know that yucky aftertaste you get with most teas, none of that- negligable in Earl Grey
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Do you all drink it for the same reasons? I suppose so right?... you will do I guess if you buy the brand here for sure!

Which brand do you get? I definately recommend the one I bought, I got it from charity store selling it.
 

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Earl Grey tea is disgusting! I'm an Assam girl myself. Orange Pekoe, English and Irish Breakfast teas are also nice but I'm defnately an Assam girl at heart.

I haven't seen "My Name is Earl" yet, I never seem to get around to watching TV.
 

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hi Kiz, well thanks
I'll take those into account, I think earl grey is rarely digusting, its like anything, if you buy cheap its gonna suck.

Remember this is the official Earth thread
... but whatever you can add whatever else you like if you genuinely believe you like something better.

ps, I wonder which tea is most high in anti-oxidants ? I would guess earl grey is high up, and I'm assuming it played a part in calming an infection I had which got swollen.
 

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hi Kiz, well thanks
I'll take those into account, I think earl grey is rarely digusting, its like anything, if you buy cheap its gonna suck.

Remember this is the official Earl Grey thread
... but whatever you can add whatever else you like if you genuinely believe you like something better.

ps, I wonder which tea is most high in anti-oxidants ? I would guess earl grey is high up, and I'm assuming it played a part in calming an infection I had which got swollen.
 

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I'm sorry, didn't mean to insult your tea!
 

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It seems the jury is still out on the relative health benefits of different kinds of tea, but it seems that green and white teas tend to beat out black tea (like earl grey). Antioxidants act on free-radicals in the body, they don't have any curative effect on infections.

I used to hate Earl Grey, but I've taken a liking to it in recent years. The bergamot gives it a natural sort of sweetness, so I don't have the urge to add sugar or honey. I buy loose leaf organic Earl Grey from a local tea shop. They also sell a Blue Flower Earl Grey that has Malva flowers mixed in. It tastes pretty much the same as regular Earl Grey, but the flowers are cute.
 

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Just heard on TV quiz show "university challenge" (hosted by Jeremy Paxman), that Earl Grey is named after prime minister Charles Grey, the 2nd earl in his line [sarcasm](or in whose line is it anyway I can never quite figure)[/sarcamEND] of the early 19th century!.. The dude was Prime Minister to King William IV.

so now ya know
 

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Just heard on TV quiz show "university challenge" (hosted by Jeremy Paxman), that Earl Grey is named after prime minister Charles Grey, the 2nd earl in his line and in the early 19th century!.. sarcasm]
[SPOILER=Warning: Spoiler!](or in whose line is it anyway I can never quite figure)[/SPOILER]
[/sarcasm] ....Sir Grey Dude was Prime Minister to King William IV.

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Bergamot oil forever! I love Earl Grey, it's been my one of my favorites since I was little.

My brand of choice is Jacksons of Piccadilly loose leaf Earl Grey. And my teapot has a mesh insert for loose leaf, before I was making due with a tea ball. I've never tested whether or not a tea bag actually changes the flavor but I like portion control.
 

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Just heard on TV quiz show "university challenge" (hosted by Jeremy Paxman), that Earl Grey is named after prime minister Charles Grey, the 2nd earl in his line and in the early 19th century!.. [sarcasm]
[SPOILER=Warning: Spoiler!](or in whose line is it anyway I can never quite figure)[/SPOILER]
[/sarcasm] ....and finishing on a fact again, Sir Grey Dude was Prime Minister to King William IV.

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I dont drink it often, but last year I got a small box of Twinnings Earl Grey tea bags- I think it had maybe 15 to 25 tea bags in it. (Thats the kind Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek- Next Generation likes and I figured Id try it). I knew it was flavored with bergamot and heard that this had a sort of orangey flavor- but when I tried it, it tasted just like regular tea to me. It was good, but didnt taste like what I expected. I drank it straight with no sugar, so maybe thats why...
 
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