Dilmah Earl Grey

NPG D34953; Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey by Samuel Cousins, published by and after  Sir Thomas Lawrence

This teabag was sent to me by the lovely Alisa Krasnostein.

For no good reason I have always looked on Dilmah as the poor second cousin to Twinings. I think this may result from it never being the brand of choice in the house and I just assumed my parents (OK, my mum) were buying the right stuff? Or something. Who knows. Anyway, as a result – as one does – I have never bought Dilmah and rarely drunk it. So yay for trying something so ubiquitous and challenging my idiotic preconceived ideas.

4 min steeping (3-5 min recommended)

1 tsp sugar

Maybe a little darker than the Twinings when steeped.

imagesSmell is a bit more citrus-y than Twinings, too (take THAT preconceptions).

Taste: quite similar to Twinings, which really shouldn’t be a surprise since I think they’re using similar tea (at least, that’s my assumption), and let’s be honest these are supermarket brands so they’re not going to be using top-quality whole tea leaves or whatever. Nonetheless, I think I would actually rate this a bit higher than Twinings; it’s got a smoother feel, and I think it may be a bit more citrus-y which is something I definitely value.

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