Tea Pigs: Earl Grey Strong

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

Tea Pigs!! … what an awesome name!

Like the last tea was from Alison, this one is from the lovely Alisa (interviewed here about her Kit Kat tasting project, and here we try Kit Kats LIIIIIVE). She sent me Earl Grey STRONG, which is just so adorable. Also adorable is the packaging that the ‘tea temples’ come in: 90x90.fit.EGS.jpg

3 min steeping.

Normal colour.

Scent is not especially citrus-y; a bit on the savoury side.

90x90.fit.26_02.jpgTaste: quite savoury; not very orange. Slightly improved for my tastes with a bit of sugar.

The ingredients list Assam, Rwandan, Ceylond and Darjeeling tea. Guess that’s what makes it strong. It’s more like T2’s Earl Grey Royale than anything else I’ve tried. I’m very happy to have experienced it!