The tea shop I used to buy most of my tea from was bought out by a larger chain. I was very sad. I had been going there for a few years. Now, it has left me trying to figure out where to buy the teas I enjoy. This new chain, while also selling loose leaf tea, does not sell the same tea selection of the previous store, so I've lost a couple favourites.
The first tea I had to get was Earl Grey. I was hesitant to buy the Earl Grey at the new store because their small size was huge compared to the old store and I wasn't sure I wanted to spend the money. Mistake. Bagged Earl Grey doesn't cut it any more (unless it's the kind you get at Starbucks). So I sucked it up and bought around 225 grams/ .5 pounds, which trust me, is a lot. But it's so yummy.... However, to save a little money, I saw another loose leaf Earl Grey that was specially selected from blah, blah, blah... It is about the same price and it comes in a smaller quantity, so I thought I'd get it. It is not good enough. It has a bitter taste to it. If I accidentally steep it too long, I HAVE to add milk and sugar otherwise I can't drink it.
So, in the end, I'm buying Earl Grey from Teavana. It's so good.
*I almost wrote, "Earl Grey, hot." as the title to this post because I love Captain Picard. He's probably the main reason I tried Earl Grey Tea in the first place.
So, Teavana, as many people know, has gone out of business. So, I'm buying Earl Grey from David's Tea now. Good. Yummy. I've made and Iced London Fog with it too!