Earl Grey Tea in a Black Mug

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Who says, “Tea, Earl Grey, Hot”? Go here to hear the mystery person ordering this tea. But you probably already knew it was the starship captain Jean-Luc Picard.

I LOVED watching the series Star Trek: The Next Generation. I have good memories of watching it with my family. My favourite character was Deanna Troy. I loved her compassion and spunk. . . . . And so I hoped that when I tasted this tea again, its been years, that I would love it. But alas I don’t.

Day 6 (January 16)

 Day 6. Tea, Earl Grey, Hot. I made my cup using a pyramid tea bag by Tea forte. Such a cute bag.

Day 6. Tea, Earl Grey, Hot. I made my cup using a pyramid tea bag by Tea forte. I like how it looks in my sleek black mug.

Of course I also drank it hot and without any additions.

  • I just found out that bergamot oil (which is the infused flavor in Earl Grey) is from a bergamot orange rind.
  • I like orange rind in all kinds of foods like these blue ribbon award-winning cookies that my niece, Kadie, created.
  • But I guess I am not a bergamot lover. The tea always tastes bitter and my palate is just not happy with this taste.

I will tell you what is a TASTY Earl Grey treat. Cookies made with Earl Grey tea leaves. Marsha has made these cookies for two different CNC women’s teas. And they are delish.

Eating a few of these cookies is a great companion with tea.

Eating a few of these cookies is a great companion with tea.

The other night Marsha and I made these and watched the Christmas edition of “Call the Midwife.” It was a memorable evening.

Soon I will post the recipe we used. In the meantime, do a Google search.  Make them. You will not be sorry.

ADDED NOTE: An Earl Grey cookie recipe roundup has been posted here.

Your Turn . . . 

  • Do you care for Earl Grey Tea?
  • Who was your favourite Next Generation character?
  • Have you ever eaten cookies made with the tea leaves?
  • What do you think about the pyramid tea bags?

21 Days of Tea Series

  1. Peppermint
  2. Sweet & Spicy (cinnamon dominant herbal blend)
  3. Zen (lemon grass, spearmint, green tea)
  4. Rainforest Red (red rooibos, hibiscus, chicory root, blackberry leaves, orange peel, ginger root, acai)
  5. English Breakfast

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