Earl Grey

A nice cup of Earl Grey tea and some of the tea leaves.

I’m partial to a cup of Earl Grey tea. To my taste, cheap Earl Greys (Earls Grey?) are often unpleasant. On the other hand, it doesn’t seem worth paying too high a premium for a tea where the added flavouring is as important as the accompanying leaves. My preferred point of compromise in recent years has been the loose leaf Earl Grey made by the Brew Tea Co. I’d say their claim that “our Earl Grey Loose Leaf tastes less like hot perfume, and more like proper tea” is well-founded.

It’s my usual choice of drink on those days when I travel in to the office. The cup and saucer shown above are by Yvonne Ellen, and were a gift from my sister.