Earl Grey is my all-time favorite tea (with Violet a close second), and one of my preferred blends is from Fortnum & Mason.
I love reaching for the Fortnum & Mason tin caddy; its beautiful colors and printed design, enhances the enjoyment of my earl grey experience.
The loose-leaf tea has a deliciously fresh, and bold, aroma of black tea and bergamot, which makes me want to eat it raw...I'm such a savage (crunch, crunch, crunch)!
I've yet to replace my glass tea pot that broke a few weeks ago. This Kyusu (a traditional Japanese ceramic tea pot) I've had for over eight years will have to suffice.
Depending on my mood, I like my earl grey two ways: with a slice of lemon, or with milk and (tea aficionados prepare to gasp) sugar.
After brewing, the tea has a delightful fragrance, and an exceptionally palatable flavor of earl grey, that I'm crazy for. I wish I had those Moulin Rouge Earl Grey cookies I love so much to enjoy with my cup of tea.
The Fortnum & Mason website does ship internationally, but I usually purchase mine at Isetan Shinjuku (my home away from home) The loose-leaf caddies come in two sizes: 125g (2,160 yen) and 250g (3,240 yen), but the 250g eludes me, as it's always sold out.
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