June 12, 2020 7 min read
Not everyone loves Earl Grey tea, but there are a couple of reasons Earl Grey tea is often particularly unpleasant - and doesn't need to be.
The first reason is that low-grade black tea is used. A simple trick big tea companies use to lower costs is to douse low-grade teas with flavouring. The aroma may be pleasant at first and it sets you up to expect a good brew. Sometimes this placebo effect works! Unfortunately, the poor quality usually makes its way through towards the end of each sip, and the lasting experience is not pleasant.
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