- Dec 13, 2007
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That actually reminds me of a funny story. Way back when, one of the big tea companies I used to order from was Simpson & Vail. Simpson & Vail actually carries about a DOZEN different Earl Grey tea blends, so I often shopped around. One of the one's they offered (and still may, I haven't checked recently) was called Victorian Earl Grey, which contained not just bergamot, but also rose petals and lavender. But when I got my sample, if found that, while extremely fragrant, it was completely undrinkable for me. So we actually DID wind up using it as potpourri!
Well, Earl Grey IS a lot more popular in Britain than over here (though apparently the French and Russians like it as well, and even China and Japan are getting into it.)Captain Picard is the only one I’ve ever heard drinking Earl Grey. I don’t believe I’ve ever tried it. Probably because I drink Ice tea. I don’t drink anything hot except chocolate.
I just got back from the store too. I found watermelon mint and cherry/strawberry tea. I haven’t tried either, but supposedly, you just drop the bag in a bottle of water. I reuse soda bottles and refill them from my berkey. The water bottles they sell these days are so flimsy, you can’t even open one without spilling water all over the place. Maybe I’m just a moose in a china closet.Well, I'm back from the store, and I got more of that herbal tea I mentioned. Turns out it IS called Shaka. I was also reminded it is zero calorie, so I can drink all I want without guilt (or, at least, all I was able to get my hands on.)