Earl Grey Tea

I’m taking a break from the politics to write a post about tea.  My blog is called Tomatoes, Tea, and Tolkien, and yet this is my first tea post, the 15th post on my blog.  I’m hoping to post stuff about tomatoes, tea, and J.R.R. Tolkien more often now.

Earl Grey is one of my favorite teas to drink.  The black tea is flavored with oil from a bergamot orange.  This tea is most popular in England, but it originates in China .  The exact history of how and where this tea was first brewed is unclear.  One story says that a Chinese Mandarin tea master brewed the tea for Charles Grey, the second Earl of Grey and Prime Minister of the UK from 1830-1834.  The Lady Grey liked it so much that she asked the tea merchants of London to recreate it for her.

How Earl Grey is made:

  • Any black tea is used
  • The black tea is withered, rolled, oxidated, and fired
  • During the rolling process, the Bergamot oil is added

This tea is sweet, floral, sour, and bitter at the same time.  It is truly delicious.

For further reading, visit Tea TuliaCitrus Variety, and World Tea News.

A new hobby

Hello there! I started a blog about a month ago… but I didn’t write down my password (not to mention I used 10 minute mail). So here I am starting anew (with my password safely in my password collection). I only had written 3 posts anyways. So I’m just reblogging them.  Here’s my introduction:

Tomatoes, Tea, and Tolkien

I recently ran into this blog while looking at political stuff.  I found this blog very intriguing, and I thought I should start a blog of my own.  Tomatoes, tea, and tolkien. Those are three favorites of mine.  This blog will primarily consist of those three things.  I will also blog about politics, religion, miscellaneous topics, and random hobbies of mine.  I also plan to make a bucket list.

          Tomatoes are my favorite vegetable and fruit.  The wonderful taste, glorious texture- did I mention my love for gardening.  Yep, I will be blogging about gardening for sure.  Especially tomatoes.

          Tea is the best drink in the world (next to water of course).  Drinking a cup of earl grey in the morning helps me a lot.  My addiction can be compared to the addictions to coffee people seem to have.

I will…

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