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Topic: ethiopian yirg/earl grey (4 msgs / 50 lines)
1) From: Tara Kollas
I stopped at a coffee shop on my way back from lunch and picked up some drip
coffee (not the best, not the worst, but caffeinated).  The description for
the Ethiopian Yirg said it had an Earl Grey aftertaste.  Has anyone ever
picked that up?  I like Yirg and hate Earl Grey.  I've never gotten anything
but fruit from Yirg.

2) From: Larry English
I haven't picked that up, but Earl Grey is flavored with citrus (bergamot)
oil, so maybe that's the fruit they're getting.  However, there are many
versions of Earl Grey and they don't all taste the same to me.  I used to
enjoy some of them but eventually tired of the combination of flavors (it's
a blend of teas as well as being flavored) and switched to "single-origin"
teas.  And now, having discovered Sweet Maria's, the switch to single-origin
coffees.  I don't really pick up any of the tea-flavors in coffee, though
Tom does mention it occasionally in his reviews.
Larry
On 9/1/06, Tara Kollas  wrote:
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3) From: Jeff Oien
Tara Kollas wrote:
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I have tasted a "tea like" quality but couldn't tell you if
it's Earl Grey. It may be more like a tea-like texture or
body than an actual taste.
JeffO

4) From: Andy Thomas
Yes, Tara, I have often thought Yirg tastes like Earl
Grey. Earl Grey is ok, for tea. But I really love
Yirgacheffe. Peculiar, ain't it?
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