Food Tea drinkers (Earl grey with clotted/Devon cream?)

schwinn3

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So, I'm such an anglophile that I went to a British food shoppe here in California and bought up a whole bunch of stuff that I wanted to try because it's popular in England (or maybe it just used to be?). Anywho, I bought some Twinings Earl Grey tea and clotted cream and Devon double cream (among other things, lol) and I was wondering if it's a normal thing to flavour your tea with clotted cream? I tried it with milk but it just doesn't taste that good to me, I usually try honey in my tea but this is the first time I've tried Earl Grey and would like to know what others use to flavour their tea. I know ultimately I'll find my own way to make my tea but I guess I'd just like to get some other ideas.
 

schwinn3

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Ooh, that sounds quite tasty. Flavored with vanilla?!??!? Lol, I'm going to try that one right now! Thanks for the suggestion!
 

oxyoxy136

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I personally do not like any additives in my teas. No milk, cream, sugar, lemon, or honey. I prefer its naturals flavors.

I've found that I'm generally alone in this preference >>;.
 
I personally do not like any additives in my teas. No milk, cream, sugar, lemon, or honey. I prefer its naturals flavors.

I've found that I'm generally alone in this preference >>;.
I am the same way with my Chinese tea-oolong, bao zhong etc, with boiling water and timed just right to appreciate it's natural aroma. But with Earl grey, I do like it with cream and a dash of sugar to tone down it's strong fragrance:P
 

schwinn3

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So, I tried it with milk and a little vanilla and I think it would taste pretty good if only I had more vanilla! :sad: Apparently I only had about 1/4tsp. left, but it seemed like it would taste pretty good with more.

I think I'll experiment with a bunch of different ways of flavouring my tea and see if anything else comes out nicely.
 
Mar 5, 2008
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I thought clotted cream was for scones; you use it like butter. I too like my tea plain, or maybe with a little lemon.
 

honu

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I grew up drinking afternoon tea so I drink my Earl Grey with half and half and sugar. I try not to put too much sugar because I love the bergamot of the earl grey.

Clotted cream is used for scones, usually I put jam and clotted cream together. YUM!
 

oxyoxy136

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I am the same way with my Chinese tea-oolong, bao zhong etc, with boiling water and timed just right to appreciate it's natural aroma. But with Earl grey, I do like it with cream and a dash of sugar to tone down it's strong fragrance:P
I love the smell of bergamot and when the tea is cooling off to a sippable temperature, I just inhale the aroma. Love it!
 

AAA07

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funny I consider myself kinda an angophile as well - maybe in a different life.... hahaha but this sounds so yummy!! Mmmm I want to go to a British food shop!
 
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Earl Grey is the only tea I drink. I drink it with milk and splenda. Clotted cream is for scones I believe, but be careful because it's like 55% fat.
 

i_wona

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Earl grey is traditionally drunk with a slice of lemon and not much else as the "perfume" of the tea is one of the best parts! Some people add a teaspoon of honey.

I like mine with a little cloud of milk, but I'm not a big fan of black tea unless it's chinese, japanese of fruit-flavoured tea.

It took me a long time to learn to enjoy a cuppa. Teas always smell so lovely and I couldn't understand why they just tasted like hot water LOL. After a while, though, you kinda learn to "smell" the tea while you're drinking it and it's really nice to have that clear, clean taste and feeling in your mouth.