06 July 2007

Oh Snap

I tried the new Snapple Iced Earl Grey tea. It was sweet, but not overly so - in fact, there are far fewer calories than their other iced teas. I guess they felt they needed to step up a little, what with Ito En's line expanding bottled iced teas (they sell it in the pharmacy on my block - and here I was two years ago searching frantically around the city for just one of their flavors!)

Here's the thing: I used to hate Earl Grey tea in any form. I drank it daily during an early internship where everyone in the office smoked, so when the internship was over it was a dreadful association for me. It's kind of the negative Madeleine, I guess (see the Lushing comments) - but for the life of me I couldn't go near Earl Grey. My Dad took a liking to it and starting drinking it every morning, and since I didn't loathe it the way I do tomatoes I put up with it. I drank Twining's Lady Grey tea here and there, and liked it for its lightness. Gradually I was curious to try the Earl one more time, and I realized it was to my liking once again. So I really don't mind Snapple's efforts.

3 comments:

stevie- mono no aware said...

earl grey.......one of my personal favs. bergamont yum.......
how can i try to turn ur buds around?

.:.marie.:. said...

Yeah...I remember you didn't like it before. Tastes change I guess.

Bonnie said...

Yeah, Earl Grey has a distinctive flavor. I prefer Lady Grey - although I wonder if part of it's the name; it sounds so "ladylike" whereas Earl Grey always makes me think of an old man with a pipe.