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I just received my tea sampler from Twinings in the mail, and of course I had to jump right in and start tasting. The smell of the citrus is very powerful while brewing. Anyone who isn’t a fan of orange would definitely not find that as appealing as I do.
The taste is definitely not as strong as the smell as others have already mentioned. It is a very mild citrus flavor and not much else. I like a strong cup of tea so this is not really my ideal match so I added a little agave to see if that helps it.
The agave did give the tea a little more depth and I think it is the best approach to making this tea. I still couldn’t pick out any honeybush but the aftertaste is mellower than the citrus so i assume that was the honeybush. Overall a decent tea but nothing I would buy personally.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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As I sit here I am very anxiously awaiting my first purchase of loose leaf tea from Adagio with my very fetching tea steeper. While I was waiting I figured I could review a brand of tea I am very familiar with, Lipton Pyramid Infusions.
I was ecstatic when I stumbled upon this new brand grocery shopping. The box alone looked so nice and bright and it was on sale for only $2 and I figured it looked nicer than my usual bagged tea. So I snatched up three boxes to try asap.
The smell is lovely. The pineapple is very prominent the longer you let it steep and the chamomile is a soft fragrant background note. The taste is very fruity and a little floral, not as strong as I would have liked though. I decided to add a little agave to see how it takes to it.
The agave surprisingly seemed to bring out the chamomile more than the pineapple. The fruitiness took a background seat to the floral explosion of flavor. Next time I think I will use refined white sugar but for now I will finish this delicious cup.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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