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563 Tasting Notes
A hard day at work and another tea while on break. The orange in this sounds perfect for me at this moment in time.
Colour: Red…it looks like a berry tea.
Smell: Fruity – It does smell like sweet mango.
Taste: With this tea being red (which was a surprise) I imagine it’s due to the hibiscus and after one taste I find that I am correct. It’s sharp, sour and bitter all in one but with an added fruity taste to blend it altogether. It’s not so much of an orange, cinnamon or mango tea as it is a hibiscus tea. I cannot really taste orange or cinnamon at all. I don’t think this will be a regular in my tea cupboard.
I received some of this loose tea from a lovely friend who swears by this tea as being the best Earl Grey tea available. Now that is a very big claim to stand up to so tonight I shall be the judge.
Colour: Reddy brown
Smell: Sweet jasmine (or if not jasmine then something very similar)
As well as smelling like jasmine it also tastes like jasmine which is a twist on your average Earl Grey. It seems to be jasmine instead of bergamot so it has a floral and slightly bitter taste, almost citrus bitter (similar to lemon rind). I don’t think this is really classed as an Earl Grey under my classifications (due to lack of sweetness) but it is a nice jasmine tea, nice not spectacular.
I will try this again soon and see if my score changes at all but I think overall it’s just an average cup of tea which sometimes is all that I really want.
Visiting family in a neighbouring city and upon my departure from home I grabbed a hand of random tea bags and have chosen this. Mint does wonders for my digestion and as I have not long finished dinner and have a bit of an uncomfortable stomach I am in need of a little bit of help.
You can smell the camomile in this tea before the mint which suggests it’s going to be a chamomile tea with an additional flavour of mint instead of the other way around. Colour wise it reminds me of lemongrass, a gentle and mellow green.
The spearmint itself is light but noticeable with a clean and refreshing finish. A nice balance and suitable for those who prefer subtle flavours and like the easyness of a pre bagged tea.
Overall this is pleasant but I prefer a stronger mint tea.
A gift from my mother from a holiday.
My husband and I are off to a funeral later on today and I felt it would be a grand time to try this out. We could both use a good strong cup of tea.
The tea itself has been blended down to very small bits of leaves that look almost like dark mixed herbs which I am lead to believe will decrease the steeping time (slightly).
I used one and half tea spoons of tea per cup (as we wanted a strong cup) and have only used a little bit of milk (no sugar).
The tea is strong in flavour but freshly mellow and not bitter and a little nutty. Great for your standard black tea and perfect to serve to friends and family. Even after half the cup there is no bitterness and the strength remains the same so it is very balanced. Lovely.
I just used the last of this tea to make a big jug of ice tea to help cool me down in this hot English summer weather. I think this tastes much better as ice tea rather than hot because the apple is subtle behind the black tea and cooling the tea down brings out more of the apple flavour and makes it much more refreshing. Even my husband loves this tea and he is more of a coffee person.
This makes a beautiful ice tea. I simply boil 4 tea bags per jug and wait for the mixture to cool down before placing into the fridge. Then it can be used as a strong drink or you can add cold water to make it more refreshing and serve with ice and a slice of lemon. Perfect.
It’s rather hibiscus(sy) but the tartness is similar to cranberry so it’s forgiveable. As for the orange it’s more in the background and tastes like peel rather than juice so it is a little bitter. This is not my favourite fruit tea by Twinings but it does the job.
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