1285 Tasting Notes

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drank Prince of Wales by Twinings of London
1285 tasting notes

There is absolutely zip about this tea that is memorable, interesting, or unique. The name perhaps? I grabbed it somewhere along my travels, just one bag… so that’s another off my list to try. It’s really just a super mild, straight black.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Sigh. I swear I’ve seen Sil review this. Boo. Regardless, having this this afternoon and it’s still lovely. Not amazing, but I’m sure that’s just the limescale-filled kettle.

whatshesaid

is it like, if Sil hasn’t reviewed it, it doesn’t exist??

lol

whatshesaid

(if a tea is drank in the forest…..)

Sil

hahahaha

MissB

Ha! It’s more that Steepster is losing reviews again… but I love both of your interpretations so much more!

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Well, I’m hoping that this is just the hard water issue (again), because this just wasn’t that good this morning. I’ve loved it a few times… Off to descale yet another kettle.

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drank Melange Laduree by Ladurée
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Weird. I know I’ve had this at least twice before, yet there’s no record of me even adding this to my cupboard. Huh?

Is a lovely tea though, one to savour. Creamy, sweet, lightly perfumed, nothing really stands out. Delicious.

Flavors: Bergamot, Creamy, Sweet

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drank Pêché Mignon by THE O DOR
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Still loving this, yet it always strikes me as the Lupicia melon flavor instead of peach. Still really really tasty, but…

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drank Christmas Tea by Dammann Freres
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I swear I have some of this at home… Yet haven’t reviewed it? Odd. Regardless, must have it in excess here (Café J’adore in Lyon, France) as it’s the only tea option on their brunch menu. Lots of other DF teas to order separately though. Reminds me of an orange Chai.

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drank Lady Grey by Twinings
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Can’t remember where I grabbed this solo teabag from. It’s a decent earl grey with more of a light feel to it (grapefruit, maybe?) although it’s definitely a black. Zero floral notes, thankfully. A tiny bit malty and creamy.

Flavors: Earl Grey, Grapefruit, Malt

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Maddy Barone

I still have a few bags of that in the cupboard. My brother brought a box with him at Christmas. He likes Earl Grey and I like citrusy teas, so he thought it would be a good compromise for us each to enjoy. I agree with you, though. It’s not terrible. I don’t mind drinking it. But it is nowhere near a favorite.

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I keep on drinking this and not really paying attention. Bah! Had it yesterday and remember it being pleasant and sweet, almost too sweet. I do really love these though; green tea that I can’t seem to mess up and get all bitter and icky.

Flavors: Sweet, Tropical

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
DeliriumsFrogs

Another awesome-sounding Twinings. I love your tea notes while traveling, MissB. :)))

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drank Blackcurrant by Harrods
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No idea how I didn’t add this to the database when I originally grabbed it. Can’t seem to buy it on their website, and when I was in their store, it was only available as a bagged, boxed tea. With the Brits so fascinated by anything blackcurrant (I don’t get it), I thought it would be a decent addition to my fix. Had my bag the other day (pretty sure I sent off the rest to Sil to distribute), and it was… okay. Fruity, full bodied, nothing to write home about — although I guess with this review, I technically am writing home about it.

Flavors: Fruity, Thick

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
OMGsrsly

I love blackcurrant! :) I wish we had more available here. As it is, my mom gets us licorice-blackcurrant candies from an import store once a year and that’s pretty much it. I remember the Sun Rype blackcurrant juice boxes – my favourite. :)

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Bought a box of it, although a touch unsure of why I did now… it’s really good, it’s just not as amazing as some of the other blends from this line. Hm. I did see Salted Caramel at the store…

In good news though, I’ve yet to really ruin this tea, even with boiling water and oversteeps. It’s just… more cotton candy than gingerbread to me.

Flavors: Cotton Candy

Preparation
1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
whatshesaid

it’s too bad all of these fancy Twinings blends aren’t just hanging around in Canadian grocery stores!!

DeliriumsFrogs

WHATSHESAID!! (I’ve been wanting to use that for SOooooo long…. lol)

whatshesaid

hahaha glad I could finally assist in making that dream a reality for you ;)

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Teaholic! Currently loving flavored blacks, greens, whites, green rooibos blends, straight blacks and greens, and have a long-standing adoration for herbals/medicinals. Dessert teas top my list along with anything cocoa-y.

I own an obscene amount of tea, and am always happy to share. Just got back from a six month exploration of Western Europe, so I’ve got some pretty lovely tea that we just can’t easily find this side of the pond. Woot!

In addition to loving tea, I’m a dating columnist, nerd, and avid knitter. I read way too much, type even more, and spend my ‘free’ time exploring, playing board games, reading, hiking, hanging with friends.

Allergies: Strawberries and all grains. I’m having a mild allergic reaction to both lavender and some roses in tea, although for some reason the French seem to have figured out how to do this without making me ill. I also avoid sugar and Splenda where possible.

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