18 Tasting Notes
I’m not sure what it says about the quality of Twining’s teas, but I can’t detect much, if any, difference between the K-cup and bagged versions of their Earl Grey. Lovely mild citrusy aroma and a smooth taste, Twining’s EG is one of my favourite morning and afternoon teas. Given that the K-Cup version is even easier than the bagged version, I might stick with this form, at least until I burn my way through my two boxes of it.
“Brew Over Ice” K-cups can be hit-or-miss, and this one’s actually a “hit.” Without added sugar it’s fairly bitter, but with a dash of sugar, it’s quite good, with a nice black-tea-to-lemon-flavour ratio. I still prefer self-brewed iced tea from loose leaves, but I’ll this is great for when I’m out of leaves or in a hurry.
Aromatic and spicy, this is my favourite bagged chai. I’m a sucker for the smell of spicy vanilla (I have a perfume that smells almost exactly like this tea), so I’m having a hard time dragging my nose away from the mug long enough to write this. It’s fantastic on its own, but even better with a bit of milk (soy, in my case) small pinch of sugar. Far too rich to a daytime tea for me, it’s my default tea on cold nights.