Twinings

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I believe this was leftover from the EU TTB round 2 return. It’s been in the bottom of a tea drawer for a while due to an almost repulsion towards Darjeeling tea. I can’t explain why, I get put off some teas from time to time for no known reason.

The raw leaves are an earthy blend of brown, green and red/brown colours which also includes a few silver tips.
Scent is mild and floral with light wood notes.

Once steeped the tea is golden orange in colour with a toasted hay and floral scent.

Flavour is mild/medium in strength with some astringency. Toasted hay and flowers with nuts, musk and dry perfume. Much darker than I expected for a First Flush. I mentioned it being astringent, I think it’s down to the perfume flavour as it’s also sour as well as increasingly dry.

As it cools the musk flavour grows with added smoke and damp earth tones.

It’s a nice Darjeeling though nothing special and not as floral as I tend to like my Darjeeling.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 7 g 30 OZ / 900 ML

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drank Green Tea with Cranberry by Twinings
1216 tasting notes

Uh… What on earth did I do wrong here to have this smell and taste like dog feet?

Nicole

Dog feet. Is that on the list of flavors here? :)

Sil

mmm mmmm good! lol

Sil

also… how do you know what dog feet tastes like? :)

Nightshifter

Awww, I love to sniff my dog’s foot, lol. Maybe it smells like wet dog? :P

Nightshifter

I guess I should say paw!

Ysaurella

ahaha well I won’t try this tea for sure…I am a cat person :)

Mikumofu

That’s a new one! :)

Eleonora ❄❆❅

Green tea and cranberry doesn’t sound like a good match to begin with

MissB

To be fair, I am dogsitting, and it did snow here today. Still, it was gross. First one of these that I couldn’t drink.

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This wasn’t available for sale as a one-off in the London Twinings store, so when I saw a sampler pack with this (and a few other green fruit teas) on the shelf in Brussels, I grabbed it.

Interesting. Well, it needs sweetener, but then the orange pops like no one’ s business. I get the Lotus flower, sort of, although it’s more in the event than anything. Juicy, light, yay.

Flavors: Flowers, Orange

Sil

neat! i love the varying blends and combos you’re finding

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drank Vanilla Black Tea by Twinings
1216 tasting notes

Picked this up from the “left behind” box in an Airbnb in France. I should’ve left it behind, too. Sure, there’s vanilla in there… And also cardboard and something odd. Only brewed one minute due to the other horrible reviews.

Flavors: Cardboard, Vanilla

Sil

ew lol

MissB

Sorry Sil, there’s some in the box for you!

Sil

no no there’s some in the box for whomever i send it to mwahahahahah

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92
drank Earl Grey by Twinings
92 tasting notes

I’m having this favorite again today. It never gets old. It’s the perfect milky color, like a coffee heavy on the cream. It’s a forgiving tea, one that’s hard to mess up really.

Second Steep
8 ounces water + 200 degrees + 10 minutes

I’m attempting a re-steep of this one today just to see if it can be done. I’m guessing with a teabag it may not be successful since the pieces are just so small. After steeping for close to ten minutes, the color is very light. It’s nearly as dark and deep as the first cup. It barely even smells like tea really, more like a mug of hot water. I’m kind of tasting the tea the more I drink, but it’s still not worth the re-steep in my opinion.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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92
drank Earl Grey by Twinings
92 tasting notes

Having a cup of this with cream and honey this morning for breakfast. This is one of my all-time favorites, really the first tea I started buying and drinking on my own. The bergamot is there, both in the taste and in the aroma, but it isn’t overpowering at all. It flavors the tea nicely. I kind of wish I had brought another bag of this to work with me.

Flavors: Bergamot

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80
drank Lady Grey by Twinings
31 tasting notes

A go-to tea when I’m rushing out the door. A favorite.

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drank Lady Grey by Twinings
33 tasting notes

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55

For a bagged tea from the grocery store, this was surprisingly good! The green tea base was smooth and just slightly grassy, but not at all astringent. I didn’t really pick up on the pomegranate or raspberry, but the strawberry came through very clearly and it was a surprisingly sweet, natural flavor. This isn’t something I would buy, but I would definitely drink it again if it was offered to me.

Flavors: Grass, Strawberry

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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81

This was one of the very first teas that I started with a few years back and have been drinking it since. Because I’ve switched over to organic and non gmo teas, I can’t really say this tea is amazing because others taste much better, but it is still good, especially with a little milk. This Is my first review on here and just testing it out. Sorry for it being so short.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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64
drank Christmas Tea by Twinings
5583 tasting notes

cloves…the base isn’t bad but so many cloves…and spicey and no. just not for me.

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drank Christmas Afternoon by Twinings
5583 tasting notes

Another one from MissB as i desperately need to finish up those teas so that i can get them parcelled out and shared with everyone else lol I wasn’t a huge fan of this one…it tasted more like a generic “christmas spice” sort of tea than anything else. It wasn’t bad, but nothing i’m dying to have again or keep around…

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drank Peppermint tea by Twinings
41 tasting notes

I wanted something herbal to drink in the evenings and as I was out of David’s Tea Peppermint Amore, I bought a box of this. I think Twinings has decent tea for a decent price, and that’s what this one is: a decent tea for a decent price. And sometimes it’s nice to use tea bags. So although there are better mint teas out there, I can recommend this one

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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55
drank Lemon & Ginger by Twinings
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Flavors: Ginger, Lemon

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83
drank Jasmine Green Tea by Twinings
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Flavors: Jasmine

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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drank Darjeeling by Twinings
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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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73

another from MissB while this one IS a little tart, it’s also very much raspberry. Not my favourite of the bunch, but i’ve been really impressed with how tasty these bagged teas are.

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77

in SHARP contrast to the other nasty cup i had..this one is actually quite pleasant for a bagged tea. I don’t get a lot of rhubarb from this one but the blackcurrant and vanilla is nice for a bagged tea. Certainly nicer than a lot of the teas we have out here in bagged for, that’s for sure! thanks again missB!

Ubacat

The box is pretty.

Suziqzer

I think rhubarb would be a difficult flavor to master in tea.

Sil

stacy did it..with my tea

Suziqzer

Well Stacy is just awesome! Wish she would change her mind & keep selling tea, even if just a few blends as she had time.

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drank Mango & Strawberry by Twinings
5583 tasting notes

another from missB and this one is like sticking my mouth into a vat of potpourri…and then finding the strawberry as i’m spitting out leaves. Gross. lol

Dexter

Ewwwwwwww…..

Suziqzer

Yikes! I’ve seen some blends that look like potpourri… I would hate to experience a tasting of them.. Gross!

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76
drank Apple Crunch by Twinings
5583 tasting notes

green apple tea. check. :) snother from MissB i swear i will get through all these tasty samples eventually :) this is a pretty good one if you’re looking for a fresh apple tea that is just apple and not apple caramel or some other variation.

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72
drank Mixed Berry by Twinings
1002 tasting notes

Backlogging.

I made a quick grocery store run last night, and I threw this into my cart because I thought it sounded nice. I wasn’t expecting greatness, but I do think Twinnings has some decent teas. This tea turned out to be rather nice with a brisk but light base tea and a bright berry flavor. The berry flavor in no way dominates the tea. In fact, I found it much lighter than I was anticipating, but it was nice as it worked well with the base tea. The tea could easily handle sugar, but I think milk would mute all of the flavors the tea has to offer.

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67

HA! i found it lol another from MissB and this one is totally smells like maple and chamomile…but then you take a sip and it’s mostly just sweet chamomile, with no trace of maple anywhere. It wasn’t bad, but i had higher hopes for this one than the resulting brew. poop :(

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90

One of my favorites, strawberry overpowers, but thats just fine with me. Underrated, i think anybody that is looking for a tasty sweet tea should take a sip of this one.

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76
drank Lime and Ginger Sensation by Twinings
5583 tasting notes

Another from MissB i swear i’ll through all of these some day! The nice thing is they’re tea bags so i can get through them quickly. I suspect tomorrow might be a better day for my to try the looseleaf from her :) I really like the lime flavouring in this one. There isn’t a lot of ginger – it comes through mostly as a sweet sort of taste to the lime. This is like those lime popsicles that aren’t around all the time. yummy! esp for a teabag!

gmathis

These unusual Twinings flavors are intriguing me!

MissB

Had the same experience with this one – I wanted ginger, but the lime was tasty. As for the flavors, they’re all one-off bags I grabbed from the Twinings store in London, where you can actually buy anything they sell (if it’s in stock) per bag.

Sil

gmathis – they’re really neat! i’m grateful to missb for sending them back our way

Kittenna

Yum!! Lime tea = awesome.

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