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96
drank Earl Grey by Twinings
6 tasting notes

This is my favorite from Twinings, the aroma is amazing. I really enjoy the citrus smell of the Bergamot fruit. I brew this in both teabags and loose leaf. I enjoy them both, the teabags are more convenient for carrying in your pocket. I usually take one with me to work and have it during my break since they only offer coffee. This is definitely perfect for daily consumption, great flavor and it wont break the bank. :)

Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus Zest, Orange

Preparation
0 OZ / 0 ML

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94

This is a great product from Twinings, I would recommend this to another human. I just recently switched from drinking coffee to tea. I get more of a caffeine buzz without the bitter taste of coffee, less heartburn throughout the day and and overall, it is cheaper. If you are just buying this product in the teabags, all you need is boiling water and your favorite cup. I enjoy drinking this without any sugar or milk. I personally dislike sugary products of any kind. If I feel like bringing out other flavors I will add fresh lemon and honey. ;)

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70

Thick and nutty, it make me feel quite warm, relax and comfort. Nice tea for daily drinking!

Flavors: Nutty, Smooth, Thick

Preparation
2 g 200 OZ / 5914 ML

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85

I’ve added a small lemon slice and sweetened it with half of a packet of Truvia; I’m disappointed, actually, that I’d never had Earl Grey before today.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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80

I didn’t get around to making tea until after lunchtime today, so I decided to take a break from my recent steady diet of blacks to return to one of my all-time favorites. The subtle but entirely unique flavor of gunpowder green never disappoints. One of my perennial afternoon staples!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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72
drank English Breakfast by Twinings
212 tasting notes

Another one of the teas from the variety pack I got for a guest. I just tried a couple mouthfuls to not upset my stomach, but even from that I can tell you I like this better than the Irish breakfast. That’s because this one’s a bit lighter and it has some sweet notes. I especially noticed this in my “sample” which was the second infusion of the bag. Overall a good choice to keep around for guests.

Flavors: Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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70
drank Irish Breakfast Tea by Twinings
212 tasting notes

Happy 200th Tasting note to me! I haven’t reviewed anything more than once so this is actually my 200th tea to review! :)

This is one of the teas I bought for a guest that’s staying over. I tried a small cup (not too much cause black tea can upset my stomach). I steeped it for a very short time in 200 degree F water, and the taste is a standard, only slightly bitter, strong black tea. I’m not as good at picking up subtle tastes in black tea (compared to green tea), so I hope this review is sufficient!

Flavors: Astringent

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Nichole

Woohoo! Congrats!

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16

I believe my mouth had a seizure when I drank this.

However, if you spill this tea over a lunch box and leave it there for an hour it will smell like perfume for the next few weeks…

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70
drank Darjeeling by Twinings
15 tasting notes

Paid HKD103 (roughly GBP9, USD13.5) for 200g loose leaf.
I guess I shouldn’t buy generic Darjeeling tea, I was bound to be disappointed.
I wished I had saved my money and time for a more special single estate second flush Darjeeling.

Note: I always make my tea in teapot. I put in 240ml water at first steep, another 240ml at second steep.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 5 g 8 OZ / 240 ML

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80

For the amount I paid (HKD103, roughly GBP9, USD13.5 for 200g), I think this is very good tea. I think it’s better than some of the more expensive ones from other brands. I also like it that I can make this tea without care and know that it will still taste good.
I am still very new to tea, I couldn’t tell if the bergamot fragrance was from real natural oil or artificial flavouring, but I loved it in this tea, I found it refreshing.
I can drink this any way, plain black, with only milk, with only sugar, or with both milk and sugar.
Note: I always make my tea in teapot. I put in 240ml water at first steep, and another 240ml second steep.

Flavors: Bergamot, Caramel, Cherry Wood, Citrusy, Dates, Dried Fruit, Round , Toasty, Toffee

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 5 g 8 OZ / 240 ML

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72
drank Pomegranate & Raspberry by Twinings
278 tasting notes

This cup is tart but that’s exactly what I think of when I see pomegranate and raspberry. It does taste juicy but I’m not really picking up on any fresh raspberry flavor. Maybe this one is meant to be more pomegranate, but it’s really more of a general berry flavor. I can also smell and taste the hibiscus. It’s sweet though so I’m enjoying it.

Flavors: Berry, Hibiscus, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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73
drank Earl Grey by Twinings
212 tasting notes

A coworker/friend of my husband’s is staying with us for a short period of time until he gets his new apartment. He doesn’t drink coffee, and apparently loves steeped tea from Tim Horton’s and all I have for tea is loose leaf greens/herbals. So I decided to pick up a variety pack from Wal-Mart of different black teas from Twinning’s (it came in a 20 tea bag variety where as other black teas were told in 72 tea bag varieties… I only drink black tea on occasion and there is no way I’m going to go through that much black tea before it goes stale).

So, I was at work and my loose leaf green tea spilled out of my tea filter on the inside of my purse so I decided to steal one of the earl grey tea bags. I know I over steeped it a little bit (probably for around 3 min) when I would have preferred it being less than 1 min. Either way it’s still decent: good amount of bergamot and not too astringent. I can only drink this on occasion due to a sensitive stomach, but it’s a nice “treat” when I can. Still not as good as loose leaf of course, but decent for a bagged tea. And its good to keep around for company as well :).

Flavors: Astringent, Bergamot

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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70
drank Almond Chai by Twinings
1745 tasting notes

Not a bad tea bag. I was sad to see that the teabag itself said “not real almond” though. There are hints of marzipan type flavoring on a strong black tea with a bit of spices – mostly getting licorice with hints of cinnamon at the top of the cup. Nice to try. I’ve certainly had worse from Twinnings (not my favorite teabag brand.)

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72
drank Four Red Fruits by Twinings
216 tasting notes

Backlog.

I pulled out a bag of this a few days ago, because I wanted some caffeine and I wasn’t in the mood for something tart. I was afraid the water was too hot, but it was actually quite pleasant to drink. Definitely tart, though I couldn’t really pick out any individual fruit flavors, except maybe raspberry. Overall, I enjoyed it, but not enough to crave it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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45

I just made a big pot with the last five bags I had. I see I stretched it out not to make it last, but because it wasn’t all that great by itself. Normally I would use it one or two bags at a time combined with other fruity or herbal teas, to make the flavor fuller. All by itself it seems lacking, like there should be more flavor than there is, even after long steeping. I get the flavor of red generic berries, rather than a crisp cranberry note. It’s neither sweet nor bitter—just sort of blah, really. I will say the flavor perked up more once I had added sugar. I liked it better than Teavana’s Sweet Cranberry Black, but that’s damning with faint praise. There are many teas better than this one, though it blends well with other teas.

Flavors: Fruity, Red Fruits

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 45 OZ / 1330 ML

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75

It’s an okay tea; tastes like apple pie. I enjoyed it with milk!

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

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30

Bland and boring. Waste of tea.

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66
drank Lady Grey by Twinings
6406 tasting notes

tea bags from MissB while this was a muted blergamot tea…it just wasn’t dgoing it for me. that being said, always willing to try new things, though in this case, i was right about how much i would like it. too much berlg and not enough OOMPH! :) thanks missb!

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80
drank Russian Caravan by Twinings
2 tasting notes

One of Twinings best. Subtle smoky fragrance and a solid black brew.. Some say a tobacco fragrance as well, I wouldn’t argue with that. Best to leave for 4 minutes or longer if you like it stronger. Very nice.

Flavors: Smoke

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML
subLEMONal

sorry the measurements were meant to be 2g and 200ml

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15
drank Assam Bold by Twinings
2 tasting notes

Bold? Depends what your measuring. As far as flavor is concerned there is nothing bold about this. I can’t detect any flavor (Hello flavor.. Where are you?), and I don’t use much milk.. Tasteless and very disappointing. I won’t trust the Twinings strength meter ever again (first world problems lol).

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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85
drank Intensely Buttermint by Twinings
6406 tasting notes

mmmmm this is good. so good. creamy buttery goodness with a chaser of mint. yep. I am a fan!

Final count: 142

Ost

that actually sounds really good. 0_0

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80

Backlog.

Wow, this actually tastes like gingerbread! Not overly gingery (the same as I find gingerbread) and instead, nicely spiced and bready. I wasn’t really expecting to like this, honestly, but it was a nice surprise! I just kind of wish the base was something other than green (maybe oolong?!) – not that it affected the flavour, I just have a bias against flavoured greens because they’re finicky. Thanks for sharing this, MissB!

Liquid Proust

Gingerbread and green tea don’t sound like likely friends though…
Rooibos would go best with gingerbread and then roasted mate, but in regards to CS teas it would probably be an oolong but I would have to try them all :p

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