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Dark and smooth black tea
My Australian penpal’s gift
Does it taste the same?

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drank Decaffeinated Chai by Twinings
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Had to give it to try when I saw it in the supermarket. If not for the tea, then for the nice metal box. :-) Tasting notes follow:
The scent of it is like real gunpowder. I don’t really find it great, to be honest.
Taste: Well, strange, but it’s not that bad. You can feel that its a green tea, and it’s quite a mild one, but it has some strange (bad?) aftertaste. Aside from that, it’s good.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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drank Pumpkin Spice Chai by Twinings
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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Pumpkin Spice Chai by Twinings
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200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Pumpkin Spice Chai by Twinings
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200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Pumpkin Spice Chai by Twinings
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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Pumpkin Spice Chai by Twinings
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200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Pumpkin Spice Chai by Twinings
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200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Pumpkin Spice Chai by Twinings
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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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80

This tea is surprisingly nice. I have to admit I bought it because I love Twining’s tins (they stack so well) and just want to use it for other teas, but I happily ended up enjoying this tea. Knowing it was very light (not my preference) I overleafed right off the bat and I’m happy I did. It’s still not incredibly strong but it has nice flavor. Mostly sweet Yunnan at the beginning of the sip with some earthiness coming in later and a touch of smokiness (Keemun maybe?). Very smooth with no detectable astringency. Another reviewer compared it to Queen Catherine, and I think that’s a fair comparison. They seem somewhat similar but Prince of Wales seems to be heavier on the Keemun and a bit lighter and muddier tasting. Overall it’s quite nice.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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78

I got to this tea at my cousin’s house. She and her husband are not very addicted to teas but have a lot of twinings tea bags I haven’t tried yet. Sort of a tea paradise. ANyways, I decided to try this one for my 2:00 PM snack. I’m not very fond of black currant because it’s still a mystery to me in terms of tea. For the same reason, I followed some suggestions in Steepster and got to a decent brew. I didn’t sweeten it too much (just 3 drops) because it’s already very sweet in taste and aroma.
Very good, I would definetely have this in my cupboard.

Flavors: Black Currant

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 2 g 200 OZ / 5914 ML
Chris Chamorro

Blackcurrant? Sounds good, but i haven’t seen that one lately… Maybe we should ask them for their store =)

Posy

They actually didn’t buy it, it was a present…but it’s twinings, so it shouldn’t be hard to find

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75

I could say this tea is malty, nutty, chocolatey, rich, and vaguely fruity (maybe plums or raisins) because all these things are true, but this tea’s appeal lies in its simplicity. It is simply tasty. Not so brisk or bold as my equally beloved Irish Breakfast, but still invigorating just the same. It’s not a contemplative cup, but a comforting one, like the Lipton I grew up with, but worlds tastier.

Note: This is the bagged version of this tea steeped with boiling water for three minutes, taken without milk or sugar.

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75

It’s me 5th day at sea, and stores are low. All I’ve got in the hold is Earl Grey and Jasmine, and a teabag o’ strawberry & rhubarb tisane. For me mornin’ brew, I choose the Earl Grey.

Tis gettin’ to the bottom o’ the tin, and the bits ‘r gettin’ smaller and smaller, and escapin’ from the basket. When I reach the bottom o’ the mug, it looks a bit like the bilge before pumpin’. If we had a gypsy wench on board, she could read me fortune.

I be enjoyin’ the brew, though. And bein’ Friday, the ship should be pullin’ inta port soon, and I can enjoy a little shore leave. Arrrr!

[It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day… Arrrr!]

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Flavors: Lemon

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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Disgusting!! I get annoyed by Twinings teas, as they always smell amazing but when it comes to taste it is lacking. Has a lovely cranberry aroma but don’t let this fool you, even after brewing at the 80° temperature for green teas this tea was bitter and so unnatural. Waste of money, go to Holland and Barrett!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 7 OZ / 200 ML

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drank Earl Grey by Twinings
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In London now, while a friend has moved into my apartment to take care of my cat, my plants and tea collection during my absence :)
I use teabags when I travel, and I really needed this cup of TEA.EARL GREY. HOT. I had a morning flight, so my head is aching pretty badly due to sleep depravation. This tea has a calming effect on me, probably because it always conjures up the image of Captain Picard.
Find comfort in the little things.

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