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I was surprised by how much I liked this one. The vanilla offset some of the intensity of the nutmeg while highlighting the cinnamon and cloves (which are the two enjoyable aspects of chai, in my opinion). It was really tasty with a splash of skim.
Something about fall and winter makes me want chai, I guess.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Creamy, Nutmeg, Nutty, Vanilla
I steeped 3 bags for about 20 oz, and I stand by my initial assessment. It’s not a bad tea, but it’s very plain and average, and somehow the standard Keemun smokiness is nowhere to be found. Does Ceylon and Keemun not mix well, or is it just not mixed well in this case? I am on the fence about whether or not I would recommend this tea. I most definitely purchase worse for a bag in a pinch.
I love Keemuns and I love most Ceylon black teas, so I thought this would be a no-brainer. However, this tea is remarkably plain to me. It’s not bad, but it lacks any Keemun smokiness or sweetness, and it seems rather light to me. I have had probably 13 or 14 Keemuns, and this is the second bagged one I have ever had, so maybe that’s why I’m not a huge fan. I will probably start liking this tea more as I work through my stock, but I don’t foresee keeping it in the regular rotation. I used 2 bags for 16 oz of water. I think I’ll add a third bag next time to see what happens.
Love love love this tea. The lemon flavoring is subtle and genuine. The tea handles being oversteeped like a champ (work has been utter chaos these past two weeks, so I haven’t been able to make any high-maintenance teas at work) and it’s light and smooth and wakes me up without shorting out my nervous system like coffee does.
Besides the lemon, I’m getting flowery notes and earth.
Flavors: Earth, Flowers, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Pleasantly Sour
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Saw this in store and decided it was worth a try. It is actually pretty good tasting. The bergamot oil is fairly strong but not overpowering. I think this would be good iced too.
I steeped this one time in a Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for 3 min.
As part of my mission to sip down my ancient samples, I thought I’d take advantage of what looks to be the last day of even remotely fall-like weather here for a while and try this one out. Despite its age, this is pretty pleasant—the apple is pretty faint (though that could be age-related), though, and spice-wise the cinnamon and cloves really dominate. The base is kind of eh, but you can’t really expect much more than that from US Twinings. I don’t think this is something I’ll purchase, though it has gotten me intrigued re: the possibility of a truly great apple cider chai.
I’m new to teas, really. Just getting into it, and waiting for my loose leaf teas to come in, but while I was waiting I nabbed this from the local grocery store. I tend to go for a more robust, bitter tea, but this was rather pleasant. It was warming, the cinnamon was not too overpowering, and the orange was more of a smell than a taste. Definitely not bad for a cheap, easy tea.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange
This is pretty much a standard in Canada and Great Britain.
It’s a good cup of green tea . They also sell 200 bag boxes, which really makes it a value, if you can find them.
Each one is individually wrapped.
Twinnings probably has the best blenders in the world. They deal with so much tea.
It’s better than the Walmart Brand here, as well.
Next time I get another box, I will update this.
Date: 17.05.2016. – 06.06.2016.
Place of obtain: Konzum, Ulica Lavoslava Ružičke 32; Zagreb, Croatia
Price: 29,99kn – 1,20kn/teabag (4,41$ – 0,18$)
Teabags: 25 * 2g = 50g
According to price and prestige, I expected more! But it was ok Earl Grey tea.
So this is my first tea rating, and with only 15 years of experience on earth, my tea knowledge is not all that it could be. All in all, I quite enjoyed this. I brewed it for four minutes and let it get fairly dark. I then drank it and quite liked it. without any milk it is fairly strong but I don’t find the flavours overpowering.
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I tried the loose leaf version of Twinings’ Earl Grey, and I can assert it is perfect for a morning tea.
The bergamot is a little too subtle for my taste but the tea is very fragrant nonetheless.
The leafs are small and not very high quality, but for the price, I would recommend!
Flavors: Bergamot, Earl Grey
I came here to kick butt and review tea, and I AM ALL OUT OF BUTT TO KICK.
After a spectacularly productive morning of cat-sitting, dog-walking, and plant-watering, I was ready for a little bit of time with tea and a book.
Am I stereotypical and pretentious? Yes. Yes, I am.
This tea, Lady Grey, is the tea that first made me think “hey, this could be a thing I do. I could become a tea person.”
Now that I’ve become a “tea person,” I return to the original.
I find this to be a bit astringent (bitter, mouth-drying) and over-flavored with bergamot and orange. I’ve discovered other things that I like more.
However, this is still a solid basic choice. I’d never turn it down. A part of me will always love it.
Flavors: Astringent, Bergamot, Drying, Lemon Zest, Orange
I was skeptical about this one—it’s not the flavor profile I usually go for, and I only threw a bag of it into my purchase at the Twinings shop last month to make it to the required minimum of 15 miscellaneous teabags. But I’m actually enjoying it quite a bit. It tastes quite strongly of lime, which is a bit off the beaten track in the herbal tea world. It’s pleasantly tart, but it doesn’t taste especially strongly of hibiscus. I can’t say I can really pick out the blood orange or pineapple, but it does taste pleasingly of tropical fruits in an abstract sense. I might pick up a box of this one sometime to mix up my usual berry-based lineup.