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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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…
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
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!
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.
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!