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This is tart, with just the right degree of hibiscus kick. It’s not overpowering—I do taste some currant, though not as much blueberry. I’ve tried this both hot and iced, and it’s nice both ways. A really pleasant herbal option, especially for a bagged grocery store tea, and one I wouldn’t mind keeping around.
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
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. ;)
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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
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.)