Popular Teas from TwiningsSee All 272 Teas
Recent Tasting Notes
Christmas tea! Loose, in the MOST ADORABLE TIN.
Yes, I admit.
I bought it for the tin.
The tea is OK. A strong Assam, not mellow. Clove and cinnamon flavouring.
Good with milky stuff. (I had to go behind THREE cartons of eggnog to reach it!) Will be picking up my card photos today and packaging up this tea (and another two options for those who don’t looooove cloves or flavoured teas) for the people whose addresses I actually have. I’m sorry swap friends, I didn’t keep everyone’s address.
Happy holidays! (There are a couple people who probably won’t get their cards until January, lol!)
I bought this tea as it appeared to be a healthy alternative to black tea with milk.
However when I read the packet and realised it contained 8% flavourings I checked several websites but couldn’t find out what the flavourings were.
I wrote to Twinings and this is their reply:
This particular product contains 4 separate artificial flavourings which make up the 8% flavourings stated on the packet. I realise this percentage may appear high, but when developing the products we have to take into account that each tea bag contains only 2g of the blend, which is then diluted by approximately 100 times (i.e. 200ml) by water. You are right, it is likely that the ingredients of the 8% flavourings give the tea a strong aroma.
The flavouring materials used are the intellectual property of our suppliers, so the specific recipe that makes up the 8% flavouring is confidential to them. However, if there is a certain ingredient you would like to avoid please let me know and I can try and get more details for you.
So the warning is don’t drink this tea if you don’t want a dose of unknown artificial flavourings. Unfortunately if you are concerned about your health the best place for this tea is in the bin.
Flavors: Artificial, Berry
It is a very light tea, in my opinion. It’s only the second time I’ve steeped this tea but I do like it even if it is very heavy on the lemon flavour. As I’m normally not a lemon fan it seems a bit odd I do enjoy these lemon teas a fair bit. Otherwise the ginger does give it a strong kick as an aftertaste and all in all a nice relaxing cup to have before bed.
Flavors: Ginger, Lemon
Really liking this, although it’s more lime than anything – even with a steep so long, the water is ice cold. There’s a hint of ginger, but not enough for me to say, “YES! GINGER!” I loves me my ginger. Would I drink this again? Definitely. Likely often, if I had access to it.
Flavors: Ginger, Lime, Sweet, Thick
This definitely tastes like a crisp, green apple. If you like apple tea, I’d put this at the top of the list to try, especially at the price point. Apple tea isn’t terribly high on my list though (unless perhaps it’s a baked apple crumble), so my rating is just okay.
Flavors: Green Apple
I don’t know why but I really like this one. Finally went to Target to get it last night, my Wal-Mart and Superstore don’t carry it. The taste of it is just so smooth and has a slight sweetness. Chamomile is really the only thing I taste, with the vanilla and honey just eing undertones. I don’t mind that, but I do wish they would be more prominent. I still think this is going to be one of my favourites until I start on loose leaf.
Just an okay Earl Grey. I bought the sample pack out of curiosity and my curiosity is satisfied. It wasn’t horrible and I am not scarred for life or anything, but it was just tea, nothing special. I have purchased these while on vacation with minimal teaware and it sufficed, but Twinings has much better tea available than this one and I take loose leaf with me and find a way to make it work now! Their Blossom Earl Grey is preferable to this one for me.
On another subject, Steepster seems to be glitching horribly. I went to several friends pages and there are dozens, if not hundreds, or reviews that I have “liked” that no longer show it! Seriously, I am reading your notes and liking them, but for some reason it gets removed! I comment now and again, but I don’t know if those are being erased or not. :(
I had this at my in-laws house yesterday. It was pretty good. Relatively mild for a ginger tea, and the lemon complemented the ginger well. I do wish the lemon flavor had been a bit stronger. This is probably not my favorite lemon and ginger tea, but it’s definitely one I would be willing to drink again.
Flavors: Ginger, Lemon
No notes yet. Add one?
Flavors: Honey, Sweet, Vanilla
Still fluey, and as such staying away from anything that will a) give me caffeine jitters; and b) takes milk. This is a nice one that I don’t feel guilty about drinking in abundance because it’s also pleasantly cheap. But it’s got that nice sort of cherry jam flavour that reminds me of making Hungarian crepes, and filling them with cherries, topping with sour cream, sugar, and cinnamon, and baking until it goes all delicious. Basically the best food ever.
And consequently a nice brew to enioy when I’m sat on my bum at work and 90% sure there are loads of things I ought to be doing, but I can’t think of any.
I’ve been horrifically ill with flu since I was on the train back from Manchester on Saturday afternoon, so this has pretty much been all I’ve been drinking.
And my sense of taste is such that I can only tell you that I think it probably tastes like a standard cup of peppermint tea, probably?
In less tea-related news, I decided on a wedding dress, providing that 2 months of the 5:2 diet and a pair of spanx work their magic and I manage to get it zipped up on the big day, and tonight I get to go home and review the special features for this past series of Doctor Who. Special features are my favourite thing about television.
But mostly I miss being able to properly taste stuff. Like, I genuinely had a cup of this tea yesterday, and if I hadn’t made it myself, might not even have guessed it was peppermint. Stupid sense of taste. COME BAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK
Got this one with my Iherb order so I could reach the free shipping minimum xD
Not sure if I like this one of the Celestial Seasonings version better…
this one reminds me a lot more like chapstick. Not the good flavored kind, but the crappy unflavored kind. That’s what the texture is like…it’s really weird. Maybe that’s Twinning’s version of “vanilla”, because it smelled a lot like a fake vanilla anyway. But its just weird.
It’s definitely a calming tea, and I will definitely drink it all because I need to drink more chamomiles but, wouldn’t ever buy it again, I don’t think. xD
This thing actually was my first touch to world of green tea, it was a mistake. No wonder if someone hates green tea because they’ve tasted this. Color is not even green it is brown or something and this artificial lemon. And those leaf bits in that bag, yuck. Also it is reeeally bitter if done with 100C like the bag suggests, do it with 80C and it’s not THAT horrible.