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drank Darjeeling by Twinings
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Flavors: Smooth, Tannic, Tannin

Preparation
500 OZ / 14786 ML

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For some reason I thought I didn’t enjoy Twinings English Breakfast because I remember it being weak and bitter. I always take home the tea bags they give you in hotel rooms, even if I don’t like the tea, so that is how I ended up with this teabag. I didn’t enjoy it as much as Red Rose, but it was not bitter on the first steep and I thought the flavour was pretty good. It got a bit bitter on the second steep, but it was not unpleasant. I wish it was more malty, but I think if I had added milk, the tea would have been smoothed out a bit.

Overall, there was not anything that really stood out for me with this blend, but it certainly wasn’t bad.

Flavors: Tannic

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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57

A very simple and plain green tea. I don’t like how astringent it is, but the flavour is quite consistent and the teabags are cheap.

Flavors: Astringent, Green

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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drank Pure Camomile by Twinings
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A very good chamomile with a bright lemon-floral taste (but without the acidity that often comes with citrus). There isn’t anything that stands out about this particular chamomile, but I like that the taste is consistent and enjoyable hot or cold. It also mixes really well with milk and/or honey or with a squeeze of lemon.

This tea also resteeps several times. I’ve only done up to 3, but you could probably keep going if you didn’t mind your tea on the weaker side.

Flavors: Floral, Lemon

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML
Kirkoneill1988

i don’t like chamomile… tastes like freaky flowers :(

Arby Robilliard

I think you are the first person I’ve ever heard of that doesn’t like chamomile! Do you dislike floral tea in general or does chamomile just taste off to you? Do you like blends with chamomile in it?

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86

A very solid Earl Grey, definitely one of the better bagged Earl Greys out there.

Flavors: Bergamot, Earl Grey, Smooth, Tannin

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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86

I had this a few days ago and really enjoyed it! The black current flavour was prominent, fruity, and sweet. I liked the tanicity of the black tea. It had a lot of flavour but was not astringent or bitter like some bagged teas.

I steeped 4 minutes in just-under-boiling-temperature water and it came out a lovely roasted amber colour. I also really like how fragrant the teabag is dry and while steeping. The whole room smelled like sweet black current while I was drinking it. The only drawback for me was that it is best with 1-2 steeps only, and a prefer my teas to do several steeps.

Flavors: Black Currant, Fruity, Sweet, Tannin

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML
Kirkoneill1988

i stopped reviewing tea bags

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drank Blackcurrant by Twinings
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The black current flavour was prominent, fruity, and sweet. I liked the tanicity of the black tea. It had a lot of flavour but was not astringent or bitter like some bagged teas.

I steepedfor 4 minutes in just-under-boiling-temperature water and it came out a lovely roasted amber colour. I also really like how fragrant the teabag is dry and while steeping. The whole room smelled like sweet black current while I was drinking it. The only drawback for me was that it is best with 1-2 steeps only, and a prefer my teas to do several steeps.

Flavors: Black Currant, Fruity, Sweet, Tannin

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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drank Blackcurrant by Twinings
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drank Pure Peppermint by Twinings
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I like this tea because it is very refreshing.

Flavors: Mint, Peppermint, Smooth, Tea

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Motorbike

And it goes well with desserts for afternoon tea.

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Flavors: Smoked, Tannin, Tea, Tobacco

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank English Breakfast by Twinings
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This is a full flavored, malty, and smooth taste. I love the chai spice that I get when I drink this tea, I drink it black and over steep it all this time :/ Love this in the morning or in the late afternoon when I need a pick me up.

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drank Irish Breakfast Tea by Twinings
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I love the full flavor of this tea. Earl Grey and Irish Breakfast are my must have in the morning. I love the full flavor, I drink it black, even though I tend to over steep…. all the time, I find this tea very good.

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drank Lady Grey by Twinings
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I have to admit this first time that I tried this… I was not a fan. I love Earl Grey and my cousin was convinced that I would love this one too. After awhile and alot of different steep times, I found a good happy cup of tea for myself. I like how this tea has alot more fruity flavors such as : Lemon, Orange, and Bergamont. I live the convenience of tea bags in the morning. Overall while not my first choice it is up there and I would recommend this tea.

Flavors: Bergamot, Lemon Zest, Orange Zest

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drank Earl Grey by Twinings
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This is my first note so hopefully this goes well. Anyways I love black teas and this is one of my favorites. I usually drink this first thing in the morning before I pick up my students from bus wait. I like the wonderful aroma that the tea gives off, Bergamot. I know some people find this a little overwhelming, but i enjoy it. I let mine steep for awhile, instead of a light brown color, mine is very deep. Over all I enjoy this tea and I find it well worth the price.

Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus

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Nice, very gentle tea. Nothing to jump out and bite you; no tannic taste or funky OJ flavor, or rooibos dryness. I’d drink this at night when I just want a hot beverage but no particularly strong flavor. Like others said, you want to shake the dust off the teabag first. I probably wouldn’t buy a whole box of this, but would be glad to find it in a sampler.

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87

gmathis posted a review of this tea today and I impulsively bought it. After experimenting with a peach/orange tea from Tetley and being disappointed I figured I’d like to try another orange blend, especially with iced tea season right around the corner.

I must say I was thoroughly impressed with this tea. It conveyed the taste of a mandarin orange perfectly- probably even better than any blend (which includes loose leaf!) I’ve ever had. I tried it hot and after it had gotten cold and both times were lovely. This tea was about $4/20 tea bags so it’s a really good deal for your dollar.

Flavors: Orange

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML
ashmanra

My son-in-law bought some of this for me in Ireland before he and my daughter were even engaged and I really liked it!

Kristal

Nice! I saw this at Safeway (a grocery store I don’t go too very often) so I impulsively bought it. For once, it turned out to be a good decision! ;)

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Hubby picked this one out; his comment when he took a test sniff was, “Orange Crush!” I get that. Sweet without being sugary; smooth with no tartness.

The differences between rooibos and honeybush are very subtle. You can correct me if your palate doesn’t agree, but to me, rooibos is nuttier and shines when it’s paired with ice creamy flavors like vanilla and chocolate. Honeybush is a little brighter and fruitier, so it is a good match for the orangey goodness Twinings added to this blend.

I just did an Arkansas “fun tea” run, so I’ll have some new lovely loose leaf to yammer about soon, but recently, I’ve stumbled on some very pleasant, fuss-free bagged options that make life a little simpler. This is one of them.

R.F. Hill

One of my favorite teas! Doesn’t last long in my house!

gmathis

I’m thinking this will be great chilled when the weather warms up.

Kristal

Might need to pick this up for iced teas!

R.F. Hill

It’s a great sun tea or as a cold brew. I’ve had both last summer. Quite refreshing!

Kristal

Just picked up this and another tea at the grocery store. I’ll be reviewing soon! :)

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drank Earl Grey by Twinings
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Quick Review

This was a quick snatch and grab this morning. I think that mornings are best to revert to the oldies. Honestly, I’ve found myself disliking Earl Grey tea more and more as I convert to newer flavors. Despite that, I think that Twining’s makes a pretty solid Earl Grey, and it’s great to add sugar and cream to; therefore, I can see myself drinking this from time to time. There’s something about this E.G. that keeps me going for it now and again; however, it reminds me of the days when I thought E.G. was the only decent tea—which was before the time my friend had introduced me to anything but E.G. It’s almost nostalgic drinking this tea.

Side Note: The students were nearly sleep walking this morning, and didn’t want anything to do with me or school. However, I have that ONE student who loves mornings, and can function much better than any of us. She approached me and proceeded to tell me that her grandma drinks Earl Grey tea every day. Anyway, she decides to go on about drinking tea, when, as I’m listening, this is a child who can actually talk tea and drinks tea.

I give perks to her parents and grandma for introducing her to tea, and allowing my mind to wake up by having tea-talk with an eight-year-old at such an early time in the morning!

Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Cream

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This is my go to tea when I want a milky cuppa. It’s nice and comforting when I am feeling not quite myself. I like it black but prefer it with a dash of honey and milk. It’s lovely with toast on quiet, slow Saturday mornings.

Flavors: Caramel, Malt

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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I really like this combo because it doesn’t have any acidic herbal teas like most assorted boxes do. The cinnamon spice one is my favourite. The others are quite good as well. For the price, this is a really nice set to buy if you are like me and need variety.

Flavors: Berry, Cinnamon, Floral, Fruity, Herbs, Mint, Orange, Orange Zest, Raspberry, Spearmint, Spices, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec 12 OZ / 350 ML

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70

There is a bit of sweetness to this tea, however it gets very acidic if left too long. It makes an excellent tea when you are sick and is also very nice iced. I recommend adding a bit of sweetener.

Flavors: Lemon, Lemon Zest, Lemongrass, Sour, Sweet, Tart

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML

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drank Christmas Afternoon by Twinings
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Received about 2 cups worth with a purchase from the lovely TheLastDodo! I do believe it originally must have come from MissB though, due to the bag it was in, and the writing on said bag. It was an alright black, not astringent or bitter. I think most of the “Christmas Cake” flavours have dissipated from the leaf though, unfortunately. I did get a nice hinting of vanilla at the end of the sip, but that is really all. The 2 cups I had of this were pleasant, but I would be interested to see what a newer sample would taste of.

Thanks again TheLastDodo! :)

Flavors: Vanilla

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drank Irish Breakfast by Twinings
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Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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