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Twinings of London

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20

meh…. not that good of a tea. rooibos to me tastes like brandy

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Lazy Hot Tea Toddy: This tea, Pimm’s, ginger syrup, honey, and a splash of lemon juice.

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75
drank Chai by Twinings of London
14 tasting notes

Its an okay chai, nothing special. Even after steeping it for 10+ minutes it isn’t as strong/spicy as I would like. The flavors are definitely there but it’s just not enough

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71
drank Chai by Twinings of London
24 tasting notes

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71
drank Chai by Twinings of London
24 tasting notes

I went on a chai craze this winter, and purchased a variety of chai teas. This one can definitely hold it’s own. It’s not too heavy on any particular spice, but comes together in a nice blend. I will be repurchasing.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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100

Pretty near perfect cuppa. Love the level of Bergamot flavoring in this Earl Grey. Might just be my favorite.

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53

I recieved a box of various bagged teas for afternoons at work, and this is the first I’m trying. I’ve always been a fan of Twinnings, but I’ve never had anything besides their black and green bagged teas.

The smell reminds me of my favorite nutty oolong, and the color is a nice light brown after steeping. It’s a lot more bitter than I expected, and it’s really not comparable to how loose oolong tastes. Without the weird aftertaste I think it’s a pretty enjoyable tea, though I don’t know if I would go out of my way for it.

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68
drank Chai by Twinings of London
39 tasting notes

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100

Very nice true blackcurrant flavor. This is one of my favorite teas.

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68
drank Chai by Twinings of London
20 tasting notes

As far as chai goes, this is okay, it’s reasonable and comforting to drink on a cold day, but nothing to write home about. I’d recommend it to someone who doesn’t like excess cinnamon in their chai, but I probably won’t buy another box of it. It tastes as good with a dash of soy and without.

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83

Hmm. This is both calming and refreshing. The chamomile and mint are well balanced, with a touch of lemon in the background. Just the right amount of mint lingers after the sip – energizing but not brisk. This would make a good breath-freshening afternoon tea if you don’t want any caffeine.

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56

This tastes very similar to the generic oolong I got from Capital Teas, which I found weak and flat in flavor. Which probably means Twining’s has great quality tea for bagged tea, or Capital Teas sourced poorly for that oolong. I love oolong, but don’t love this tea. It’s weak tasting, and does not have any subtly to the flavor at all. It’s pretty decent for a bagged oolong, I guess, and it’s definitely better than other bagged oolongs I’ve tried. But with oolong, it’s loose for me all the way.

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60

I didn’t really enjoy the smell this time, but it has a nice feel in the mouth and I liked the finish.

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60

Smell is pleasant, the taste isn’t strong but it is soothing.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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89
drank Chai by Twinings of London
177 tasting notes

I don’t think anyone will question my choosing this tea this morning. I made pumpkin apple muffins for breakfast. They were just screaming at me to have chai, and this one was accessible and delicious. :) Warm, spicy, and just perfect with the muffins. Love!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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89
drank Chai by Twinings of London
177 tasting notes

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89
drank Chai by Twinings of London
177 tasting notes

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My favorite teas are black teas, but this is a pleasant tea when you wanna mix things up. This is the second rooibos I’ve ever had and it wasn’t dissapointing for me. I prefer this one in the afternoon than any other time of day.

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36

This tea was really weak to me. Maybe I need to steep it longer than 5:45, but I’ve gotten better bedtime fixes elsewhere. I was hoping the mint in particular would be stronger, but it seemed like it was only part of the aroma with a very, very vague mint flavor that I could’ve just been imagining.

I will try and try again (several more times, since I’ve still got 14 bags left), but I’m a little disappointed.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec

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43
drank Chai by Twinings of London
6 tasting notes

This is an OK chai, also easy to find in stores. Less flavor than Stash chai. Best with really hot water. I steep it a long time, 5-6 mins at least. Strong cinnamon flavor, but less spice/clove flavor than Stash. Overall not a strong or full-bodied flavor, but a nice tea.

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