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How i got it: Bought it (Twinings’ Classics Collection Pack)
Experience: In the aroma side, Prince of Wales has a spiced-nutty smell that reminds me to a Yunnan tea, but without the smokey notes. Could it be that actually this is the typical aroma of Chinese teas like Keemun? On the other hand, its flavor is light and slightly nutty, similar to Twinings’ Russian Caravan, but a little more sweeter and herbal. I miss a little bit more of duration in its taste, but anyway, very good tea.
Would i buy it again?: Has good possibilities
Solid everyday tea…good strength and flavor, what most people are looking for when they see “English Breakfast Tea.” I usually go to it for my second cup of the day, after starting with a stronger Assam. I haven’t had this one in a while, just commenting on it now because I’m looking forward to adding it back. I have a lot of it back in North Carolina, and I’m heading back the end of the week. I’m definitely planning on starting my first day back to work with this one! :)
This could definitely be added to the regular rotation as a nice afternoon black tea. It has the Yunnan flavor, but a little lighter than I expected…so it’s not one I’d grab in the morning when I’m looking for a stronger black tea. It’s really smooth, which also adds to the enjoyment. You can’t go wrong with Twinings for quality inexpensive teas. :)
I decided to try this tea on my then boyfriend, now husband’s recommendation. This is the first lapsang souchong I’ve ever tasted and so far it’s the only one. The flavor came to me as a bit of a shock. It’s very smoky. Like drinking a campfire smoky. And the black tea base is very strong. I know it’s probably not the best lapsang souchong out there but given the bold flavor I have to say it’s definitely an acquired taste. I can only drink it when I’m having Chinese food, and only when I’m in the mood for it with my meal.
Flavors: Astringent, Burnt, Smoke
I use the teabag form – gasp!
I drank again at work today. There’s just something about their chai. It’s slightly flat, but I really love the combination of flavors. In fact, surprisingly, I still haven’t found another chai – loose leaf included that quite rivals it. On the search, because I know it’s out there. And, ya know, being a chai fan, I really MUST have a divine loose leaf chai.
Wasn’t terribly sure about this one, so I only grabbed one bag for myself at the Twinings store in London. (How I wish every tea company offered the same!) Sadly, this means I don’t have an ingredient list, although there are no strawberries in it… this I checked.
Regardless. Wasn’t a fan at all of this hot. The dragon fruit flavor was surprisingly strong, and while I don’t mind it, I prefer raspberries. Cold however, this tisane sung, and I could have easily had a liter of it. Tart yet sweet, very authentically raspberry with the dragon fruit only coming in a bit at the end. I could see making this iced all summer, if I had easy access to this tea.
Flavors: Raspberry, Tart
I’m not experienced with tea. I have no sense of smell so the subtle flavors of tea go right by me. I can taste sweet, sour, bitter and salty. That means if there’s a bitter after taste, that is ALL I taste. I like this one. It has a smooth flavor, no biting after taste. It’s a good one to start the day out with.
Hm, not too crazy about this one.
To me, it just kinda tastes like a glass of hot, old oranges.
To be fair, my roommate seemed to like it – and she’s a good deal more fond of fruity/herbal teas than I am. So, ymmv.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange