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drank Prince of Wales by Twinings of London
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There is absolutely zip about this tea that is memorable, interesting, or unique. The name perhaps? I grabbed it somewhere along my travels, just one bag… so that’s another off my list to try. It’s really just a super mild, straight black.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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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

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86

The first time I’d had any breakfast tea, and I loved it. Great to have in my desk at work.

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71

Final cup of tea at work. Much better than that Tazo Orange garbage-this one tastes like Chamomile and Mint. Not bad. I have to deduct points for the added “spearmint flavour” though; what’s that about?

Flavors: Mint

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec

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84

I love the full bodied nature of this tea. I highly recommend the loose leaf over the bagged — the tea doesn’t taste metallic like some of the English Breakfast tea bags I’ve tried. Great for any time of the day!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90

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! :)

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85

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. :)

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80

It’s alright, but I wish the flavour was a bit stronger. As usual, I add raspberry syrup or honey (depending on my mood).

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drank Lady Grey by Twinings of London
24 tasting notes

I prefer this to Earl Grey sometimes because the taste is more delicate and citrusy.

Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus

Preparation
4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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65

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

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 11 OZ / 325 ML

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70

Overboard TTB

This smells amazing but has a medicinal flavor that I don’t enjoy. The orange and cinnamon seem fairly well balanced. I really wish that medicine-y taste wasn’t there. I think I’d like this herbal a lot without it.

gmathis

Have you ever tried Bigelow Constant Comment? It’s clove-ier, but sounds a lot like this.

Veronica

I actually have never tried Constant Comment. If it’s orange, cinnamon, and clove I need to try it. I really like that combination.

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drank Chai by Twinings of London
71 tasting notes

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.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 5 OZ / 147 ML

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73

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

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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65

A nice rooibos, not too much earthy taste. Scent is light and lovely. I would definitely steep at least 4-5 minutes next time.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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97

Brewed a pot of this to start my morning. This used to be my #1 favorite black tea. I still like it. It’s smooth and mellow, but I wonder if I’m getting spoiled by the more expensive loose leaf teas? None the less, 20 bags for $4.00 is a darned good price for a good tea.

K S

One of my favorite by Twinings but yeah, it pales in comparison to the good stuff.

Maddy Barone

It’s still a decent tea, and since it’s in individually wrapped bags, it’s convenient for travel. But it doesn’t really compare to the teas I found recently.

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97

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.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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80

I’ve tried a lot of teas for doing the Fridge Brew for iced tea, and this is one of the best!

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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

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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77

I like this one. It really is calming for some reason, and the smell is nice. Very minty.

Flavors: Lemongrass, Spearmint

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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