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Beware of all of Twinings´s pink box “fruity” teas. They are all hibiscus based, all sour, and almost all almost tasteless apart from a musty kind of smell. The best of the lot is IMO Raspberry and Echinacea. But this is at least drinkable – which is far more than I can say about for example Blackcurrant, Ginseng and Vanilla or the Cranberry, Raspberry and Elderflower.

Main flavor is of course hibiscus! And then a note of paper, which for some reason I get more strongly in these twinings no-string teabags, Beneath that another hibiscus note and it´s acid and sour. And second fiddle to all those, then maybe a bit of strawberry. I don´t like it – though admittedly it just might the second best of these Twinings fruit “infusions”.

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LiberTEAS

ahh… hibiscus and paper. This tisane certainly seems promising!

cteresa

Scary thing is not even the worse – at least 2 or 3 of the other Twinings pink tisanes are even worse. And they keep on selling.

cteresa

worst, I mean, urgh. I had english teachers at some time in the past which are not at fault for this sort of thing!

Scheherazade

I don’t like any of these either, really. My least favourite is probably Strawberry and Mango. It smells okay, but it’s completely tasteless. The one I find most palatable is Blackberry and Nettle, which has a reasonably nice pepperiness to it, but I don’t drink that much these days.

TheTeaFairy

Sounds pretty bad! I’ll stick to their Earl and Lady Grey which are pretty decent!

cteresa

I am very fond of lady grey, prince of wales and a few of their other teas – it is just these, their pink hibiscus tisanes that I think are (mostly) awful!

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LiberTEAS

ahh… hibiscus and paper. This tisane certainly seems promising!

cteresa

Scary thing is not even the worse – at least 2 or 3 of the other Twinings pink tisanes are even worse. And they keep on selling.

cteresa

worst, I mean, urgh. I had english teachers at some time in the past which are not at fault for this sort of thing!

Scheherazade

I don’t like any of these either, really. My least favourite is probably Strawberry and Mango. It smells okay, but it’s completely tasteless. The one I find most palatable is Blackberry and Nettle, which has a reasonably nice pepperiness to it, but I don’t drink that much these days.

TheTeaFairy

Sounds pretty bad! I’ll stick to their Earl and Lady Grey which are pretty decent!

cteresa

I am very fond of lady grey, prince of wales and a few of their other teas – it is just these, their pink hibiscus tisanes that I think are (mostly) awful!

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Inconstant tea drinker – I mostly drink tea when not too hot. I hang around steepster much more frequently in (northern hemisphere) cold season.

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I like all sorts of tea, flavoured and unflavoured, though I am picky. I am always willing to try anything new. I am now particularly interested in single origins.

I am one of those people who actually loves Lapsang Souchong. I am not crazy about Earl Grey, in general. I don´t quite get Darjeeling teas, but I am trying to make sure …

I like rooibos, though not all bases. I loathe hibiscus. I do not like fennel/liquorice/anise in blends or teas with chicory. I am picky about what I consider true cinnamon.

As you can probably tell from my cupboard, the brands I find more interesting right now are Mariage Fréres,Thé-o-Dor and Yumchaa.

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