Two cups this morning with milk and sugar. Perfect way to start the day and so much more pleasant and better tasting than coffee!
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Made Stash and Twinings Earl Grey to compare side by side since I was on my last bag of Twinings. Both with boiling water and steeped for 3 minutes. The first thing I notice upon comparing tastes is that the Twinings tastes more flat than the Stash. Stash seems a bit more complex and I’m not sure why. Could be the blend of teas used and/or where the Bergamot was sourced? Stash tells me their bergamot oil is from Italy, but Twinings doesn’t say. I guess I would consider the Twinings as fulfilling a more traditional expectation of Earl Grey while the Stash is brighter and has a citrus note. I will say again that the Stash Earl Grey reminds me a little of Twinings Lady Grey because of that citrus. Both are good, but as I have been writing this I am drinking the Stash more than the Twinings.
Finished this cup in record time! Great blend of spices with rooibos, one of my favorites. Got a gift box from my mom as a gift and she also got a cute little red tea cup with an top that has a hole in it so the little tea leaf can stick out as it steeps. It’s all very cute, right down to the tea pyramid! Although I think Tea Forte is expensive, this is a really good tea and I may buy it next year since I think it’s a seasonal flavor.
Fragrant, citrusy and light, this reminds me a bit of Lady Grey by Twinings. I like that Stash puts more information on their packages like which varieties of black they use and where they get the bergamot, rather than just “black tea” and “bergamot flavoring”.
Threw this one away after a few cups over a week or so. Drinkable, “coffeeish” but I’d much rather have Irish Breakfast tea!
Birthday night. Lots of homemade lasagna and Carvel cake. A bit of a tummy ache called for this tea and it’s a perfect remedy and a great way to end the night!
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Much more interesting than the basic black, enjoying this again this morning but this time straight up. Nice smooth taste and good flavor. I’ve been very impressed with this variety pack from Twinings.
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Tasted better before I added sugar, next time I will have plain which is nice and easy! Good for when I feel like something stronger in flavor than Lady Grey.
This blows Bigelow’s English Breakfast out of the water! Enjoyed my first cup of this in the afternoon after sitting outside waiting for Santa with the kids (cold!). I can taste such a distinct difference between this and Bigelow, my usual English Breakfast brand. I want to say it’s more complex? The quality is obvious here in Twinings.
If this is what “malty” tastes like, I like it a lot!! This is the morning tea I’ve been searching for all these months. Perfect by itself but I did add sugar and whole milk and it was just delicious. This tea makes me want to get the loose leaf so I can make a whole pot. There’s hope for me yet!
Having another cup already! I really like this tea!
I think this is nice! Very easy to drink and a nice light taste. Just what I needed to wind down after a hectic day.
This tastes like cider, not tea! Not unpleasant, but a little too overspiced for my taste. Still, it was a free sample and that is nice.
Had this at a hospital tonight- only choice, but glad that I at least had a choice besides coffee. It was a tea bag (not loose like the picture) and not bad considering that it’s cheap and generic. For basic black tea it seems to be fine- I drank if straight and it tasted pretty good! My mom has been drinking Lipton tea for as long as I can remember, so I do have a “warm fuzzy” about this tea. :)
blah blah blah…very boring tea! Got a cup at Starbucks today and didn’t even finish it.
Very good! Two cups in a row tonight… refreshing, relaxing and tastes nice. Will buy again and would like to try their other rooibos blends. Publix is bogo free thru 12/15 so I’ll have to go back and take advantage of a great sale :)
Yummy! I could sit and smell this stuff all day. Just tried my first cup steeped in water then added milk and sugar in the spirit of chai. Very good! Then I decided I needed another cup right after- seems the addictive nature that I read about is true. This time I used the “traditional” preparation (suggested on the side of the box) in a pot with water and milk according to the directions. Added some sugar. Heavenly!
Had this tonight at Barnes and Noble. It’s good, but not as good as Mighty Leaf’s African Nectar!
Had 2nd tea bag out of variety pack yesterday afternoon. Actually not as bad as I remember. Still wouldn’t buy this, but not unpleasant to drink either.
The variety pack is finito and I don’t know how I’m going to entertain myself now!
Finally was able to try a cup of this today. Didn’t need to add anything to it- no bitterness, just ginger peachy goodness with a good tea flavor. Going to buy a tin tomorrow. This will become a regular tea. It’s nice to find a black tea that can be so refreshing!
Drinking this morning. 2nd bag out of sampler pack. This time I didn’t add milk or sugar and it held up pretty well on it’s own. Nothing to “write home about” but not bad, considering I don’t feel the need to add sugar or milk!
The only word I can use to describe this Early Grey is “peppery”. Not sure if that makes sense or not, but that’s what I get. Not my favorite, but still drinkable.