Very refreshing indeed. Will try it chilled.
Very refreshing indeed. Will try it chilled.
A good, cheap tea that is very nice at any time of day. The black tea is not very rich, but has a light taste and aroma that blends well with the bergamot flavor. I love Twinings bagged tea because you can steep it quickly and have a nice light tea, or steep it long and have a deep flavorful tea; you cant really mess it up!
Love it. Love it so freaking much. Its basically become my go-to tea.
This is absolutely my favourite Earl Grey. I only drink this tea with a slice of lemon, so the slight citrus taste in this doesn’t bother me at all. I find the Twinnings has done the absolute best job at blending all the flavours of Earl Grey into the smoothest, loveliest tea that you can enjoy at pretty much any time of day. I especially love this tea at night just before bed while wrapped up in the blankets. There’s a reason this tea is a classic.
I bought a Twinings sampler. I found the earl Grey to be good with milk and little honey. when I finish my lips felt slightly oily but the taste was pleasant enough to let that pass
This is my go-to tea when I need a little pick me up at work (trying to lessen my coffee intake), my Mom introduced me to this tea and I always have stock of this flavor. I know I got to try other brands but unfortunately, tea is not very popular from where I am.
Excuse me while I alienate everyone. I hate this tea. I just do not like the flavor at all. No matter how many times I have tried it. I love earl grey. But not this one. ew.
Notes before tasting:
Awesome, sort-of sharp smell
Got it in Black Tea Variety Pack
Other teas in pack are Irish Breakfast, English Breakfast, and Lady Grey.
Bought seperately: English Afternoon.
Well, without further ado…
Extremely light, with a really good citrusy aftertaste
Best without milk, but with just a pinch of milk it is OK.
Dearest Earl Grey:
I believe you don’t have the right to be in my cupboard anymore. Your wife, Lady Grey, may stay. Maybe I understeeped or oversteeped you. But, hey, my stepfather likes you!
A solid, if slightly boring, Earl Grey. Best with a bit of cream or soy milk and sugar.
Twinnings is good. The favor is kind of weak but it sufficed my needs.
Quite good for a bagged tea. The UK import version is better, less bergamot, and more delicate. The US one is one of my favorite earl grays, beating out the extremely strong Rishi. A local importer has better tea, but for bagged tea in a morning when I don’t want to fuzt with a tea ball, it works quite well. The tastes is really good, not too strong. If you brew it for too long, it can take on a bitter taste.
This is my standard go-to bagged tea. Mostly because it’s the only Earl Grey I can buy at the grocery store in boxes of more than 24, but it’s a simple unoffensive tea. Nearly impossible to oversteep, so it’s great for those times when you’re a bit distracted and can’t baby your tea during the brewing process. The tea doesn’t stand on its own very well, but I prefer milk and sugar anyway.
A year ago I would have rated this a lot higher than I will today, partly because I hadn’t tasted many black teas back then, and more to the point because I hadn’t tasted the lovely Lady Grey back then .. To be fair though, I do find this to be a nice cup of tea, with or without milk & sugar – but I’ve decided not to replace it when the current box runs out ..
One other note is that I’ve found some non-flavoured tea drinkers (my parents in particular) complain about the strong floral aroma of the Earl .. They’ve even asked me to not make ‘that perfumed tea’ while on vacation together, which of course I did, but went outside to drink it ..
This is my work tea. I have a bag full of the bags in a drawer. Forgiving when it comes to the water being too hot or oversteeping; not as prone to getting quite bitter, which is great if, like me, you could get dragged away from it at any moment. I like it best with a teaspoon of demerara sugar.
I actually think even the bagged Earl Grey is quite okay. Or it could be because I had the Tazo version earlier and it made me cringe. But for some reason I like this with not boiling water. Perhaps I just have a really weird tongue.
As I said in another post, this is the tea that got me into drinking hot tea. There are better examples of Earl Grey that I have found both in loose and bagged form, but I always keep a box at the office. I consider it a guilty pleasure or a constant friend that will just always be there.
I see why lots of people don’t like this tea. I sent some to my friend, and she immediately texted me “it smells heavenly,” only to text me “I feel like I just drank perfume, yuck.”
I always have mixed feelings about earl grey. I have to be in the mood for it. I don’t like this Twinings tea bag straight, but it’s a very convenient and affordable base for my tea latte. With foamed milk and vanilla syrup (or other sweetener), this becomes a “London fog latte,” which can be very soothing. There are better EGs out there, but I like to have half dozen of these on my cupboard for when I suddenly feel like fixing myself an aromatic tea latte.
This has always been my go-to tea. Now that I’ve tried the loose-leaf Earl Grey Creme from Teavana, though, I don’t know if this will be the same for me. However, I think this will always be a staple in my cupboard, for the days when I just can’t be bothered to put out any effort. ;) Tastes really good with just a touch of Splenda and a splash of milk/cream.
This is my go-to tea for whenever I can’t decide what i’m in the mood for. I always take it with me when travelling, because there is nothing worse than bad hotel tea to wake you up in the morning! I like it best brewed slightly weak with a good bit of sugar, and a couple drops of lemon.
Before steeping, the initial smell of the tea concerns me. There seems to be a lack of bergamot….ingredients say “bergamot flavoring” rather than bergamot oil. There is a definite citrus scent, though I am not sure how that will taste in combination with the bergamot.
The tea was a very dark color when brewed and had a strong citrus, almost lemon, smell. I may have let it steep too long, after reading other reviews I was afraid that it would taste weak if only steeped for 2 minutes. It really didn’t taste like a typical Earl Grey which is a problem for me. I think I would enjoy this tea with added milk and sweetener, but I do not enjoy it plain. Unfortunately, I could not distinguish the bergamot.