I don’t believe I could call myself a fan of Twinings. I mean, tea is tea and I’ll drink it, and unfortunately a lot of restaurants serve this brand. To me, it tastes bland and boring.
“It’s free at the office so that’s why I’ve been drinking it… This tea is certainly nothing to write home about, it’s a standard Chinese green tea and...” Read full tasting note
“I had this when going out tonight because it was either Twinings or Tazo, and I’ve had a lot of bad experience with Tazo bagged teas. Again, nothing special here, just a decent cup of green...” Read full tasting note
“Every Friday night I go over to my friends' room to watch British drama (currently we're 4/5 of the way through Parade's End - SO GOOD). After this finishes I think I'm starting them on Doctor Who...” Read full tasting note
“Weather has been such that I’ve been keeping a warm cup in hand constantly, and as a result, caffeinated myself into a fizz over the weekend. Trying to scale it down a bit, and this is a...” Read full tasting note
A soothing and refreshing green tea with a delicate flavour and a light golden colour. Pure and natural. Green teas are made from leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant, the same leaves as tea.
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I don’t dislike green tea, but it’s not my favorite. I can appreciate a good cup when I’m invited or when I receive one as a gift, but I rarely invest myself. However, there are times when I want that clean, distinct grassiness, straight in warm water without no additives.
Today I had something slightly greasy for dinner, and wanted a cup of green tea to cleanse it out. Usually I go for Puerh or Oolong, but I didn’t have any on my cupboard. Instead I tried this complimentary tea bag I just got from my last Twinings order, and it does its job. Steeped for a minute and a half, light and just right for my taste.
I’m divided between feeling if I should be generous or critical with this tea. When it comes to green teas this is nothing to brag about or promote as an excellent example of a really good one, neither is it a really bad tea that needs lots of sugar to be considered drinkable. This one is more of a generic green tea without any special character to it, which depending upon one’s perspective may or may not be a good thing.
I keep a box of Twinnings green tea at work, and drink it iced, unsweetened, every day with lunch. Because it doesn’t have a very strong flavor, I can pour 16oz over a 24oz cup of ice, and and sip on that all afternoon, right down to the last bits of melted ice. I don’t care for it hot; it’s a bit acidic.