Did I get the same Twinings loose leaf Prince of Wales as everyone else? Because my experience with this tea could not be more different from everyone else’s reviews.

I first tried it last week, steeped 5-6 minutes in boiled water with sugar, and then some milk. I did not like it then but I had been sick so I refrained from passing any judgement.

I’m better now so I gave it a second chance. I steeped it only 2 minutes, 1 tsp for about 8 oz of boiled water. I added sugar, no milk.

I still don’t like it, got the same impression as before :-/ It’s too smoky for me, everyone says it’s lightly smoky but to me it’s too smoky, I never had smoky tea before this so I fear I might hate a tea that is really smoky. I can hardly taste the tea and the smoky aftertaste lingers in my mouth for hours, even after I brush my teeth.

Any advice from the Prince of Wales lovers on Steepster? Did someone at Twinings accidentally spill liquid smoke over my tea so it’s just the batch? Am I not preparing it right? I hate to give up on a tea, there are so few that I don’t like.

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