3 Tasting Notes


I purchased this tea at the Los Angeles County Fair. It is a loose leaf tea. I have been looking for an Earl Grey that provides a lingering flavor for my palate rather than the quick notes that seem to dissipate. The first thing I noticed about this blend of Earl Grey was its scent. It was very pronounced and pleasing. I could easily smell the black tea but also enjoyed the rose petals, bergamot, and subtle lavender.

I followed the directives on the bag for steeping and allowed for 3 to 4 minutes. It’s aroma is very pleasing even after its brewed. It leaves a dark rich amber color. The lingering flavor is that of beautiful black tea, with hints of rose and lavender. The texture was smooth and left no oily or thick feeling on the mouth. The overall effect of the tea was energizing but left a nice quiet and centered feeling over my mind. I felt focused on my tasks and had the energy to complete them. My mind was not overwrought with the details of each item that needed to be completed. I would recommend this tea.

**Be wary over over steeping. I can see how it could cause a raspy taste due to a very long infusion time.

Flavors: Bergamot, Lavender, Rose

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This is my first time using this brand. The aromatic notes were nice: the cinnamon and all spice were immediately noticeable when removed from the bag and were slightly enhanced when steeped. First sip was decent: smooth taste without any after tastes or film on the tongue. As time continued, the tea flavor was still very mild and did not pack as strong of a punch as the initial taste. It reminded me of water slightly flavored. I do like my teas very strong so perhaps it is just me. It had no bitterness even though I steep longer than the recommended steep time.
Ingredients: Blended black teas, Cinnamon, ginger root, allspice, natural cinnamon flavor, clove bud oil, and cardamom oil

Flavors: Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger

190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I enjoy the Twinings Pure Peppermint. The aroma is good although not as strong as I had imagined it would be. It steeps beautifully and the flavor becomes deeper the longer one steeps. I enjoy a full bodied taste, so I tend to leave the bag in longer than advised. Or, I may use two bags for extra added flavor. Its a very good tea and does a wonderful job relaxing the body and mind.

Flavors: Peppermint

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 g 6 OZ / 177 ML

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