23 Tasting Notes

drank The Earl Grey by Twinings
23 tasting notes

This was the tea I drank growing up… it doesn’t live up to my memories now I’ve reviewed it in a semi-professional way. It has that classic earl grey taste, but it doesn’t taste fresh. It feels stagnant and dull. To be honest, I still drink it regularly as I have a box of 100 tea bags to get through. It’s an everyday I-just-need-a-quick-cup rather than a great tea that I take the time to savour properly.

You can read my full thoughts in my review https://www.immortalwordsmith.co.uk/twinings-earl-grey-tea-review/

Flavors: Bergamot, Lemon

205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 30 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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Bought this as a Valentine’s gift for myself – it was disappointing. The name would suggest some sort of rose based tea… but actually, there was no hint of rose at all. The blooming tea ball expanded to reveal 2 very pretty marigold blooms and the tiniest rose bud I’ve ever seen.

It was delicious, but it wasn’t what I was expecting. If you’re still interested in trying this tea, check our my full review https://www.immortalwordsmith.co.uk/whittard-rose-bloom-flowering-tea-review/

Flavors: Floral, Grass, Nutty, Sweet

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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I have this loose jasmine green tea in the new Whittard Tea Discoveries caddy. It’s quite good, I love the soothing aroma and flavour once brewed. I buy it online… for the quality, I think it’s a little overpriced but still worth it.

It has a clear, golden yellow colour when brewed and a light, slightly sweet flavour. I have noticed that some batches have a little musty taste to them – I would guess because they’re old stock.

I wrote a complete review on my blog here https://www.immortalwordsmith.co.uk/whittard-jasmine-green-tea-review/

Flavors: Floral, Jasmine, Smooth

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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A British tea lover with the crazy idea that she can review every possible tea. Ever. Check out my blog to see my progress so far…

My all-time favourite tea brands that I go back to for a cup of comfort:
Whittard of Chelsea
English Tea Shop

I rate teas on a spreadsheet, giving marks out of 10 for:
Condition of the tea leaves/ingredients,
Quality of ingredients (e.g. artificial flavours or freshly dried fruit?),
Dry aroma,
Wet aroma,
Sensation (how does it make me feel?),
and Colour.
Then, with a little head scratching, I do the math and work out the score out of 100.

Open to tea swaps – even internationally!


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