Prince of Wales (loose leaf)

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 14 oz / 414 ml

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  • “This tea does have an earthy scent to it. I swear I can taste yunnan in there somewhere. Its a blend of many teas and makes a nice mild tasty cup.” Read full tasting note
  • “Hi everyone! I’m enjoying my last few days of vacation in Mallorca! I went through Rome and Vienna and now in Mallorca my travels are about to come to an end. I have manages to find a tea shop in...” Read full tasting note
  • “Loose Appearance: dark med curl leaf Aroma when Dry: nutty, fruity hints of malt After water is first poured: hints of nutty and malty notes At end of steep: slight floral, citrus notes, malt Tea...” Read full tasting note
  • “Decided to try this one because of the repeated mention of “light smokiness” because that’s one of my favorite elements in tea. So I was surprised that the aroma was sweet and flowery! I still...” Read full tasting note

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The blend is made from China black teas. The strong earthy scent of Prince of Wales Tea comes from high grade Keemun tea from the Anhui Province. The Keemun is blended with other teas from around China such as Gunpowder, Oolong, and Lucky Dragon for a mild and complex cup.

The tea was a personal blend of Edward, Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII.

Its many variations are produced by multiple companies. Edward granted Twinings Co permission to resell his personal blend using his royal title, in 1921. Twinings of London however recently withdrew its Prince of Wales tea from the United Kingdom market (although it is still marketed abroad), as witnessed by their official regional websites.

This blend is light in color and has a smooth and mild taste, with a well-rounded character. Great in the late morning or in the afternoon, it is perfect with or without milk and can be sweetened to taste.

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358 tasting notes

I am really really liking this. The twinings mixed teabag box now made me discover two of my favorite, staple teas (fyi, the other being lady grey).

This is a pretty “different” kind of black tea. It is supposedly mixed with green and oolong, and it does show something of that. It is lovely.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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36 tasting notes

I really enjoyed this blend. When I went to the shop, I knew they had loose Twinings tea and was hoping to find Lady Grey – but that was sold out. So, on a whim, I snatched up Prince of Wales because it was on the lighter side. (I’m still easing my way into strong black teas.)

I found this to be so yummy! I added a bit of rock sugar to sweeten things up a bit and really, really enjoyed this. I could see drinking this one on a very regular basis.

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583 tasting notes

An old favourite. Intriguing blend. Not one bit malty. Loose is better than bagged.

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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34 tasting notes

I very much enjoy this tea, smooth as silk with no astringency. Fine cuppa straight up or with a little sweetener.

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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56 tasting notes

I like this tea better now that I’m brewing it a little hotter.

200 °F / 93 °C

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190 tasting notes

very mild flavor, a little bland, but for a bagged tea, it is alright.

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87 tasting notes

Another unexpectedly excellent bagged tea. Twinings, I feel, is particularly good at these.

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1738 tasting notes

Bought this because a couple other Twinnings teas I bought were fairly good. This one I am unsure about. I ruined my taste buds with lunch right before this and I think I am still tasting the cashew butter and jelly sandwich I made. So I will have to reevaluate this at a later time.

I brewed 3 tsp leaf in 200 degree water in a 16ozTeavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper for 3 minutes.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

I haven’t had this in the loose leaf version, but I enjoyed the bags…a little light, but decent flavor. Keep us posted on what you think about it next time!


I will try it again one day soon and post another review.


Awesome, thanks! Hope you enjoy it!


Suffering from Twinings envy :) Prince of Wales isn’t one that’s easy to find locally. Another one to add to my out-of-town search list.

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While I am a Twinings aficiando, this is not the first tin I would grab when having a cuppa. That being said, I DO enjoy it (just not as much as, say, Earl Grey or Irish Breakfast). The flavor is delicate, and I believe does well without the addition of milk. Very nice, and good when I am in the mood to change things up.

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193 tasting notes

This tea is surprisingly nice. I have to admit I bought it because I love Twining’s tins (they stack so well) and just want to use it for other teas, but I happily ended up enjoying this tea. Knowing it was very light (not my preference) I overleafed right off the bat and I’m happy I did. It’s still not incredibly strong but it has nice flavor. Mostly sweet Yunnan at the beginning of the sip with some earthiness coming in later and a touch of smokiness (Keemun maybe?). Very smooth with no detectable astringency. Another reviewer compared it to Queen Catherine, and I think that’s a fair comparison. They seem somewhat similar but Prince of Wales seems to be heavier on the Keemun and a bit lighter and muddier tasting. Overall it’s quite nice.

Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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