Plummy Earl Grey

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Bergamot, Black Tea, Plum Flavor, Star Anise Bits
Flavors
Anise, Bergamot, Plums
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 2 g 6 oz / 188 ml

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  • “I didn’t realise this one had such bad ratings until today, which strikes me as odd because while it’s brewing it smells really nice. Fruity, sweet, plummy. I used 1 bag for my cup, and gave it...” Read full tasting note
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  • “The aroma is quite promising – balanced combination of plum, bergamot and star anise. Almost no tea, though… And the taste is extremely watery. The plum is dominant, the bergamot is subtle, the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “One word: Disgusting. The fact that this is artificial bergamot is glaringly obvious as it so it so overpowering, and horribly strong, it could put someone off bergamot for life, and this coming...” Read full tasting note
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From Twinings

Earl Grey is one of the nation’s favourite blends, packed with the fragrant flavour of citrusy bergamot.

This sublime loose tea blend is another take on a classic, with rich plum flavour and a hint of star anise.

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I didn’t realise this one had such bad ratings until today, which strikes me as odd because while it’s brewing it smells really nice. Fruity, sweet, plummy. I used 1 bag for my cup, and gave it 2.5 minutes in boiling water, no additions.

To taste, it’s pretty okay. The plum is very apparent, but it’s not artificial tasting in the way I expected it to be. It’s actually quite juicy and natural, as if actual plum juice had been squeezed into a cup of earl grey. The bergamot isn’t too strong, which is a good thing as far as I’m concerned. It’s a floral/citrus tang in the background, and there it stays. The black tea base is smooth, with no bitterness or astringency. On the whole, I’d say it’s a successful cup.

I’m not the greatest fan of Twinings, or of bagged tea generally, but this one is better than average. It lives up to its name, and the flavouring is pretty true-to-life. I’d happily drink this one again, which is good because I have another 11…

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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The aroma is quite promising – balanced combination of plum, bergamot and star anise. Almost no tea, though…

And the taste is extremely watery. The plum is dominant, the bergamot is subtle, the anise is surprisingly in the background. Moreover, quite important component is missing – tea itself!

Fot the plum-flavoured water it’s quite nice. For tea – extremely dissapointing.

Flavors: Anise, Bergamot, Plums

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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One word: Disgusting. The fact that this is artificial bergamot is glaringly obvious as it so it so overpowering, and horribly strong, it could put someone off bergamot for life, and this coming someone who absolutely adores bergamot in their tea. I must admit that do enjoy a lighter tea, so I might be a bit biased but this is absolutely ridiculous. You might as well call it Plum and Bergamot water as the disgusting pungency of these two fake flavours absolutely destroys any nuances of the actual tea whatsoever. I am normally a fan of drinking really good tea without milk, to taste every nuance of the tea and every single note, but this is so ridiculously strong in plum and bergamot, that it was impossible to drink this without milk. I when looking inside the ‘tea temple’ I saw that the quality of tea in the ‘temple’ is no where near the quality of loose leaf. Extremely disappointed.

Flavors: Bergamot, Plums

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 4 OZ / 125 ML

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