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Delicious! I’m not usually a fan of herbal or mint teas, but this is refreshing and smooth. It has a good amount of strength and flavour (I really dislike light/weak tea) Hints of vanilla with a cool taste of fresh mint. I add milk so cant comment on how it tastes clear, but with milk and sweeteners it tastes delicious!
Flavors: Cream, Creamy, Peppermint, Smooth, Vanilla
idk why but Mint tea always smells like farts to me. I think I always associate Mint tea with being sick so I’m not the biggest fan of it.
Wanted to do an herbal tea tonight since I already had my Jasmine but I don’t actually own a lot of herbals. Had this in my random teabag stash so I figured I’d give it a go!
It tastes like your traditional mint tea. Nothing pretty special about it. Just… mint.
Now I do not know if I get this one from Izzy, from exchange, or “huge bags section”. If from Izzy – then thank you!
Aroma is indeed quite tart as others mentioned, brew is red and clear.
Taste is, unfortunately, quite watery, tart, mostly cranberries, not much of raspberries. I do not notice too strong licorice, but my taste buds still notice that awful tea from morning.
Flavors: Cranberry, Raspberry
I’m making an attempt this week to go through some of my bagged teas. We have so many that they are overflowing into a basket on the floor. I’m hoping to at least drink enough to store everything inside the tea cabinet.
I’m sensitive to caffeine so sometimes I like to reach for a decaf tea if I’m feeling a bit off. I try to keep a few options on hand so I don’t have to rely fully on rooibos or herbals when what I really want is a strong black tea. Earl Grey is a favorite and I have a soft spot for the Twinings version since it basically kicked off my tea journey. I have to say though, this cup did nothing for me. The bergamot flavor was weak. I don’t like it to be overpowering (that’s only happened for me once), but I would like for it to be firm in its commitment as an Earl Grey!
This is not going to be a keeper for me, I’m afraid. It’s too bad because there really is a shortage of great decaf black teas. Does anyone have teas you would recommend in this category?
I receveived a tea bag (one, two, I can not recall) from Izzy – thanks!
Need something simple this morning. This would work I guess. Earl Grey is quite a common, but nice blend.
Interesting that it is considered high quality (by price) here. Getting an Twinings is like buying better things. But this tea should not be there. It is generic black tea with fresh, citrus notes. It does not taste so artificial as the Ahmad I had other day. But still, far from good. Black tea base is bold, but without any taste. It is just cheap something.
Bit above average, because it is not artificial. But tea base is thing to improve.
Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus
I keep thinking to myself “wow, should it be this hot already?” and then I remember we’re in July. This year has just flown by so quickly.
Another camomile tea in my collection. I prefer the spelling chamomile so writing my entire review using camomile caused some eye twitching. But it’s the actual spelling Twinings use.
It was far better than anticipated. Most camomiles I’ve tried have been light with honey sweetness. But this was thick, syrupy and way more sweet than usual. It’s golden syrup with hay.
Reading the existing tasting notes for this, I think the key is to pick the individually foil-wrapped tea bags, rather than the whole box. It keeps the tea fresher and stronger. I’d definitely drink this tea again.
Flavors: Hay, Pancake Syrup, Sweet, Thick
I still had a tin in the cupboard, and having finished the Chelsea Breakfast tea I had been taking recently, I decided to finish the tin as well.
For me this is the reference English breakfast tea, with a strong malty backbone. By visually comparing the grade, I assume the tea making up this blend of Assam and Indian tea leaves is broken. E.g. on the Kent&Sussex Tea &Coffee Co website it says (of a visually similar grade) “English Breakfast BOP Tea is a popular blend of Assam and Ceylon Teas, that uses only Broken Orange Pekoe. But what does that mean? The term “broken”, as it might already suggest, means that the tea leaves have been quite literally broken into smaller pieces, which often boasts a stronger character in cup compared to that of any FOP tea (Flowery Orange Pekoe).” And indeed, this EB tea is strong in character…even when the tin has been in use for over its “best before” date.
It might well be that you´re not into these strong and malty, even bold, teas, but I quite like them, especially in the morning. The only problem they have, according to me, is their tendency to turn (too) bitter when oversteeping, or cooling down.
Found a couple bags of this tea lingering in the back of a cupboard, probably pinched from a hotel room.
I read through some of the tasting notes for this tea and I’ve come to the conclusion that this tea has either been re-formulated/changed or just re-marketed in the past few years. Twinings now describe this is as Sencha that’s been steamed and then pan-fired after (what is the point in that? I’m not sure) – so not a Chinese green tea like I first expected. It certainly tastes like a Chinese green tea to me.
It’s actually not that bad. No bitterness or astringency at all – it’s very smooth and warming, typical green tea with notes of hay/straw and a little grass. It’s also a bit musty, but not unpleasantly so.
No defining characteristics really. I wouldn’t say it was bad tea… just uneventful. I’d still recommend it.
My usual review nonsense with a few pictures: https://www.immortalwordsmith.co.uk/twinings-pure-green-tea-review/
Flavors: Grass, Green, Hay, Musty, Straw