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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

Preparation
3 min, 45 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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70
drank Medley Of Mint by Twinings
718 tasting notes

Sipdown!

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.

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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

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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53
drank Earl Grey Decaf by Twinings
819 tasting notes

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?

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more 8 OZ / 236 ML

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78

Needs a bit of sugar to bring out the best possible flavors!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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83

Had this about a month ago and this was actually quite tasty! These are a great new thing where you just drop a sachet into a bottle of water and VIOLA a nice cuppa iced tea that tastes like fruit!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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100

This is the very best tea we have tried in our home! PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!
Hank & Jamie

Flavors: Hibiscus, Honey, Pineapple, Vanilla

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
hankck1

Please make it available very soon!

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60
drank Pure Camomile by Twinings
3 tasting notes

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drank Pure Peppermint by Twinings
1 tasting notes

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80
drank Asha Sleep Time by Twinings
8 tasting notes

Has a nice, mild flavour. Chamomile with a light mint taste. Doesn’t have that bitter taste some chamomile teas can have. I added a touch of honey to make it a bit sweeter.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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20
drank Lemon Twist by Twinings
14 tasting notes

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36

Desperation tea. Quite lemony, not that much tea to it.

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58
drank The Earl Grey by Twinings
336 tasting notes

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

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 15 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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74

This tea tastes mostly like berries with the black tea very much in the background. I found it to be pretty smooth and pleasant. I wouldn’t want it often, but I enjoyed the bit I had! I prefer it over the Harney & Sons version actually.

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68
drank Pure Camomile by Twinings
61 tasting notes

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.

https://www.immortalwordsmith.co.uk/twinings-pure-camomile-tea-review/

Flavors: Hay, Pancake Syrup, Sweet, Thick

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

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78

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.

Flavors: Malt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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I really like this as a daily tea. I have a sensitive stomach, but this is a nice, smooth, easy cup.

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drank The Earl Grey by Twinings
8 tasting notes

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drank Pure Green Tea by Twinings
61 tasting notes

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

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML
gmathis

I don’t think I’ve ever had a Twinings I actively didn’t like. Well, maybe Lapsang Souchong, but then again, I just dislike LS in general :)

Izzy

gmathis yep, same for me too. I’ve found quite a few are like this one; pleasant but not special. :)

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