6 Tasting Notes
I like this tea, and not only because twinings is such a classic and nostalgic brand. This earl gray isn’t bitter (even when brewed strongly) and it tastes very simple. The bermagot isn’t too strong—it picks out the flavor nicely without being overpowering. For me this is a simpler, solid black tea to keep as a staple. I usually drink it during the afternoons.
Very interesting tea! These “creative” flavors aren’t usually my top picks, but a friend got this for me as a lovely graduation present, and I’m glad she did. It tastes like a creamscicle, and I think will be particularly enjoyable as a summer tea (maybe even chilled?). Either way I like it, and almost as importantly, all of my less-than-tea-obsessed guests have liked it as well.
Flavors: Cream, Orange
Not my favorite genmaicha tea out there, but not a bad choice either. I found this one a bit too sweet to have that ideal contrast between the green tea and the toasted rice. But other than that, it’s a nice mix—the green tea is very smooth and refreshing.
One of my favorite teas, I drink this all the time. It has a light floral taste (as is fitting) but is never overpowering. I find it a very refreshing tea for any time of day, and also a very practical one—you don’t need to brew it separately, since the leaves are rather self contained. I also use far less per cup than the recommended brewing directions—I find 4-5 pearls fine for a cup.
Flavors: Floral, Jasmine