50 Tasting Notes
My mum got this recently, so I snuck a bag. I’m not really sure where they think the tea is, but this is a pleasant enough group of spices. A bit weak for my taste, and easily drowned by sugar, but still decent. I just don’t particularly love or hate it, so I haven’t got an opinion either way (which may be saying something in and of itself). Maybe I’ll try it with milk later; it was yummy with my cinnamon granola + yogurt parfait!
Say what you will about crappy bagged teas, I can’t hear you! This is something I was raised on, and it is a tremendous comfort to me, just as all the Twining’s teas are. Sometimes I’m a tea snob, but in this case I just can’t be. Guess it’s like tea junk food? And believe me, that comforting quality comes in handy during midterms. Steep it strong with just-boiled water, and then add some milk, and sugar / stevia.
Drinking this one non-stop recently! As soon as I opened the tin, the strong smell hit me, and in the best way possible. This tea is so delightfully light and sweet that you really don’t need sugar. I can only really taste the pear and green tea, but I’ll be keeping a tongue out for that dang kiwi they promised. Steeping times may vary, but I usually let it sit for a while just so it strengthens the flavor. Though I have been drinking it hot, I can imagine this would be absolutely delicious iced as well, particularly on a hot summer day.
Twining’s loose leaf teas are beautiful basics, particularly the black teas they are so renowned for, and definitely deliver a difference in quality and freshness from their bagged counterparts. Because my tea last night was, well, piss, I have remedied my mood with a strong swig of this. Makes my morning merry, and the smell is still happily tingling my nose.
Just-boiled water, ~ 4 min., w/ a dash of Sweet Leaf & milk
When I saw this in the store, I got so excited! As I brewed it, the cup smelled wonderful! …And then I tasted it, and I got disappointed.
May be my personal dislike of chamomile and hibiscus throwing off the taste, because all of the other ingredients strike me as agreeable. It was too tart and bitter, even when weakly steeped and with stevia sweetener. Stash normally doesn’t let me down, but this just left me thirsty for something (anything) else.
Usually I let this steep far longer than it actually is intended to, just because it is very faint to start with. For whatever reason, I really like this blend, even though it doesn’t seem to make any logical sense with chai spices in my head. Super soft and creamy with milk and a bit of stevia / sugar.
Definitely less intricate of a blend than the Stash one I drank last night, but very smooth. The spices are much weaker, so while it’s pleasant enough, I prefer my chai quite a bit stronger. Still, a nice, basic blend that you can steep for a while without going too wrong, and mixes well with milk and sugar (of course).