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drank Cherry Bakewell by Twinings
2954 tasting notes

mmmm this is a delicious and true-to-the-name dessert tea.

The green tea is nice and buttery. I forgot about the teabag and steeped it 3.5-4 minutes, which turned the green a bit astringent. It isn’t bitter or astringent when resteeped for the recommended 2 minutes.

I get lots of overripe cherry, vanilla, marzipan, shortbread, almond, butter. Also some notes of brown sugar, cherry blossom/something delicate and floral, peach, and pastry. I would have preferred less almond/marzipan (not a fan of almonds or marzipan), but this is excellent hot and cold (let the tea chill for the second steep). I wouldn’t hesitate to buy a box of this is I made a future Twinings order (or found it in stores).

TL;DR Everything you could want and more, really good hot and iced

Flavors: Almond, Butter, Cherry Blossom, Marzipan, Nutty, Overripe Cherries, Pastries, Vanilla

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I am a biochem major hoping for a career in research genetics and evolutionary biology. I love science fiction and spend too much of my time reading comic books. I’m a passionate keeper of spiders, cacti, and exotic plants. I eat a vegan, plant-based diet for moral and environmental reasons (I mention this only because it is relevant to which flavoured teas I drink).

I drink mostly flavoured and low caffeine teas/tisanes, but I will try anything twice. As far as pure teas go, I gravitate towards whites, yellows, and jade oolongs. I’m always open for trades and sample sales/exchanges. Message me any time :)

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Rum/alcohol, clove, cardamom, rosemary, pine, sage, moss/Earthy, lychee, floral, creamy, malt, hay, rice/grain, toasty, desserty, cocoa/chocolate, decaf or no caffeine, very unusual flavours

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Decaf teas (any variety)/no caf tisanes like honeybush and rooibos, yellow, jade oolong, white, Darjeeling blacks

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Acidic/sour/tart, melon, grapefruit, bitter, astringent, smokey, sickly sweet (too much chicory, cinnamon, or licorice root), yerba mate, tumeric mushroom/fungus,

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Animal products: [confectioners glaze, , marshmallows, , natural flavour, white choc chips, caramel bits, etc]
St. John’s wort (herb)

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