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Following the directions, I used cold water and let steep for five minutes. After the five minutes were up, there was about a centimeter of tea-colored liquid at the bottom of the glass. The rest of the cup was still clear. Not what I expected. I dunked and swirled the bag a bit so that it would mix, but it still looks pretty light. Letting it steep a bit longer.

Ended up steeping for several more minutes and finally just decided to sip with the tea bag in. Interestingly, it tastes a little like orange flower water. So slightly floral. Overall, I’m not a fan. It wasn’t strong enough for an iced tea, in my opinion, and the flavor wasn’t anything special.

This is the last of the bags from my swap with Devon Bartholomew – so fun to try some new-to-me bagged teas!

Flavors: Drying, Floral, Orange Blossom

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 8 OZ / 236 ML
gmathis

I’ve never seen a Twinings cold brew … the local selection just covers the basics.

Shae

I’ve never seen them in my local store either. I saw a few other flavors online. I guess the universe felt the need to test me after my Twinings comment a couple days ago. :D

AJRimmer

So far, I haven’t found one of those quick cold brew teas that I liked much. They just turn out strange.

gmathis

Agreed. Just plain tea works fine, thank you, marketing departments!

tea-sipper

Yeah, I can’t imagine ANY tea could work brewed cold outright. hmm

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gmathis

I’ve never seen a Twinings cold brew … the local selection just covers the basics.

Shae

I’ve never seen them in my local store either. I saw a few other flavors online. I guess the universe felt the need to test me after my Twinings comment a couple days ago. :D

AJRimmer

So far, I haven’t found one of those quick cold brew teas that I liked much. They just turn out strange.

gmathis

Agreed. Just plain tea works fine, thank you, marketing departments!

tea-sipper

Yeah, I can’t imagine ANY tea could work brewed cold outright. hmm

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Lifetime student. Lover of books and paper and ink. Kitchen dweller. Aspiring herbalist, excessively proud cat lady, and tea fanatic. Thirty-something elder millennial. She/her.

I love flavored black teas most of all, always with cream and honey. I prefer to sweeten my tea as it seems to bring out the flavor. I enjoy floral and fruity teas, as well as flavored or scented ones. I’m not overly fond of green or white teas, but I’ve found a few that I enjoy.

I’m open to tea swaps and/or just sharing what’s in my tea cabinet! Please reach out if you see something I have that you’d like to try. I do my best to update my cupboard regularly.

It will take me longer than usual to get to the post office while we’re in the midst of this pandemic, but I would still love to send you something next time I’m out and about!

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Any and all black teas, smoky teas, raspberry, strawberry, red fruits, bergamot, chai spices, floral teas, caramel/toffee, jasmine, rose, vanilla, peaches, plums, valerian root, cinnamon, cardamom

Not a huge fan
Lime, white teas, green teas, artificial sweeteners, sarsaparilla, licorice, lemongrass, lavender, hot hibiscus, hibiscus in black tea blends

Rating Scale

1-20: By far, one of the worst teas I’ve tasted. I most certainly will not finish my cup and will likely “gift” the rest to my sweet husband, James, who almost always enjoys the teas I dislike (and vice versa).

21-49: This tea is not good but if I mix it with another tea or find another steeping method I might be able to finish it.

50-70: This one is just okay. I might drink it again if someone were to give it to me, but I probably won’t be buying more for myself.

71-79: This is a consistently good tea. It’s reliable but not necessarily special.

80-90: This one is a notch above the rest and I would gladly enjoy a cup of it any day of the week. I’ll likely be keeping this in my cupboard, but it isn’t one of my all-time favorites.

91-95: One small change and this tea would be perfect. I’ll definitely have a stash of this in my kitchen if you come over for tea.

96-100: No words can describe this tea. It’s an experience, an aha moment. Closed eyes, wide smile, encompassing warmth. Absolutely incredible. Perfect.

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