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Another tea bag from lovely Canadian Postcrossing member. Two bags remaining I guess?
Anyway, I have been doing “a little” family ancestry reseach, ending up with doing it all day with lunch break and tea break at 3 pm. Whoops. Also, this part of my family tree is about “10 steps away” and more, but it is all located in one small village and around, so only one church book is needed. Also, the writing is so nice, so it is super easy.
Ahh, digressed a far away as much as those people are far from me.
It is really hot here today, and there is absolutely no wind. Awful weather so I wanted something refreshing. This sounded very nice and I never had a peppermint with vanilla, so here it comes.
Honestly, for some reason when I was drinking it, it was like a Winter festive season. I never had a candy cane, but I in my mind it was like eating one? What is candy cane flavour actually?
It was refreshing and it was creamy. If vanilla? Not that much sure… but mouthfeel was very nice and it doesn’t made me sweat even more, so plus points.
But still it was somehow flat. Like expecting more longer feeling and overall it was “just fine”.
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This is the only one of the Twinings Cold Infuse sachets that I actually drank plain, steeped in cold water. Nice combination of sweet candy watermelon with red fruity and tart hibiscus and a touch of mint. I also tried it steeped in lemonade, and that was delicious.
Probably won’t repurchase, just because I think I like Adagio’s Watermelon Cooler better, but this is a nice option for a grocery store tisane.
Flavors: Artificial, Candy, Fruity, Hibiscus, Mint, Red Fruits, Sweet, Tart, Watermelon
So I’ve mostly been using these Cold Infuse sachets to add additional flavor to some of my Adagio cold brew pouches, but I figured I should go ahead and try this one plain like I did with the others.
I noticed right away that this has a lot of hibiscus in it, which I was actually pleased about since it might be able to actually offset the undoubtedly large amount of flavoring that will be present. And it really does help, this is definitely my favorite of the three flavors I bought. The hibiscus gives it more of a red fruits flavor, but then I can taste the watermelon as well, and the mint comes in at the end of the sip to give it fun sort of mocktail vibe.
Quite nice really. I’ve been adding this to Watermelon Cooler from Adagio but I would definitely drink it plain as well.
Flavors: Artificial, Candy, Fruity, Hibiscus, Mint, Red Fruits, Spearmint, Tart, Watermelon
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Finished this flavor off by steeping the sachets in lemonade – the flavoring was just too strong and chemically otherwise.
Makes a nice flavored lemonade though! The strawberry adds sweetness and the lemon adds a bit of dimension with its pithy zestiness. Wouldn’t purchase these again though.
Flavors: Artificial, Bitter, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Strawberry
Not a fan of this one either. Very strong on the flavoring, and there isn’t even any hibiscus to balance out the somewhat cloying chemical taste. I do enjoy the taste of the flavoring, a somewhat Jell-O-y strawberry and lemon that sits somewhere between candy and zesty. There’s just too much of it, and it leaves a weird chemical aftertaste in my mouth.
Sort of feels like these are just flavoring and they shouldn’t even bother with the fruit pieces ha ha…
Flavors: Artificial, Candy, Chemical, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Strawberry, Sweet
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Yay, the last one of the Twinings infusions I impulse purchased at the grocery store.
I drank this one in lemonade, because the flavoring here is tasty but incredibly potent, and infused in water it just tasted like chemicals to me. Tasty tropical chemicals mind you, but chemicals nonetheless LOL.
But steeped in lemonade, it makes a deliciously juicy and sweet mango-passion fruit lemonade. Very yummy. I won’t repurchase this though, because I don’t need to be drinking that much lemonade… XD
Flavors: Artificial, Chemical, Fruity, Juicy, Mango, Passion Fruit, Sweet, Tropical
Found these Twinings Cold Infuse tisanes at my local grocery store, and picked up all three flavors they had to try. This one smells amazing, very juicy passion fruit.
However, I’m not a huge fan of it steeped up. The flavoring is nice enough, very juicy and potent tropical mix of passion fruit and mango. But there’s very little taste to it other than flavoring, which makes it come off extremely artificial. I would like to see a bit more flavor coming from the fruit pieces, or maybe some more hibiscus.
I’ll probably try adding this to some of my other cold brew tisanes to balance out that strong flavoring. Or maybe I’ll infuse it in lemonade instead…
Flavors: Artificial, Chemical, Fruity, Mango, Passion Fruit, Sweet, Tropical
Anyway- the tea itself is as expected. Pretty much peppermint with a very subtle vanilla flavor. It really does taste like a buttermint.
Flavors: Creamy, Peppermint, Vanilla
The virtue of this tea is that it’s strong for a decaf black. I don’t like it much by itself, but it mixes well with other decaf black teas, particularly when making decaf masala chai. For that I combine it with a decaf full-leaf Assam, since those tend to be weaker but add more flavor.
Nice breakfast tea, but can be very strong if steeped a long time. With a 20 seconds steep, and no milk or sugar, produces a nice smooth morning tea.
If you steep for a couple minutes, you start to get the strong tannins present, and it has a bite, but maybe good if you like milk and sugar, that will come thru.
Yay! Steepster is back! And I can log in!
SO I received this teabag YEARS ago in the mail from Twinings and WOW – I actually like it. I can taste apple, like a pie apple, and definitely some spice. I had this days ago now, so I’m not exactly sure how the black tea was. But I really like this for the apple and the spice and I would definitely drink it again. Wouldn’t mind buying it if it was very cheap. I’m so sad for neglecting this lone teabag! I had this early in the morning before leaving town. I’m back taking care of my Gram for a couple months, so steepster notes might be sparse again anyway. I am probably 70+ pages behind in reading everyone’s notes.
Pulled this one from the wrapper and immediately got a whiff of peppermint. It is minty but a bit oily as well. We’ve been suffering from Spring Allergies here and this was a comforting tea to sip while the sinuses struggled. I don’t think it will be an every day tea but it’s definitely a good one for when feeling not 100%.
Flavors: Herbal, Peppermint
A few teabags of this tea ended up on my desk from a coworker because it gave her heartburn.
It does have more of a pumpkiny taste rather than just pumpkin spices, but at the trade-off of tasting really artificial…. like an exaggerated sweet pumpkin pie flavor. The spices, too, are really strong and taste of flavorings rather than actual spices, which really slap in the face… especially the clove note. It leaves a sort of pepperiness on the tongue, so I can see why this could give my coworker heartburn.
That said, I don’t hate it… for a quick bagged tea that I’m going to mindlessly sip from my work thermos, it’s fine. But it doesn’t hold a candle to the multitude of loose leaf pumpkin spice offerings I’ve tried.
Flavors: Artificial, Clove, Pepper, Pumpkin, Spices
Mild, flat. Diet green tea? It seems like they put a bit of grass or straw in the cup but there’s not much on this one at all.
It’s probably fine if you have no sense of smell since the body is present on the tongue, just without any real discernible flavor. I’ll stick to the natural and caffeinated stuff. :)
This looks like tea, but tastes more like hot water.
Might actually have to dump this one mid-cup.
I grabbed this bag for a quick fix before a weekly status meeting at work.
Not bad, it has some nice spice notes from all the ya know, spices in it.
After 5 minutes, it tastes like watered down chai. Maybe I should have oversteeped it.
I get a bit of flourishing cinnamon across the tongue and throat. The cup went down smooth and quickly, I’m switching back to Assam for some kick.
Flavors: Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, Spices, Star Anise
A tried and true classic, almost gives me a classic “Chinese restaurant” tea taste. Very mellow, with a pleasantly malty aftertaste. Not complex, but a great choice for when you want a simple, unfussy brew. I used the teabags, haven’t tried the looseleaf. One of the verrry few teas I put sugar in (one cube.) A little sweetener really enhances this tea.
Fun Fact: Twinings claims this was created for King Edward VIII, who abdicated his throne for love in 1936 (after being King for ten months). If this were a Mariage Freres tea, the description would read, “A timeless ode to the sacrifice of romantic love, with fine, delicate leaves from verdant mountaintops of exotic Eastern lands. A rare, intimate blend truly fit for a king.” It would also be 14€ instead of 3.
Is there a better timing for this tea than today? I have finals tomorrow. 3 oral exams and defending the thesis. And tomorrow I won’t have much time to drink tea at all.
This tea, selected for calming me down, however somehow without expecting promised effect; is quite fine.
It is, surprisingly quite sweet. Not sure which ingredient did it, though. I noticed spices — cinnamon; and roasted chicory root and its robust flavour. I haven’t noticed camomile (which is a plus), nor vanilla (which is maybe hidden beneath the spices and chicory). It was altogether quite fine.
Sadly I don’t remember where I got this tea, though.
Hmm. The dry leaf aroma coming from the bag is meh, as is the wet leaf. In a pinch, this will do. It has the punch you need but lacks the depth in flavor. Though I must admit the liquor aroma is fairly nice. Slightly woody and bready, with a hint of milk. This ones tannins catch up quite quickly. And they lend a bit of metallic notes. I’ve now added a bit of oat milk. I feel this blend was made for milk, as most tea bags are, of the plain black tea variety. It is decent. Tempered a bit more and creamy. A decent cup.
Can we pleaseeeee get rid of the four duplicates for this tea? Good grief. It took me a good five minutes just to find the original. I Am VERY skeptical going into this. No bergamot smell whatsoever coming from the bag. The wet leaf smell like Pinesol. Or those lemon candies. Nope, definitely lemon candies. But the liquor is Pinsol. This flavor is a lie. It sits on a throne of lies. This is not Earl Grey. Yes, I know it says Lady Grey but it should at least have a hint of bergamot. All I taste is LEMONS and a bit of orange. No. Nope. Nope. No.
I won’t lie, drinking Christmas tea on 19th January seems weird. And very off. We took down our Christmas tea yesterday. Everything looks like early spring here.
Anyway, there is nothing I can do, but finish my advent calendar! Thank you Devon!
Okay, this was quite mediocre. Nice, however a bit flat tasting black tea base and spices. Probably the most prominent was clove and cinnamon. Quickly forgettable. I would expect a little more from famous company as Twinings is.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Flat, Tannin
This was included in Lexie’s advent box, thanks Lexie!
I wasn’t expecting much here as I’m not a big fan of their regular chai, but this has a nice mellow pumpkin and a ginger note too. Steeped up nicely in my go cup when I probably steeped it too long. I’d grab a box of this if I saw it in the store. A nice change of pace from regular chai.
Flavors: Clove, Ginger, Pumpkin