Mary Twining Spiced Tea

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195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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“Mary Twining was a woman ahead of her time. After the death of her husband in 1762, Mary was left to cope with a family and a flourishing business. During this time, tea was heavily taxed and often smuggled and adulterated. But Mary was a purist; she led the campaign to reduce the tax and proudly claimed to have sold only 100% pure tea. This blend of her favourite black tea and precious spices she so much enjoyed celebrates the remarkable accomplishments of Mary Twining, a fine businesswoman who ran the firm single handedly for 17 years – a remarkable achievement.”

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Why can I no longer find this tea in New York City? Has production stopped on it or is for sale only in England?

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It has been discontinued by the manufacturer.


Thanks for the response, Paul. It’s a pity that it has been discontinued as it was an excellent blend. Particularly liked it in the winter. Oh well, Lady Gray will have to do.

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A good tea – but for a spiced blend, I expected a bit more of a kick. Spices were there – yes – but I expected a bit more presence and contrast between spices and tea. Good – but try adding one or two cloves to the cup for additional flavour.

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This tea was given to me by my best friend I hadn’t seen or heardrom in nearly 40 years time. It was a perfect tea to relax with and remember old times. Great for cold winter days!

180 °F / 82 °C

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