I have to admit, even though I go to Starbucks A LOT, when at home and at work actually, I drink mostly tea. So when I was recently asked to review some Twinings teas, I jumped at the chance.
Twinings, as you may know, are an English purveyor of tea. They carry an amazing amount of the stuff, loose leaf, bagged, fruit, herbal, green, black, etc. the range is actually very surprising.
I was sent a selection to try including some of their fruit and herbal tea range, namely settling ginger and camomile and maple sensation. I was also sent pineapple and grapefruit green tea and some loose leaf low grown Sri Lankan strong black tea.
I actually took these into work to give my colleagues a bit of a tasting session. I tried the maple and camomile, as I love maple flavour and I was not disappointed. The maple was not overpowering and complimented the earthy camomile tea well. A few folk said this was too sweet for them, but I don’t like sweet tea myself and didn’t find it so.
One of my colleagues tried the pineapple and grapefruit green tea as she drinks quite a lot of regular green tea. She was sceptical, thinking that the fruit flavours might be too acidic with the green tea, but she was surprised by how pleasant it was and not cloying at all.
A couple of others tried the settling ginger. This went down well, with them saying that the ginger was warming and left a tingle at the back of their throats. One friend even took a couple of bags home for their daughter as she had a sore throat and thought it would soothe her.
And lastly to the loose-leaf black tea, which I tried today at home (as there were no strainers in the office!). This was a good strong black tea, perfect for a morning cuppa with a splash of milk, as I like it.
Overall the Twining teas impressed. As I said they have many many teas and their earl grey would be good to try with my London Fog recipe I made a while back.
Disclosure Statement: I was sent the teas free to review. Any opinions expressed are my own.
And my GBBO Week 3 thought of the week – Poor Ali and his Petit Four! They barely got a fleeting glance, only Dame Mary Berry pointing out that one effort was just a shortbread biscuit with icing on! Oh well, he got through to next week anyway!