New Twinings Tea?


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New Twinings Tea?

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Mar 27, 2017, 7:27 am

I'm curious - to those of you who have tried them, what do you think of the new Twinings tea varieties?
My personal favourites are quickly becoming the Buttermint tea and the Caramelised Apple. The Cherry Bakewell was slightly too sweet for me, though.

Mar 27, 2017, 8:46 am

Haven't seen any of them, but the titles are making me drool! Available in the U.S.?

Mar 27, 2017, 8:50 am

I don't think they'd appeal to me. I don't care for heavily flavored teas. The bergamot in Earl Grey, and lightly fruit-flavored (peach, raspberry) teas for iced tea in the summer, is about as far as I'll go. I don't like sweet tea, either. So these are obviously not for my palate.

Mar 27, 2017, 10:37 am

The only Twinings I see here is their Earl Grey (ubiquitous) and very occasionally the English and/or Irish Breakfast. That's in tins. The 20-pack teabags show up in a little more variety--Lady Grey, various herbals, but that's not my fare. Ages ago, in Italy, I used to buy their flavoured teas including Mango, Lemon, Peach etc. for iced tea. Never seen a trace of those here. I admit it, I love their tins and find them a great incentive to buy their tea... if only they had it here.

Mar 27, 2017, 10:56 am

I would be curious but I don't think those have made their way where I live yet, if they ever do. We have about 5 of the classic flavors in tins and bags I think, plus the fairly recent addiction of ready-made mint tea which I'll have to try (I just used gunpowder + dried mint leaves so far).

Mar 27, 2017, 12:13 pm

>1 Runecloak: I haven't seen the ones you mentioned, and I tend not to like fruity or sweet teas. But I do like floral blends, and my local grocer just got Twining's lavender earl grey in, which I like very much. I haven't tried the Jasmine Earl Grey yet, but it's next on my list.

Editado: Mar 27, 2017, 4:06 pm

You can get a few of the new ones in the US online store: Buttermint, Lemon Delight, and Berry Fusion. I haven't tried any of them yet but the first two sound very appetizing.

Funny aside: in the online store there is an asterisk next to "Buttermint" every page where that name appears. The asterisk leads you to the footnote: "Does not contain butter"

Mar 30, 2017, 9:10 am


1 Does not contain pepper
2 Does not contain spears

Jun 10, 2017, 4:41 pm

I stopped drinking Twinings because I feel it's not natural. The tea leaves are blended into a powdery texture which is never good. I prefer loose tea but if I absolutely have to then I usually go for the organic variety and I used to like the Chamomile, Early Grey and Breakfast.

Editado: Jun 11, 2017, 2:32 am

>9 Teacup_: While I have no complaint about the texture (the dried leaves are there, and not reduced to powder) the taste has sometime been hit and miss for me lately.

Last Darjeeling tin I bought did not really have the muscatel flavor I love in that variety, and now that I think of it I mustn't be the only one who wondered what was up because they went to the bother of putting an "unchanged recipe" mention on the label.

Jun 11, 2017, 9:03 am

>10 Jarandel:

The weather in recent years has been hard on Indian tea plantations, with successive droughts and other problems... There have been many reports about this.

Damn climate change... if it takes away our tea we're well and truly cooked. However shall we keep calm?

Jun 11, 2017, 5:01 pm

>10 Jarandel: Well there's also the issue of bleaching tea bags :/

>11 LolaWalser: We will have to convert to drinking hot water. I hear it's good.

Jun 13, 2017, 5:29 am

>10 Jarandel: "Unchanged recipe" ... Hmm, makes me wonder if the recipe is "Take some tea and put it into some tins".

Jun 13, 2017, 11:58 am

The Lemon Delight sounds like it is right up my alley! I generally stay away from these kinds of blends unless they are by Stash. Then I go crazy. My fave rave this week is Stash's Lemon Ginger Green Tea.

Jul 29, 2017, 7:23 am

>12 Teacup_: Hot water with honey. I grew up on that, and still revert to it when I have a cold or sore throat.