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Twinnings Earl Grey - it has really grown on me!
Twinings Earl Grey
Member Name: karlsm93
Twinings Earl Grey
Advantages: Lovely sweet taste
I am much more of a tea drinker than a coffee drinker, and I tend to stick to the same couple of brands of teabags as I don't like overly strong tea. Back in the summer, we had friends round to visit and they brought us a couple of things as a little gift, one being a box of Twinnings Earl Grey Teabags. I would have much preferred the English Breakfast Tea Range, but anyhow I simply put it in the cupboard and thought that hubby would take it at some point. I was running low on regular teabags however about a month ago and was looking in the cupboard and remembered these Earl Grey teabags and thought it would be better using them up than getting anymore.
Twinnings is a well known tea specialist and a 250g pack of these teabags containing 100 bags is over £4 so they are not cheap, but then again they were purchased for me! Supposedly Earl Grey is given its name from the English Prime Minister given some of this tea from China and then Twinnings created its own version as a request from Earl Grey himself. It is described as being 'light, fragrant and with a bergamot and lemon flavour' making it stand out.
The tea bags themselves are almost grey in colour especially in comparison to standard teabags. It is suggested that this tea be taken black or with only a little bit of milk. I'm afraid I don't like black tea so I always add milk, but my husband moans with these teabags that they need to be stewed for a long time just to get any kind of colour in the tea.
When I first started drinking this earl grey, it was a lot different from what I expected, and actually I really liked the sweetness that it had. It is not overwhelming, but there is just a nice hint of sweetness that makes it refreshing and makes it just that little bit nicer than a standard tea bag. I have actually really come to like this tea and am now half way through the packet - the packet that I never thought I would ever use.
I am wary of buying these tea bags myself at the price, however, I certainly wouldn't object to having a small pack in the cupboard, to keep for certain occasions when guests etc are over and you just want a nice refreshing cuppa. All in all however I really like this, and it has really grown on me.
Summary: A lovely sweet tea bag but costly
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