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Twinings Everyday Tea
I am a huge tea fan and enjoy a couple of cups a day, especially when I am in the office. Twinings Everyday tea is a longstanding and well known tea drink readily available in the supermarkets.
The Everyday Tea comes in a bright yellow cardboard box that is rectangular shaped. The box is predominantly yellow with a white flower like symbol on the front. The main focal point on the box is the highly recognisable Twinings black and gold branding. These tea bags are available in boxes of 40 £2.28, 80 £3.48 and 240 £7.48 from most supermarkets.
The tea bags are rectangular shaped and sealed in a cellophane bag. You only need to use one bag per cup of tea, or two in a pot of tea as I have started using recently! You boil your kettle and place your tea bag in the cup, pour over the hot/just off the boiled water and leave to brew for a couple of minutes. Depending on how you like your tea you can leave these bags in for longer and they will give you a stronger tea taste. I prefer a medium tasting tea and so remove the bag from the cup after about sixty seconds. Add your milk and sugar as preferred.
Twinings state that they have over 300 years of blending experience and this goes into their everyday tea bags. The flavour of the tea is very smooth and velvety. It has a really nice rich and strong flavour that glides easily down your throat. I find that this tea really hydrates me when I have a cup without being at all bitter or unpleasant which other brands can leave you with. This is probably one of my favourite regular teas to drink on a day to day basis for these reasons.
Although slightly more expensive than other brands Twinings Everyday Tea really is lovely cup of tea to drink and worth the extra pennies in my opinion.
I enjoy drinking tea with a little milk, and I like it to taste strong and also to perk me up and refresh me. I first came across Twinings Everyday Tea in a hotel, I was left two individually paper wrapped teabags, that were square and unbleached. To make the tea I simply put the teabag into a cup and add hot water, I leave the tea to steep for around 4-5 minutes to get the most out of the tea bag and then add a bit of milk and on the odd occasion a little bit of sugar.
I find the tea to be a light in terms of tannins and I feel that it is a good everyday black tea, though it can be a little weak, for those whom prefer stronger teas.
Twinings Everyday Tea comes in a variety of sizes, including packs of 40, 80, 160 and 240 teabags, currently 80 teabags are on sale in Asda for £2.50, they come packaged in a recyclable cardboard box. The cardboard boxes are fairy sturdy and close well after each use, they also appear to keep the tea fresh, a box of 80 tea bags will easily last me 3 months and I have not noticed any deterioration in quality during that time. You can also buy the range in decaffeinated as well.
Overall I would recommend this tea to others as it taste good and fragrant, is fairly well priced and helps to perk me up during the day.
I bought quite a large bag of this tea for £7, around 300 tea bags over two months ago and its set to last me the year, i drink this tea and other twinings teas normally every day at work but at the weekends i drink this tea at home too. The packaging is simple, and easy to open, you just cut along the top of the big plastic bags and the individual tea bags come in small paper packets which are thick enough to keep them clean but thin enough to tear by hand.
The tea bags are relatively strong compared the cheaper or value supermarket brands and i have only had 1 tea bag break, out of the hundreds i drink every year; that's good going as far as i'm concerned so full marks there. The tea itself is very slightly bitter and requires two sugars for it to be considered "sweet" by my standard but tetley's and PG only need one for me. The flavour is not over the top or very strong, its a mild taste which does not need an acquired taste.
The tea does not leave an awful bitter or strong taste in my mouth after finishing my cup, it goes away quite quickly although as has been pointed out by people around me... does lave me with tea breath. I'll spare you the further details. It can be watery if you don't squeeze the teabag properly or hold it in for a good minute or so.
This isn't some super fast brewing tea like Yorkshire tea that tastes the same whether you leave it in for 30 seconds or two minutes, this actually needs time to build the flavour in the water.
There is no real "blend" to the tea, unlike the assam and english breakfast tea's which have a very very rich flavour to them, and do leave a pleasant after taste. This is just bog standard tea. It is good value for money though but if you want a richer flavour, something a bit darker or something more taste bud appealing, try the twining's english breakfast. It's like this but has more of a kick to it, and is not at all watery no matter how long you leave it in for.
This makes a great cuppa but if your'e willing to spend more on tea, buy the twinings English Breakfast. It's like this but richer and nicer all round. This is still a highly recommended tea so i will award 5 stars.
Like many of the reviews here, I am a huge tea drinker. I drink tea every day several times a day so getting a good quality tea brand is important. Although they are slightly more expensive than some other brands it is definitely worth it (this is coming from a poor student) in order to get a satisfying cup of tea. You can occasionally get boxes of 160 for £3 in Tescos which are divided into 4 separate foil wrapped packs so freshness is ensured.
They work like any other teabag so I am sure you don't need instructions on that. Though if you do there are instructions on the bottom of the box. The packaging is pleasant and the distinctive yellow box will catch your eye. They provide a nice, smooth, refreshing tasting tea. They have won two gold star Great Taste Awards and I agree that they deserve them.
They are also Rainforest Alliance Certified and work towards helping those growing tea, ensuring that they are provided with a decent wage.
They are also offering a promotion at the moment that qualifies consumers to collect points for treats including 2 for 1 on west end musicals, spa discounts, magazine subscriptions and meals out perfect if you are trying to save some money or want to treat yourself. You can spend your points on smaller prizes or save them up for larger prizes.
You may wonder why you should buy this tea against other quality teas other there. Personally I find this tea less bitter and less astringent than others. Other teas would often leave me with a dry tongue that was unpleasant and I am sure other people have felt this. However I have never experienced this with Everyday tea yet.
If you enjoy Twinings Everyday you may also want to check out their variety of fruit and herbal teas. Twinings continue to provide quality products across their range so I am sure you will find something you are looking for. If it is an everyday cup of tea you are looking for Twinings Everyday is the perfect choice.
Twinings Everyday Teabags...........
I am a massive tea drinker and I like nothing more than a cuppa with 2 sugars and skimmed milk. I normally drink pretty much everything and will often switch brands depending on whats on offer or which brand I have yet to try. I have even succumbed to trying Tesco value bags which was a big mistake.
However I find that one of my top choices has got to be Twinings everyday teabags as they have such a nice flavour. Usually they are pretty expensive especially for one of the larger boxes but they are on a special offer in Sainsbury's at the moment for around £2.50p for the larger sized box which is around half price and I feel represents a good value for money.
The box in which the bags come in is of a good design but this doesn't really matter apart from keeping the tea bags fresh and safe from tears etc. I have yet to get a hole in these tea bags in comparison to cheaper brands which seem to tear at the slightest rough treatment. The box is easy to open and although I transfer my bags straight into the pot on the kitchen counter does look like a good quality product.
The teabags are used just like any others in the fact that one bag is enough for one mug and I find that 2 bags makes up a nice pot for three people. The tea bags are square in shape and when the boiling water is poured onto them brew up a nice and strong cuppa. The granules inside are easily diffused and it doesn't take much stirring and straining to obtain the deep colour and strength that I like.
The taste of the tea is wonderfully clean and fresh. I prefer then to most as a lot of bags can leave a rather tainted taste but these Twinings really don't and they seem as though the tea has just been picked! I think if they were a cheaper price more often I would buy them regularly but seeing as I go through so many tea bags per week I find the regular price far too high.
All in all though, these Twinings everyday teabags make for a really good cup of tea. They can be found on special quite often and taste really nice. I think a 5 out of 5 star rating and a high recommendation is apt for this product.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
A cup of tea is something I consider to be an essential part of my day. There is nothing I enjoy more than to drink a cup of tea whilst relaxing reading a great book or watching a film or girly chats with close friends.... wonderful!
I like to drink tea stronger rather than weak with no sugar. It is strange as a little girl I still loved tea but would have 3+ sugars, oh how our tastes change.
I have tried lots of different brands of tea and like to chop and change and try new ones on a regular basis. I find when I do the weekly shop there is usually some tea bags on offer so go with them. On this particular time it was Twinings Everyday tea.
~ History of Twinings ~
Twinings was one of the first companies to introduce tea to the English. Twinings was founded by Thomas Twining in 1706. The Strand in London (which remains to this day) was where Mr Twining first started selling tea from. The Twining family have had a huge impact on the tradition of tea drinking and what it is today. Twinings are well known as having an extensive range of different teas.
~ The price ~
I brought these teabags from asda for £2.19
~ The packaging ~
I have 80 teabags in this bright, cheerful yellow book. On the front of the box is a very appealing looking mug of tea being poured. At the top of the box above the typical Twinings title it says "By appointment to her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II tea and coffee merchants R. Twining and company limited. London" If it is good enough for the Queen then it is definitely good enough for me.
On the front of the box it states:
"Discover a brighter tasting tea"
Inside is 2 packs of sealed plastic with the teabags inside. This keeps the freshness locked in. I love that first moment when you open a packet and you get that delicious tea smell, mmmmm!
~ Nutritional information ~
100ml infusion of tea (no milk) would give you:
Kcal- Less than 1
This is based on tea brewed with fresh boiled water for 3 mins.
~ My opinion ~
Well I absolutely love this tea. I drink it being brewed in a mug for 2-3 mins to make it relatively strong and so I can taste the flavour. This tea tastes fresher almost than other teas I have tried. It has a distinctive yet not over powering taste. The colour when added with a little milk is a nice brown (see mug on packet). I am a great believer in tea drinking and always feel more calmer and relaxed after a good cup of tea, I think it has soothing properties. If ever faced with a problem or situation I do not quite know what to do I always take 5, sit and have a cup of tea and see how I feel after. It always helps. I have lost count of all the chats with close friends over our lives and any worries we may have, everything always seems that much better over a cup of tea.
~ Contact Twinings ~
On the bottom of the box there is a tealine, the number is 0845 601612
There is also a website- www.twinings.co.uk
I have visited the website and found it most informative.
Twinings have also won a 2 gold star Great Taste Award. This proves the quality of the tea probably more than this whole review has :)
Thank you for reading my review, I hope you have found it helpful!!
The founder of the business, Thomas Twining, opened a shop on London's Strand in 1706. London's streets at that time would have borne some similarity with British highstreets of today with coffee houses on every corner! Mr Twining obviously managed to buck the trend as his shop grew in popularity. Twining's store still exits on that site and can be visited today. Now the company sell more than 100 varieties of tea.
Twinings are members of the Ethical Tea Partnership. The stated aims of this organisation are - in their words ".... to improve the lives of tea workers and to ensure that tea drinkers can be confident that the tea in their cup has been produced under good social and environmental conditions."
---Twining's advice on making this tea---
Yes, we all know how to make tea. I did a quick calculation in my head the other day (sadly, some may say!) and I reckon I must have made well over 30,000 cups of tea in my lifetime. Still, I am willing to listen to the advice from the company who blended the tea in order to enjoy it to the maximum! The following advice is given on their website:
* Use freshly drawn cold water
* Use water at a "rolling boil" (100°C)
* Use one teabag per cup (or bag per person in a teapot)
* Steep for 3 -5 minutes (or to your taste)
* Best with a splash of milk
I find that a brewing time of about three minutes is right for me if I am planning to drink it with milk, but I would only leave the bag in water for two minutes or less if I wanted to drink it without milk. This shorter time obviously results in a drink with a milder flavour but also eliminates bitterness.
It is a blend of black teas and Twinings helpfully give us some information about the composition of the blend. It contains Assam "to give body and and a full flavour" and also Kenyan tea to provide "colour, brightness and freshness". The first thing I notice when I open the "foil" packaging is the aroma. There is a fresh grassy smell but this does not overpower. There is a scent which is rich and warm and I think I would describe that as being slightly malty. There is just an additional hint of sweetness in there too, a little like vanilla.
To make the tea, I poured hot water over the teabag - while it was still boiling - and left the tea to "brew" for three minutes. I removed the bag and looked at the colour and general appearance of the tea. It was a dark, coppery brown and it had a sparkling clarity. The flavour was almost herbal, grassy and a had a little bitterness but left a rather nutty and quite mellow aftertaste.
I added a little milk and tasted again. The colour was a rich golden brown. The tea felt creamy, full and smooth in my mouth. The first flavour to note was a slightly grassy, fresh taste but this gave way very quickly to a richer, rounded flavour with a hint of a malty sweetness but also a delicate 'fruitiness'. Although the 'tang' of the tannin was reduced by the addition of the milk, just enough remained to give a sharpness and render the drink refreshing. There was an aftertaste of delicate but rich fruit and again, a hint of malt but nothing cloying.
---What does the packaging look like?---
The packaging is distinctive. It consists of a cardboard carton coloured in a very warm yellow with an image of tea being poured from a white teapot spout into a white teacup. The name 'Twinings' is printed in black upper case lettering on a gold band and the brand name 'Everyday' is printed clearly against the yellow background of the box. The packaging also displays the Queen's coat of arms indicating the Royal Warrant.
If you buy a box of 80 teabags, you will open the box to find the bags (in attached pairs) but if you buy a larger container, that is the 160 or the 240 bag size, then the teabags are kept in sealed packs of 80 to maintain freshness.
---How much can be recycled?---
It would appear that pretty much all of the contents and packaging can be recycled. The carton can be recycled and has itself been made from, and I quote, "well-managed forests, controlled sources and recycled wood or fibre" The logo of the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is printed to authenticate this claim. The packaging inside the box (or at least the larger boxes) fascinates me. They have the metallic look and crinkly feel of a golden coloured foil, but in fact are made from wood pulp and this produces a biodegradable and compostable material. The teabags are also said to be biodegradable.
More product information is available on the company's website: www.twinings.co.uk/
Or write to the company at:
R.Twining and Company Limited
Telephone enquiries: 0845 601 9612
'Everyday' is priced at a level which seems to be about average for teas of similar quality and style. I find, however, that I rarely need to pay the "normal" price as it is frequently on offer at one or more of the major supermarkets. Examples of current prices are as follows:
* Asda online have the 80-bag pack on offer at 2 for £2. They would usually sell this size at £2.18 per pack. (I really must 'stock up' at that price!)
* Sainsbury's are offering the 160 bag pack at Sainsbury's for £3.
* At Waitrose the price is currently higher at £2.39 for 80 and £4.45 for 160. (From time to time this store also has very good special offers on the product.)
Twinings have described the "Everyday" product as a "rich, full-flavoured superior tea". I am definitely in agreement with this and I would add 'refreshing and reviving'. There is a characteristic of this tea I am just unable to describe but which, for me, makes it stand out from other blends. I must have been drinking this tea for almost five years now and I have found the quality to be consistent.
On the basis of the tea's quality, characteristics and reasonably competitive price - along with the ethical approach of the company - I would happily recommend that tea-drinkers give it a try.
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I used to be a confirmed coffee drinker until I invested in a Brita's water filter, living in a hard water area made tea drinking not as enjoyable as it is now. Although I prefer coffee in the mornings I find that drinking too many cups of coffee affects my sleep at night. Not being able to settle easy has made me now drink more cups of tea, especially now I can appreciate the refreshing tastes of various different tea brands.
One of my all time favourite tea's is Twinnings everyday tea bags. I prefer tea bags as although making tea in a pot with the loose tea leaves is a bit of a nice thing to do and it's nice to serve a good cup of tea made properly, I find that the mess at washing up time out weights the effort of making a good brew. So, now I just use tea bags.
Twinnings is a good brand of tea, with years of tea making experience, not only do they now do everyday tea's but they have lots of other flavours to choose from, but that's for a different review.
When I first saw the Twinnings advertisement on the television, I knew that I would have to buy some as soon as I saw it on the supermarket shelves as I do like all the other Twinnings tea's. The price of the box of 80 tea bags is around £1.79 or cheaper in Morrison's when it comes on offer, which it often does. At times like these I tend to stock up on the expensive tea's when they come on offer, as to be honest you can really taste the difference in the quality of the tea.
The packaging is really easy to find on the supermarket shelves, as it is a nice sunny yellow and gold box, with a picture of a lovely cup of tea being poured on the front of the lid.
When you open the box you can then see the 80 tea bags packed ready for use. I like to then transfer my tea bags to a tea caddy, as it helps keep the freshness of the tea. Leaving them in the box will loose the flavour especially if they are kept in the warm kitchen.
One cup of Twinnings tea without milk will give you 1 calorie if your on a diet. I also like this tea without milk as it isn't strong and pungent tasting like some of the other everyday tea's.
It is refreshing and tasty, especially if you use filtered water to boil the water with.
Making a cup of tea is easy, boil water. Pour over tea bag in the cup and wait for maximum 3 minutes depending on how strong you like your tea. I don't like really strong tea like some of the cheaper brands as I can taste the tanning which is not good, to me they taste like floor sweepings compared to Twinnings everyday tea.
I leave the tea bag in the water for about a minute and a half, which gives me a nice cup of tea for my taste. This is a refreshing light tea and can be drunk at any time of the day. I like the taste so much I can drink it with or without the milk.
So, if I'm on a diet which is more like everyday now at my age. I have a cup of tea with no milk and a sweetener.
I find that tea's like PG and Tetley are too strong for me and that when I serve visitors with this tea they always seem to notice the difference and comment on how nice the tea is. If I have visitors I always make a pot of tea , so that people can have the strength of tea they like. After all we all like our tea at different strengths.
If you haven't tried Twinnings then believe me your seriously missing out. I'd recommend it if you're a tea drinker, it really is different in taste to your everyday tea's.
I'm drinking the perfect cup of tea so I thought I'd write a review on these excellent teabags!
I drink my tea without milk or sugar and quite strong so it is pretty obvious as soon as I start drinking if the tea is good or bad. And this is very good - some of the nicest I've had and I've tried quite a lot of varieties as I often pick whatever is on offer!
The taste is a perfect compromise between giving a bit of a kick (because that's what I want from a cup of tea - I either drink it to wake me up or to get rid of a headache) and not being bitter. It's nice and smooth and rich and has a lovely golden colour. Plenty of flavour and even when you brew it really strong the flavour comes through which is great because a lot of teas can be quite acrid if you drink them strong.
The packet is a bit of a giveaway that this is going to be good. Not only is it by appointment to her Majesty the Queen but they also boast that it is 'superior' and 'the best tasting tea you can put in your cup'. They're not wrong.
The packaging itself is a bright yellow box which is almost enough to wake you up without the caffeine hit. It's sturdy and easy to open and close which I think is important because I'm usually half asleep when I make the tea in the morning and a box with a closing lid also gives some protection to the tea inside - they're not all going to fall out. Inside the box the teabags are in foil packets. Actually I have just read that they are not foil but made entirely from wood pulp....But they're like foil and you get three or four of these in each pack so the teabags stay sealed and fresh for longer.
On the subject of the wood pulp, the packaging claims to be environmentally friendly with the cardboard being partially recycled and partially from responsibly managed forests. They also encourage you to recycle this cardboard. The foil-type wood pulp stuff is also responsibly sourced and biodegradable.
As well as the packaging being convenient, the tea doesn't take very long to brew which makes this ultra easy and quick - you don't need to do much more than dip it in the water and you have a delicious cup of tea.
The price is good too at around £2.50 for a pack of 80 bags but very often on special offer so you never need to pay quite this much for it! It's not the cheapest tea around but it is still good value and that little bit extra is really worth it for the flavour.
I drink around ten cups of tea a day and don't have a particular brand loyalty, but I find Twinings Everyday Teabags a great option, particularly when they feature in supermarket price deals. Twinings Everyday teabags are of an ideal strength - medium, by which I mean a little less strong than a PG Tips Triangle teabag. I prefer this as it makes them equally good for dunking or for making a pot: I get around two mugs of medium strength tea from a one-bag pot with these bags. While they lack the rounded flavour of the premium Twinings range, these are a good, solid option for the lower price. One drawback is that they are only available in relatively small quantities (up to 160 teabags) meaning that it's not so easy to save money by buying in bulk. However, the frequent price deals make up for this. Overall this is a good, traditional-tasting English teabag from a trusted tea brand.
As a rather typical student, there are two constants in my life; a) I have very little money and b) I am ALWAYS drinking tea. I probably drink between 6 and 10 cups a day, and to save money, used to drink supermarket brand tea bags. Whilst my favourites were Sainsbury's red label and they certainly got the job done, I often found them to be too weak and tasteless, sometimes having to use two bags to get the strong taste I was looking for.
My flat mate and long serving tea-buddy told me that his mother recommended Twinings everyday, and although it was a little more expensive than the supermarket brand (80 bags of supermarket brand was £1.40, 80 of Twinings everday was £2.35) I gave it a try. I am ever so glad I did! The flavour is rich and complex, and the tea is strong without being overly bitter (even if you leave the bag in for what would normally be way too long). I can definitely tell the difference when I go home for the holidays and my mum makes a cup with supermarket tea bags, although I would have been very sceptical that it could be that different before!
In my experiecne this is the best premium tea bag on the market, certainly head and shoulders above any offering from the supermarkets.
Twinings Everyday says exactly what it should say 'Everyday' . . . as an avid tea drinker you have to have a Twinings every day!! The taste of the tea reminds me of my grandmother's tea and how I personally think a cup of tea should taste, full of flavour, not like the cheaper brands that have no distinctive taste and can sometimes just taste of hot water. Twinings has the great taste of a refreshing cup of English tea and leaves you feeling totally refreshed and wanting more and more. My two daughters love the taste of this tea also and can immediately tell if I have run out and have to use my back-up brand, now I find that fact quite amazing. Once you have tasted Twinings Everyday I am sure you will switch and become as passionate as me towards the brand. Enjoy your next tea break with twinings!
As I have got older I have really started enjoying the taste of tea, it is really different and more refreshing than a lot of fizzy drinks.
Coffee however, no, it's awful, lol!
One of the teas I have chosen when we have gone shopping is 'Twinings Everyday tea' and in a lovely lemon box and gold writing it looks really lovely and appealing!
This was on offer recently in Morrisons for about £1.20 which was 60p off its usual price so it made it a bargain buy to try :)
There are 250g contents with 80 bleached teabags with really big perforations in them that lets the tea flood out into freshly boiled water...
Made by tea & coffee merchants R.Twinings in London since 1706 this tea is made by Appt to Her Majesty so it must be good...
My box has a best before date of Dec 2010 as with all dried food/drinks these tea leaves has been dehydrated so will keep for ages in their dried form without losing the taste, plus the box was sealed so will save longer.
Having only one calorie per cup and described as having a 'wonderfully refreshing and flavoursome taste' Twinings write up on the back of the pack says they choose from the finest tea leaves that are then carefully selected and then blended to produce a traditional every day tea suitable for all times of the day.
I would say that is very true. This is a really light flavoured tea and quite a light amber colour when brewed too. The tea smells lovely when you first open the pack; the aroma is mouth-watering as it smells so fresh!
From a merchant that has been blending tea for over three centuries you would expect this tea to taste delicious and it really does!
Thirst quenching and full of flavour it seems light on tannin that I don't like to taste too much of as I think it makes my mouth really dry and leave an unpleasant aftertaste.
This Everyday tea doesn't do that. The teabags are square and you can clearly see the tiny pieces if dried tealeaves and you can see them rattling around before you dunk the tea into the cup :)
I really like this flavour and hope we get it again, it is not too strong and tastes really refreshing even with sugar and milk. I let mine stew for a couple of minutes and it turns out just right!
Five stars for Twinings Everyday tea, they are right when they say it is fine for any time of the day...
I'm a convert.
Having spent years drinking whatever tea bags seemed a reasonable price when doing the weekly shop, I have been taken over to the twinings side of life.
I think like a lot of other people my first experience of the "everday" tea bag was in a budget hotel, where a couple of individually wrapped bags lay nestled in a pot along side the surely too small tubes of coffee granuals. My first cup went down without touching the sides, the 2nd was savoured. This is when I realised that there's no bitter aftertaste like you can get with some teas, the tannin isn't trying to adhere itself to your tooth enamel and the good strudy bag isn't leaving floaty, dusty leaves clinging to the side of the cup.
I invested in a larger box once home and was impressed to find that the inner foil, used for freshness, is compostable - an impressive move!
Not the cheapest of everyday drinking teabags but worth it for the smooth tea flavour and quality of the bag and packaging.
Was a coffee drinker. Now a tea drinker. This tea is excellent so refreshing. I buy the 80 bag version. My advice is to stock up while its on offer I paid £1 at ASDA. At normal selling price its double that and more. Thats considerably more than other leading competitors.Theres nothing more to say about this except next time its on offer or you're feeling a bit rich try it. Personally its streets ahead of all the others.
Whether on your own or with friends, a cup of the new Twinings tea is the perfect choice for every day. Our expert blenders have created a wonderfully well-rounded tea that lives up to the Twinings name. Refreshing and full of flavour, it's an every day tea that's extraordinarily good.