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I have tried many, many different types and flavours of fruit tea in my time. I have tried different brands, including Twinings and Tetley. I have found Twinings to be the more superior brand. I have also tried many supermarket own brands, such as Asda, Sainsbury's and Tesco. All of which are great if you are looking to save some money.
Recently I discovered this line from Twinings, in new and different packaging, with more abstract flavours. It appears to be a bit of a posher line and looks very Whitards-ish. I had tried a few of the flavours and was trying to buy a different one every time I went to the supermarket, and then it came ot this orange and cinamon one.
The packaging is 100% recyclable as it is a cardboard box, which is a bonus in my opinion. Inside the box are netted tea bags, with the tea leaves inside. You pop a tea bag in a cup and pour boiling water over the top. Some people like to add sugar, but noone I know likes to add milk. You can leave the tea bag in as long as you want, depending on how strong you liek your tea.
The tea smells gorgeous. The two smells go extremly well together, yet stand out equally on their own. The orange is incredibly exotic and citrusy and the cinamon is very spicey. The smell is incredibly traditionally Christmas and it bought back some really string memories.
The taste is as the smell, nice, wintery and incredibly warming.
This tea is lovely, but in future I will save it for Christmas. It is not as refreshing as some of the other teas so it is not ideal for summer, and the flavours are so traditional that it is suited to the winter period completely!
This is a great drink to have on cold winter nights - there's something about hot cinnamon that really warms you through and drives off the chill - its a major feature in mulled wine spice, and it smells wonderul. Cinmamon goes surprsingly well with orange, and together they make a great spicey, fruity combination that is just what you want in your mug when your curl up next to the fire. There is every reason for drinking this tea all year round, but for me it will always be a winter beverage.
Character: A combination of one of the oldest cultivated fruits with what was originally used in religious ceremonies in Ancient Egypt. In Twinings Orange and Cinnamon Tea, the spicy nature of the cinnamon contrasts superbly with the generous perfume of the orange. How and when to serve: Brew as you would one of Twinings Classic teas and enjoy at any time of the day, either hot or iced to suit the occasion.