I make no secret of the fact one of my favourite tipples at any point of the day is Twinings Tea. I have reviewed their range fairly frequently on this site and I can safely say I have enjoyed every single cup I have tried – right down to the very last drop. I was absolutely delighted therefore to be approached once more to try a few more from their range for the purposes of writing a review. Having tried numerous ones from their range I still maintain my favourite from their range is the Camomile and Limeflowers. My job, as a developer, can often be quite stressful – most especially when working to a very tight deadline for a client. The range of herbal teas, most notably the aforementioned, helps to keep me to remain reasonably calm even with the worst of clients! Its thanks to Twinings however that I came to enjoy Green Tea; a brew I was especially sceptical about in the early days.
Last time I conducted a review for Twinings I explored their range of Green Teas – most notably Green Tea with Lemon, Green Tea with Jasmine and Green Tea with Mint. This time I had the pleasure of trying Green Tea with Mango and, a personal favourite, Cranberry Green Tea.
Green Tea with Mango: I am going through a particular fondness of exotic fruits at the present moment in time so was delighted to see Twinings seem to have expanded their range even further since my last exploration of their site. I am not quite so ready to try pure green tea as yet but definitely enjoy a cup when infused with various fruits and other flavourings. I was hoping this particularly brew would taste sweet, fresh and tropical – much like the fruit – and certainly the aroma was a lovely indication of what was to come. I wasnt disapointed. The taste is subtle sure enough so, if you are not a fan of green tea at all, then maybe the mango may be a little too subtle for your tastes. As my tastebuds are slowly adapting to the taste of green tea I find myself enjoying it more and more even when the infusions are in the undertone. The mango in this one is very subtle and does not mask the green tea taste at all. Its pleasant and refreshing.
Cranberry Green Tea: I practically did a backflip with delight when I spotted the Cranberry Green Tea since I love cranberries with passion. Cranberries, as most are now aware, are considered a superfood and, personally speaking, I do firmly believe in the hype. Although I adore Cranberry Juice and I was certainly eager to try this tea I wasnt sure how well the flavour of Cranberrys would work with the Green Tea – but by this time I trust Twinings superb abilities with flavourings enough to give it a try. I was delighted to find they really do work well – resulting in a very drinkable tea which is slightly on the dry side but not unpleasantly so. I actually quite liked the resultant taste a lot. The cranberry is light but flavourful, and the tea keeps a dry taste that is more true to the nature of the Cranberry than the sweeter and more juicy cranberry flavor that has been popularized over the past few years.
White Tea with Pomegranate: Next up I went on to explore their range of white tea. I have tried these before and found them very pleasant and refreshing (fantastic for making into Iced Tea during long hot summers I have found). These teas are made from only the unopened buds and young leaves of the tea plant Camellia Sinensis, and this results in a brew which is light and delicate with a slightly sweet flavour. Their additional infusions of flavours such as Pomegranate make for a refreshing drink. Naturally this is the one I tried.
The white tea with pomegranate has a wonderfully crisp flavour with a teasing pomegranate touch which was not at all overpowering, an undertone which worked to lift the flavour beautifully. It also had the lovely tang to it, just on top of the light sweetness a White Tea should offer. The two flavours work exceptionally well together – complementing each other to a tea, if you pardon the pun.
Afternoon Tea: The British will celebrate their long standing tradition of afternoon tea in the height of summer even when the weather fails to deliver the promised sunshine. If you lovely to take part in the a true British afternoon tea then you simply have to try the limited Edition Rose Garden Brew. Incidentally, before I continue, they have dug out the most delightful tea – Dawn Chorus range of teapots, cups, cake stands, jugs, spoons are contemporary and fun, would definitely help brighten a overcast day! I have never tried tea such as the Twinings Limited Edition Rose Garden Blend, and it was a delight. If you can imagine the fragrance of a rose infused into a steaming pot of black tea which is both light and refreshing, then you pretty much have a good grasp of this lovely tea. The fragrance alone is pleasant and uplighting, bringing to mind memories of my grandmothers rose garden (which was vast as she used to make rosehip syrup in vast quantities). To say I was won over by this delightful tea was an understatement.
Continuing on from Twinings glorious range of teas if you have a friend or relative who loves to enjoy a good brew do take the time to check out Twinings Tea Gifts – from celebratory Jubilee mugs, to caddies and tea sets, they have something for every passionate tea drinker.
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