Review: Twinings Lady Grey Tea

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Overall Rating:

Taste: 4 of 5 leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 5 of 5 tea leaves – this tea is easy to make

Abby says:

Temperature: @ 210, boiling
Steeped: 3-4 minutes
Served: Nothing added

Though still a strong black tea, Lady Grey is a slightly lighter, citrus blend compared to other black tea blends. The lemon and orange accents give this tea a bright and refreshing quality not often found in strong tea. This makes it especially easy to drink in the summer, though it certainly shouldn’t be held to the few short months of summertime. I find that Lady Grey pairs well with most foods and is tasty enough to stand alone as well. Perhaps Katie’s scones would make a lovely companion for this cuppa! Doesn’t that look good?!

Lady Grey is a smart addition to any tea cupboard, as this citrus blend appeals varying palates. If you have never tried it before and enjoy strong black teas, I would recommend giving it a try. I doubt you will be disappointed.

Taste: 4 of 5 leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 5 of 5 tea leaves – this tea is easy to make!

Katie says:

Temperature: @ 210, boiling
Steeped: leave tea bag in the cup
Served: Milk & honey

The story of Lady Grey Tea is an interesting one. While I do not support the idea that us ladies need a more delicate tea; lady grey is a more mild form or Earl Grey Tea. Let me remind you that ladies like strong tea too! My British-Canadian Gammie likes her tea, and I quote, “strong enough to float a horseshoe.” That being said, Lady Grey is a nice afternoon tea. I love that it is different from black tea yet still not too heavy for the afternoon. The bergamot flavor in this tea is quite mild yet still present differentiating it from other black tea. I enjoy this or a green tea when I feel that afternoon 2-3pm crash.

Taste: 4 of 5 leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 5 of 5 tea leaves – this tea is easy to make

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One response to “Review: Twinings Lady Grey Tea

  1. Good grief, Lady Grey wasn’t created as a “lady’s” tea, but for the Nordic market, which found Earl Grey too strong. Twinings simply named it Lady Grey to show it was from the same basic bergamot family, that’s all.

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