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Review: Twinings Earl Grey Tea

  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:

Tea Type: Bagged
Temperature: @ 212, boiling
Steeped: 4 minutes
Served: Nothing added

Twinings Earl Grey is a great bagged tea to keep as a stand-by in the tea cabinet. As with other Twinings teas, the earl grey bagged is always consistent. With every step you will get the classic earl grey experience – strong black tea with hint of bergamot citrus flavor.  Typically with bagged tea, compared to loose-leaf-tea, the flavor is muted. But, with Twinings bagged tea this is less so. This earl grey still has good flavor. This tea has nutty black tea taste with bergamot adding a brightness.

Pro tip: This tea is great for making Almond Earl, a super easy tea cocktail! Check it out here.

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

 

   

Katie says:

Tea Type: Bagged
Temperature: @ 212, boiling
Steeped: 4 minutes
Served: With milk & honey 

 As Abby said, this is a great standby. I use a BIG mug and like my tea STRONG sonic you’re like me I recommend 2 teabags or the loose leaf version of this tea. Nice flavor, very traditional early grey in every way. They would have been around for 300 years if this wasn’t a good tea! 

Check out the history of the company, it’s a very interesting read.

http://www.twinings.co.uk/about-twinings/history-of-twinings

Taste: 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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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

Review: Twinings Irish Breakfast Tea


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: @ 212, boiling
Steeped: 4 minutes
Served: Nothing added

A good strong tea can really hit the spot on dark and gloomy mornings such as this one.  Everything is damp, the rain is coming down and all I want is a hot cuppa. On mornings like this I always find myself reaching for teas like Twinings Irish Breakfast.  This is a strong, robust tea with a good kick of caffeine.  It is most often prepared with a spot of milk and maybe something sweet.  That isn’t really my style however, so I don’t add anything to mine and for me, that is just right.  As I have said before everyone’s taste for tea is different and you should play around with different additions (or not) to find what you like best.  And, of course, we would love to hear about it!

Some of you may remember my Happy St. Patrick’s Day post from back in March of this year.  There I quickly reviewed this tea as well as a couple of other Irish Breakfast teas.  If you haven’t been able to tell, I really like this tea blend.  Katie and I both enjoy strong tea and the more we get to write about it the better!

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

Katie says:

Temperature: @ 212, boiling
Steeped: left the teabag in the cup
Served: with cream & sugar

I second Abby’s opinion, this is a very tasty tea! Although I find Irish breakfast to be a tad milder and sweeter than English breakfast, this tea still gives you a good boost of caffeine. I LOVE my black tea with cream & sugar and this one is perfectly suited to be prepared in this way. Also, I love that it doesn’t get too biter. This tea is perfect for your travel mug, or to take out on porch without worrying about it turning bitter and needed to find a place to toss the bag. Just leave it in the cup, I promise, it will still be tasty!

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

Adventures in Baking: Lemon-Earl Grey Squares

My husband loves to bake and is kind enough to tackle any recipe I throw at him.  So when we got our latest issue of Cooking Light in the mail I wasted no time in asking him to whip up this tasty looking summer treat for me.  I mean, it has tea in it, how could he refuse.  In this recipe he used Twinings Earl Grey loose tea, even though it called for tea bags.

These little beauties are similar to traditional lemon squares, but with the added element of Earl Grey tea to pump up the sophistication and flavor!  These squares are no one-trick ponies – they’re sweet and lemony, but also have a savory side thanks to the tea.  They are so good.  I ate two before I even realized I had finished one, they are just THAT good.

If you are looking to impress at the cookout this weekend, or the bridal shower, or the grad party, or the whatever check out the recipe here and try it out for yourself.  Total time is about 2 hours, but actual hands-on time is only 25 minutes. Easy. Did I mention I didn’t bake these and my husband did all the work? 🙂

Just look at those big flecks of tea!  This summer, remember that tea isn’t just served hot or even in a cup.  There are so many different ways to enjoy tea when the weather warms up!  Do you have a favorite tea-in-food recipe?  If you share it with us, we might make it and then we will give you props for sharing!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Hope you are all gearing up for some green festivities on Saturday!  I know that Katie and I are!  Do your plans include green pancakes? Green beer? Green TEA?  I’m imagining that you said “yes” to all of the those things!  To help us all get prepared for jolly holiday I have put together a list (not comprehensive, whatsoever) of teas to try for St. Patrick’s day!  Let the fun begin …

First we have one of my favorite (what else, right?) Irish Breakfast teas… Harney & Sons Irish Breakfast.  Described: “100% Assam, like most traditional Irish blends, this is a good way to start your morning. Like cereal, it takes milk and sugar well. In contrast to other vendors, ours is a little more refined.” This tea is flavorful, comforting and familiar.  It also comes in the coolest tea tin – with a clover on it no less!  Love!

The next one is a popular favorite: Twinings Irish Breakfast.  This one is a little more traditional in terms of taste and is always a go-to when celebrating St. Patrick’s day!  With bold flavor and caffeine it is sure to get you going and ready for the party!

This one I haven’t tried, but I am surely looking forward to it.  Described: “Deep, Dark, Delightful. A traditional blend of Assam (India) and high-grown Ceylon (Sri Lanka) leaves. This hearty brew has a malty character, brisk finish and a rich color. Sure to lift the fog of a cloudy mind. Enjoy with a splash of milk for a cup that satisfies well beyond breakfast”, The Republic of Tea Lucky Irish Breakfast sounds great!  Have any of you tried it?  If so, what do you think?

If you are not into Irish breakfast tea, but still want to celebrate St. Patrick’s day with a little tea, how about a GREEN?  Anything green will work, right?  How about Tazo Zen?  It tastes great and comes in a green packet!  We have reviewed this tea already, so check it out here.

Happy St. Patrick’s day everyone! Be sure to check back and let us know how you indulged your inner leprechaun with tea.