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Web: www.twinings.com
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Last Updated: Aug. 13, 2018

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About Twinings

The first Twinings shop. By Laika ac, CC BY 2.0
Twinings of London, typically referred to as just Twinings, is a tea company based in England and currently owned by Associated British Foods. Twinings was founded by Thomas Twining, who opened the first known tea room in 1706. Twinings also owns the tea brand Jacksons of Piccadilly, which originally started as a separate company. Twinings is one of the founding members of the Ethical Tea Partnership, in which it is still active.

Twinings sells both loose tea and teabag tea, and focuses on black teas, although it also sells some herbal teas and a few other varieties of tea.

In November of 2009, the company decided to close one factory in the UK and scale back a second, moving more operations to Poland and China, in order to benefit from cheaper labor, placing 400 people out of employment. These workers are unionized and have been fighting the move, working together with Andover's local government.[1][2]

In New Zealand, Twinings brand tea has been manufactured and marketed by Bell Tea Company since 1989.

References:

1. Battle to stop 400 losing work at Twinings continues, Andover Advertiser, Jan. 12, 2010.


2. Save Twinings UK Jobs, Retrieved Jan. 26, 2010.


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Wild Berries

Style: Fruit (Herbal) Tea – Region: Blend
Aug. 5th, 2022

This is Twinings' take on the standard rosehip/hibiscus blend with added flavors. It's fruity, leaning heavily toward strawberry. The hibiscus lends a bit of tartness, but as far as I can tell, the other ingredients are just carriers for the host of added "natural flavors."

The main difference in this one is the pre...

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58 / 100
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Earl Grey

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: ?????
Aug. 5th, 2022

The dry tea is finely chopped and smells strongly of citrus. There are a few white flecks in the bag that according to the ingredients are probably bergamot peel.

I'm pretty sure that the citrus in Twinings Earl Grey is a blend. The bergamot is pronounced (as it should be in an Earl Grey), but I also taste sweet ora...

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45 / 100
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The dry bag smells like canned mandarin oranges and the infusion smells like orange soda.

The flavor is slightly more complex. I get some of the toasty woodiness of the honeybush and the flavor's nice, but is weak and a bit stale tasting. It's mediocre all around in that there are higher quality herbals and better-t...

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35 / 100
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Spiced Apple Chai

Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Blend
Aug. 4th, 2022

This tea is all about the added flavors. The dry tea smells strongly of green apple peels. Adding hot water brings out a bit of spice, predominantly cinnamon.

I don't taste or smell any tea. The flavor is mostly cinnamon with a bit of ginger heat and some apple in the background and tastes like those powdered hot ci...

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62 / 100
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Lady Grey (Loose)

Style: Fruit Black Tea – Region: Blend
Jun. 23rd, 2022

The loose tea is a rather broken black tea blend with visible bits of citrus peel and blue cornflower petals. It smells strongly like fresh oranges, but the tea aroma is quite faint. Adding hot water brings out a malty aroma from the tea, but the citrus still predominates.

The bulk of the flavor is citrus. The blend...

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