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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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Difflugia
(125 reviews)
57 / 100
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At first glance, the tea looks odd for Twinings. Twinings's loose teas are usually broken leaf, but the pieces are much larger and appear to be better quality than what goes into the teabags. The Darjeeling is different. The loose tea pieces are tiny and uniform and look exactly like what goes into the teabags. Like mo...

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19 / 100
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Camomile, Honey & Vanilla

Style: Herbal Tea – Region: Blend
Apr. 2nd, 2019

Dry, the aroma of vanilla is strong and it smells kind of like eggnog. The camomile lends a woody smell so that the overall impression is a bit like perfumed potpourri.

The brewing tea smells of honey surrounded by sweet pastry and the impression is of honeyed biscuits. The flavor is strongly vanilla, so much so tha...

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38 / 100
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Green Nightly Calm

Style: Flavored Green Tea – Region: Blend
Feb. 1st, 2019

I'm honestly not sure what the point of this tea is. This is obviously Nightly Calm herbal tea blended with decaf green tea and it's a nice idea, but Twinings' decaf green is nearly flavorless. The blend tastes just like the Nightly Calm, but still may contain some small amount of caffeine ("less than 0.2%") rather tha...

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spaflam
(176 reviews)
79 / 100
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Darjeeling

Style: Darjeeling Black Tea – Region: Darjeeling, India
Jan. 21st, 2019

Cheap Darjeeling? How is this possible? I am a first flush Darjeeling kinda gal and Twinings actual makes a (definitely not first flush, but good enough)bagged Darjeeling that is CHEAP and easy to find. AI can't even believe my office is stocking this - and a also Irish and English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Orange & Spi...

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Lurloo Lokkintoo
(21 reviews)
70 / 100
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English Classic Cold Brewed Iced Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????
Jan. 18th, 2019

When I was in England... the English gifted me with this tea. They said to me, "Here. Our tea of England. Drink it, and become English." And that I did... The truth is, this tea carries some spiritual essence of England within it's leaves. I don't know if England intentionally grows spiritual tree's in their lands, but...

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