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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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Brytta Sóþword
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84 / 100
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Ultra Spice Chai

Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: ?????
May. 4th, 2021

The aroma is nice and spicy. I like the flavor as well. It was definitely present but not as intense as "ultra" might imply. I didn't sweeten it, but I think it could do well both sweetened or unsweetened depending on one's mood. Overall, this is a solid bagged tea!

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Bailz
(50 reviews)
60 / 100
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Earl Grey

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: ?????
Dec. 19th, 2020

I’m not an expert on earl gray. This may be the first I’ve ever had.

Prep: 200F, 5min, 2.5tsp, 16oz

Aroma - There is a ton of citrus exploding out of the cup. I can’t pick up much else, honestly.

Flavor: A little bit of orange peel, more orange zesty notes. It’s pretty hard to get to the actual tea....

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Mr Bamsen
(159 reviews)
40 / 100
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Earl Grey

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: ?????
Nov. 22nd, 2020

Cup at home, made from a teabag. Pours hazy dark brown (against white china) with sediment. Intense aroma of malt, bergamot oil, citrus and, well, horse manure, if you ask me, with some leafy notes of black tea. Bitter flavour of black tea, with some malty notes (Assam?) and citric touches and hints of bergamot oil. As...

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Difflugia
(151 reviews)
48 / 100
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English Breakfast Lemon

Style: Fruit Black Tea – Region: Blend
May. 11th, 2020

Dry or steeping, this tea smells of lemon candy.

The tea is pretty one-dimensional. The flavor is lemony with a slightly astringent, smoky finish. The spent teabags have a curious pink tinge to them. I'm guessing that it might be something like hibiscus for tartness, though none is specifically listed in the ingredi...

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Mr Bamsen
(159 reviews)
60 / 100
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Lady Grey

Style: Fruit Black Tea – Region: Blend
May. 9th, 2020

Cup at home, made from a teabag. Pours nearly clear orangeish copper brown with negligible sediment. Clear aroma of Earl Grey tea, with mild touches of orange. Mild, bitter flavour of black tea, with some round touches of orange and dry hints of lemon. Midly astringent palate of black tea with smooth touches of orange ...

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