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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
(148 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
(72 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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Difflugia
(148 reviews)
64 / 100
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Dry, this tea smells vaguely of cocoa and molasses. It's understated, but pleasant. While brewing, the aroma is of light brown sugar, but not heavy. The cocoa from earlier is still there, but less pronounced than I expected based on the initial aroma and experience with other Sri Lankan teas. There's a faint note of ra...

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Dan
(2 reviews)
80 / 100
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Earl Grey

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: ?????
Apr. 17th, 2020

I must confess this tea was like a sort of introduction for me to the world of teas. I used to have it as a child on Sunday afternoons by my father. We had it strong and with plenty of sugar.

I'd say that this tea offers a very respectable value for money. In my area, it can be found easily (even in not specialized ...

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Peter
(8 reviews)
55 / 100
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English Breakfast

Style: English Breakfast – Region: ?????
Apr. 2nd, 2020

Classic English Breakfast tea but I expected more from Twinings here. You aren't hit by this tea (like by Typhoo). I like a bit of a stronger note in taste. This one is unspectacular. I really tried to find something special in this tea but didn't find anything.

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