Tea: Prince of Wales

A Black Tea from Twinings

Picture of Prince of Wales
Brand:Twinings
Style:Black Tea
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Teabag
# Ratings:7 View All
Product page:Prince of Wales

Review of Prince of Wales

AromaFlavorValueTotal
6 of 102 of 52 of 545 of 100
GoodMediocreOverpriced

This tea smells great, but the flavor is weak. The aroma is both earthy and sweet. The flavor, though, is a pale shadow of the aroma. The first time I bought a box of this tea, I assumed that it had to be stale because of improper packing or storing. A second box was the same.

The tea isn't bitter or astringent at all. There's a nice tannic leafiness and an underlying sweetness that's more like sugar or honey than the typical black tea maltiness. Unfortunately, much of the complexity is hidden until the tea is almost cold. Equally unfortunate is that this is one of the only Chinese black teas (blended or otherwise) available on a grocery store shelf.

While this tea does exhibit the mellow smoothness that one can expect from Chinese black teas, it's definitely worth the extra effort to track down better tea in a tea shop, Asian grocery store or online.

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