Lemon Twist

10
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5 ratings
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Brand:Twinings
Style:Lemon Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:?????
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Lemon Twist

This tea's info last updated: Jan. 8, 2018

Commercial Description

Fine black tea expertly blended with the refreshing taste of real lemons to deliver an uplifting tea with a vibrant aroma and fresh lemon taste.

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Reviewer pic55 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
(21 reviews) on

It's good, but it's just a very simple lemon flavor. The black tea flavor is too weak. Tastes a little too artificial. Twinings has better lemon/citrus flavored tea's, for sure.
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Reviewer pic53 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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Aroma and flavor are basically of lemon, but is kind of a neutral thing. It's not tart or sour and it never comes bitter; actually, it's kind of sweet. There are some floral notes too.
At least it's a cheap tea, I would say it's of a fair value.
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Reviewer pic43 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
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alex is right on the artificial lifesavers smell...taste is similarly artificial...no real substance to this tea...
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Reviewer pic40 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
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Thanks to E. Alex Gerster for this sample. It was not my cup of tea but was interesting to try!

This tea smells lemony, but not intensely so. The lemon is a bit artificial smelling, more suggestive of lemon lifesavers or other lemon candy than natural lemon-scented herbs or actual lemon fruit. There is a hint of the black tea base detectable in the aroma, but just a hint of it.

The base tea tastes smoother than most other black teas from Twinings; I suspect this is an effect of the lemon and acid, because adding lemon juice to a harsh black tea has a similar effect of cutting out the astringency and some of the bitterness.

I thought this tea too sour for my tastes. It has added citric acid, which I don't like. I strongly prefer blends that use lemon-scented herbs to impart a lemony fragrance without adding sourness. Ajiri's blend of lemon verbena with Kenyan black tea (which is stellar, I might add) comes to mind. I also prefer Bigelow's Lemon Lift to this one--it's more lemony smelling, yet much less sour, and more complex in aroma.

I tried this tea both with and without milk. Although it's not sour enough to curdle the milk (at least as I brewed it, for 2 minutes, on the low end) I found the milk really muddled the flavor--I would not recommend adding milk to this one.
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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
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When I was a teenager, black tea with a slice of lemon was what you were served in most restaurants around Miami when you asked for a cup of tea. Nothing fancy, usually not anything very memorable, and usually some off name brand that the restaurant bought at a deep discount. It was more of something just to accompany your meal, nothing to savor.

I mention this because my rating of Twinings Lemon Twist tea is much influenced by nostalgic memories. This is not a great tea, and probably not so memorable, but it gives you a good black tea base (origins unknown) mixed with natural lemon flavor. It goes for about $3 for 20 bags, which is dirt cheap, and its individually wrapped bags stay fresh and are great to toss in your bag when you travel.

The aroma is definitely of lemon, not tea, but smells very natural--not like teas flavored artificially that smell of plastic or alcohol. I love my high end teas, but this one is a nice affordable everyday brew that brings back good memories.
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