Review: Twining’s Earl Grey

At Twinings, we take great care to ensure that the Earl Grey you drink today tastes as extraordinary as the one Richard Twining first created. Fresh, fragrant and flavoured with the distinctive notes of citrus and bergamot, this Earl Grey tea has all the taste of the original.  – Twinings I suppose I’m not anContinue reading “Review: Twining’s Earl Grey”

Review: Make Mine a Builders – British Cuppa

It was high time to refresh this hardworking nation with a proper, no-nonsense cup of tea. We turned to the experts on the subject – builders, of course – and asked 300 of them to slurp and rate our blend. They gave us top marks for strength, refreshment and lip-smacking flavour – the perfect cuppaContinue reading “Review: Make Mine a Builders – British Cuppa”

The Spring Bundle

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. – Rachel Carson, Silent Spring Spring is here, even though the situationContinue reading “The Spring Bundle”

Review: Bigelow’s English Teatime

Expertly blended with hand picked tea leaves from high elevation gardens. Aromatic, full bodied and smooth. – Bigelow Frothy and smooth, Bigelow’s English Teatime is a comfortable tea for the morning, even if it doesn’t quite outshine Twinings’ equivalent. This is mostly due to Twinings’ blend having more potent flavors, whereas Bigelow seems to preferContinue reading “Review: Bigelow’s English Teatime”

Review: Bigelow Constant Comment Black Tea

The Bigelow original. No recipe makes us prouder. To this day members of the Bigelow family are still the only ones who blend this secret recipe of black tea, rind of oranges and sweet spice. One sip & you will know there is still no tea like it… take a whiff then enjoy the oneContinue reading “Review: Bigelow Constant Comment Black Tea”

Review: Twinings’ English Breakfast

English Breakfast is our most popular tea. To create this well-balanced blend, we select some of the finest teas, each with its own unique characteristics.   — Twinings’ USA A simple morning tea that’s cozy on a windy day, Twinings’ English Breakfast is a great black tea when you want something straight to the point firstContinue reading “Review: Twinings’ English Breakfast”

Review: Tazo Earl Grey

Aromatic black tea blended with bergamot essence come together in regal complexity creating a sip worthy of the crown. – Tazo I’ve never been particularly attracted to Earl Grey, but under the recommendation of my dad, I gave this blend a try. It’s okay. The bergamot flavors offer a unique, refreshing kick to the blackContinue reading “Review: Tazo Earl Grey”

Review: Twinings’ Chai

Twinings blends to perfection the finest black teas with the sweet and savoury spice flavours of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and ginger to give you a line of great tasting Chai teas with a bold, spicy taste and rich, vibrant aroma. — TwiningsUSA I love Chai and resipping this brand’s basic iteration of it reminds meContinue reading “Review: Twinings’ Chai”

Review: Valerian Nights

Soothing chamomile mingles with lightly sweet caramel and creamy coconut. – David’s Tea Sugary sweet with strong caramel overtones, Valerian Nights may not seem like the type of tea to put you in a drowsy state, but it fulfills its sleepy intents (to an extent). If you plan on going to bed directly after sippingContinue reading “Review: Valerian Nights”

Review: Pumpkin Chai

Rich, spice-filled and comforting, with a hint of caramel – like a slice of pumpkin pie! – David’s Tea Warm and cozy, this delicious blend resembles more of a sweet gingerbread than a pumpkin chai. Still, its interesting colors create a sweet and enjoyable cup. Though the sweetness does teeter the line of too muchContinue reading “Review: Pumpkin Chai”