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Time For Tea
My Twinings (now is that Twine-ings, or Twin-ings?) English Breakfast tea has come to an end, so I'm forced to move on to the Twinings Five Tea Selection Box. Here's the chance for you to greatly influence my life by virtue of a LiveJournal poll, and choose what flavour of teas I try, in order of what gets the highest votes. Should I continue with the sample of English Breakfast Tea, or try an exotic Dareeling teabag?

What tea should I choose next?

Lady Grey
Prince of Wales
Earl Grey
English Breakfast

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Erk! I can't not say it....
There's nothing exotic about a teabag, darjeeling or otherwise. Actually, darjeeling is pleasant, but it's not a good wake-you-up-in-the-morning brew - too delicate for that. More suitable for posh afternoon tea with cucumber sandwiches. And I can't comment on the Grey family, because it all tastes like soap to me.

Damn you tea snobs! ;-)

I can't be bothered with all that proper tea leaves in boxes malarkey. Aside from the fact that the finest of tea strainers always leaves a leaf residue.

I'm almost convinced that they *will* all taste like soap, other than EB, based on my memories of having drunk other weird teas as a kid.

I'll keep an eye out for it, although I have a feeling that English Breakfast tea is going to be the only thing that floats my boat.

Try the Assam. I was an English Breakfast person, and then an Irish Breakfast person, and now Assam is always my first choice. I find Earl Grey unpleasant at best. Darjeeling, in the right circumstances, can be nice. But basically I like something with more balls than that.

Did you know that the Greys are usually made with assam? It's the oil of bergamot that gives the tea the Grey flavor.

(Said she who drinks tea all the time and appreciates good tea, but is perfectly happy with PG Tips much of the time.)

I'm a lover of ole PG as well. Unfortunately I ran out of my supply, so had to source the next best thing. Fortunately I found this Twinings, albeit rather expensive.

Yes. And the bergamot is what makes it disgusting.

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