Thursday, 11 August 2011
What is going on with Twinings Teabags?
I love my cup of tea, from the first one in the morning until the last one before I go to bed at night. On the weekend I make a pot with "real" tea leaves, mostly Twinings Earl Grey and when I can get it Lady Grey. I love to sit over long Sunday breakfasts with a big steaming pot. So you can imagine how disappointed I am with Twinings teabags lately. What has happened, instead of being beautiful and aromatic they taste of nothing! Just dust. I have given them the benefit of the doubt and have bought several more packets to see if it was just a bad batch, but no - nothing has improved. Even Nigella can't convince me. So I have decided to boycott and now on the look out for bags filled with real tea. Madame Flavour caught my eye in the supermarket the other day (she has a great little website too - check it out www.madameflavour.com). My daughter who was with me bought Madame Flavour's Chai Tea and made me some as soon as we got home. I find Chai Tea (made with milk) a lovely substitute for coffee but it's not like having a nice cup of tea. On a recent trip to England we found a lovely tea shop in "The Lanes " in Brighton. They served lovely teabags called Teapigs www.teapigs.co.uk/tea/, a touch expensive to have shipped out here though. Will continue my quest for the perfect cuppa closer to home and keep you posted.