What is Earl Grey Tea?

A black Tea Blend

Coconut Cherry Cake_4857 Earl Grey Tea is a black tea blend with a distinctive citrus flavour and aroma, derived from addition of oil of Bergamot, extracted from the fragrant rind of ‘Bergamot Orange’ (Citrus bergamia).

The name “Earl Grey” as applied to tea is not trademarked and therefore there are numerous tea companies that produce their own ‘versions of Earl Grey Tea” using a wide variety of tea leaves and additives. My favourite brand is Twinnings. Continue reading

Twinings, Cleansing Fennel Tea

Cleansing Fennel Tea myfavouritepastime.com

Light, Fresh and Subtly, aromatic

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A few months ago I stopped taking pop, flavoured yoghurts  and most of the boxed fruit drinks that taste very nice but nevertheless, are loaded with so much sugar.

And now, I am on a tea drinking spree.…oh yes TEA! what a bliss!

For every 300ml mug of tea, I add 1 heaped teaspoon of sugar (that’s exactly 7g of sugar). I take on average 4 mugs of tea day so that’s a total of 28g of sugar, on an average day.

Last week I drunk Twinings Cleansing Fennel, Tea.  How can I describe this tea? It’s light and fresh with a subtle and lingering fennel-aniseed like aroma, from the sweet fennel seeds. I love this tea!  I bought this one on a trip to Kenya and I am so in love with the packaging. The ones in Canada looks different, I don’t know why….

Twinnings is my favourite tea brand. I have had more than 50 teas from Twinings, but I never used to post them so…I can’t even remember some of them. Continue reading

Twinings, Calming Camomile Tea

Delicate, Soothing and Irresistible

Calming Camomile myfavouritepastime.com_3652A few months ago I stopped taking pop, flavoured yoghurts  and most of the boxed fruit drinks that taste very nice but nevertheless, are loaded with so much sugar.

And now, I am on a tea drinking spree.…oh yes TEA! what a bliss! For every 300ml mug of tea, I add 1 heaped teaspoon of sugar (that’s exactly 7g of sugar). I take on average 4 mugs of tea day so that’s a total of 28g of sugar, on an average day.

Calming Camomile myfavouritepastime.com_6143This week I am drinking Twinings Calming Camomile Tea. How can I describe this tea? It’s delicate, soothing and irresistible. I bought this one on a trip to Kenya and I am so in love with the packaging. The one in Canada looks different, I don’t know why….

Twinnings is my favourite tea brand. I have had more than 50 teas from Twinings, but I never used to post them so…I can’t even remember some of them. Continue reading