Sunday, December 23, 2012
Twinings, Camomile Green Tea
Green tea is known for its smooth flavour and refreshing taste. Green teas are made from leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant, the same leaves as black tea. Green teas go through a process where the leaves are heated to prevent oxidation while black teas are oxidized for additional colour and flavour. Twinings' Camomile Green Tea is expertly blended with the finest camomile. The result is a soothing and refreshing tea that brews to a light golden colour.
This is the third and final bag I received from Twinings in their recent give-away promotion. It occured to me as I opened this one that in all the years I have been drinking Twinings I don't recall ever having plain old green tea. Well, I am not going to have it today either. This is green tea mixed with camomile. The scent of the bag is mostly paper. I wasn't sure what to do with the water temperature as green likes cooler water and camomile likes boiling. I leaned towards a green water temp so as not to end up with something bitter. The brew was a golden amber, looking far more like camomile than green.
The taste was a balance of green and camomile but leaning more towards the latter. I think that is a good thing as the green was ordinary. It wasn't bad, it was just ok. The camomile was slightly muted by the green. If you find it too strong for you but would like to enjoy its calming properties, this might be a good choice. The honey apple flavor is still there but the bitter aftertaste that often accompanies camomile was greatly softened.
I wasn't sure what I thought of this one when I first started sipping. It wasn't until about halfway through the cup that I decided I liked it. I found myself quite relaxed before the cup was emptied.