There’s a new flavour in town tasting Lime & Ginger Sensation
10 January 2014
If you like Twinings Lemon & Ginger, you're sure to love the more intense Lime & Ginger. It's got notes of spice, citrus, tangerine and sweet nectar. And you can definitely taste the sweetness that you can smell.
So today we're taking a tasting journey into the new
Lime and Ginger Sensation, which will be out in the shops this
autumn. Just as well too. With the colder weather coming we need a
little warming spice!
Break open the beautiful new box with its quilling
design and you're in for a treat. And if you didn't know about
quilling, it's worth an aside.
Quilling is the art of rolling, folding, twisting
and shaping slim strips of paper into beautiful, intricate designs,
which you can see on our new Lime & Ginger pack. The technique
dates back some 500 years and was originally developed to imitate
gold and silver filigree work - which looks similar, but costs a
whole lot more.
Today, quilling is back in fashion all over the
world breathing fresh new life into this craft. And it's still very
much a handcraft, as machines cannot do the same job. You still
need the same amount of patience, skill and dexterity - just as you
would have hundreds of years ago.
Now on with the tasting! As before, our team of
freshly taught Tea Ambassadors will be talking about the
Appearance, Aroma, Mouth Feel and Flavour of the
We start with inspecting the dry tea. The tea bits
are small and have many different colours - which tells us that
this is a blend, and the texture is crumbly.
We boil the kettle but let the water rest for a few
minutes. We leave ours for five. The reason for this is that
pouring freshly boiled water on to the bag can bruise the tea and
stop the flavours and aromas from wafting out. It's a bit like
burning your own skin - and this is particularly true with herbal,
floral and fruit teas.
As we pour the water over the teabag, the water
first turns a pale green, then a golden honey colour. We then let
it brew for two to three minutes. Letting it rest for the full time
really pays off because you get the full aromas and deeper
Lovely citrusy and earthy notes jump out, followed
by slightly sweet, spicy ones.
Very round and smooth, but as the flavour lingers on
the tongue we get a faint, sharp and gently spicy, tingly finish.
It's a lovely, complex blend.
If you like Twinings Lemon & Ginger, you're sure
to love the more intense Lime & Ginger. It's got notes of
spice, citrus, tangerine and sweet nectar. And you can definitely
taste the sweetness that you can smell. But not the grassy notes.
It packs a surprising zesty little nudge at the end of each
Take a look at the flavour wheel below. Are you a
Lime & Ginger tea drinker? Would you like to be one of our home
tea tasters? Just fill in the form on the right and get