Twinings Green Tea with Orange & Lotus Flower

I love tea. I have a big col­lec­tion of teas in loose-leaf and tea bag forms. If pressed, I prob­ably enjoy col­lect­ing tea more than I enjoy drink­ing it. But that isn’t to say I don’t enjoy drink­ing it, because I do! A lot, too. Since tea fea­tures in my life so often, I’m going to leave notes of my teas for myself and the sake of pos­ter­ity (espe­cially since company’s tend to stop mak­ing the same line of teas after a year or so).

This is the Twinings Orange Flavour & Lotus Flower Green Tea. This was the first time I’d seen it on the shelves in Sydney super­mar­kets. It was the last one on the shelf, so I scooped it right up! I had seen it in London super­mar­kets earli­er in the year, but the abso­lutely amaz­ing selec­tion of teas in London meant that this one didn’t make the cut for my haul back to Sydney.

When you drink it, the dis­tinct smell of orange fills your nos­trils, but the ini­tial taste of orange is more subtle than the smell even though it lingers as an after­taste. I have no idea what lotus flower tastes like, so I can’t make any com­ments on that except that whatever it tastes like (if you can taste it at all), it is not offens­ive.

This box of Twinings Orange Flavour & Lotus Flower Green Tea con­tained 10 tea bags. It was packed in the United Kingdom and pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2013.