Review of Twinings Chai Tea

As a tea blogger I am on the constant look out for new teas to try. I have tried a few chai teas but tend to have these in the colder months as I associate the aroma and flavour with Christmas. A few fellow tea bloggers had recommended that I try Twinings chai tea. I saw a packet in a local supermarket so decided to give it a try.

Onto the packaging I liked the purple theme with a picture of a lady dancing in the right hand corner. I especially liked the little cut out swirl design at the bottom allowing a sneak preview of the tea envelopes inside. It is described as having warming flavours of the spices of India. Onto the ingredients black tea, ginger root (10%), cinnamon (10%), and flavourings (8%) are listed. On a personal noted I wish that the actual flavourings were listed in more detail. No allergens are highlighted and there is a no may contain warning.

On opening the box I was greeted by 20 individual tea envelopes. I like this as it means that you place one in your bag and have it on the go. Or as an alternative when you politely decline an everyday tea. On opening the tea envelope I got a delightful aroma of cinnamon and ginger intermingled with another flavouring which I would describe as being like all spice. The aroma did not change on my close up sniff test. I couldn’t wait to give this tea a try.

I placed the teabag in my teacup and added freshly boiled water. The teabag soon infused with the hot water and it changed a medium brown colour. I let the tea infuse for 3 minutes as I have my tea medium weak and milk free. I was soon hit with the aroma that I associate with a nice chai tea. The aroma from the black tea was slightly overtaken by the cinnamon and ginger. There were faint undertones of the other flavourings which still reminded me of all spice. The aroma slightly intensified on my close up sniff test. On sipping the tea it tasted like a nice every day black tea with undertones of the cinnamon and ginger and all spice noted.

So would I recommend this chai tea? Yes I would. Its aroma and flavour make for a nice everyday chai tea. The tea envelopes give it that little extra which mean you can easily enjoy it when out and about. So thank you Twinings for producing a nice every day chai tea that I can enjoy.

73 Comments

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 9, 2017 / 12:35 pm

      No problem, please let me know what was helpful so that I can improve my reviews. Thank you.

  1. You had me at party
    August 8, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Being a Yorkshire lass I don’t often stray from good old Yorkshire tea ☕️ I think your blog may inspire me to be a little more adventurous though! Thank you.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 9, 2017 / 12:37 pm

      Oh I hope that it does. There are soo many choices out there. If you do try some other teas please let me know what you think.

  2. August 9, 2017 / 6:53 am

    I would surely try the tea now! thanks for sharing the reviews!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 9, 2017 / 12:38 pm

      Hi, I hope that you can buy it to try. If you do please let me know what you think.

  3. August 9, 2017 / 7:22 am

    Hi pinkiebag,

    The way you described the packaging, preparation and feel of the tea is pretty amazing. I’m not a very tea person but I really want to try one now.

    Great post.

    Best,

    Shahin

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 9, 2017 / 12:39 pm

      Oh thank you for the positive comments I really appreciate it. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. This is Kat.
    August 9, 2017 / 7:31 am

    Ive been so unsure about trying this but I might have to give it a go!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 9, 2017 / 12:40 pm

      Hi, please let me know what you think about this tea if you give it a try, thanks.

  5. August 9, 2017 / 7:48 am

    I could really imagine the smells and flavours you experienced. Really well written article! I won’t try it personally because I am a new tea drinker and play it safe but I enjoyed reading your post and enjoyed your writing style x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 9, 2017 / 12:41 pm

      Hi, thank you so much for your kind comments I really appreciate it. If you become a little more adventurous with your tea this one is worth trying.

  6. August 9, 2017 / 8:00 am

    I am a tea person n love trying different flavoured tea… And the ingredients of this twinnings chain tea is very good for our health… Will try this… Thanks for this review..😊😊

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 9, 2017 / 12:42 pm

      Hi, thank you for your kind comments much appreciated. When you try this tea please let me know what you think, thanks.

  7. August 9, 2017 / 10:10 am

    A tea blog…how brilliant. Love the description and you’ve really tempted me. #humpdaylink

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 9, 2017 / 12:43 pm

      Hi, glad you liked the description. I hope you found a nice tea to enjoy. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  8. August 9, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    I love drinking spicy chai tea which I call masala chai. I love that Ginger and pepper flavor it taste so delicious.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 9, 2017 / 4:38 pm

      Hi, yes it sure is good the spices just make it that little bit special.

  9. August 9, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    I love the way you wrote this blog. It’s well-written and the details that we need to know are all here. Thanks!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 9, 2017 / 4:37 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments.

  10. Elizabeth Seal
    August 9, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    This sounds lovely, you have definitely convinced me to try this! Cinnamon and spices get me dreaming of autumn, I can’t wait to check out your other reviews 😀 xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 9, 2017 / 4:37 pm

      Hi, it sure is a nice tea and perfect for the wet weather here in the UK at the moment.

  11. August 9, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    I drink loose tea more than tea bag tea but it sure is convenient for travel.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 9, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      Hi, it sure is. I use loose tea when I can.

  12. August 9, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    I love Twinnings Tea and would like to try their Chai Tea. Great for early evening – I think I will look at for this at the store.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 9, 2017 / 6:05 pm

      Hi, yes it’s a great tea for the ending. If you find some please let me know what you think, thanks.

  13. August 9, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    Omg. Love this. I’ve never seen a tea review blog so this is awesome. Also, I stick to mint tea, so I hope browsing through your blog will help me be more adventurous!!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 9, 2017 / 6:06 pm

      Hi, thank you foe your kind comments. I also love mint tea and have reviewed several brands. I hope that you find these helpful, Chloe.

  14. August 9, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    Not sure if i have mentioned but you have an interesting niche…and I’m just curious…do you end up giving out your extra teabags when you get a new team to review? Totally out of context I know but couldn’t help asking…love your blog…and the packaging on this tea is so attractive

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 9, 2017 / 6:08 pm

      Hi, yes the packaging is good. There are quiet a few tea blogs out there. I’m afraid that I drink all of the tea that I review, and never have any spare, sorry.

      • August 9, 2017 / 6:53 pm

        Lol….sorry? Welldone on the blog…yours is the first I’ve taken note of….

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          August 9, 2017 / 7:01 pm

          No problem. I know some tea blogs do. Perhaps I should think of doing this in the future.

  15. Jasmin N
    August 9, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    I’m more like a coffee girl, but this had me crave tea super badly! Thanks for the review 🙂

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 9, 2017 / 6:08 pm

      Oh did you have a cup of tea instead of coffee? Thanks for stopping by.

  16. August 9, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    I love drink tea too, specially in winter time or sometime on summer when on rainy day. I love chai tea, but i never try the spicy chai. Thanks so much for sharing dear.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 9, 2017 / 6:10 pm

      I drink tea whatever the weather. This chai is perfect for a rainy day or the colder months. To be fair I think the spicy tag is just Twinings marketing.

  17. August 9, 2017 / 6:38 pm

    I am not a fan of tea but I will definitely pass this on to my tea loving friends.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 9, 2017 / 7:00 pm

      Thank you, I appreciate this. Have a lovely evening.

  18. August 9, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    That sounds excellent! I’ll be looking for that in the shops!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 9, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      Hi, it is a nice tea. If you try it please let me know what you think, thanks.

  19. August 9, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    I love a good chai! Thanks for this refreshing and honest review!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 9, 2017 / 9:03 pm

      Hi, so do I. thank you for your kind comments.

  20. kristal
    August 10, 2017 / 6:05 am

    Twinning has some of the best bagged tea in my opinion. I have not seem this flavor anywhere.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 10, 2017 / 6:46 am

      Hi, Twinings seems to be a popular tea. I got this from my local supermarket. If not I’m sure that you can get it directly from their website.

  21. helenevlacho
    August 10, 2017 / 8:28 am

    Great review and presentation! Love to try new teas and Twinings is one of my favorites.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 10, 2017 / 6:02 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments. Is there any Twinings that you can recommend? Thanks.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 10, 2017 / 6:01 pm

      Hi, it seems to be a very popular tea.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 10, 2017 / 6:00 pm

      Hi, yes the tea envelopes are indeed useful. As you drink your tea like me are there any that you recommend that I should try? Thanks.

  22. August 10, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    Hubby is super hot on his teas, and he does love chai tea above all (apart from good old English breakfast) so now I know what to pick up as a pressie from the store tonight 🙂
    Katja xxx
    http://www.katnapped.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 10, 2017 / 5:59 pm

      Hi, please let me know what your hubby thinks of this tea. I hope that he likes it.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 10, 2017 / 5:58 pm

      Hi, I’m glad you like this tea as well. It certainly is better for the cooler weather.

  23. August 10, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    I love Chai tea. I’m an ardent coffee fanatic, and tea is rarely on my drinks radar but I do have a box of these stashed in the cupboard for when I fancy a change. Great review. #fortheloveofBLOG

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 11, 2017 / 8:30 am

      Thank you for your kind comments. This does seem to be s popular tea.

  24. August 11, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    I actually love Twinings tea..all flavours. This one is new for me..will surely look out for it.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 11, 2017 / 7:54 pm

      Hi, if you give it a try please let me know what you think, thanks.

  25. August 11, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    Thanks for sharing this insightful review. I’m a huge fan of tea. I’ll be checking out a new selection thanks to you.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 11, 2017 / 7:54 pm

      Hi, I’m glad that you find my tea reviews helpful. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  26. August 11, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I love tea, especially Kenyan tea, and I’m glad that there are some other varieties of tea to try.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 11, 2017 / 7:55 pm

      Hi, agree there any teas that recommend that I should try, thanks.

  27. August 11, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    That is a short crisp nice review. We are tea lovers and surely gonna try this out. The purple color of the bag is quite attractive.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 11, 2017 / 7:56 pm

      Hi, thanks for stopping by and your kind comments. If you try this tea please let me know what you thin, thanks.

  28. August 14, 2017 / 8:53 am

    will share with my tea loving dad and tea loving friends. Always enticing me to try tea! although i do not drink it

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 15, 2017 / 4:53 pm

      Thanks for sharing, go on give a cup of tea a try 😊.

  29. August 15, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    Can’t beat a good cup of tea, not heard of this blend before! #humpdaylinky

  30. August 15, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    This is one of my favourite teas – I love the mix of flavours 🙂 #bloggerclubuk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 16, 2017 / 8:08 pm

      Hi, yes it sure is and seems to be a very popular tea.

  31. August 19, 2017 / 11:20 am

    Sounds like a lovely chai. Have always loved Twinings teas. I’ll have to try it.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 19, 2017 / 1:40 pm

      Hi, yes good old Twinings. If you try please let me know what you think, thanks.

  32. August 25, 2017 / 2:58 am

    I love chai tea 🙂 I’ve been sticking to decaf lately…Numi has a great decaf rooibos chai that I love. Not sure if you get that brand in the UK but I’m loving their teas thus far. Your blog is very helpful and I love your photos. Very pretty backgrounds 🙂

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 25, 2017 / 5:09 pm

      Hi Rachael, thank you for your kind comments I have heard of Numi I need to see if indeed we can get it here in the UK as I do like a nice rooibos.

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