From traditional teas to new flavors, Twinings offers an extensive selection of diverse products, all of them enjoying great success, as the company uses skills acquired through centuries of experience to prepare them. Numerous awards are evidence of the company's commitment to top quality teas. In 1972, it became the first tea producer to receive a Queen's Award for Export, with every package of the Twinings tea bearing Her Majesty's seal.
Arguably the most popular of Twinings teas, Twinings Earl Grey is a black tea blend with a wonderful aroma and flavor derived by adding oil extracted from the bergamot orange's rind. It was named in honor of the 2nd Earl Grey who received a gift of tea flavored with bergamot oil. The blend has proven so successful in the drawing room of the Prime Minister that his tea merchants were asked to produce similar tea.
Sold first in the British market, today Twinings Earl Grey is available in a number of countries worldwide and includes Indian Darjeeling, China Tea, Ceylon and Lapsang Souchong. This tea is traditionally served black without milk. In addition to Twinings Earl Grey tea, the company offers a similar tea known as Lady Grey with Seville orange, bergamot and lemon. Both Twinings Earl Grey and Lady Grey teas are available in tea bags and loose tea.
Those looking for a healthy alternative to traditional black teas should consider Twinings Green Tea, a real treat for tea lovers. In addition to being great-tasting, this tea is a rich source of antioxidants which help protect body from damage caused by free radicals. When served without sugar or milk, green tea is low in calories, and hence, is ideal for those caring for their slim line. Among the most popular Twinings Green Tea variations is Pure Green Tea - a fresh tasting, light tea with golden color. For the perfect cup of Pure Green Tea, boil water and allow it to cool off slightly.
Then brew tea for 1-2 minutes according to taste. This green tea variety is ideal for consuming after each meal. Offered by Twinings are also a wide selection of fruit green teas, such as Pear and Apple Tea - a blend of the quality green tea with distinctive crisp apple and juicy pear flavors. Thus, if you want a refreshing alternative to traditional teas, Pear and Apple Green Tea won't disappoint you.
Another exotic alternative, Pineapple and Grapefruit Green Tea is a delicious blend that combines the citrus zing of grapefruit with a tangy pineapple flavor. Refreshing and great tasting, Twinings Orange and Lotus Flower Green Tea is an exiting blend of green tea, Lotus flower heads and delicate orange flavor, and is perfect for mid-morning. One of the most popular blends, Twinings Jasmine Green Tea is lightly scented with jasmine flower's fragrant blossoms picked at the beginning of their bloom.
Many consumers give preference to Gunpowder - a crisp fresh green tea ideal for consuming any time of the day, either as an iced tea with lemon or hot. Each leaf of this tea is rolled into a small pellet that gives it the appearance of old-fashioned lead shot.