But like a good wine, chocolate or coffee, tea is the product of its environment, how the tea is grown and how it's processed. These variables make each tea unique and give it body, character, aroma (and health properties).
Here at Twinings, our professional tea tasters - who blend and craft your favourite cuppa - have spent years building their tasting vocabulary. So, for us mere 'tea drinkers' it is going to take us a while to develop ours.
The following guide, is just that, it's designed to help you study your teas taste, flavour and aroma. We are hoping by using this guide that then you can tell us what you think of our new teas as you discover them, with you becoming our trusted, valued friends that we can then call on, in the future, during the development process of creating new tea blends before they are fully developed.