Twinings of London Luxury Drinking Chocolate - 220 g (7.76 oz)
Twinings of London Luxury Drinking Chocolate is the culmination of years of expertise, gathered from some of the world's finest chocolatiers. Be delighted by dark chocolate taste and creamy texture of Twinings of London Luxury Drinking Chocolate - a combination that is sure to make your next moment one of pure indulgence. Immerse yourself in Twinings of London Luxury Drinking Chocolate uniquely refined blend of chocolate. You'll be delighted with it's silky smooth texture and rich chocolate essence.
Twinings works hard to minimize the level of pesticide residues in our teas. Though they buy on the open market and have no direct control over how the tea is grown, they actively monitor their raw materials for pesticide residues and work with their growers to eliminate or minimize their use. They believe that pesticide residues in tea make an insignificant contribution to pesticide intake from dietary sources.
Blending and Tasting
Twinings' expert blenders train for five years, then travel the world to select teas from thousands of tea estates to find the perfect leaves that go into each of their signature blends. Since no two tea harvests are ever the same—even those from the same garden—the art of blending is extremely complex and a critical first step in preparing you the perfect cup of tea.
Twinings is also one of the few teamakers to blend their own herb and fruit ingredients. By controlling what goes into their teas, they ensure their recipes are unique.
Creating the perfect balance of flavor, taste and aroma is a complex dance of art, science and experience. Their master tasters train for years, exercising their taste buds in the name of teatime perfection.
First, tasters perform an initial taste using small batches of tea, assessing each for quality, flavor and color. Teas lucky enough to make the cut are then blended and made ready for comparison tasting. Next, they compare the new blend's taste against a benchmark blend for each Twinings flavor. Their uncompromising pursuit of perfection is why your next cup of Earl Grey tastes exactly like the first cup sipped by the 2nd Earl Grey himself.
In the brewing stage, they brew up to 30 different sample tea blends using freshly drawn water boiled in a copper kettle. The leaves are infused for precisely six minutes, after which the "liquor" is poured off into a bowl ready for tasting.
Finally, their tasters examine the tea leaves both wet and dry. They assess the brew's color and clarity, then taste each sample using special spoons to draw liquid against the back of the palate where the sense of taste and smell meet. This is where years of experience pay off, as their tasters can identify the location, elevation and growth characteristics of each sample, which helps them detect the slightest variation on their exacting standards.
About Twinings of London
In 1706 Twinings was one the first companies to introduce tea drinking to the English. In 2006, Twinings celebrated 300 years of supplying the finest teas. Twinings' founder Thomas Twining first began selling tea from premises on The Strand in London, which remains today. Word of this exotic, new drink quickly spread and soon Twinings' tea was de riguer - eighteenth century English novelist Jane Austin and Charles II Earl Grey were fans. Thomas Twining's pledge to create exceptional teas for everyone has remained the company's cornerstone for generations and the Twining family have contributed much in established tea drinking as the well loved tradition it is today.