Drink It All In! Twinings Tea That Is…

If you drink tea, you’re sure to have a favourite Twinings tea.

Celebrating their English Breakfast tea, their heritage as well as their new advert for the campaign Drink It All In, Twinings held an impressive press event at their flagship store (and tea museum!) for journalists and bloggers.

As a massive fan of the brand, I had the honour of attending and eagerly jumped at the chance to do what I love best – drink tea!

My friend and I often call ourselves “tea snobs” because the tea always has to be Twinings 🙂

Drink It All In, Twinings Press Event

Drink it all in twinings advert 2015 food blog

the flagship store twinings tea london shop

Master tea blender at twinings museum original shop in london

Twinings tea selection blends new variety at the flagship store

Twinings new season collection of teas and blends

Firstly, if you haven’t already been to the Twinings tea museum and flagship store in London, The Strand, make sure to go and feast your eyes on the beauty of marvelous tea selections, smell the fabulous aromas and feel an unimaginable quantity of tongue-tickling sensations.

I could not believe I got to meet a Master Tea blender of nearly 30 years of experience. We went from one tea to another from the Twinings new selection of tea blends and I couldn’t fault a single one. They all had a unique taste, some were even peculiar,  like the Popcorn Tea, Green Tea & Roasted Rice or Smokey Lapsang which is crazy weird but I love it.

It was fascinating to find out the difference between them, to understand what makes them different too. For example the longitude and altitude of where the tea is grown makes a huge impact on the taste, whether it’s strong, gentle etc. The way a tea is dried and swirled also contributes to the overall mix and it’s crazy to think that there’s A LOT more to it than that as well.

Top Tip: Did you know that you must slurp in order to get the full taste of the tea in your mouth? *SLURP*

Drink It All In, Twinings Advert

After the exclusive preview of the Twinings Drink It All In advert the creative agency, Parabella Studios, went into detail how the advert was created. You don’t think about it often, but the advert of about 5 minutes took weeks to create and so much planning and crazy sculpting. It was really interesting to hear how the tea tabs were used and how the idea of the advert came about as well as put together. A really impressive job don’t you think so?

Here’s my own personal replicas of the Twinings bird and flower made from tea tags!

Twinings bird and flowers made from the tea tags from the advert 2015

So, what’s your favourite Twining teas and have you tried any of their new blends?

Writer / Blogger on The Fairytale Pretty Picture. Currently working in the head office of a large retail company in London, UK and living in Essex.

8 Comments

  • February 22, 2015

    Suzy Marie

    Greg always moans at me for slurping my tea so I’m going to tell him that it’s the proper way to drink tea haha. The popcorn tea sounds amazing!! I’ll definitely have to look out for that. Love your photos, lots of vibrant colours to look at 🙂

    • March 1, 2015

      Alina

      Exactly, it’s the perfect excuse – just tell him a Master tea blender knows best 😉

  • February 23, 2015

    Melanie

    This place looks amazing! I would love it visit!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    • March 1, 2015

      Alina

      You’d love it I guarantee it 🙂

  • February 24, 2015

    Tara

    Twinings English Breakfast is my absolute fave tea! 🙂 How cute is that little bird!?

    • March 1, 2015

      Alina

      I’m amazed at the skill of making that bird out of tea tags! I have so many faves I keep changing my top 3 teas haha

  • February 26, 2015

    Ilana

    Love this! Must visit, I didn’t know Twinings had a tea museum.

    • March 1, 2015

      Alina

      I didn’t know either! It’s definitely worth it x