Twinings Australian Afternoon Tea11

Posted on June 5, 2011 by ChristieFood News, Taste Tests

With all the sweet stuff that has been sent to me lately, it was with some relief that I opened up a package filled with five tea bags.

Twinings recently gave a tea blending kit to 40 celebrities and asked them to come up with their own signature tea that will be mass produced and sold as ‘Australian Afternoon Tea’.

The top 5 entries for the competition were (in no particular order); Kevin Rudd, Kerri-Anne, Alan Jones, Layne Beachley and John Williamson – see picture above!

Hubby and I taste tested them all and my favourite was Kerri-Anne’s (citrusy and very ‘girly’) and his was John Williamson’s (smokey and ‘manly’, ha!). How completely stereotypical!

You have a chance to taste them too and cast your vote as Twinings are having special tasting events around the country (more details here). The winner will be announced on August 29th!

I think it’s quite exciting to have an ‘Australian’ tea blend rather than having to ask for ‘English Breakfast’ all the time in cafes. Although I have to admit, if I order tea out, it’s usually a chai with soy milk.

What’s your favourite tea?

Christie x


  • Honestly most of the people on that list make me feel a little ill at times. I think Layne’s the only one I could stomach.

    • I know what you mean Fiona! One of them I kind of liked but didn’t want to as I wasn’t a fan of the creator ;)

  • How fun to create your own blend! My favourite tea in the whole world is Dilmah Earl Grey. It’s just got a certain something that no other Earl Grey has- fresh, zingy,bright, citrus-y….. Yumm….

    • Ooh, I haven’t tried their Earl Grey! I like Dilmah Extra Strength.

  • Glen-Marie Frost

    What attitude ! These people have given their personal time to creating a blend of Afternoon Tea to support their favourite charity. Let’s be charitable too and give each one a fair go on MERIT.

  • I don’t drink coffee and am a total tea tragic – but I am so very tired of celebrity everything that their endorsement would probably make me run a mile.
    As for favourite tea, I don’t think I could choose as it depends on the time of day and my mood. Although I do need full caffeine and sugar for the first cup of the day.

  • Great post, I love tea, especially in the afternoon and while eating the cake, wow so good. Thanks for share.


  • Amy

    I’m loving green tea with jasmine and vanilla at the moment. And I can’t go past a good old cup of English Breakfast tea. :)

  • Ju’eta

    Christie, I love your mugs!!!

    • Thanks Jude! ‘My’ one is the cherry blossom – I use it everyday :)

  • This is quite hilarious but kinda cute at the same time!

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