Product Type: Clipper Tea
Newest Review: ... First and foremost their teas are both organic and fair trade. As a person who drinks copious cuppers and also cares about where my fo... more
What a lovely cuppa!
Clipper Everyday Organic Tea
Member Name: Xilagem84
Clipper Everyday Organic Tea
Advantages: Un-bleached bags, can drink anytime, try before you buy option!
Disadvantages: carbon footprint, concerned bags may rip
Someone told me about Clipper Tea - never had it! So I went online and ordered myself a free sample and it dropped through my letterbox this morning, superb! I am now a Tea Taster (I could think of worse jobs)!
I was greeted by instructions of how to make the perfect cup of tea, so armed with my kettle with fresh water, I poured the still boiling water over the bag and waited for 3 minutes! I was informed 2-4, so thought 3 should sit comfortably. Well, with my generous splash of milk (semi-skimmed), I sat down to enjoy a really lovely, fresh cup of tea! Very enjoyable indeed! It is full bodied without being overwhelming, I am not a builders tea kind of woman! I prefer flavour over strength, so usually I stir my teabag around for 30 seconds then get rid of it. I am pleased I followed their instructions though, as my relaxing cuppa may not have been so successful! Watching it brew, I expected the bag to float on top - not doing much. I usually buy the pyramid bags, as I believed the tea would brew more successfully without the harsh interruption of a teaspoon, but I must say, this wasn't the case. The bag in the water, remained rather plump, the tea infused throughout the water and only a little stir was required when I added the milk. A big bonus is that there was no tea leaf leakage when I got to the bottom of my cup, something I can't stand!!
Now, a couple of points about the tea itself... the bags are square, and come joined as pairs (don't want lonely tea do we), although I am always concerned that I may rip the bag when separating them. Also, they are a coloured bag, as they are un-bleached! I like this and am now quite concerned about other tea bags - why do you need to bleach them?? According to Clipper the tea comes from Africa, India and Sri Lanka, good tea making countries, shame about the carbon footprint, but with good tea, that is a little tricky to avoid, but as they are a fairtrade company and the tea is organic, who can really complain!
Value wise, you are looking at a little more than other everyday brands, but this is a quality organic tea, so you would expect to really. Currently a box of 80 is priced at around £2.50. I got a voucher with my free sample, so I have been and bought myself a box of 80. The packaging is easy to spot as it is green with a white teapot on it, looks rather funky actually!
I really did enjoy this tea and suggest a free sample is the way forward so you can brew your own opinion. Just go to the Clipper website!
Summary: Full bodied, un-bleached anf fairtrade - give it a go!
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