Product Type: Clipper Teas Tea
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A tasty green tea that's healthy and fairtrade!
Clipper Fairtrade Pure Green Tea
Member Name: Strawberry_
Clipper Fairtrade Pure Green Tea
Date: 10/04/10, updated on 16/04/10 (1149 review reads)
Advantages: Tastes nice, fairtrade, healthy
Disadvantages: None for me.
Clipper Green Tea is, without doubt, my favourite green tea.
It's certified as being a fairtrade product as is most of (if not all) their products. For me this is a big plus. It's nice to know the people who are involved in the making of the tea are getting a fair deal.
- - - Packaging: - - -
The packaging is mainly green, 3 shades of green to be precise. A dark green, a mid green and a lighter, brighter green.
On the front on the box there is a simple drawing of a white teacup with some bright green tea leaves popping out of it. The front also has the fairtrade logo on.
On either side there is a black spoon (again with some green tea leaves attached to it). On one of the spoons there is a recycling logo and the text "This carton is biodegradable and can be recycled."
On the back there are instructions on how to "Make a perfect cup of tea", some information about how the tea is made and some fairtrade information.
Says on the bottom of the carton that it's designed by www.bigfish.co.uk who have a long list of famous clients.
- - - The Product: - - -
This tea, like any other, is simple to make. You put a tea bag (all the teabags are unbleached) in a cup and add hot water. The packet advises you to use "not quite boiling water" so I just boil the kettle and give it a minute to cool before pouring it over my tea bag.
Onto the main question - how does it taste? I find it to have a clean, light and refreshing taste. It's like most other green teas but, to me, it seems less bitter than other brands I've tried before.
You can drink this hot or leave it to cool and drink it cold. I prefer mine hot but it's more refreshing and thirst quenching in the summer months to have it cold.
These teas also have no artificial ingredients in and are a natural source of antioxidants (or so the box claims).
- - - Price: - - -
I buy mine from Tesco - £1.29 for a box of 25 teabags. This is perhaps a little on the expensive side, there are cheaper teas available.
Other places to buy include the Clipper website (where you can buy boxes of 25, 50 or 80). Holland and Barrat also stock Clipper teas as do ASDA and I assume other large supermarkets.
- - - Would I recommend it? - - -
Definitely. I love Clipper and I think the fact they are a fair trade company makes you feel better about buying it. Green tea is healthy and a natural source of antioxidants so you can feel even better about drinking it.
Summary: "Natural, Fair & Delicious" and my favourite green tea.
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