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Clipper Pure Green Tea with Lemon
Size: 25 Tea Bags
Or 50 Tea Bags
Packaging: Cardboard box outer with foil style inner bag.
I am a long time regular buyer of this Green Tea with Lemon.
"A light, refreshing & clean tasting tea subtly infused with lemon peel & enhanced with natural lemon flavour. Flavoured with one of our favourite citrus fruits for a clean and refreshing taste, this is delicious drunk hot or iced."
"Fair Trade Green Tea
Instructions for Use:
"How to make a perfect cup of tea
This is how we do it: Always use fresh water. Boil and leave to cool for a mite before pouring over the tea bag. Allow to infuse for 1-3 minutes. The rest is up to you."
Clipper promote their products as "natural, fair & delicious"
I have for a long time being buying various Green Tea with ... products and frequently chose the lemon version, often buying Clipper Green Tea with Lemon, in particular and especially as it was increasingly easy to buy due to appearing in the supermarkets more and more. I have been drinking Clipper Green Tea and especially the with Lemon version for a good few years now, both for health reasons and because I drink it without milk, so can use it places where there is a kettle/flask, but no fridge. I aim to have at least 2 cups of beverage other than black tea a day and one of them is usually a Green Tea variety. Clipper Green Tea with Lemon has a mild subtle flavour and the sharpness of the lemon compliments the green tea well. If you describe this like a wine, it would be a dry fruity chardonnay, with a hint of apple and a definite citrus aroma. If you prefer a sweeter drink, it is worth adding a little honey.
Not all Green Teas are the same. Flavours do differ from brand to brand and from product to product within the range. So like lager it is well worth trying different brands to find the right one for you.
How I make it:
I boil some water in the kettle and only once the kettle has boiled I get out a nice mug and the tea bag, pop the tea bag into the mug and pour over the boiled water. I leave to cool a few minutes and drink, leaving the tea bag in to benefit from every drop of goodness.
Recently I have also started to use it to make a refreshing iced tea: Simply make the tea in a jug, leave to cool, put in the fridge overnight, serve over ice in nice glasses, with a sprig of mint and a twist of orange or lemon.
Green Tea contains Antioxidants that many experts believe slow down aging and prevent heart disease, strokes and cancers.
Green tea is an excellent source of antioxidants including "Catechins" which are powerful antioxidants found in large quantities in green tea and also help burn fat.
Fat burning properties in Green Tea helps improve the metabolism for weight loss and energy levels.
The effects are cumulative the more and longer you drink Green Tea, the more evident the weight loss effect.
Increasingly studies suggest that Green Tea increases exercise endurance.
All Tea contains a special compound called THEANINE, which has been known to stimulate alpha brain waves, calm the body, and promote relaxed awareness.
Lemon is a powerful antiseptic (hence it is used so much in cleaning products) and the taste of lemon can curb appetite and make food stuff more palatable. Lemon is powerful at removing toxins from the body and improving liver function. Lemons also help reduce fever, treat persistent catarrh and boost the immune system.
Well if the above advantages don't persuade you, antioxidants fight free radicals, that are a cause of cancer, high blood pressure and more. Lemon boosts the immune system and can help prevent influenza and improve liver function. So, to fight or avoid any such problems, worth trying a cup a day, flavoured with lemon this Green Tea, offers an interesting flavoursome alternative to plain Green Tea.
Great as part of a weight loss diet, as Green Tea helps with weight loss and lemon curbs appetite and a sweet tooth.
Fair Trade ethically sourced additive free.
Unbleached paper used for the bags.
Why not buy:
You enjoy being unhealthy
I find this brand pleasant and consistent to drink, this is probably my favourite green tea with ... option. I can usually find it in the supermarkets and it is very competitively priced.
Price and Availability:
Priced at around £1.79 per 25 bag box, or £2.39 per 50 bag box, from Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, in store.
Thank you for reading.
I'm now 6 months post baby and with a little more time on my hands after finishing year 1 of college it's time to concentrate on ny health and fitness again. I've started half an hour on the exercise bike a night, reducing processed foods, upping fruits and veggies, and switched from my usual coffee to this tea!
I am a total coffee addict and thought it would be a total chore to cut it out and drink this, however I was pleasantly surprised!
Why this tea? Well, green tea has many reported health benefits, which range from upping metabolism, to supposedly preventing some cancers. I have yet to properly look into the research but it's definitely going to be better for me than coffee with milk and sugar.
I was drawn to this box by the bright, fresh looking packaging, and the claims of being fair trade on the front of the box. I thought the lemon may add a refreshing taste.
To prepare, I poured boiling water over the teabag and let it sit for 3 minutes, then scooped it out and settled down to enjoy my pre bed cuppa. Yes, I usually even drink coffee before bed. Bad! As I said previously, I was very pleasantly surprised. It didn't taste harsh and bitter, like I was expecting from previous experience with green tea. It tasted deliciously fresh, light and refreshing. The lemon added a sort of summery tasting flavour. I haven't actually missed my cupof coffee at all.
When we have a bit more summer (fingers crossed!) I'm going to try it chilled with ice.. Clipper also do a plain green tea flavour as well as green tea with peppermint. If you're after a change from your usual hot drink or fancy being a little more healthy it's worth taking this one easy step. I'm saving 150 calories a day by cutting my usually milk and sugar coffee, so hopefully my waistline will also thank me!
I recently purchased this tea from Tesco. I always do it, I buy loads of healthy teas and think that this time i'll really stick to drinking them daily.
I try one of each, once, then a year or so later I clear out my kitchen cupboards to find them sitting there all dusty and out of date.
It's because I don't actually like them but I know that they are good for me.
Anyway, so I purchased this tea, with added lemon because I hate the taste of green tea.
What I thought of Clipper green tea with lemon:
It was really nice! There was only a very, very small bitter after taste, but nothing compared to other green teas that I've tried. I could actually drink this one without rapidly gulping it down to limit tongue-tea contact!
I do need to add half a teaspoon of sugar though, just to make it more enjoyable... but if I'm honest you don't really need to, I just have a sweet tooth!
The lemon is the magic addition I think, it gives the tea more of a refreshing feel and makes it more a lot more drinkable.
Is it the healthiest green tea out there? No. From my research, loose leaf is much better for you, as tea bags mostly use 'tea dust' rather than the full leaves (which contain more antioxidants) but that makes it a lot more expensive, so if like me you can't afford £20 odd on a box of tea, this is better than nothing!
Importantly, why choose green tea over other types of tea (especially if you don't like the taste!)?
You need only put 'benefits of drinking green tea' into google to see the numerous positive effects on the body that green tea provides.
I'm still researching into the green tea vs white tea debate but either are better for you then regular black tea which we add milk to.
The reason is, green tea is so full of antioxidants (it's all in the way it's processed)
Antioxidants help the body regenerate, protects against disease and keep you looking and feeling youthful.
Here are a few things that researchers say green tea can do:
* The most well known benefits are that it's full of anti-oxidants, it's anti-viral and anti-inflammatory.
*It's said to increase your metabolism (due to the polyphenol found in the tea)
*regulates glucose levels and so aiding in the prevention of diabetes
* Can aid in the prevention of cancer
*Delays the deterioration caused by Alzheimer's and Parkinson's - this is shown to be true in rats and mice
*Green tea also contains Theanine which acts like a mild sedative, and so helps to calm a stressful mind (good for depression)
...and so much more, have a google!
How much should I drink to get the benefits?
1 cup is better than 0 cups, but they say anything between 2-5 cups a day to get the most out of it.
It does depend how big your cup is too, though! I drink around 3 good sized mugs a day, at the moment.
What else can I do with it to get the benefits?
I don't just drink it, the antioxidant rich tea can be applied topically too :)
After i've brewed your tea, I squeeze out the tea bag so that it's damp not dripping and dab it/lightly wipe it over my face. (after i've removed my make up .. I treat this like a toner before bed and in the morning)
It smells lovely (lemony, as you'd expect!) and makes you feel really refreshed.
You don't need to rinse your face afterwards.
-Of course, watch for signs of irritation, we're all different so if you have sensitive skin or other issues, ask someone with medical knowledge first...and don't use water that's too hot!-
My skin feels lovely and smooth after applying this, tighter too - just like a toner, only it's natural and super healthy :)
I have failed recently on cutting back on my intake of coffee and strong tea drinks since Christmas, the work days are just too long and stressful. I recently bought a box of this Green Tea with Lemon made by Clipper to get me back into my healthy hot drinks.
Clipper teas are one of my favourite brands to buy, I love their ethics, packaging and huge choice and selection of drinks that they offer. These Green Tea with Lemon teabags come in a lovely small and compact cardboard box, as with most of these products the main colour is green. There is a cute little white teacup with a lemon hanging off the top of the cup and the tea flavour written on the front of the packaging. The box opens to the top and inside there are 50 of the flavoured tea bags present. These are split into two lots of 25 and sealed in a foil wrapping to keep them nice and fresh. The top of the box can be resealed with the push down flap for even more freshness.
The teabags are flat and circular, you use one per cup of tea. For the perfect cup of tea boil a kettle and leave it to settle for thirty/forty seconds after boiling. Then fill a cup with your desired amount of water and drop in your green tea and lemon bag. You can leave this to infuse for as long as you want. The longer you leave it the stronger your brew flavour will be! I leave my tea bags in whilst I drink the whole cup for a rich and full bodied flavour. This is one of the nicest green teas I have tried and it is all down to the hint of lemon. Green tea does not require/taste nice with milk, so healthy and low-calorie hot drink.
The tea itself is infused with lemon peel and enhanced with natural lemon flavour. I think that the lemon taste overpowers the green tea taste and makes it a much more smooth and refreshing taste experience.I cannot smell the lemon flavour in the cup, but the taste more than makes up for this. Clipper state that this is just as nice prepared iced, which I think I really need to try! It is a lovely alternative to normal tea and like drinking a clean and refreshing hot lemon drink.
As most people know green tea has many health benefits and drinking it is very good for your body and overall health, containing antioxidants.
Ingredients: Fairtrade Green tea, Natural flavouring, Lemon peel (1%) 92% Fairtrade ingredients.
Certified to International Fairtrade standards
Produce of more than one country. Imported ingredients, packed in the UK by Clipper Teas Ltd.
My favourite new tea from Clipper. I got this on special offer in Tesco for £1 for 50 teabags, which I think is a bargain! This is also available from Clipper.com and online supermarkets. Also available in boxes of 25's.
Green tea originates from China and is currently gaining popularity in the West due to it's hugely beneficial health properties. I have started incorporating green tea into my daily routine, and I thougt I'd try this Clipper variety as I was interested in the lemon flavour. It can be purchased from most supermarkets, and online at http://shop.clipper-teas.com/. It costs £1.59 for a box of 25 tea bags.
Product description: "A light, refreshing & clean tasting tea subtly infused with lemon peel & enhanced with natural lemon flavour. Flavoured with one of our favourite citrus fruits for a clean and refreshing taste, this is delicious drunk hot or iced. A natural source of antioxidants."
The tea bags come in a cardboard box, and are wrapped inside a foiled packet to help keep them fresh. They are the ordinary flat square shaped tea bags, and contain green tea leaves instead of black.
Green tea is prepared in a slightly different way and it's important to make sure you read the guidelines before carrying on and getting it wrong! (I have made this mistake before.)
How to make the perfect cup:
Always use fresh water, pour it over the tea bag while it's still boiling and allow to infuse for 1-3 minutes. The rest is up to you.
I find it odd to drink tea without milk, but obviously different tea requires different extras. Once brewed this Green Tea with Lemon takes on a somewhat unnatural bright yellow colour, but this is just from the lemon and there are no additives at all to worry about. I think that this green tea tastes quite different to black tea, with a more bitter taste that definitely requires some sort of sweetener to bring out the flavour and make it more enjoyable to drink. It has a natural herbal sort of flavour, and the addition of lemon adds a nice tangy citrus kick. I do add a little bit of sugar to this tea to balance the taste, but it has a much softer and less bitter flavour than some other green teas that I've tried. It is quick and easy to prepare this tea as it does not require milk.
The first time I drank a cup of green tea I didn't like it. I think this may have been an ingrained response to trying something new and I had persuaded myself I wouldn't really like the taste before I had even tried it. After a few more cups I grew to really enjoy the flavour and I now drink it frequently and try to replace regular tea for green tea now. This feels like a really easy way to make a healthy change to your diet. The lemon flavour gives this a fresh edge that is different from plain green tea and quite refreshing. I would warn to be careful and watchful of your brewing times though, as leaving it for more than just a minute or two can lead to a very overpowering lemon flavour which ends up making the tea taste more like a medicinal Lemsip drink.
As well as tasting good and being easy to prepare, it's really awfully good for you. The antioxidant level of green tea is a hundred times more effective than vitamin C and twenty-five times better than vitamin E in protecting our immune systems. Antioxidants help reduce the level of damage inflicted by free radicals which damage your body's cells and cause ageing. Green tea also acts as an antiviral agent. It contains the mineral fluoride that prevents cavities as well as strengthens tooth enamel. This is an ingredient in toothpaste, and some people even recommend using green tea as a mouth wash for improved dental hygiene.
Wikipedia states "Over the last few decades green tea has been subjected to many scientific and medical studies to determine the extent of its long-purported health benefits, with some evidence suggesting that regular green tea drinkers have lower chances of heart disease and developing certain types of cancer. Although there is no scientific evidence that plain green tea can produce weight loss, a green tea extract rich in polyphenols and caffeine has been shown to be useful for "obesity management", since it induces thermogenesis and stimulates fat oxidation."
You really can't go wrong with all these positive results! It is so easy to incorporate into your daily lifestyle. It is recommended to drink two cups of green tea a day, and this is an achievable goal that will really help your body and improve your health. Since I got used to the flavour of green tea I have really enjoyed drinking it, and this Clipper Green Tea with Lemon makes for a nice refreshing drink that I like to have in the mornings to really kick start my system. It adds a bit of a twist to the usual plain green tea and is nice for a change as I like to vary my teas and try all different sorts.
These tea bags are fairly priced and made with good quality natural ingredients. They make a nice refreshing drink and I would recommend giving this a go if you fancy trying something a little different that also gives added health benefits.
Ingredients: Fairtrade Green tea, Natural flavouring, Lemon peel (1%) 92% Fairtrade ingredients