Product Type: Clipper Teas Tea
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A great refreshing 'detox' tea
Clipper Organic Nettle Tea
Member Name: cerys82
Clipper Organic Nettle Tea
Advantages: Tastes great, excellent price
Disadvantages: Not for you if you are not already a fan of herbal/plant teas
Clipper Nettle tea cost around 92p for a box of 20 and is available from most leading supermarkets. However, Tesco in particular often have it on offer which is when I stock up.
Clipper Tea do a variety of herbal tea infusion, most notably green and white teabags, and are a brand that I have bought for years as they cannot be beaten for quality and value as far as I am concerned. They pride themselves on being both fair-trade and organic.
Nettle tea is predominantly used as a cleansing 'detox', and came to the fore initially a few years ago as something that was highly recommended by Gillian McKeith in her "You Are What You Eat" series of TV programmes and books.
The packaging is that of a non-glossy cardboard which it states on the box is biodegradable. The packaging itself is quite attractive and a little rustic. On the back there is some information about the aims of the brand as well as a link to their website - www.clipper-teas.com. Also it contains instructions on how to prepare the drink.
Inside is a foil packet in which the teabags are kept in layers of two, you just need to tear the seam down the middle in order to separate them. They come away quite easily without tearing into the bag. The bags are 'unbleached' therefore they are slightly more of an off-white colour than conventional teabags and thereby tying in with their organic ethos.
It is recommended that you brew the tea in hot water for 2-5 minutes. I usually do it for about 3.5 minutes. The tea itself is a dark earthy green in colour. The smell of the tea is not particularly strong, but smells natural rather than flavoured. The taste is definitely what I would describe as grassy, that is clean and fresh with a kind of natural rather than synthetic or overly sweetened taste. I find the taste quite refreshing and find it is one of the easier herbal teas to drink. Another great thing about this particular brand is that there is no thickening or sediment of the tea at the bottom which could otherwise make it undrinkable.
I find this a very refreshing drink for mornings. Typically it is my first drink of the day as I try to avoid caffeine because I find it gives me a real slump mid morning. The fresh taste of it makes you feel hydrated and cleansed without bloating. One thing I will warn you about however, is that one of nettle teas properties and why it lends itself to a detox label is that it is a known diuretic, in that you will probably need to go for a wee not long after drinking it.
I often go through phases as to what herbal and fruit teas I prefer, but this tea in particular remains a constant. It has a lovely light flavour, is refreshing and of good quality considering that it is at such a low price.
In conclusion, if you are a fan of herbal teas - I highly recommend this one!
Summary: An essential in my morning