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Clipper Organic Tea
Member Name: obscuredbykep
Clipper Organic Tea
Advantages: Great Taste
I am a huge tea drinker. Mornings aren't right without a cup of tea straight away, one there is always one before bed. Then, as many as I fancy during the day, which can be anything up to 20 or so. I always have enjoyed drinking tea, but since coming to uni, I seem to drink it even more, probably due partially to fact that water here tastes horrible, even with squash, and I cannot afford to live on Pepsi Max.
The other thing that has changed at uni, is what I have to spend money on. From buying my own food, to washing, and all those other things which I had previously been able to rely on Mum for, it all added up, and my overdraft was demolished rather too quickly (still waiting for my student loan...) and that left me with my cupboards running bare, as I watched the last pounds drift out of my bank accounts.
Then, I remembered back when I was 13, and my lust for getting post. I used to love it, anything really, from junk mail or letters, getting post was awesome, and one way I had found of guaranteeing that I got something, was a few websites out there which offered free stuff. From samples of products to random promotional goods. This memory was triggered by the promotion from Bailey's offering tiny bottles of there coffee flavoured Irish Cream, and I thought that while I was sending off for that, I should look at some of the sites I used to visit, and see if there is anything useful to send off for.
So, I scoured the pages of www.freestuffjunction.co.uk, and on one page there was a link to send off for a free sample of Clipper Organic Tea, a brand that I had never heard of, but a product I used daily. I filled in the form, and a few days later I had some post.
About Clipper Teas
Clipper are a brand that I had never heard of, and never seen advertised, but a look around their website shows that they have a range of different Teas, suitable for everyone's tea drinking tastes.
First off, is this, Clipper Organic Everyday Tea, then their other Everyday Tea, Clipper Fairtrade ET, both available in bags or loose leaf. Then you have the "Classic Teas", which are those such as Earl Gray, or Assam. Plus a large range of white, green and infusion teas, from Redbush, Lemon and Ginger, White Tea + Peppermint, Green Tea with Aloe Vera and so many more. If that is where your tea taste lies, then they have something for you. But they don't just stop at tea. They also offer Coffee, and Hot Chocolate. With so many products on offer, I have no idea how I have missed them before..
The company started 25 years ago, with just two chests of Assam tea, which proved so popular the company grew and grew. This year, they redesigned their packaging, which seems to show their values of Organic and Fairtrade (respectively)
Me and Clipper
I had just got back from a morning lecture, checked my post and now had some new Tea to try. My friend Corey had came back with me, and so into the kitchen we went to sample this new brand. The kettle boiled, the cups were fetched from the cupboard, and a tea spoon was discovered (reluctantly). I opened the small sample packet, and the first thing I noticed was the distinctly different colouring to the actual bag, it looked, well, more natural, although I have no idea if it is. The bags are the traditional rectangle shape and into the cup two went.
As I poured the water over, I noticed that this tea brewed quickly, certainly quicker than my then favourite PG Tips. I added the sugar, and a drop of milk, and we sat down to quench the first we had achieved from working so hard in a lecture...
It was instantaneous, we both knew that this was awesome tea. There was no question, it was great, and thoroughly enjoyed by the pair of us, and has launched it's way to the top of our tea lists. It has a refreshing quality to, and it just tastes amazing.
The 10 tea bags in the sample soon disappeared, and Corey sent off for his own, and I sent off for more to be sent to my home address. While home for the weekend, I also managed to get my mum to fork out the £2.09 from Co-Op for the box of 80 tea bags.
I don't really care for organic. I am not fussed with Fair Trade, and I don't usually steer towards such products purely for their labels. I go on quality and price. Clipper Organic Tea certainly wins with the former, it is excellent quality in every sense of the word. It is everything Tea should be.
Pricewise, in Tesco they are £2.29, and I couldn't see them in ASDA (though they did have other Clipper products), compared to 80 PG Tips being £2.21, and 80 Tetleys or Yorkshire Tea being £1.88, this seems reasonable. I certainly think it is worth forking out the extra 40p for an above average product.
If you want to try for yourself, then send of for the sample, which comes with a 50p of coupon from www.clipper-teas.com/join-our-club, after trying once this tea converted me to become a regular buyer, maybe it can get you too...
Summary: Tea Time!