“ Brand: Has Bean / Type: Herbal Tea / Food quality: Organic food „
Having been a long time drinker of regular peppermint tea, I happened upon this flavour when organising a meeting for work. The hotel we used stocked this brand of tea bags, and not wanting another cup of caffeine I decided to go for the Peppermint and Liquorice.
I'm a fan of both flavours individually and also like the health benefits from drinking these ingredients - they are great for digestion and have no added sugar. That said, I had my doubts as to whether they would work combined but also in tea form.
Undeterred by the fact that most of my work colleagues were a bit "Ugh peppermint and liquorice - no thanks!!"" I decided to give it a go.
I made it in the usual method - large cup, tea bag in, hot water and leaving the teabag in, let the liquid cool until drinkable.
The tea smells like normal peppermint tea and has the same green sludgy colour.
When you first take a sip, the immediate taste is that of peppermint tea which is cooling, but after a couple of seconds the liquorice taste really starts to hit.
It just adds extra sweetness and is an extremely refreshing tasty beverage!
I know it might sound like a bit of a dodgy combination but trust me it does work!!
Anyway I became hooked and tried for ages to find it in shops but couldn't see it anywhere. I eventually found it online at www.hasbean.co.uk and have been buying it there ever since. I know it's not strictly relevant to the tea I'm reviewing but I have found hasbean to be extremely reliable with very fast delivery. The downside of course is that you need to pay delivery costs (although this is only a one off charge of £1.94 no matter how many boxes you order).
For a box of twenty, you can expect to pay around £2.60. Each teabag is individually wrapped making it great to just chuck a few in your bag for work etc.
If this review has piqued your interest, and you happen to attend a lot of meetings, look out for it as it does seem to crop up in corporate surroundings for some reason.
I may as well state the bleedin' obvious that its caffeine and calorie free :)
If I could afford it I would quite happily drink about 5 cups a day, but it's a little pricey for that so I keep it to once a day and alternate with regular peppermint.
Until I win the lottery and will have a tea cellar next to my wine cellar :)
Thanks for reading x
15 Minutes organic teas / Peppermint and Liquorice teabags.