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I enjoy drinking fruit teas and find them very refreshing so after trying a different tea in this range I thought I would give this one ago as the chilli infusion sounded interesting.
The teas bags come in a recyclable cardboard box and the tea bags are kept fresh in a plastic bag, inside the box, they are not individually wrapped. The tea bags are bio-degradable and are an off white, grey colour and are square. The box they come in is bright red and has picture of a person siting down and enjoying the tea, the packaging is very nice with patterns of reds floating up to the top of the box.
The tea is not genetically modified, contains no preservatives, they are wheat free, suitable for vegetarians and are organic, being approved by the Soil Association.
The box contains 20 tea bags in total and you can usually purchase them in supermarkets for around £2-2.50. To brew the tea it is suggested that you use one tea bag per person, dropped in hot water for 1-3 minutes. I like my tea to be well brewed and flavoursome so I let it brew for 3-4, or until the hot water is cool enough for me to drink it. I find that if you add cold water to the tea the taste is slightly different. I drink this tea usually in the afternoons to refresh me and also wake me up a little. I have also found that if you let it go cold, as I tend to do it is not good to drink as it seems to develop a rather bitter taste that leaves my mouth dry, so definitely best drink when first made.
The ingredients are organic hisbiscus, organic spearmint, organic raspberry and chilli flakes and natural raspberry and strawberry flavours. The tea tastes mostly of the raspberries and not much of chilli, the chilli flavour seems to come though at the end just as you swallow the tea, so its not a burning chilli taste, just a mellow hint.
Overall I would recommend this tea to others as it is well priced, tastes great and is very refreshing.
A blend hibiscus, spearmint, raspberry & strawberry flavours corrupted by exotic red chillies Part of a range of teas from the award winning london tea company Fairtrade and organic All bags are fully bio-degradable