Product Type: Tesco Tea
Newest Review: ... at all after paying out just 27p for a bag of 80 of them! Only available from Tesco stores. This review is also posted on Ciao under th... more
Tesco Everyday Value Tea Bags
Tesco Value Tea Bags
Member Name: k2705
Tesco Value Tea Bags
Advantages: A ggod price
Disadvantages: None for us but if you like your tea strong these wont be any good for you
Before I was pregnant I always used to enjoy a cup of black coffee in the morning and again when I got to work, that was until I was having Jayden and was advised to cut out the black coffee or at least cut it right down. I did switch to having just one cup of black coffee a day but was still a bit concerned that this was too much caffeine to be drinking so I decided to switch to drinking tea, something that I really didn't drink a lot of at all. A couple of months after having Jayden I still haven't gone back to drinking black coffee and am still drinking tea. Personally me and my husband are not too bothered about what brand of tea we drink and would often go for whatever was on offer or Tesco own brand tea, however I was recently doing my shopping and spotted Tesco Everyday Value Tea Bags, so I decided to give it a try after all if we really didn't like it then I hadn't wasted a lot of money.
The Tesco Everyday Value Tea Bags come in a beige coloured cardboard box, this has the name of the product at the top of the box, Tesco Everyday Value 80 Tea Bags, this is written in two shades of red, one corner of the box is also coloured in red and has "Improved Recipe" written in it. The rest of the box is taken up with a large picture of a cup of tea and small pictures of various things associated with tea such as cups, spoons and tea pots, these are in rows and in the same two shades of red as the name at the top of the box. The strength of the tea also appears in the bottom corner of the box. All of the product information appears on the back of the box, I cannot remember exactly what was on the back of the box as I did throw this out some time ago after I removed the tea bags from it to put them in a container. The box simply opens by pulling apart the two flaps on top of the box and inside the tea bags come in two cellophane wrappers containing 40 tea bags each, these simply can be torn at one end to open them.
The Tea Bags
The Tea Bags look just like any other tea bag, they are round in shape, the same mesh type fabric forms the bag containing the tea and is sealed around the whole edge. The tea has quite a strong pleasant smell to it when you open the packets, the bags feel reasonably strong giving the impression that they will not split once the hot water is added and the tea bag is squeezed, however the real test was going to be when I made a cup of tea with them as there's nothing worse than the tea bag splitting whilst you are making it. I do not really know a lot about the strength of tea and how it is graded as personally I prefer my tea to be weaker rather than stronger, however Tesco Everyday Value Tea Bags are said to be strength 2 which is described as medium.
I cannot remember if the instructions are on the back of the box, from what I can remember they were, however this information is definitely on the Tesco Website, this basically includes how to use the tea bags and make the perfect cup of tea, personally I feel this is down to preference how you make your tea but the instructions include
* Warm the tea pot with boiling water
* Use one tea bag per person and one for the tea pot
* Pour in the boiling water and leave to brew for 4 to 5 minutes
* Serve without milk
Personally this is not how I use the tea bags, to start with we do not have a tea pot and the bag goes straight in the mug with some milk, I then add the water and leave to brew but only for a couple of minutes as I do not like my tea to be too strong, but as I have said this is down to personal preference and everyone has their own way of making a cup of tea.
Price and Availability
Obviously the Everyday Value Tea Bags are only available from Tesco as they are part of their own range of products, you get 80 tea bags per box and one box costs just 27p. Personally I think this is excellent value for money, we do not drink a huge amount of tea in our house so one box lasts us quite a while. These tea bags are a lot cheaper than some brands of tea bags you can get so are good value for money.
Personally I have been very impressed with the Tesco Everyday Value Tea Bags, once the tea has been made it has a lovely mild flavour to it which is very pleasant, I have had no problems with the tea bags splitting at all. These tea bags are excellent value for money as you do get a lot of tea bags for your money, they are handy to have in the house if you do not drink much tea yourself in case people visit and want a cup of tea, with these you do not have to spend a lot of money on them. Personally me and my husband really like these tea bags and enjoy the flavour of the tea they make, however I would say that if you like your tea strong then these may not be for you as they do have quite a mild flavour to them, but for me that is ideal as I do not like strong tea and would rather it weaker so these are perfect for us. I will definitely be purchasing Tesco Everyday Value Tea Bags again in the future and would certainly recommend them.
Summary: A nice cup of tea for those who like their brew weak
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