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I reluctantly tried a cup of green tea flavoured with lemon made by my mum, and surprised myself by actually enjoying it. She uses a fresh lemon to flavour her tea, and while I will do the same when I can, I don't always have some to hand. So when I saw Tetley offered some green tea bags ready flavoured with lemon, I thought they would be worth trying. I paid 1.75 in a local Londis for a box of 50 bags, 100g in total, and they cost about the same in Tesco.
Tetley promises they use the finest green tea with a selection taste tested 8 times before it gets the nod of approval. I have since tried green teas from PG Tips, Twinings and Waitrose own brand and all of them make similar claims about how special their blends are. To me they all taste much the same, so I would happily go for whatever one was on offer but as that is often Tetley, that is my usual brand of choice. Tetley are a member of the Ethical Tea partnership which is meant to improve the lives of tea workers and their environment which is good to know.
The brewing instructions suggest using almost boiled water and brewing the tea for 1-2 minutes before adding sugar or honey to taste if you like a sweeter flavour. I usually find that what puts me off flavoured and herbal teas is too weak a flavour so I tend to want to leave them brewing for the maximum suggested time, if not longer but I don't think that works so well with green tea. It can develop a bitterness after a while. Thankfully I think a couple of minutes is long enough for the flavour to develop this time. The box promises all natural ingredients and therefore flavourings, and I do think this has a great "proper lemon" taste as a result. It smells more zesty than it tastes, but I don't want to taste only lemon as I may as well have squash and not green tea! I think the tea and lemon combine beautifully, and together make a refreshing combination. Somehow this is much more thirst quenching drink for me than black tea and I find I can also drink more of it.
The best thing for me is whereas I can't bear "normal" tea without sugar or a substitute in, I never feel I need to sweeten this green tea.
I would recommend this as it is good value and pleasant tasting.
I really like to try different sorts of hot drinks and tea is one of my favourites as it's so refreshing. Even when the weather is hot I like to cool down with a nice cuppa. My friends laugh at me as I am known for being a bit of a tea freak.
To make a change from the usual cup of tea, I have been drinking Tetley Green Tea with Lemon and this gives a refreshing and unusual twist to my usual cuppa. It's not quite what I had expected and I don't drink it every single day but maybe about three times a week.
This green tea is also meant to have health benefits for the mind and body and as it's also meant to boost and speed up my metabolism as well as making sure caners and other vicious illnesses stay at bay, I decided it was worth a try. I buy the tub with 50 tea bags and this costs me just below £2. The tub lasts me ages though as I only have it about three times a week maximum and that's usually on a morning instead of my normal cuppa.
I like this tea as the green doesn't taste too bitter because it's slightly balanced by the sweeter taste of the lemon in it. It's light and thirst quenching and taste very refreshing and gives you a bit of a wake up call first thing on a morning because it hits the back of the throat. I don't have sugar in this tea because I think that would detract from the taste of the green tea and he lemon and I definitely don't add any milk
On the whole I'd say this tastes like a nice alternative to the usual cup of tea and I have also given it to friends when they have come to the fact and they've commented that it tastes nice too. It's not too badly priced and I'd say I'd recommend it.
Tetley Green Tea with Lemon
I loved green tea for a while and then moved onto fruity teas, but now I am back on the green stuff to counteract all of my bad eating and drinking habits. I recently tried Tetley's Green Tea with Lemon tea bags having seen them on offer in the supermarket.
The teabags come in a rectangular cardboard box with a flip open lid. The box is green coloured with yellow leaves, lemon slices and foliage decorating the main part. The box has the blue and white iconic Tetley branding in bold across the front and green tea and lemon written below. The little Tetley man is also present! The boxes of green tea are available in boxes of 50 bags and costs £1.89 at the time of writing for 100 grams worth of tea bags.
To make the green tea with lemon you simply boil your kettle and place your tea bag into a cup, then add the just off the boil water and leave the teabag to infuse. I have found recently that I prefer a weaker green tea and so leave the bag in the water for about a minute and then remove it. I used to leave the teabag in my cup and drink it, however the taste could sometimes be too bitter and so I now make a weaker brew.
Tetley's green tea with lemon tastes pretty much like most green teas I have tried. It is a smooth green tea taste that is quite earthy and tastes 'natural'. The lemon flavour is quite mellow but gives the tea a slight zingy boost which makes it more pleasant and refreshing to drink than your standard green tea.
Tetley use green tea leaves from the sloping plantations of Asia for their green tea with lemon. Green tea is known for its antioxidant properties and general relaxing wellbeing and I drink it for this reason. It is not my favourite hot beverage, but is refreshing and light and I find a good pre bed hot drink to have, with no calories! Some green teas leave you with a dry throat but this is really smooth and light to drink.
Overall I wouldn't say that this stands out above other green teas with lemon on the market, but it is a pleasant one to drink and good value at £1.89 a box, therefore I am rating it at 4 stars.
Like most green tea drinkers, I first bought it whilst on a health kick, as I heard it speeds up your metabolism and aids weight loss - along with many other health benefits. I initially got plain green tea, which at first I found pretty revolting, bitter and just plain wrong! However I persevered (with a couple of sweeteners) and gradually became used to it, although never exactly enjoyed it.
Recently I came across Tetley green tea with lemon, and thought I'd give it a go as I like lemon flavour in general and it had to be an improvement on the plain Morrisons own green tea I'd been drinking! My first cup (sans sweetener) had me a little disappointed. It didn't have the zingy fresh lemon flavour I'd expected, and instead tasted rather like a Lemsip cough and cold remedy - something I can't stand! However, not wanting to waste an entire box of tea, I persevered again (how dedicated am I?!) but instead added sweetener and it became slightly more bearable. After drinking several cups of it, I now find it rather pleasant and, dare I say it, enjoyable?! - but it's definitely an acquired taste and I couldn't drink it without sweetener.
In terms of the health benefits, I would say I definitely feel refreshed after a cup of it. I suffer with low mood and depression, and my head feels clearer and I feel more motivated if I've been drinking it regularly - at least I notice a difference on days when I've not drank any. How much of that is coincidence and how much is caffeine related, or just "in my head" I don't know. I've not been dieting long enough to say if it is aiding my weight loss, but I guess if I feel more motivated I'm less likely to be sitting around doing nothing, and being active should help.
Other health benefits include warding off cancer and heart disease - so for those reasons alone it's worth a few cups a day whether you like it or not!
I first tried green tea over a year ago and really didn't like it, I only tried it as apparently it helps speed up your metabolism and anything that helps me keep my weight as it is and still let's me eat the chocolate I love so much can only be a good thing. When I saw tetley green tea with lemon I decided to try it and was pleasantly surprised.
A lot of my colleagues turn there nose up when they see my green tea but I say don't knock it till you've tried it - I assumed it would taste awful but it really is a nice drink and makes a change from my usual cup of coffee.
I buy these in boxes of 50 from Asda and I think they would set you back around £2.00 normally but I always stock up when they have them on offer - I bought 3 boxes last week and they were £1.50 a box but occasionally they reduce them right down to £1.00 a box.
Green tea (93%), natural lemon flavouring with other natural flavouring (7%). It also states on the box that it may contain wheat.
Tetley green tea leaves are simply picked, cut and dried before being enhanced with a burst of lemon.
The tea bags are round and you simply drop it in your cup add the hot water and leave - you don't add milk so it's quick and easy and very refreshing - and may or may not help speed up metabolism ;).
The benefits of green tea are widely known these days and according to an article I read, "Over the last few decades green tea has been subjected to many scientific and medical studies to determine the extent of its long-purported health benefits, with some evidence suggesting that regular green tea drinkers may have a lower risk of developing heart disease and certain types of cancer. Although green tea does not raise the metabolic rate enough to produce immediate weight loss, a green tea extract containing polyphenols and caffeine has been shown to induce thermogenesis and stimulate fat oxidation, boosting the metabolic rate 4% without increasing the heart rate."
I like to try to drink a cup or two of green tea a day as I like the fact that I am not having milk in it and also I like to think I am getting some health benefits from it too. Also I like the taste and although sometimes I find some green teas a bit heavy I find if it is mixed with a flavour it is often quite light and crisp.
This variety from Tetley is a really nice combination. The mixture of the sweet lemon and the bitterness of the green tea work with each other to cancel out each strong taste so you are just left with a nice refreshing hot drink. Don't get me wrong though, you can definitely taste the lemon in this drink but it is not overly sweet or anything like that. You get a really nice zingy lemon taste which I think makes this a really nice drink to have in the morning with breakfast.
I buy the tea in tea bag form and I guess it depends on how you take your tea but I don't like mine too strong so after I have added hot water I only leave the tea bag in for a couple of seconds so I get a nice light coloured tea and then its not too dark and heavy. I don't add milk because I think that would just taste weird.
According to Tetley they pick their green tea leaves from the sloping plantations of Asia and they are 100% natural. All they do to them is pick them, cut and dry them and enhance them with a burst of lemon. The leaves and the tea always taste very fresh to me and I have never had a bad cup from Tetley. A nice variety of green tea!
I buy Tetley Green Tea with Lemon generally because my daughter likes it - and on occasion I have tried it to see what it is that she likes so much about it, and I have to say that it just passes me by I'm afraid. I can understand that it is a good alternative to caffeine and sugar laden drinks, and so it does have that going for it, but I have to admit that I'm not generally one that likes what's good for me and I like my sugar and caffeine! However, I have given this drink a fair trial now and this is my verdict.
The tea comes in a nice round cardboard tin with a plastic pull off lid - which does look more sophisticated than the cardboard boxes and also takes up less room in the cupboard. The plastic lid has a good seal on it and so the tea bags are kept fresh between uses - more so I think than when they are kept in a cardboard box. Each tub contains 50 tea bags and the whole tub cost me £1.90 - which equates to just under 4p per tea bag - which I believe is really a very good price (if you like it!).
Making the tea is as with all standard tea bags......tea bag in mug and pour boiling water on the top.....not rocket science. Obviously you leave the tea bag in depending on how strong you want the tea. My daughter who likes it strong will leave it in for about 2 minutes, whereas 30 seconds is more than enough for me. I have to say that, on first impressions, I like the look and the smell of the tea. It smells fresh and very lemony and has a refreshing twang to it that is missing in your average cuppa.
Now, I am generally not a fan of green tea anyway.....any green tea, but I was hoping the addition of the lemons would make it slightly more palatable. And it does. The lemon does make the green tea slightly more palatable......but only just. I find green tea to be quite bitter and strangely enough, considering it's lemons, the lemony taste seems to take away some of the bitterness and add another dimension that means I probably could tolerate it if I was going to go green.
In conclusion, I don't like this drink, probably because I just don't like green tea in general, but the lemon does make it more tolerable and I could drink this under duress!
I had read about the benefits of green tea and I had tried it but I wasn't keen on the taste. I drink a lot of different teas and when I was looking for something new to try in Tesco I came across green tea with lemon. 25 of these tea bags cost me £1.
These tea bags come in a resealable tube, it is like a Pringles tube. This appealed to me as I like to take tea bags into work with me and a box tends to get dented.
Green tea is known for it's anti-oxidant properties studies have shown that it may help to neutralise the free radicals in your body that can cause cancer as well as being beneficial to cholesterol levels. Green tea also contains flourine which is beneficial in preventing cavities in the teeth and strengthen them.
To make the tea you are recommended to pour boiling water over the bag and leave to infuse for a minute. It also advises you on the back of the packet that you can add honey to sweeten.
One thing I wasn't keen on with this tea is because you only have to infuse the bag for a minute the tea is stil radioactive for what seems like forever before you can drink it.
The tea is a pale green colour and has a slight lemony smell. The taste I find rather plesant, the lemon adds a nice zing to the tea and I found it a lot easier to drink than just plain green tea. I did try it with honey as it is a little bitter, however I found that I didn't like it with honey. This like many other fruit and herbal teas is an acquired taste.
I would give this 4 out of 5 mainly because I have tasted nicer teas. It is however a refreshing change from normal tea and it is also caffeine free.
Now before I say anything about this product if your browsing the reviews for green tea after hearing its great for burning fat you may as well stop now. GREEN TEA WILL NOT MAKE YOU LOOSE WEIGHT!!!!!! I can promise you this. Exercise and a healthy diet will do this not green tea.
I must admit I first started drinking it because I heard about its fat burning potential I have drank it for years now and its not been responsible for any weight loss and I drink it alot, atleast 6-7 cups aday.
What it does do though is refresh me and if I have a few days without drinking it I find myself craving it its weird to say but I feel like it cleanses my inside, normal tea I only drink occasionally now because I find it makes me feel sluggish where as green tea makes me feel more revived. I also find that it clears my skin if I stop drinking it I soon have breakouts.
So whats in it.....
92% green tea, flavouring and lemon peel thats it. Now if you have tried green tea before you may have found it a bit hard to drink it can have a bitter taste if your not used to it. I can drink it alone but with lemon is so much better and its the one I buy the most.
This tea is rich in antioxidants hence it clearing up skin. For the best cup of green tea you need to use water just before it boils to prevent a bitter taste occuring it suggests on the box you let it brew for 1 minute I usually just put my water in maybe leave it for 30 seconds give the bag a squeeze and job done. You can also let it cool and drink it still refreshing and I have friends who prefer to drink it this way I prefer it luke warm its personal choice. You can also use sweetner or honey if you need it to be a little sweeter.
Green tea is a drink I would recommend to all it won't make you loose weight but it will make you feel great! You can get them in 25 pot for £1 or in a box of 50 for around £1.50.
I have tried quite a few Green teas in the past and I think this is definately one of the better ones!! It's not as sharp as some of the others on the market. Green tea is an aquired taste and when i first started drinking it I had it quite weak. Friends of mine drink this with a small amount of honey in it which takes the sharpness away.Green tea is known for speeding up your motabolism, and I really do believe this.
So. The time had come when I realised I was getting bit chubby around the belly. And it was time to face facts - I needed to cut down on all the delicious rubbish I ate, and start looking at alternatives!! (Sob, sob)
My biggest vice? Coffee with (Oh God) 6 sugars and 3 heaped tablespoons of Coffee Mate. I was so naive in thinking this wouldn't effect me, being 17 and all. Teehee! So, I was in my local grocery shop when I spotted Green Tea with Lemon. Yum! I had read about the benefits of green tea, so I decided to go for it.
- PRICE -
It cost me £1.89 for 50 bags (100g), which in all honesty I have no idea if this is a good price or not. I said to myself "Soph, you cannot put a price on your health!" So I bought the tea and also some 0.1 calorie sweetener drop thingies, in case the tea would be too bitter or plain.
- THE BOX -
The box is fairly large with a flip lid, and green and yellow colouring, with Chinese-Zen style writing. It appears very relaxed and calming for a pack of tea!
"Combining the delicate, fresh taste of green tea with the zesty freshness of lemons, Tetley Green Tea Lemon is the perfect pick-me-up. The two distinctive flavours blend beautifully to create a light, refreshing drink.
Green tea is best brewed with water just before it boils. Using water just below boiling temperature ensures the tea retains its delicate flavours and prevents any bitterness. Brew for 1 minute or longer if you like it strong. To sweeten add honey or sugar."
- NUTIRENTS -
No fat, salt, or anything of the sort. Totally healthy! Very low cal.
- MAKING IT -
So, off I went home, and popped the box of tea on the side, flicked on the kettle, got out my favourite cupcake mug, and waited for the kettle to boil, before popping in the teabag. Simples!
When opening the box, I got a lovely whiff of Citrusy lemon.
I let it brew for 2 minutes, as it can get bitter leaving it to stew.
- TASTE -
After letting it cool, I took my first sip. I got a lovely, grassy taste of green tea (I'm sure any green tea lover would agree, it's very hard to explain the taste!) but then I got this horrid, sherbet lemon type taste in the back of my throat! I was a bit gutted, I was expecting it to be fresh and lovely but it just tasted artificial. It reminded me of Lemsip for colds.
I added a sweetener, which helped slightly, but made it *too* sweet.
- COLOUR -
A light, yellowy brown. Rather like wee, heehee. Smells much nicer though!
- TO END -
I later on bought some Green Tea with mango, by Twinings, which was delicious. I have yet to try pure green tea, as I'm weaning myself off coffee and I'm a complete green tea virgin! But I am really really enjoying my Green Tea faze.
I will finish the lemon, but won't be back for more.
I think I've included everything! Sorry the nutrients is a big vague. :(
Thank you for reading!
I've tried lots of different things to stop me from drinking fizzy cola - water, squashes of various flavours, coffee (didn't work, actually made me feel more tired!) etc, but I think green tea has been one of the most successful.
Tetley Green Tea with Lemon is, I think, the nicest of all of the ones I've tried. When you open the handy cupboard or desk-sized canister you can instantly smell the clean, light scent of the green tea, punctuated with the sharp aroma of the lemon. You know it's going to be a nice brew.
Pop a tea bag into your mug and pour over hot water - leave it for about a minute - and you have your tea. The benefits of green tea are well documented for it's anti oxidant properties. In addition I find it relaxing and, I don't know if it is just me, but I feel good drinking it.
I have to add a little sugar or honey to make it sweeter, but that's purely because I have a very sweet tooth; when I have to sweeten it, I use far less than for a normal cup of tea. And the canister lasts nicely and is reasonably priced. You can also buy boxes of 25 teabags for about £1.80 from the major supermarkets. However, I try to find the little canisters as I can reuse them as coin-saving tubs!
The only disadvantage is that, as with most teas, it can get bitter if the teabag is left in to brew for too long. That is the only downside in my view.
I was friends, until about a month ago, strictly a coffee drinker. And becoming a straight coffee drinker (no milk, no sugar) is no easy feat. It took months of weaning myself off milk and sugar until I finally fully appreciated the taste of coffee in it's pure form. Now it's green tea all the way and all because of Tetley's...
I first was tempted by green tea by it's mysterious appearance in the kitchen cupcoard. Some brand name I forget but it tasted good, on checking the expiry date I realised it was quite far out of date and surprised I enjoyed it so much I threw the old tea away and bough some more green tea...
Tetley's was particuarly attractive in it's packaging and so I bought it. The 'with lemon' was simply a why not? moment. After all I liked green tea and I didn't dislike lemon....
The brewing of the first mug was a joyous moment. The teabags themselves are clean looking and circular in shape (and yes the appearance of a teabag is important to me). The box is not particuarly preventative of tea bags spoiling however and this will be my one criticism of the tea. On pouring the boiling water into the cup a magnificant stench will emerge from it. Not strongly lemoney but distinctly fruity and generally pleasant. On being a conoisseur of green tea I like to let the bag soak in the cup for a couple of minutes for optimum flavour then adding sugar. I'm not sure whether this is frowned upon or not by the green tea drinkers, but I just prefer it with sugar, or perhaps honey.
The taste is delicate, it's quite a mild taste which is why I'm to wonder why people dislike green tea. The lemon is in no way an overbearing element in the tea as well. It's quite a fruity taste and if sugar is added a sweet one. Quite the polar opposite to black coffee I should add. But I can easily get through three or four cups of this a day. And on the plus side it's reputed to be very good for me which is always a bonus.
Bought a tub of 25 tea bags for 39p in Home Bargains. I do love a good cup of green tea but usually stick to own brands but I could not pass up the great offer I had found so picked up a pot and popped the kettle on.
I have been suffering with a cold lately and I was told about hot water and lemon being a help, so I figured that the lemon in the green tea would be an added bonus.
I like my flavored and herbal teas quite strong so after brewing the kettle I like to let the bag stand for 2 minutes or so before wringing it out and removing it.
As a side not and a double benefit to the buy, cooled green tea, tea bags have been used to reduce puffiness around the eyes so think about giving it a go before you get rid of the tea bag, just make sure they have been cooled!
Onto the tea! I cannot drink it hot so I leave it to cool for around 20mins, it gets to the perfect temperature, still hot but not scolding enough to send my tongue running from my mouth into the nearest ice bucket! It has a strong but smooth taste that leaves no bitterness in your mouth as others can do. The taste of the lemon is stronger than I expected but not completely over powering. It leaves a very refreshing taste in your mouth and Id like to think it helped with my cold. I find it can be rejuvenating first thing in the morning, comforting as the winter sets in and relaxing of an evening.
As green teas go, this is one of my favorites, especially when I can get it at such a bargain price. However, I am not sure I would pay supermarket prices for this product. The size of the tub is perfect for the luggage if you want to take some away with you (I always do!). Tetley has concocted a perfect blend.
I'm not really a fan of tea (or coffee, for that matter) generally speaking, but I must admit that when I caught a whiff of a friend's Tetley Green Tea with Lemon, I had to have a cup myself just to see if it tasted as lovely as it smelled! Coming from someone that never, ever drinks tea, that's quite the compliment from the outset! Essentially, it all come down to that lovely dash of lemon that transforms it from a fairly rudimentary and bland drink into one with a little zest and flavour, without too much acidity like you might get if you tried a do it yourself version of this tea.
They come in boxes of 25, and my friend reports that they cost him about 80p, which is supremely good value for a brand name any way you cut it. It's also extremely easy to make - simply dump the tea bag in the mug, add boiling water, and then leave it for a few minutes and voila, you can enjoy this surprisingly drinkable, punchy beverage. It's not something I'm going to want to drink every day of the week, but it nevertheless tastes nice and I would definitely have it if it's ever offered again! It you're not very much into tea, it might just change your mind about the drink, but then again, if you don't like lemon either it's hardly going to do you any favours!
Flavoured green tea