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This tea is excellent.
Im one of those sugarholics where, if there isnt enough sugar, its crap!, but this is absolutley lovley.
I usually give the tea isle a right good birth, but got "convinced" to try peppermint tea after being diagnosed with IBS. After discovering this im happy about it :o)
The tea bags are nice and round and you get them in a very attractive box, All you have to do is chuck it in your cup and put the water in, and leave it depending on how strong you want it.
What ive found with herbal tea is that you usually get a load of the tea from the bottom of the bag down the bottom of the cup, with this you hardly get anything at all, which is a bonus for the washing up!.
What ive also found with teas like this is that you usually get a aftertaste that is not to pleasent (to put it nicely) but this was perfect.
Without the IBS i would still drink this, its absolutly lush!, ive even been sneaking it into work and quietly converting people to it. Please give it a try!
As Im quite young many people laugh at me when I walk out with a flask of my Tetley's peppermint punch but I love it. Most people my age are out with bottles of coke or alcohol but I must admit after a cup of this tea I feel amazingly refreshed and ready to take on the world.
--What Is It??/--
It is a brand of peppermint tea created by the masters of Tetleys and iImust say it is better than any other peppermint tea I have tried. It is simply a tea bag but instead of tea leaves the bag holds peppermint leaves (I think :S) and it just works in the same way as a tea bag you pour on boiled water and allow it to stew in the cup. Dont be worried if the water goes green, Its supposed to. The packaging for more fruit/ herbal teas reccomend you allow it to stew for 7 minutes but ive never had to wait more than 2 or three because I feel after 7 minutes its started to go cold and you dont get the full impact of the flavour.
--What does it taste like? --
well obviously all I can say is peppermint but I can compare it to some other peppermint flavours. If you leave it to stew for 2-3 minutes like I do then the taste is almost as intense as a polo when you bite into it but if you leave it for the reccommended 7 minutes the taste is just pure heaven, not sharp or bitter like some other peppermint teas can be but its just simply to die for.
-- Where can i get it from?--
I was aware that Tetleys was giving away free samples if you join a mailing list on their website but that was a short while ago so I am currently unsure if that offer still applies. You can purchase it for almost all leading supermarkets and some larger corner shops but I would recommend the supermarket personally because it is easy to find at the end of any tea and coffee aisle along with a large selection of other fruit and herbal teas.
-- What is the packaging like? --
There are two different sizes for the packaging 25 tea bags of 40. I puchase the 40 bag box as I go through quite alot of this so ill describe that box. It is a green box with peppermint leaves on the front. The Tetley's label is on the front and top of the box next to a clear label saying Tetley's Peppermint Tea. The box is a large cuboid with a flap on the top that opens allowing you to get to the tea bags.
--How much will it set me back?--
As I said you can get a few samples off Tetley's themselves for free but you will have to check if the offer is still running. In most stores a 40 bag box will set you back 1.80 but I brought my latest from Tesco's at only 1 Pound so you can find a bargain. The 25 box will be between 1.20 and 1.50 depeding where you go but it is slightly more economical for the 40 box in my opinion.
Overall I love this tea and am not suprised I managed to write so much about it as I rave about it to almost everyone.
p.s. to look for the free sample I typed in Tetleys free samples into Google
Having always been a coffee lover it has taken me by surprise that I am actually sampling and enjoying some of Tetley's little wonders.
To be honest on my shopping trip, I wasn't out to actually buy different versions of tea, it was actually the neat little cannisters that they come in that attracted me to them and that is what you call a typical blond, someone actually buying something purely because of the packaging that it comes in and not for the actual product....how strange am I!!
I used to drink far too much coffee, and especially because I used to grind my own beans my caffeine intake was way too much so the whole aspect of having something a lot more healthy and also caffeine free appealed to me quite a lot too, as well as being partial to anything minty too.
These teabags can be purchased in boxes of fourty however you see the cannisters of 20 in supermarkets more. They are priced around the region of 80p for the 20 bags, which is strange really as the other cannisters hold 25 bags and a lot cheaper in price.
To make the perfect brew, boiling water should not be added, you should let the water cool a little bit as the boiling water actually scaulds the tea bag and the contents inside it and its actually nice to be able to drink your brew straight away instead of burning your mouth as there is no milk in it to cool it down.
The colour actually looks a little yellowy and I actually thought it was going to be greenish in colour. To smell it you can smell the peppermint and it also smells cool to your senses. To taste it, initially it just tastes like hot water and then when you swallow it, you can taste the cool scent of peppermint. Its not too over powering, however you can actually taste it and it does leave you smelling minty fresh.
They have a lot more within thise range and I am now working my way through them all, surprisingly liking them more than I anticipated.
I really like peppermint tea and have tried all sorts of varieties, some good, some bad. This peppermint punch tea from tetley is pretty good. Not the best I've ever taste but not bad at all. It is also pretty reasonable (price varies a great deal depending on where you shop)
They are in a small box of only 25 tea bags so it is good to buy and try without investing in a massive supply. Also, because the box is small, it is really handy to keep in your drawer at work.
It is quite strongly minty. I like this - as far as I am concerned, the stronger the better when it comes to minty tea. I would recommend not to let the tea bag stew too long or you can get a slightly bitter after taste when you drink the tea. But you might like this. I don't like tea generally so I don't like that bitterness.
I find it is useful in the office to freshen your breath if you've had something stinky like egg sandwiches for lunch! Beats chewing gum during a meeting!
I love Tetleys Peppermint Punch. I have tried other brands but this really does it for me because I can really taste the peppermint and find it very soothing, not to mention the great price. I've never been into herbal teas and preferred to drink traditional tea with milk - now i'm a convert!
Recently I have cut down on my caffeine intake, not that it was especially high, but I have limited myself to no more than one good coffee a day so I have been looking for something to drink while at work. Always one for a bargain, I spotted these Tetley Peppermint Punch teabags at the very attractive price of just 39 Pence for twenty in Morrisons and pounced.
I was not sure about buying something like this from Tetley because I associate the brand with traditional tea which I do not drink at all. Furthermore, I am wary of some of these fruit and herbal teas because I find them too sweet, tasting too artificial and being lurid colours which I find unnecessary. However, the combination of the price and the attractive packaging that boasted that the tea is naturally caffeine free persuaded me to give this product a try.
Usually I would not say much on the packaging for a product like this, it is, after all the taste that is paramount, but if it were not for the packaging I might not have noticed the product at all. The product comes in a cardboard tube, about ten centimetres tall with a metal base and a resealable tightfitting plastic lid. All the components appear to be recyclable but this is very much the kind of container I would keep to use for other things. The greens and aquas used for the design are attractive and natural looking and there is a picture of a single mint leaf which all contribute to the concept of this as a natural and healthy product.
If this has tempted you, read on
When you open the container there is a lovely gentle whiff of peppermint, more like peppermint candies than a fresh herb but not too sickly. If you sniff one of the teabags, though, the smell is quite strong and quite medicinal.
When you pour on the hot water the smell is not immediately noticeable but the colour change of the water is. Initially it turns the water a lovely pale lime shade but after a second or two this becomes very dark and, for me, quite unappealing; to be blunt it looked like the contents of my mop bucket just before I pour it down the drain.
Nevertheless, the smell is now starting to develop nicely and it is vital, as I have learned from mistakes, not to let the bag steep too long as it is very easy with this product to cross the line between just right and stewed. Tetley suggest between three and five minutes, but I find two and a half sufficient.
The packaging notes suggest sweetening the tea with sugar or honey and even though I must admit to having a sweet tooth, I have not felt the need to sweeten this particular brand.
The initial taste is of the lovely fresh peppermint leaves and its predominantly herbal. Tetley claim that the only ingredient is the finest European peppermint leaves and I have to say that, unlike others I have tried, this does taste very natural and more like a homemade peppermint tea made from the contents of my window box than any packaged product I have tried before. The aftertaste is slightly sweeter and more reminiscent of peppermint sweets like Imperial mints, not too sugary but a sweeter note than the herbal mint. I especially like the way I feel refreshed after a cup of Peppermint Punch and I can taste the flavour for a good while after Ive enjoyed a brew.
Apart from the murky colour, the only thing I dont like about this product is the odd residue that starts to appear swimming near the bottom as the base of my mug (fine bone china if you please, I loathe an earthenware drinking vessel!). What is it? Is it normal? I dont know, I dont really drink tea. Ive never noticed it before oh well, drink it anyway, its probably harmeless .
Overall I would recommend Tetley Peppermint Punch, especially if you can get it at the promotional price. It has a good flavour that isnt too overpowering and that tastes natural as well as the added bonus of being caffeine free.
Ah, the great British cuppa. There is nothing finer first thing in the morning but through the rest of the day, occasionally I hanker after a more refreshing brew. This is were Tetleys Peppermint Punch comes in. I have tried herbal teas in the past and have been generally unimpressed. Camomile tastes like distilled urine, cranberry overly bitter and lemon palatable yet bland. Twinings have long been the front runner in a largely uncompetitive herbal tea market but too often have I found their tea either expensive or severe in taste. As such some genuine competition in the form of Tetleys Herbal Teas is more than welcome.
Competitively priced at £1.89 for a tube of twenty bags further value is to be found in the various buy one get one free promotional offers in the supermarkets (I get mine in Morrisons). The twenty bags in a sturdy cardboard tube which is far more practical than the foil bags and cardboard boxes of normal tea bags or even Twinings. Rather than rooting around the bottom of a box for the last few stray bags it is nice to pop a plastic lid and retrieve one. The airtight packaging also keeps the bags fresh, something you can tell by the waft of peppermint whenever you remove the lid.
Making a cup of Peppermint Punch is much the same as making any tea. Refreshingly, rather than the drawstring contraptions often associated with herbal teas (and Church fetes!), Tetley have gone for a round teabag that convinces my feeble little brain into thinking this will be a good replacement for a normal cuppa. After popping a teabag into a cup (you can make a pot but a cup is easier to monitor), I pour the boiling water in and I am instantly treated to a strong smell of peppermint. Tetley suggest leaving the tea for ten minutes to infuse so I return later and whip the teabag out giving it a stir.
The first thing I note about my tea is the colour. A light-green similar to that if lime cordial this is a lighter looking brew than the Twinings variety. Perhaps, this indicates my tea will be weak? Next I note the smell. The initial strong smell of peppermint is now much more subtle. It remains strong enough to tickle the nasal passages but does not overpower. Of course all the aforementioned means nothing if it tastes of gnats wee. Fortunately, Tetley does not disappoint. Sipping on my hot brew there is a nice tinge of peppermint which is perfectly balanced and not oversweet. Still hot it is difficult to truly appreciate Peppermint Punch until warm at which point you can take a good mouthful. This leaves your mouth with a refreshing, tingling sensation and a clear minty aftertaste that lingers similar to after sucking a mint.
Caffeine free and with no additives. Tetleys Peppermint Punch is made entirely from peppermint. I have found it to be a perfect substitute for tea when I fancy a change and it may even replace my morning brew in the future. Peppermint Punch is perhaps an inaccuracy as this is a subtle tea that can be drank at any time of the day and has a refreshment value better than any tea I have tried before. All this writing has made me thirsty so I am off to make myself a brew. Peppermint Punch of course!
A couple of months ago at my local Tesco store I saw a new addition to the range of flavoured teas. Now my local Tesco store is tiny, so tiny that I bet it's the smallest Tesco in Britain! As a result there's not much room on the shelves for new brands or products. When one does come along it HAS to be worth trying.
Tetley's Fruit and Herbal are a range of 12 different fruit flavoured teas. You can buy:
Earl Grey and Vanilla
Orange and Peach
Summer Berry Merry
Green Tea Decaf
As with many companies Tetley recognises that its consumers are becoming increasingly concerned with the environment, fair trade and public rights. These beliefs obviously affect their spending habits. I myself feel more inclined to buy a certain brand of product if I know that it has been produced in a responsible manner, by a company that supports these beliefs.
Now as I mentioned in my last review, Tetley helped to found and are proud members of the ETP (Ethical Tea Partnership). This ensures that the tea which they sell is produced in a socially responsible and fair manner.
Tetley are also concerned about their impact on the environment. As a result, in recent years Tetley have taken steps to reduce waste, reduce the negative impact of their waste, reducing the energy they use (not just in the factories but in their nice cosy offices too!) and they are also looking at packaging, production machines and shipping methods.
I know they're only doing what other big businesses are doing and that they're concerned about sales. BUT who cares??? If at the end of the day all companies adopt these attitudes in order to remain in business, the world will be a better place!
The tea bags come in a cardboard tube. It's is not unlike the small sized Pringles tubes. It's the same shape and size. The lid is made of a well fitting blue plastic which gives you the air tightness to keep the tea fresh. This means that you won't have to transfer the tea bags into a tea caddy and the tubes stack on top of one another nicely in a cupboard to save space. You get 20 bags in a tube for the small price of 79p
The colour and pictures on the packaging depends entirely on the flavour of tea. It's worth pointing out that most of the different flavour's packaging is in contrasting colours. This way if you do buy more than one flavour, you won't pick up the wrong tub by accident!
The Peppermint Punch is mainly pale blue with a darker blue rectangle on the front. The rectangle contains the Tetley logo at the top. Underneath this is a gold strip with Fruit & Herbal printed in blue and then, in larger text, "Peppermint Punch. Just in case you hadn't already guessed by looking at the pics of fresh mint leaves stuck all over! The rest of the tube is a nice relaxing pale blue colour with the usual contact details, nutritional info etc printed in small blue print.
The Taste Test
So far I have only tried the Peppermint Punch and Summer Berry Merry flavours. I usually buy Twinings Flavoured teas but Tetley's versions are cheaper. I found that I enjoyed the Summer Berry Merry more than Twinings Raspberry Strawberry Loganberry. The flavours were similar to each other but Tetley's version tasted less bitter. Therefore I was keen to compare my usual Pure Peppermint (Twinings) to Peppermint Punch (Tetley).
You make them in the same way you would normal tea. Boil the kettle, put the bag in your mug and add the boiled water. Leave the bag to stew for a while and squeeze it out before chucking it in the bin. That's it. If you want to cool it down add cold water, not milk. If you want to sweeten it then it's better to add honey rather than sugar. I think sugar spoils the flavour. To improve the flavour
I still had some of the Twinings version left so I did a little taste test yesterday. I'm sorry Tetley but Twinings beats you guys hands down on the Peppermint front!
They both taste Peppermint flavoured; there's no doubt about that. However Tetley's leaved a film coating all over my mouth. I have to go and brush my teeth or at least have a drink of water afterwards. It's not refreshing or relaxing at all and the bad aftertaste is very off putting.
Tetley's version looks darker, blacker than dark green. Whereas Twining's is a murky green colour. So I figured that Tetley's version must be stronger. So I tried again, this time without squeezing the Tetley's bag as much. Still no improvement. I did notice that it tasted nicer but the whole feeling as if I have "morning mouth syndrome" is still there! (You know, when you wake up and your mouth feels dry and grimy and yucky!)
If you don't squeeze the bag properly then the peppermint flavour becomes more like hot water with a hint of peppermint! So it's not worth buying. If you like Peppermint flavoured teas, I wouldn't bother trying these. They cost less than some other brands but they're no where near as nice as my usual brand.
Adding honey to sweeten it does not improve the filminess at all. I've given the rest to my mum to enjoy. I would have tried them as another "weesow tea" drink for my brother but even with honey I know he'll spit it out. Knowing my luck I'll be in the firing line when he does!!!
The only thing they contain is Peppermint. There are no other herbs or fruits added to try which is what they did with the Summer Berry Merry. As with all flavoured teas they are good for somebody who wants to live a caffeine and additive free diet. My mum loves them but I think that they would be better suited to people who actually don't mind dry mouth syndrome. "It's obviously one of those ACQUIRED tastes", she says! Well I'm not acquiring that one thanks!
There is a fine line between this tea being good and it being bad. If the teabag is left in too long, then it turns out unpleasantly bitter, if not left in long enough, the tea is then too weak and watery.
However, on the upside of this, if it is just right, this tea is really nice. Containing just peppermint leaves it is a good one to drink after a meal. Peppermint is supposed to be an aid to digestion and I know it cures baby wind, I used a version of peppermint when my little one was much younger.
Being caffine free it is good to drink on an evening, it doesn't require milk, so if you are on a dairy free diet it would suit.
I really like this tea and it comes reasonably priced at 79p for 20 teabags and if you go to morrisons at the moment, this range of tea is on bogof.
This classic infusion captures the freshness and calmness of an English herb garden in a wonderfully refreshing and soothing drink. Using only the finest European Peppermint, known for its extra strong flavour, this tea is packed with a powerful punch.