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      02.12.2009 14:31
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      A great-tasting tea that's definitely recommended :o)

      There's been a lot of talk recently about the benefits of green tea, and although it sounds like another fad, which I'm sure it will be in this diet-obsessed country, it is actually something highly regarded for many years in ...

      I tried green tea a few weeks ago after receiving a sample from Tetley. I must admit I was a bit apprehensive of trying it because I stupidly though, yes you can laugh, that it would be minty. I'm not sure where I got that idea from, perhaps because green tea boxes are usually green. Anyway, I was wrong, so I'm very glad I tried it.

      There are a few brands of green tea out there at the moment, and unsurprisingly they all seem quite expensive in comparison to normal tea because they're slightly newer to supermarkets and hailed as being more special, so those following diets that advocate green tea are willing to pay more for something with such special properties. I think that's a load of rubbish myself, but Tetley's seem to be more reasonably priced and I was happy with their sample I tried so I picked up a box last week.

      I trust Tetley to be a quality brand, and I tend to buy their regular tea so I'm glad they also make green tea. I did have a slight problem finding it, which is strange, because although my local Tesco has a few rows dedicated to special teas like green tea, they don't sell Tetley's. I came across them in Asda easily enough though and paid around £1.50 for a box of 50.

      This tea is described as being 'delicate, smooth and mellow', 'specially blended' to create a 'subtle, refreshing flavour'. Green tea is thought to have antioxidant properties, helping to flush out your system and refresh your body in general. I wouldn't read too much into that, and definitely don't advise drinking vast quantities in an attempt to speed metabolism or loose weight. For me, this is something refreshing and light to drink, and just one or two cups a day can help you feel like you're doing something good for you body, or so I'd like to think.

      The teabags are circular and quite large, giving the tea leaves plenty of room to diffuse. One teabag actually sits nicely and fills the bottom of my mug. It's recommended you add the water just before it boils to help keep in the flavours, and leave for a minute or so if you like it stronger.

      I stopped adding sugar and milk to my tea last year, so I drink this black. You can experiment with how strong you want this, and whether you want to add milk/sweetener. But the way I have it, after leaving the teabag in a minute & drinking it black, it's lovely.

      It's hard to describe the taste of tea, but it's good quality and nothing to really dislike about it if you're a tea drinker. The main difference I found between this and regular Tetley's tea is that this is slightly lighter, more refreshing and less bitter. It's a taste I've come to really like, so I enjoy taking my time to drink it in the morning.

      Tetley's green tea is also available decaffeinated or with lemon, though I haven't tried either of these yet.

      Overall I would definitely recommend these. A lovely, refreshing cuppa tea, with added health benefits of antioxidants, for a reasonable price in comparison to some other brands.

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      21.10.2009 14:23
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      Try it

      For several years now I have been drinking green tea. It all started when I worked in an office where tea was made about every half hour and deposited on your desk. I found so much normal tea was giving me palpitations so I stocked up on both normal decaf tea and some green tea. I soon found I actually preferred the green option so that became my staple hot drink. I pay around £1.20 for a tub of 25 Tetley Green Tea teabags depending where I buy them from so it's not overly expensive either.

      The Tetley green teabags are circular and the tub is cardboard with a shiny silver lining and a plastic lid so the teabags stay fresh. When you open the lid and smell inside the aroma of tea really wafts out, green tea smells milder than black tea and fresher I think too but it's still unmistakeably tea.

      Green tea has long been associated with various health beneifts, it is a powerful antioxidant and has been shown to help with cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, impaired immune system and infections. This is not speculation either, it's been tested to see if it helps with these conditions and while it isn't a cure it does seem to have a positive effect on them. It has also been suggested that green tea helps with losing weight but the trials for that haven't really been completed as far as I can find out, I have to say I don't find it makes me lose weight but I'm sure by not having milk in your tea you save calories!

      Green tea is different from other teas because the leaves aren't fermented they're steamed. I suspect this is why it tastes fresher and this is the reason the health giving properties are not destroyed in green tea whilst being processed. Alot of people think green tea is naturally caffeine free, it's not so you have to watch out for that if you are trying to avoid caffeine.

      Onto the tea itself. Green tea does not need milk in it, the first day I took mine to work someone made me a cup and added milk like black tea because he didn't know this. He was very surprised to find it was drunk without milk! You can sweeten it though with honey or sugar but I personally don't have any sweeteners in mine. I just add boiling water to a teabag and let it brew for a minute or so then remove it and I'm good to go!

      The smell of a cup of green tea is almost slightly perfumed it's so delicate and fresh. I find it very soothing to inhale the lovely aroma while the tea cools down enough to drink. Once it has cooled down I sip at the tea and enjoy it's warmth for about 20 minutes or so. It tastes light and lacks the awful aftertaste of tannin you get from black tea so your mouth doesn't feel dry afterwards. It's a very refreshing and mild tasting tea. Of course you can make it stronger by leaving the teabag in for longer if you wish but 1 minute suits me fine.

      Overall I have to say I love green tea and these Tetley teabags are a very convenient way of getting my tea fix. The tub is a great shape and size for slotting into the cupboard alongside the mugs and the design keeps the teabags fresh for as long as necessary. I really recommend trying Tetley green tea if you haven't already, green tea seems to have a reputation for not tasting nice which isn't true so it's well worth a try. These particular teabags would be a good starting point for trying green tea too as they are not expensive.

      Highly recommended and a full 5 stars from me.

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        27.07.2009 18:12
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        The best green tea I've tasted

        I've recently started drinking green tea in an effort to live more healthily. Green tea is a natural source of antioxidants, is rumoured to have a great many health benefits. It isn't however, caffeine free, unless specifically decaffeinated (1), so it is a healthier way of getting that caffeine hit. It is also calorie free unless you add milk, which I don't recommend.

        I've found green tea to be somewhat of an acquired taste, and a great many of the brands I've had lead to very bitter brews that are unpleasant to drink. Not so with Tetley Pure Green Tea.

        This brand is clean, fresh and pure. It has a fresh smell in the bag, and when brewed properly leads to a mild, smooth drink that is not at all bitter. Indeed, even when brewed for too long I've found that it still does not become bitter (I have more than once, to my shame, drunk this tea with the teabag in it right until the end).

        So, if there are those of you who have tried green tea before but found it too bitter, I suggest you try this brand. It might just surprise you.

        (1) http://www.medicinalfoodnews.com/vol10/2006/green_tea

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        18.04.2009 00:44
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        Good tasting tea that doesnt cost alot. Best green tea you can buy!! tastes lovely

        PACKAGING
        Like most of tetleys special teas it is in a circular tub with a re-usuable plastic lid, this will keep your tea bags fresh.
        Is is also foil sealed when you first buy it.

        TASTE
        I have had green tea in the past and did like it! suprisingly!!
        but tetleys green tea is the nicest i have tried so far!
        All telleys tea taste expensive! and the green tea is no exception!
        I added boiling water and let it stand for a minute then stirred and sqeezed the tea bag to get all the flavour out! i then added a little bit of cold water so that i didnt burn my mouth when i went to drink it , i would advise doing this!!!
        Dont add milk though, i have drank green tea with milk but it isnt the same!!!
        it tastes just right and is a pleasant change from the traditional tea we all drink. its also good if you are trying to cut down on how much caffeine you drink.

        PRICE
        99p in most shops, depending on where you shop
        i got mine for 29p bargain!
        however i would pay 99p for this

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          03.10.2008 23:44
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          Tetleys Pure Green tea is just as good as Twinings.

          I was surprised to find a Tetley's brand of green tea as I've always associated them with more traditional black teas. I suppose they're jumping on the band wagon or expanding their market base as they say. They've certainly gone to town on the packaging by producing a snazzy round green container with a plastic lid. At about £1.20 for 25 tea bags they work out at about the same price as a box of Twinings.

          I drink green tea only on the odd occasion. Although sometimes I do go through green tea drinking binges, usually this is when I've ran out of the normal stuff.
          Apparently green tea is a natural source of antioxidants - the chemical compounds that inhibit oxidation. They clear away the free radicals that said to do so much damage to the body. Some argue that green tea is no more antioxidant than your average cup of black tea. I'm still not sure which is true.

          Tetley's Pure Green tea is labelled as such because there are no other added flavourings. I still believe that green tea is an acquired taste. I must confess however that for a long time I had been brewing it incorrectly by leaving the tea bag in the cup or pot for longer than two minutes. This can result in a very bitter brew. Two minutes should be the maximum brewing time in order to get a pleasantly mild flavoured drink. And I would say that Tetley's tea is certainly a little milder than Twinings, although I've hardly carried out any scientific tests to prove this, and I wouldn't say that one is particularly better than the other. In fact there's very little to choose between them.

          The Tetley blend offers a light fresh taste and produces a light golden colour. Green tea is recommended to drink after meals. From my experience it seems to stimulate hunger if I drink it before a meal. I would definitely testify that green tea does something positive to your system. If I'm honest, I don't enjoy drinking it as much as a cup of black tea with milk, but after drinking it I do feel much better, kind of... rejuvenated.

          A highly recommended brew.

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            15.09.2008 22:57
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            Drink this as part of your daily 8 glass of water intake.

            The chinese drink green tea after a greasy meal and green tea is the staple drink of the Japanese. Green tea is known to be rich in antioxidants, it is caffeine free and sero calories.

            I like drinking green tea after a heavy meal. I find that it helps my digestion and get rid of thefull feeling quickly. Green tea can be drank on a regular basis especially as a supplement for my daily 8 glasses of water.

            The Tetley green tea pure comes in a delightful round container. There are 25 bags in each container. The 'Steamed Sencha style' refer to the method of gently steaming the green tea during production to retain the fresh and rounded flavour of the tea.

            The Tetley direction of making a cup of green tea is to brew the teabag just before the water boils to retain its flavour and to take away any bitterness. I would prefer to let the just boiled water settle for one minute before brewing it with the teabag. This way, the nutrient in the tea is not damaged by the boiling water.

            I like drinking green tea on its own. You could add honey or sugar to it. I wouldn't recommend adding milk though, it kind of change the taste.

            Green tea- a healthy choice.

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            15.09.2008 11:31
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            Green tea.

            Tetley Green Tea - Pure

            Tetley are well known in the UK and further afield for their tea, usually quite strong and in loose leaf and tea bags.....proper builders tea as my Nan used to say.

            I do not drink many hot drinks, a cuppa in the morning is about it, and the occasional Latte if out. Though I do always drink green tea when I go for a Chinese meal.

            So I decided that I wanted to drink more green tea, but I just cannot be doing with 'flavoured' teas so picked this pack of 25 tea bags up in ASDA a few weeks ago (I've bought two more since). They cost round about £1.20 (they vary week to week in most shops) for 25 tea bags or about 5p per cup, bargain!!

            ~~~Packaging~~~
            Small tube, not unlike Pringles, light green, white and also dark blue writing which stands out well....I hate it when I cannot read the small print. The tube is cardboard, good, recyclable, the lid is recyclable plastic too (sign on the underside). There is a free phone number, email address and website printed on too. I am liking this useful and accessible company already (my ordinary tea is 'Yorkshire tea' not Tetley). The other information is basically how to 'brew' this tea...not hard, hot water and a tea bag, leave for a minute then drink. We are also told that this tea is high in antioxidants.

            ~~~Smell and taste~~~
            This is the important bit for me. I use a tea pot, which I rinse with boiling water just before I add the tea bag and boiled water. I leave for around a minute as suggested and the aroma is already in the kitchen. It smells like tea, but with a slight earthy hint, and it smells, well, fresh.

            As I pour it I get an even stronger smell of earthy, hot, refreshing tea, which, unlike so called fruit teas, actually does taste like it smells.

            I drink this very hot, no sweeteners, sugar, honey or anything else that Tetley suggest. From the first taste it is refreshing, one cannot help but like the taste, some people say it is bland, it most certainly is not. It tastes of tea, but not strong, light, aromatic, earthy and really, really thirst quenching.

            The other good thing about this taste is that it does not change by the 2nd cup, still as refreshing. I take a small flask of this to work now if I have a whole day away from home, cheap and tasty.

            ~~~Final thoughts~~~
            I don't know why I did not start drinking this seriously years ago, within a few weeks I have found a drink that I will most likely drink for the rest of my life, great stuff thjis, give it a bash.


            Tetley green tea also comes in:
            Green and lemon
            Green and mint
            Decaff'

            http://www.tetley.co.uk/Our-Products/Ranges/Green-Tea

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