Product Type: Tetleys Tea
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Tetley Redbush tea - a sweet hydrating tea but rather expensive!
Tetley Red Bush Tea
Member Name: karlsm93
Tetley Red Bush Tea
Advantages: Sweet tasting, hyrdating, refreshing
In the last month or so, I seem to have been very fortunate in the number and type of samples I have received through the post. My most recent was a sample pack containing 4 of these Tetley Redbush teabags, which I have now used all of. Nearly everyone I imagine will have heard of Tetley before, but to be honest, we had stopped buying Tetley original teabags because we found that the tea seemed to be very weak, and you had to dip and dip the teabag until you got some colour. These redbush teabags are rather different however.
A pack of 80 of these redbush teabags will set you back around £3.20, which is quite a hefty price in comparison to other teabags on the market. This redbush tea originates from a needle like plant found in Africa that has been used for many years by the locals to make sweet drinks. It is harvested like tea and this is obviously what makes these Tetley teabags different from that which is currently on the market.
Tetley promotes several key benefits of this tea. Firstly, its hydrating qualities, claiming that a cup of this tea will count towards your 8 glasses of water that you should be drinking on a daily basis, and so it is described as a thirst quencher. Secondly, it is caffeine free, which will appeal to many people I imagine, so you therefore don't have to worry about how much you drink of this. Thirdly, it is a ideal drink for those on a diet or at least watching their weight, as the tea itself, when there is no milk added is calorie free, and since it is naturally sweet there isn't the need for sugar, if you partial to adding some. However Tetley do suggest you try adding some honey, lemon, ginger, cinnamon or even peppermint to enhance the taste further.
In regards to the hydrating quality of this tea, I would have to agree somewhat that I do think it helps quench your thirst, especially when the weather is warmer, and you tend to reach for a cold drink, anytime I have made tea using these teabags, I have felt my thirst quenched, more than using a normal tea bag. Secondly, regarding it being caffeine free, well being pregnant this is an added bonus, but also for those finding it difficult to get to sleep, it is a nice way to relax. Thirdly, because it does have a naturally sweet flavour, much more so than regular tea, then I don't tend to put in as much sugar as I usually do, becuase it simply isn't necessary, and so from that point of view, it is useful to me, as a way of keeping down the amount of calories that I add to a cup of tea simply by adding in a few spoonfuls of sugar.
All in all, it is very disappointing that this product is so costly in comparison to other tea brands on the market, and I simply wouldn't buy it on a regular basis due to the price, not when I can get 80 teabags for almost half the price. It is certainly nice to have it in the cupboard as a thirst quencher or a relaxing drink in the evening, but I couldn't justify spending that amount for everyday tea. Other than that I would happily recommend it, as it is lovely, refreshing sweet tea - just a pity about the price!
Summary: A nice refreshing tea but too expensive to be used daily