“ Brand: Tetleys / Type: Herbal Tea „
First off I must point out that I am not exactly reviewing the Tetley Green Tea With Chamomile And Lemon variety as what is stated on this review but I am reviewing simple the Tetley Green Tea with Honey variety. Dooyoo have told me to pop my review here, maybe as its similar as to what is already here!
I drink alot of tea...and I mean alot actually. Probably about 15 cups a day, which admittedly probably isn't great for me as the teabags I get always contain caffeine. Add to that my love of pop like Coke and coffee I decided recently that with the health issues that I have (including M.E, Hyperthyroidism and Bulimia) that I would try healthier alternatives to see if they helped with my levels of fatigue.
I went shopping the other night to Asda to look at herbal and fruit teas, which I do occasionally drink already. I spotted a box of these on offer from a couple of quid a box to £1.00 a box and for 50 bags I was pleased and happy to try it out. I know Green tea is meant to be a great and natural detoxifier but I've never really been a fan of it and thought it may be more palatable with honey in it to sweeten it up a little.
My bags came in a nice green and yellow box and on the front of it we are told that they of course Tetley Honey Green Tea 'Smooth, warm and naturally sweet' and of course that there are 50 teabags within the box. Other information on the box includes ingredients and nutritional information and we're told to brew the tea (for about 1-2 minutes before serving it), given contact details for Tetley GB Ltd and thats it.
Well each tea bag is round and made of white paper material and filled with what I assume is dark green tea leaves and little white round bits which I guess is the honey or something like that. I boil my kettle and tip the water on my bag and give it a couple of minutes to brew and that it...its ready to consume!
This has a yellowy colour to it (a bit like pee if I'm honest lol) and is transparent and with no bits in it at all. If you sniff it up close you can detect a small hint of a honey fragrance.
Taste wise, well it isn't all that flavoursome really which to some of us is actually a positive and not a negative with this type of tea. It tastes like a very weak green tea with a hint of sweetness to it which does taste like honey but it isn't overly sweet and it seems to simply tame the harshness of the green tea flavour a little.
These are simply ok in my book. I find them easy to drink though not overly exciting or tasty in the flavour stakes but like I said they don't have all that much flavour and to me thats a good thing! Containing no caffeine I feel better in myself replacing what I drink with a cup of this occasionally! I can't say I'm full of beans but instead of drinking 15 cups of tea its almost halved and thats got to be better for me!
Available in all good supermarkets etc.
Comes in a circular tube with a re-usable plastic lid
Is foiled sealed for freshness.
I thought i would give this tea a try as it sounded really lovley on the packaging.
I tried it for the first time this evening and it is very tasty and refreshing and i have to admit calming!!!
i left it it for about a minute and stirred it a few times then did the usual sqeezing the tea bag with a tea spoon to get all the tea flavour out, i did add a little bit of milk, but how much milk depends on if you like milky tea!!
add first i though oooo whats that nice taste, it is he camomile, lemon balm and honey all together!
the flavours go well together to make it a really enjoyable cup of tea!
i got this for 29p but the normal retail price is 99p depending on where you buy it. i would definitly pay 99p for it though, and will be drinking this instead of normal tea, i think i would find normal tea boring now, although i really do love tea so might not!!