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I have recently tried to introduce a few lifestyle changes including the things I eat and drink. I normally drink lots of tea and have a terrible sweet tooth so I have two sugars in my tea. In an attempt to reduce my sugar and caffeine intake I have recently switched to drinking herbal and fruit teas instead and Twinings Camomile and Spearmint has quickly become one of my favourite.
Twinings Camomile and Spearmint come in a box of twenty netted tea bags and contain the following ingredients: Camomile(35%), Spearmint(35%), Blackberry Leaves, Lemongrass and Linden. The tea can be enjoyed by simply adding one tea bag to hot water and leaving for 2-3 minutes depending on how strong you like the flavour. The box also suggests alternative ways to enjoy the drink such as adding honey for extra sweetness, or allowing the drink to cool before adding fresh mint leaves. However, I have never tried these alternatives so I am unable to pass any comment.
I must admit I was sceptical and doubted whether I would find an alternative to everyday tea which I would genuinely enjoy, so this tea came as a pleasant surprise. Upon opening the box and making the tea the smell of spearmint is evident without being overpowering. In terms of taste, the tea is refreshing and although I believe this is attributed to the spearmint which appears the dominant flavour, I do not believe it to be so at the expense of the camomile. Camomile is well known for its relaxing properties which makes this a perfect tea to enjoy throughout the day including before bed. For those who have trouble sleeping you may find a tea with camomile helps. If I had to point out a negative to drinking this tea, it would be to drinking herbal and fruit teas as a whole. It can be quite expensive to drink, I think I paid around £2 for this box of twenty tea bags, although it is possible to pick up some good deals when there are offers on.
I doubt I will be giving up my daily dose of PG tips completely and am not convinced this change will have any profound effect upon my life, however I am enjoying trying alternative teas and look forward to sampling other flavours available.
I decided to try to find alternative hot drinks with less or no caffeine in a couple of years ago and found these in my local supermarket.
I have always loved the taste of spearmint so thought I'd give them a go.
They come in a box of 20, and the bags are in twos. You just have to add hot water and leave to steep for a few minutes. Nice and easy! I always leave the bag in as the flavour gets stronger the longer it's in.
It is quite a strong spearmint flavour, I am unaware of the camomile. I really like the taste.
Camomile is meant to be good at relaxing you so when I had a period of not sleeping too well I tried one of these drinks before I went to bed. I can;t say for certain it worked, or if it was just psychological but it did seem to work for me and I got to sleep faster and slept through better.
I really like this tea as it is really refresing and has a zingy flavour and lovely smell. Even if I get called a Hippy for drinking it.
A coupel of years ago I gave up drinking caffinated tea and coffee for my new years resolution. I didn't really have anything else to do so I thought I would give it a go. I thought I would really miss the taste but I soon realised I didnt even like that and it was the habit of having a hot drink which I liked. I soon filled the habit hole with hot fruit tea.
Since starting to drink fruit and herbal teas I have tried many different brands (from Tetley to Twinings) and lots of supermarket own brands (Asda, Sainsburys and Tesco). I have developed my favorite flavours, but I am always up for trying new ones when I am in the supermarket and they catch my eye. This one jumped out at me because my Mum likes calming and relaxing teas so I thought I should have some in the house for her next visit.
Next time my Mum came round I made her one of these as did I for myself. The teas come in a cardboard box which is great as it is 100% recyclable. Inside the box are twenty netted bags with the tea granules inside. To make a tea you put a bag in a cup and pour over some boiling water. Some people like sugar added. Most people don't like milk added. You leave the tea bag in as long as you like, it depends how strong you would like your tea brewed to.
The spearmint smell filled the room as soon as the tea started brewing. It was very fresh and a clean smell, but I just wasn't sure if it was the sort of taste I wanted to be drinking.
The taste was wierd, one moment spearmint seemed to take over, the next I could very strongly taste the chamomile. The actual taste was different to the after taste, and the two seemed to swap and change.
I really didnt enjoy the taste. The two flavours did not compliment each other. The chamomile was bland, yet the spearmint was not a nice taste in tea, it felt like we should be cleaning our teeth and not swallowing it!
I won't be buying this tea again, and I haven't seen it for sale since, so maybe me and my Mum weren't the only ones who thought this was a crazy combination!
Brand: Twinings / / Type: Tea