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      02.10.2012 16:35
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      brilliant tea for keeping warm and helping me feel better before I return to work tomorrow lol

      Since about last week Tuesday I seemed to have been plagued with illness. I had an ongoing headache which no amount of nurofen seemed able to cure (which has always been my life saviour in the past!) so I upgraded to Parecetemol and Codeine from Boots. Nevertheless the next day the headache was gone and I awoke with this crusty, croaky voice since about saturday! I went to the drs today (which was pointless anyway) who said I had some inflammation on my throat which seems to be affecting my voice box and blood spots which indicates a virus....great! Her only recommendation was drink lots of fluids and parecetemol (I hate when people recommend this as it does nothing for me!)

      At home I really wanted some honey, lemon and hot water but I had all these ingredients except the lemon lol. So instead I discovered, lying in my cupboard a half used box of Twinings Camomile, Honey and Vanilla tea, so it was either this or some Twinings Strawberry & Mango tea to ail my throat and this seemed the better option.

      The picture is rather outdated as the box is now blue, with a similar picture of honey, camomile flowers and a vanilla stick. The box is easy to open with a strip around the side to open the box. Inside are 20 teabags and these are rather cheap (in my opinion) costing £1.19 but on offer at Sainsburys 2 boxes from the range for £2.

      The tea is super easy to make, simply boil the kettle, pop the tea bag in a mug and add hot water. I find it takes a while to diffuse as I don't like to mix it up too much, and tend to drink the tea with the bag still in the water. The smell for me reminds of camomile tea just that little bit sweeter. The taste is great, really refreshing and when hot I really found it was easing up my throat. I used to drink just the camomile version of this from Twinings and normally add 1 - 2 tea spoons of sugar to sweeten it up a bit, but I find with this variety, hardly any sugar is needed. I added 1 teaspoon of sugar and this made it slightly too sweet for my personal taste. I do think this is due to the honey flavour already in the tea so it becomes sickly to add an extra sweetener to the tea. I would say personally I could not taste any hint of vanilla! Saying that, with this sore throat my senses have been affected as I can't smell as much so perhaps there is a small kick of it in there somewhere and when my sinuses return to normal it will be more appreciated but I have drunk this tea before I was ill and don't really remember any strong vanilla flavour from this!

      The tea is caffeine free, which is great as I am not really a fan of anything caffeinated (coke or coffee yuck! But will drink the occasional red bull lol) and all herbs are "natural" and gently steamed to protect their delicate taste (according to the box).

      The tea is really warm and comforting and is serving me wonderful whilst I lay in my pyjamas trying to recover. This could just be a placebo but I really feel my talking is getting stronger (I am much more audible now lol) and has soothed my throat immensely and is just I needed. It is a great pick me up, with a lovely sweet taste and I think fans of camomile tea will love and appreciate this variety.

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        29.06.2012 19:31
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        A calming tea which tastes quite nice and is relaxing for an evening drink

        Twinings Chamomile Honey & Vanilla
        Twinings make a quite wide variety of herbal and fruit teas, and I've tried quite a few of them over the years when looking for something interesting and tasty to drink. This Chamomile Honey and Vanilla one is a firm favourite of my mothers and therefore is one that I generally keep in the house.

        One of the few disadvantages to most herbal/fruit teas I find is that they come in small boxes. I can buy a box of 20, 40, 80 or even 160 regular tea bags, but with these it's just tiny boxes of 20 which seems a shame considering some of us far prefer this sort of thing to regular tea these days - my guess is that this way they can keep calling them specialist teas and charge more of them but it's only a guess mind you.

        Anyway, this comes in the regulation box of 20 tea bags, and they're just as easy to use as any other tea bag really. Throw in mug, add water, allow to infuse and then add whatever sweetening etc. you prefer to taste.

        The flavour of this particular tea is not bad. The mix of honey and vanilla definitely comes through clearly, as does the chamomile. As someone who's not a huge fan of chamomile, I have to admit I'd prefer it if these were more strongly vanilla and honey flavoured and less chamomile tasting, but as I drink them only partly for flavour and partly because chamomile is a very calming thing, I can't really complain too much.

        As I say, one of the main reasons I drink this, is because of the calming effect of chamomile on the nervous system. I do find that when I'm feeling a bit frazzled, or when my husband has had a bad day with the bipolar, this helps me to remain calm and to carry on without my nerves or irritation getting too much for me. It's quite a soothing flavour with the honey and vanilla added too, and is pretty relaxing and gentle for an end of the day drink sometimes.

        I would say if you're looking for a chamomile tea which is just a little less strongly chamomile than many others, then this might be worth a try. The chamomile flavour IS still there, it's just much more palatable to my mind than if it wasn't helped by the honey and vanilla flavours. Being Twinings it's very readily available in many stores, and the creamy yellow box is quite easy to spot on the shelf too amongst the many red and pink and greeny colours there.

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          05.01.2012 22:59
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          A great tasting tea which is refreshing at any time of the day

          ==Manufacturer==
          This Camomile, Honey and Vanilla herbal tea is made by Twinings, I believe it is one of the most well known tea manufacturers, especially of herbal tea. Twinings have been making tea for over 300 years so they should have mastered it by now!
          ==Ease of use==
          Twinings Camomile, Honey and Vanilla herbal tea comes in a box of 20 bags. The bags are sealed in a foil container within the box. Once opened you need to decant them into another sealed container to keep their freshness. The tea is easy to make, just as you would a normal cup of tea but without adding the milk. Pour freshly boiled water over the bag and leave to infuse for 2 to 3 minutes for the best taste, I tend to give it a little stir to help move the bag around and release some of the flavour. Camomile, Honey and Vanilla herbal tea can be served cold, just leave to cool and enjoy later. Remove the bag though otherwise you will get a very strong tasting tea which isn't nice.
          ==Taste==
          This particular flavour has the sweetness of the honey to give it a more drinkable taste, especially if you normally have sugar in your tea. Other herbal teas can be a bit harsh if you are used to sweet tea, if you don't normally take sugar you may find all flavours palatable. The camomile and vanilla all fuse together to create a calming and relaxing tea that is perfect for any time of the day. I enjoy it just before bed and it doesn't stop me from sleeping
          ==My opinion==
          A herbal tea which is very palatable. It is soothing and really nice when you are thirsty. It s one of my favourite herbal teas as I think the flavours blend well and honey and vanilla are distinctive flavours which are warming rather than the fresh fruity blends.

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          30.08.2011 15:35
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          Try before you buy

          In my current attempt to reduce my caffeine and sugar intake I am attempting to discover alternatives in the form of herbal and fruit teas.

          I purchased this box of tea as part of an offer which was 3 boxes for £2.50 at a local Tesco express. As good as this offer was, due to being sold in a small outlet the range of teas on offer were limited. I wish I had stuck to my better judgement and avoided this particular infusion of flavours. I have never been a massive fan of vanilla but due to being fond of honey and camomile and having a sweet tooth I decided to give it a go.

          I tried this tea with the misconception that its sweet elements would make it more palatable than other herbal teas. However, I was wrong. The mixture of honey and vanilla make this tea smell and taste sickly sweet to the point where I could only manage half a cup before giving up. I would not recommend this to anyone unless you are a fan of vanilla or at least try to obtain a free sample before committing to buy a whole box.

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          18.02.2011 15:06
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          A sweet and soothing tea that makes for a relaxing tea break

          I've been trying all sorts of different teas recently in an effort to wean myself off high calorie hot chocolate drinks. I love Twinigns because they always produce really high quality ranges and there is plenty to choose from. This particular tea is Camomile, Honey & vanilla, and is part of the Twinings Moment of Calm range. It can be purchased from most supermarkets and is available from many online retailers, where costs vary between £1.00 - £2.00 for a 30g box of 20 tea bags so it's worth shopping around to save a few pennies.

          Product description... A soothing infusion with an indulgently rich taste.
          The rich sweetness of honey and vanilla add a little something special to the natural warmth and subtlety of camomile in this infusion. As it's naturally caffeine free with no added sugar, it's ideal for drinking when you need soothing or a little comfort at any time of the day.
          At Twinings, we believe the secret of creating great taste lies in the ingredients you choose to work with. That's why we've used all natural ingredients and nothing else in our green and white teas and all our infusions. That means no artificial flavours - just the real thing.

          The tea bags come in a cardboard box, and are laid out in pairs inside. They are the ordinary flat square shaped tea bags, and contain what looks like dried out straw and hay! The tea bags are quite full and contain a reasonable amount to give you the perfect infusion for one cup of tea. There is no unnecessary excess packaging and the box can be recycled after use.

          Herbal tea blends are prepared in a slightly different way than for a normal cuppa and it's important to make sure you read the guidelines before carrying on and getting it wrong! (I have made this mistake before, normally by adding milk out of habit.)
          Recommended directions for use:
          Allow one bag per person and leave to infuse for two to three minutes in freshly boiled water. Try adding honey for some extra sweetness.
          To enjoy cold, just allow the infusion to cool before drinking straight away.
          Always best enjoyed without milk.

          I find it odd to drink tea without milk, but obviously different tea requires different extras. Camomile has a lovely light fresh taste to it and is well known for being a natural sleep aid and helping to reduce stress. It is most commonly taken in tea form and with the addition of honey and vanilla this really sweetens and softens the overall flavour. I do add just 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of sugar to my drinks just because I am a sugar addict and have a real sweet tooth! It does not really need it though, and you could also add in some more honey to sweeten instead. This tea is 100% natural and contains no caffeine so it's perfectly suitable for anyone to drink at any time. I do always feel like I am more calm after I've had a cup of this tea, which I expect is partly due to the effects of the ingredients and also due to the fact that I'm allowing myself a bit of down time to relax and enjoy the tea without worrying about anything else.

          This tea is quick and easy to prepare as it does not require milk. This would also make it great for taking away or travelling, as you can just pack the dry tea bags and some packets of sugar and sweetener then you are able to enjoy a hot cup of tea without the worry of tracking down and obtaining milk as well! It only takes a few minutes to brew and then you can enjoy a nice relaxing cup of natural tea. I have not tired drinking it cold as suggested on the box, but I think this would work really well as a refreshing cold drink just once the weather has wamed up - summer seems like a long way away!

          These tea bags are fairly priced and have a lovely soft flavour to them that is comforting and pleasant to drink. I like how easy it is to prepare the tea, just simply leave it to brew for a few minutes, add a little sugar to taste and then drink. I like to keep some at the office to enjoy during my tea breaks and they give me a few minutes of relaxation away from my work. This is a lovely fusion from Twinings and I would certainly buy them again.

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            19.05.2010 17:07
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            An excellent herbal infusion from Twinings

            After a recent visit to the Dr, where some concern was raised about elevated blood pressure. Realistically I've always had a phobia of Dr's so the belief is that I suffer from white coat syndrome which naturally causes the blood pressure to rise, but even still, prevention is better than cure so I decided to take action with regards to my diet and recently have cut down my caffeine intake, substituting my morning cup of coffee with a variety of herbal teas from the Twinings range, as well as taking a daily multi vitamin and generally trying to live as stress free a life as possible - easier said than done.

            ==Who are Twinings?==
            I'm sure everyone will recognise the familiar brand of twinings displayed on supermarket shelves in amongst the teas and coffees, and surprisingly it's been on the go for more than 300 years. Twinings first started way back in 1706 in London where Thomas Twining, a man with a passion for tea, set up a shop on London's Strand with the aim of supplying tea to the public. Today there are over 100 different varieties of twinings tea and the brand is popular across the globe, as well as still being sold from the original shop established by Thomas Twining himself in London.


            ===The Selection===
            Twinings offers a huge variety of different teas for different lifestyles and tastes, from everday tea to Specialty teas and organic selections. The Twinings teas that I enjoy generally come from their infusions range which includes; fresh and fruity; Revive and Revitalise; Cleanse; Benefit blends and Moment of calm. What better selection of teas to choose from for someone who is trying to relieve stress and tension than the Moment of Calm range, and the tea I decided to incorporate into my morning routine is the Camomile, Honey and Vanilla range.


            ==The benefits of Camomile tea==
            There are a variety of health benefits that go hand in hand with camomile and this little plant has been used for centuries as a medicinal drug in places like ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. It is the properties of camomile that lead to it's health benefits, these properties include; strong anti spasmodic and anti inflammatory properties which has been found to be effective in treating various stomach problems such as menstrual cramps, stomach flu and even common problems such as irritable bowel syndrome. Camomile also acts as a muscle relaxant and an anti allergen which can help ease pain associated with skin irritations such as acne and allergies.

            Camomile has been found to relax muscles in the brain which helps to combat stress and anxiety - even depression and can also be helpful to those who suffer from insomnia and general sleeplessness.

            So straight away I'm thinking this should help to calm and relax me, and reduce my overall level of stress.


            ==The benefits of Honey==
            Aside from being tasty, honey is a natural energy booster. A natural source of carbohydrates providing our bodies with the strength and energy it needs which helps to boost performance and overall endurance.


            ==The benefits of Vanilla==
            Like Camomile, vanilla is also used to treat a variety of conditions including insomnia, anxiety and depression and is commonly used in alternative medicine, so as well as being flavourful like honey it is also very good for you.

            Aside from all these benefits, this tea by twinings is naturally caffeine free and has absolutely no added sugar or artificial flavourings.


            ==Preperation and tingling senses==
            My teabags came in a box of 20 so I removed the perforated seal that wraps itself around the box and delved inside. The teabags are joined together in groups of 2 so you have to tear them down the middle to separate them while you patiently wait for the kettle to boil.

            Pop one teabag into a cup and pour on freshly boiled water and you will immediately feel your senses tingling as the sweet smell of honey with undertones of Vanilla makes it's way into your nostrils. This certainly is a pungent tea and I swear my mouth was watering with anticipation - for crying out loud it's only tea, but I think part of the adventure is trying something new and different and it certainly smells delicious. The instructions are to use one teabag per person and to let the teabag stew for 2-3 minutes.


            ==The Taste==
            You can drink this straight without adding any sweeteners which is actually quite pleasant, you can definitely taste a slight hint of honey and vanilla and it really is quite rich and yet delicate on the pallet, but one of the serving ideas for this tea is to add a teaspoon of honey to add extra sweetness and I would highly recommend that if you're trying the tea, that you do this as it adds a little extra something. You can drink this hot or cold and both options are very tasty, just prepare as normal and let it cool if you fancy something a bit more refreshing to drink this summer, you could even go as far as to add ice cubes to make your own version of Iced Tea which is something I think I might try.


            ===Where to buy===
            You can buy twinings teas in pretty much any supermarket. As I do most of my shopping for work in Asda this is where I sourced my tea. The most surprising thing about this tea is that it costs less than a pound for a pack of 20 tea bags, which potentially is a whole months worth of tea for a meagre 97p which personally I think is a bargain.

            ===Ingredients===
            The ingredients are exactly as indicated in the label of this tea; camomile, natural vanilla flavouring and natural honey flavouring, with no other additives, however it is stated on the box that all of the herbs used by twinings are gently steamed to protect their delicate taste.


            ==Do I recommend it==
            After drinking this tea for the last couple of weeks I actually do feel a lot more relaxed and content so I definitely believe that there is a lot of truth in the calming properties it claims to have (how much of this is in my head who knows), and the best part is it's an enjoyable tasty tea to drink that is ultimately good for you so I would definitely recommend this to friends and family if they are looking for an alternative caffeine free hot drink to start off their day or even to relax and unwind in the evening. An excellent herbal infusion from Twinings.

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              26.03.2010 15:33
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              Better than the original!

              A couple of years ago now I gave up drinking caffinated drinks for a new years resolution. I really thought I would miss hot tea and coffee, but it turned out it was more the habit I missed than the taste itself. Luckily the habit was soon replaced with fruit tea, which replaced my cravings for having a hot drink.

              I have since tried many many different fruit teas, from named brands (like Twinings and Tetley) and from supermarket own brands (like Asda, Sainsburys and Tesco). I have also tried many flavours, and found some I am not so keen on (like green tea) and others I like much more (like red berry teas). When I first tried Twinings pure Cahmolmile I wasn't so keen on it. It wasn't that I didnt like the taste, it's just it was weak and quite bland. When I saw this version of honey and vanilla in I thought I would give it another try to see if it was livened up at all.

              The tea comes in 100% recyclable packaging, which is great. Inside the cardboard box are 20 tea bags. The tea comes in netted bags, which you place in a cup and pour hot water over the top. You then leave the tea bag in for as long as you need to brew it, this is based on how strong you like your tea. Some people like to add sugar to sweeten it.

              The smell is delicious, warm but light and fruity. You can really smell the vanilla, but not in a way that is too heavy or sweet and sickly. The over all flavour of this tea is still very light, but it is much less bland with the two more dominant flavours added. It is still primarily a relaxation drink and reminds me of something you would drink to try and cure a sore throat.

              This tea is much nicer than the plain chamomile range. It is a bit livelier and less boring yet retains the nice light taste.

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              19.02.2010 10:48
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              A sweet and healthy alternative to a cup of tea

              Being on a permanent diet and always on the look out for anything to help, I was pretty surprised when I read that herbal teas can be a great way to fill you up.
              Being caffeine free, obviously fat free as you don't add milk, and free from any added sugars, they are very healthy. Plus drinking them really does take the edge off your hunger if you feel like you are going to demolish the nearest cake or treat that gets in your line of sight.

              My sister has drunk herbal teas for years and so I raided our kitchen cupboard and found some own brand camomile tea. It smelled fairly nice so I presumed it would taste as nice. Oh boy was I wrong, it was so completely different from the sweet smell it had and just tasted really bitter. I therefore gave up on that one for a while.

              I recently saw however, a review on here for this twinings camomile, honey and vanilla tea which was very complimentary, so I thought I really should give it a go.

              The tea is also completely caffeine, fat and sugar free. All it contains is camomile , honey and vanilla flavourings. As I love vanilla and honey , I have a pretty sweet tooth, I thought this would be a much softer and sweeter version of camomile tea. I was certainly not disappointed!

              You make it in the usual tea way, one tea bag in the cup and pour on hot water. You can leave the tea bag in but I prefer to take it out so that it isnt too strong. The first thing I noticed when I poured the water into the cup was the gorgeous smell that was coming from it.

              This tea smells like warm honey and vanilla....so sweet and yummy I counldn't wait to taste it. As with all herbal teas, the smell is stronger than the taste of it, the sweet taste is very subtle and weak but it is really enjoyable. I actually finished the whole cup and couldnt wait to make another one.

              The sweet smell and subtle taste really made me think I was having a sweet treat whilst actually I was being very healthy. It also really helped to fill me up a bit so I wasnt tempted by any other naughty treats.

              I would recommend this to anyone who like me wants to try herbal tea but would like a light, sweeter version!

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              16.02.2010 11:33
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              A relaxing drink for insomniacs.

              London Fruit and Herb Company: Camomile and honey tea

              Baaa. Baaa. Tired of counting all those sheep at night?

              Why not try the camomile and honey tea? Camomile has long been used as a traditional herb to combat insomnia, and the honey removes the slightly bitter edge contained in pure camomile tea.

              Packaging:

              The teabags are packaged in a tinfoil pouch, to maintain freshness. The pouch is contained in a distinctive grey box, decorated with pictures of camomile flowers. There are 50 teabags in a box, good value for £1.65. As you open the box, the delicate fragrance of vanilla wafts out, tempting you to sample this tea immediately.

              On the box there is useful information about the properties of this wondrous brew.

              "Typical energy values per 100ml of infusion:
              Energy 2kcal
              Protein - trace
              Carbohydrates 0.2g
              (Sugars - trace)
              Fat - trace
              (Saturates - trace)
              Fibre - trace
              Sodium <0.01g "

              The main ingredients are camomile (88%), honey & vanilla flavourings (11%) and honey (1%).

              The tea is a source of antioxidants and is naturally caffeine-free. There are no added colours nor added preservatives.

              How to make the tea:

              The tea is very simple to make. Place one tea bag into you favourite mug or cup and add boiling water. Allow to brew for a few minutes, taking the opportunity to enjoy the delicious fragrances emanating from the cup vanilla...honey...vanilla...honey.

              For those of you who wish to speed up the brewing process, swirl the infusion gently round with a spoon. Do not get too energetic though, or the bag will break! When you are satisfied that the drink has reached optimum strength, remove the tea bag, or the flavour will intensify as the bag is left in the water.

              How and when to drink the tea:

              This is a great bedtime drink, perfect to relax you before you go to bed. Most people drink it hot, but it is also quite palatable after it has been allowed to cool down completely.

              So, feet up, lights down, drink and relax.

              My favourite way to drink this tea is perhaps rather unorthodox. Set the bathroom dimmer light on low, light a few candles but place them carefully around the bathroom, check the bath is exactly the right temperature and place one or two used bags in the water. Yes, in the bath water! (It can end up looking disgusting if the teabags break, but try to ignore that!) Allow the gentle aroma to percolate through the air for a while. Place your mug on the side of the bath, within easy reach. Climb into the bath and relax. Have regular sips from the mug of tea. Then close your eyes and relax.

              Be careful - this can have a truly soporific effect! Once you feel fully relaxed, to bed with you, before you fall asleep!

              Two warnings though:

              * Two mugs of this bedtime drink can have a diuretic effect, causing a late night visit to the bathroom.
              * The tea can cause teeth staining if drunk after cleaning your teeth.

              Summary:

              This is a great bedtime drink for those of us who suffer from insomnia. It tastes good and certainly does help to relax.

              (The original version of this review was also posted on Ciao.)

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                07.12.2009 13:49
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                A great tea and a good alternative to caffeinated hot drinks

                It seems to be ever more fashionable to opt for herbal teas instead of the regular cup of Tetley's or PG Tips. I'm a huge fan of the standard caffeinated tea, and nothing beats a nice mug of hot tea on a cold winter morning.

                However, having recently being diagnosed with anemia, my doctor informed me that drinking lots of caffeinated drinks can actually work against the iron supplements that I take. Therefore, she recommended that I switch to a caffeine free alternative.

                I'm not a big fan of the decaffeinated versions of the standard brands of tea, and I never quite get the same satisfaction! Given that I have also recently been trying to improve my eating habits and cut out unnecessary fats, I decided to try a herbal tea (given that sugar and milk aren't really needed!)

                A friend recommended this Twinings Camomole, Honey & Vanilla tea, and so I decided to try it. Just over £1 for 20 teabags from Tesco - what did I have to lose? The teabag should be put into a mug, and boiling water added. It is recommended to leave the teabag in the water to infuse for around 5 minutes, although I tend to leave my teabag in until I have finished the drink as it guarantees extra flavour (not that any extra flavour is needed!)

                I tend to use sweeteners in most of my hot drinks, however there is no need to with this tea. It is full of flavour, in fact a variety of flavours, that provides a sweet yet delicate taste. The teabags smell strongly of vanilla, and that seems to be the over riding smell of the tea, too. It smells as good as it tastes. However, the tea isn't the most visually appealing although you shouldn't be put off by its appearance!

                The tea is naturally caffeine free, and the friend of mine who recommended it drinks it just before bedtime, as she believes it helps her to relax and unwind, thus helping her to sleep. I was skeptical about this, but I must admit, the tea definitely has a calming effect and aids my sleep considerably.

                The only downside to this tea is that it doesn't give you the usual pick me up of regular tea. However, if you're trying to cut down on caffeine, or cut out unnecessary fats in your diet (milk), then this tea is definitely recommended.

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                  Whole-heartedly recommended!

                  Caffeine-free, and marked as a relaxing herbal tea, I decided to buy a pack and try it out. I am an avid tea-lover, and I am always trying different teas. This was my first time buying a Twinings product, and I have not been dissappointed.

                  Twinings have really made a great herbal tea here, perfect for relaxing before bedtime. For those of you who do not like camomile tea too much (like my mum), do not fear - the honey and vanilla flavours make this tea really great tasting.

                  Taste

                  The main flavour you'll be tasting is camomile, with a hint of honey and vanilla. The ingredients are, in my opinion, in the right quantities - the flavour is neither too sugary nor too bitter - perfect! Twinings have really hit the nail with this tea... it's very relaxing. The smell that emanates from your mug is very pleasuring, it's a mix of strong honey and vanilla smells.

                  Brewing

                  The instructions on the packaging tell you to leave the tea bag for three to five minutes in boiling water. Twinings also suggest that you add some honey (I have never tried this out). I like my tea lukewarm, so what I'll do is let the kettle boil etc. and leave the tea bag for around six to seven minutes, with occasional stirring. Depending on your liking, as a general rule leave the tea bag according to how you like your tea, the more you like it stronger, the more you'll have to leave it.

                  Packaging

                  The only thing I did not like is the useless, seperate packaging of each tea bag - in my opinion it would have been better if the tea bags were packed in a single, re-sealable packaging (my environmental side talking!). To be fair however, overall the packaging is well-designed with all the necessary information provided.

                  Ingredients

                  Camomile (89.2%), flavourings (9.8%), honey pieces (0.5%) and vanilla pieces (0.5%)

                  Verdict

                  A great way to unwind and relax before bedtime, especially after a stressful day. I find the smell quite intoxicating, and the taste is overall very mild and enjoyable. Whole-heartedly recommended!

                  [POSTED ON CIAO.CO.UK USERNAME JSPARROW18]

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                    13.08.2009 03:53
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                    A great new take on calming camomile tea.

                    Another day, another Twinings flavour. I was intrigued at this particular product, not only because I am a fan of twinings, but because they had done something new with camomile tea. Having suffered from stress a lot in the past, I'm used to the calming properties of camomile, and have drunk camomile tea many times. I never enjoyed it particularly thoughm and bought it purely for it's medicinal value.

                    On the bag, the familiar camomile scent is there, but it's a background to the stronger smells of honey and vanilla. These too are great choices for a calming drink.

                    The smell as it is brewing is similar; the honey is the stronger smell, but the vanilla is also very apparent. Anyone who was not familiar with the scent of camomile would probably not even notice it in the background, but it's quite definite to me. Waiting for it to cool, the smell is very sweet indeed.

                    Interestingly, on tasting, the main flavour is actually camomile. I had worried from the smell that it would be too sweet; it isn't, but I would not recommend adding extra sugar or honey to this one. In fact, the taste is much more subtle and pleasant than the smell. The honey and vanilla flavours make the drink sweet and smooth and pleasantly scenty, and although I am not keen on camomile as a flavour, it's balanced excellently and works very well with the others.

                    This will definitely be my camomile tea of choice from now on, and I would particularly recommend it to those looking for an alternative to pure camomile, or who have never tried camomile tea before.

                    As always, this is caffiene free (probably particularly appropriate for a drink intended to be calming!) and is made with all natural ingredients. The box contains 20 bags and usually costs about 80p to £1 in my experience.

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                    08.07.2009 19:28
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                    Camomile, Honey & Vanilla is definitely my favourite Twinings tea and I need at least one cup of my feel-good tea to relax after a hard day at work.

                    When you buy Twinings you always know that you buy quality ingredients, quality processing and a great taste.
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                    Look & Taste

                    The smell when you open the box is incredibly nice - you can easily smell the camomile which is a smell that just reminds you of happy childhood days. When you add hot water you can also smell the light honey and vanilla flavour but the camomile is definitely the strongest of the ingredients.

                    The taste is just amazing, so wonderful sweet and perfectly balanced that the camomile tea is perfect every time you need/want to relax. You can clearly taste all three ingredients and it tastes as if real honey would have been added.

                    No sugar is added and I normally don't need sugar for Twinings as they are naturally quite sweet. Although here I sometimes need a little bit of extra honey when I feel really stressed after coming home from work or when it's really nasty weather outside.
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                    Ingredients & Nutrition

                    Twinings always uses all natural ingredients for its tea - no artificial flavouring/colouring or additives - a huge plus point!
                    The tea contains:
                    - Camomile
                    - Natural Vanilla Flavouring 4%
                    - Natural Honey Flavourings 3%

                    This tea is a herbal tea and doesn't contain any caffeine! Camomile is quite healthy for you and is well known to help you to relax. Honey and Vanilla are well known to sooth the symptoms of a cold and especially help when you have a sore throat.
                    100ml of tea typically contains:
                    - Energy - 2 kcal
                    - Protein - trace
                    - Carbohydrate - 0.3g
                    - Sugar - trace
                    - Fat - trace
                    - Fibre - trace
                    - Sodium - trace
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                    Price & Value

                    I cannot remember the exact price I paid for the tea but it was definitely less than 1 pound for 20 bags. Twinings is not the cheapest tea on the market but it's always worth the price.
                    I actually paid up to 3.50 Euro in Italy for a small box of Twinings tea - but I just couldn't live without my feel-good tea.

                    The Camomile, Honey & Vanilla flavour is just amazing, a great way to relax on a cold winter day when it's raining or snowing outside and my secret medicine when I have a cold.

                    I really love this tea and can highly recommend it!

                    For me it's 10 out of 10 with a little extra star!

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                  • Product Details

                    Brand: Twinings / / Type: Herbal Tea