Product Type: Twinings Tea
Newest Review: ... 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 t... more
Helping my poor throat at the moment!
Twinings Camomile, Honey & Vanilla
Member Name: MsTricia
Twinings Camomile, Honey & Vanilla
Advantages: tastes nice, no need for added sugar and working well on my sore throat!
Disadvantages: wheres the vanilla? or is it just me?
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The picture is rather outdated as the box is now blue, with a similar picture of honey, camomile flowers and a vanilla stick.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.
Summary: brilliant tea for keeping warm and helping me feel better before I return to work tomorrow lol