Product Type: Twinings Tea
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Fantastic Fruit Infusion!
Twinings Cranberry & Sanguinello Orange Tea
Member Name: ridgeway27
Twinings Cranberry & Sanguinello Orange Tea
Advantages: Fresh, Fragrant, Fruity - Suitable Hot/Cold. Individually Wrapped
I love fruit teas - and as I just popped one into a mug I thought to myself that I should review what has recently become my flavour of choice in the Twinings range.
Twinings are now a hugely recognised brand who began trading in 1706 in Strand (London). According to their website, they now blend over 100 varieties of tea and export worldwide. They are always releasing new flavours which should suit anyone and everyone's tastes.
I often find myself buying these because I get bored of standard tea - and love the scent which wafts from flavoured or herbal teas.
This flavour belongs to the Fresh&Fruity range, and I recently came upon it in a mixed selection pack - and instantly loved it. The teabags I have come in individually wrapped deep-pink pounches so are ideal if travelling or taking them to work because I can carry one at a time and use them as the need arises.
The pouch helps keep the scent fresh and concentrated, and also means it does not escape while still packaged (so the small area in my hangbag where I keep mine does not smell of it).
The front of the pouch shows the Royal Appointment symbol, the brand is clearly legible with the flavour of tea (assisted by visual imagery of the ingredients) and a stamp saying this contains 'all natural ingredients'.
To drink - boil your kettle, and open the pouch (very easy - just rip the paper on one edge) and pop the teabag into your mug...
Once boiled, pour the water in and allow the tea-bag to infuse. You can pour the water and then place the teabag into the mug, but I find by pouring water onto the teabag, it helps the flavour release much more quickly...
The infusion takes roughly 2-3 minutes and I find it helps to swivel the teabag around a few times so the contents of the teabag can release more easily. These teabags come with a string attached and a little card on the end saying "Twinings" which makes 'swivelling' quite easy to do.
Once infused the teabag can be removed. I quite often leave mine in much longer than the recommended 2-3 mins if the mug is not too small. I find the flavour intensifies nicely, but is not so strong meaning I need to add more water to dilute it.
I'd definitely recommend allowing one teabag per person. I remember ordering a similar tea once which came to me in a teapot designed for two people... While this helps the flavour infuse more quickly - unless two teabags are used (for this amount of water) it tastes like over-diluted squash and puts me off completely!
The smell is pleasant without being overpowering and this is a pleasant tasting drink which is not sweet, sour or sickly (I find) while being refreshing. It can be drunk cold too - which is a benefit from traditional tea. At times I get so absorbed with what I'm doing, forgetting I have just made a hot drink. I never reheat tea or coffee, so these often go to waste, but Fresh&Fruity teas are drinkable cold too. My preference is to have them hot though!
The back of the packet states the following:
"Sanguinello is a Spanish variety of the blood orange. With its distinctive, crimson flesh, it has a sweet taste that when combined with the sharpness of cranberry produces a crisp and refreshing infusion. Naturally caffeine free and with no added sugar, it can be enjoyed at any time of day"
I try to drink cranberry because of it's apparent health benefits, but I don't really enjoy it - I like to think this tea allows me to obtain similar benefits while enjoying a hot beverage!
Also, I don't sweeten my fruit tea in any way, but should you wish to, they suggest adding honey, and another note on the pouch states not to add milk!
These were bought for me, so I don't have a price, but a quick look at Amazon tells me they are available for £2.13 (box of 20 individually wrapped teabags). You may be able to find them on offer in supermarkets too.
Summary: If you try them - I hope you enjoy them too!
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