“ Type: Green Tea „
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Twinings is a well known and trusted tea brewer and I am constantly on the look out for new flavours of tea to try and experiment with. I really like green teas so when I saw this Twinings flavour I quickly grabbed a box. This Green Tea with Mint flavour from Twinings is truly delicious.
The tea selections in supermarkets nowadays is huge and it is hard to decide on what brand and flavour to try next. Twinings is a well known and established tea maker which began in 1706 by a gent called Thomas Twining who wanted something different to drink in the morning other than ale! It was a rare and unique company at the time and apparently he had fand such as Jane Austin! Twinings is an ethical tea company and supports multiple charities across the globe.
The green tea with mint flavour has the standard and instantly recognisable Twinings style, the colour is a subtle pale green and white. On the box are some nice crisp looking mint leaves and a pale off-white liquid drink. The bold and gold Twinings branding is across the front of the box and on the back is the ingredients list and other information.
To keep the tea bags fresh they are sealed and airtight so you know they have reached you in their optimum condition. The packaging box is totally bio-degradable cardboard.
The Brewing Process
Place your tea bag into your mug and simply add just off the boil water to the rim of your cup, you then leave your teabag in the cup to infuse into the steaming water until you are happy with the strength. To get a fuller, more intense cup of green tea with mint just simply leave the bag in for longer. This is what I like about infused tea, you can leave the bag in the whole time you drink and it just tastes better and better in my opinion.
These drinks do not need any milk at all and are sweet enough to have without any sugar, so the calorie content is next to nothing, so this a great alternative for dieters who don't want to miss out on a coffee break or for the lactose intolerant. The colour of the liquid turns a slightly off green/grey which doesn't look particularly appetising but this drink is not about the colour.
Twinings green tea with mint is just like their green tea but with a nice, fresh kick of mint throughout the brew. The green tea has a mellow yet intoxicating flavour, it seems to make me feel instantly relaxed and revived. The flavour is a subtle tea flavour that I find is very easy to drink, it is very refreshing and very light tasting. Add to this the mint flavour and it becomes a whole new experience, the mint is the dominant flavour in the tea and adds a nice kick to the hot drink. I definately prefer this tea drink with mint to regular green tea as it has a much more lively flavour and a much less bitter aftertaste that some green teas have.
Both the green tea and mint flavours are a natural source of antioxidants and as such are associated with many health benefits. I do not primarily drink this due to any goodness and wellbeing but it certainly encourages me and makes me feel relaxed and healthier. Twinings use Pure China Green tea leaves that are perfect for cleansing your palate, and steamed mint leaves, which are known to help digestion. They recommend this as an after dinner tea drink, but I generally have it during work hours.
* All Natural Ingredients:
* - Green tea
* - Peppermint leaves (10%)
* - Natural mint flavouring (7%)
A box of 20 tea bags costs approximately £1.45 in all major supermarkets and is often on offer, it is also available from the Twinings website. I will be adding this to my tea list!
As someone who is an affectionate tea afficionado, the most usual phrase someone replies when I suggest green tea is that it has a bitterish, unpleasant taste or that it tastes like grass (don't know how you get to know this, but anyway). It's true that green tea is a bit bittery, however, you'll get used to it. Fast foward three months ago, during a visit to a tea shop, and I find this particular Twinings box inviting... green tea & mint!
Mint tea is very sweet tasting and relaxing (and a particular favourite of mine), and it soothes your throat and stomach; this is due to a compound called menthol. So, does Twinings green tea & mint tea stand up to my expectations? Yes, I really enjoy having a cuppa before sleeping - whilst the majority of the leaves in the teabag are green tea, the mint leaves overpower the green tea's bitter taste, leaving a particularly unique taste of green tea with a sweet mint flavour, however it is not that sweet-tasting. One tip that I highly recommend is that you use lukewarm water to brew in order for the tea not to develop a bitter taste.
I highly suggest that you try this particular Twinings tea for a couple of reasons. First, the teabags are sealed individually, ensuring that the taste and smell doesn't disintegrate - this is something which happened when I used to buy mint teabags that where not sealed - after a couple of days, the tea would be totally without taste! Secondly, you can smell the tea's flavour coming out from your mug whilst it is brewing - for me, it is a sign of quality and that the mint flavour in the tea is strong enough to my liking.
I strongly suggest that you try it out, it's really great for when relaxing, or unwinding after a long, stressful day. And don't forget the health benefits of green tea - a cup every now and then will help you take in your body some good antioxidants.
The very best quality Green Tea you can buy at an affordable price. Should be Twinings brand definitely. For 3 years now, my health seems balanced with cholesterol & blood sugar levels. Highly Recommended and very effective.
Character: A relaxing, soothing blend of green tea and peppermint, one of the most widely used herbs with celebrated digestive qualities. How and when to serve: Brew as you would one of Twinings Classic teas and enjoy at any time of the day, either hot or iced to suit the occasion.