“ Type: Herbal Tea „
A couple of years ago now I gave up drinking caffinated tea and coffee for my new years resolution. I couldn't decide what else to do, yet I really wanted to do something. I thought I would miss the taste of tea, but it turned out it was just a habit, and I filled the need for having a hot drink with fruit and herbal tea.
Since then I have tried many different brands (such as Twinings and Tetley-yes they do fruit tea believe it or not!) and supermarkets (such as Asda, Sainsburys and Tesco do their own ones too, often at a lower price). I have also tried many different flavours. There are many I dont like, and many I do. I mainly like the red berry ones, but I do like some variety and when I spotted this box, I thought it would save me buying several different boxes when I could just buy one variety box.
The downsides are always similar with variety boxes. You actually pay more per tea bag than you do if you buy same flavour boxes (unless they are on offer or something) but in contrast on the upside you do not have to buy four different boxes, with a much higher initial expenditure to get a variety of flavours.
Another downside to selection boxes is that there always seems to be a less popular flavour which gets left to the end and then wasted. In this case that was the wild blackberry and nettle flavour, which was considerably less popular, due to the fuzzy over the top flavour the nettle provides, but the tea was still drinkable so it was not wasted, I just wouldn't buy a whole pack of these teas.
I really liked the wild strawberry and juniper flavour. I am not sure how it was wild, but it was a nice take on the normal flavours and was warm and spicey, a nice change.
Ginger orange and honey was in comparison a weaker flavour, but it seemed to be for one of those winter days when you need warming up from the inside out, or when you have a sore throat.
The box had more packaging than the same flavour boxes, as it had to keep the tea bags seperate to stop all the flavours infusing, so it was necessary.
Overall it was nice to have some variety and try some flavours I wouldn't normally buy. I hope they bring out more and more varied packs to make me try new things!
Character: Contains 5 teabags each of the following: Wild Blackberry & Nettle, Ginger Orange & Honey, Rosehip Orange & Rhubarb, Wild Strawberry & Juniper. How and when to serve: Allow one teabag per person, add freshly boiled water to the bag and leave to infuse for three to five minutes. The resulting infusion can be served hot or ice cold, with honey added to sweeten. Always drink without milk.