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I absolutely love fruit tea and to be honest I am quite addicted to it. I used to have the same problem with caffeinated tea, but decided to go on a health kick a while back. I thought I would really miss REAL tea, but soon realised I just missed having a hot drink, and soon found fruit tea which replaced this habit!
I drink so much of it and have about five cups a day and it's easy to get bored of the same flavour over and over again, so I always try and stock up on the boxes of different flavours. Its good to pick up variety boxes like this to decide if you really like a flavour before you commit to buying a whole box of twenty tea bags of it! That is a lot to get through if you don't like a flavour.
This box of tea contains 20 tea bags, and has four different flavours, so five bags of each flavour:
Echinacea and Raspberry. This is quite a week flavour. The echinacea appeals to me for its health benefits but when I looked into I realised they didn't actually contain anywhere near as much goodness as the vitamin pills I popped! Quite a dull muted flavour. Not very sweet and quite brusk and brittle.
Blackcurrant, Ginseng and Vanilla. This is a much more strong and evident flavour. The blackcurrant is the main top flavour and once you have tasted that you then get a side note of the vanilla flavour. The two flavours are very different but really compliment each other in a contrasting way.
Chamomile and Limeflower. A nice addition to the normal (boring in my opinion) chamomile tea. The limeflower adds a bit of zing and zang, but not too much to put people off chamomile-the existing fans. Still very calm and relaxing and ideal for just before bed, but perfect to give a little bit of change.
Last but not least, Cranberry, Raspberry, and Elderflower. This is my favorite of the four and I went straight out to buy a full box of this. It is a red berry flavour with a difference. The cranberry and elderflower compliment each other perfectly and manage out the bitterness with sweetness to create a really warm lively feel. It has the sweetness of strawberry but without the sickliness!
This is perfect box to buy to try new flavours or if you are having friends round. I want to convert the world to fruit tea!
I'm one of those people who likes the idea of herbal tea but whenever I've tried it I've always been disappointed...
However, I found this selection in Sainsburys and decided to give them a go as they were on special offer... I liked the fact that you had a variety of different flavours and I must admit they have several different selections which I have since tried..
You get 5 teabags of each flavour which are all packaged in their own packs so they are kept fresh until you reach that flavour..
They suggest that you leave the teabag in for 2 minutes to let the herbal tea take effect, however I'll admit that I tend to leave mine in for closer to 4 as I like quite a strong flavour...
All you need to do is put your tea bag in your cup and pour on hot water... the tea bags themselves have a tag attached to string which you need to pull and so far they have come off as they should... the only thing is that when you pour the water in, you need to hold onto the tag as the water will pull down the teabag and its attached tag into the water....
As for the taste, they do actually have taste...! My favourite is the cranberry though and my least favourite is the Chamomile & Limeflowers as I don't find the taste that great or that strong...
I love tea! In the winter all I drink is tea most of the time. People seem to drink black tea with milk and that is pretty much everything but I personally like to have a big selection available in the house and drink what I feel like at the moment. Most of the time I make the effort into making myself loose tea but once in a while I just do not have the time for it and I use tea bags.
Twinings is brand that makes teas and is easily available in any supermarket. In fact the question is where is Twinings not available now days? Is like an invasion, is taken a space in every supermarket shelve all over Britain. Is unbelievable.! When I will travel abroad I will look to see if is the same situation out there.
The fact that they have a selection of different teas in one pack is a brilliant idea. I would of never though about trying some of the others otherwise.
First time I made myself a cup of tea I was highly impressed with the wonderful smell. It smells absolutely divine but very unnatural for a couple of tea bags to realise such a powerful scent. Once it cooled down and I was able to drink and it literally had no taste whatsoever even though I left the tea bags for 5 minutes in a 250ml cup. Second time I used this brand of tea, I used 3 bags but still no taste of the fruit I was suppose to have, it just went a bit more bitter. Neither sugar could help with the taste.
I did finished the entire box of tea selections and I must say it was the worst tea I have ever had. I mean yes it all smells lovely but where is the taste that comes with it?
On the packaging in the ingredients list I was not surprised to find flavouring.
This is tea scam I'm telling you!
Sometimes I have a sleepless night, usually at the end of a long day's work, and I find chamomile tea a great help. The one I like the best is Twinings Organic Pure Chamomile. Chamomile has long been recognised as a great sleep inducer and it's the perfect thing to have as your last drink of the evening because it doesn't contain caffeine.
Twinings Organic Pure Chamomile bags are relatively cheap for the benefits they bring; I paid just 89p last week for a box of twenty bags, described on the box as 'naturally caffeine free'. The box itself weighs 30g; it is cream-coloured with a blue banner at the top and a picture of a chamomile flower on the front, which looks like a white daisy with a yellow centre. There is also a gold badge which says 'all natural ingredients' so you can be sure that the drink is healthy. The bags simply contain Egyptian chamomile which has been steamed to protect their taste. Twinings recommend their chamomile tea to help you relax during the day and sleep well at night.
Chamomile tea is very simple to make; simply place one bag per person in a cup or teapot, pour on freshly-boiled water and leave to infuse for two to three minutes, then cool slightly before drinking. It is drunk without milk but you can add honey or sugar to sweeten if you prefer.
In today's busy stressful world, it is comforting to know that a cup or two of natural organic chamomile at the end of the day will ensure you get a decent night's sleep and wake up ready to face the new day.
I am trying my hardest to give up milk, it's not always easy I love a proper cup of tea, however, I will persevere. So I have been mostly drinking fruit teas(soya milk doesn't do it for me).
I picked this box the other day at Sainsburys for £1.79 containing 20 mixed teabags
5 Peach & Passion Fruit
5 Grapefruit, Mandarin & Lime
5 Lemon Zest
5 Mango, Mandarin & Cinnamon
I am hooked!
I love the peach and passionfruit, when you first brew it the aroma of peach hits you and you actually believe it will taste of peach and it does with a mild hint of passionfruit, now I would have liked the passionfruit flavour to be stronger but it's a very pleasant drink.
The grapefruit, mandarin & lime and the Lemon zest ones are both very refreshing, would both make an ideal wake up cuppa, the one with lime has a bitter edge, but I think limes have a bitter edge anyway. These two teabags need brewing a little longer than the other two.
The mango, mandarin and cinnamon is both refreshing and warming, the slight taste of cinnamon compliments the mango perfectly. A definite favourite of mine.
Being both caffeine and calorie free these drinks are ideal for anyone watching their weight, wanting to give up milk or just wanting a change. My only real complaint would be that they are just not proper tea!
20 Tea Bags (36.25g). Five infusion bags each of Cranberry, Raspberry & Elderflower, Blackcurrant Ginseng & Vanilla, Chamomile & Limeflowers, Echinacea & Raspberry.