Product Type: Twinings Tea
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Zing me up Scottie!
Twinings Lemon and Ginger
Member Name: xxfoxyredxx
Twinings Lemon and Ginger
Advantages: Cheap, great quality, taste ok
Disadvantages: Don't do a lot for me though my nightime jitters have stopped!
When it comes to drinking ordinary tea I'm terrible for it. I sit all day consuming the stuff and usually drink about 20 mugs throughout a said day (and thats on a good day lol)!
Lately though I have been feeling fatigued and as a sufferer with M.E, an eating disorder and with a spine condition and hypothyroidism in all honestly I am on the deck with little energy alot these days. I dragged myself (litterally with my mates help) to Asda to see what I could get to re-energise me and give me a much needed boost and decided that along with some vitamins and tonics and fruit that I picked up that I would get some caffeine free, fruity and the like, natural teabags for myself in the hope that they would help perk me up slightly.
The teabags come in bright yellow box with a photograph of ginger and a lemon on the front of it and we are told that they are Twinings 'Revive & Revitalise' Lemon & Ginger '20' Teabags and that they are naturally caffeine free and have a net weight (for 20 bags) of 30g and that they only contain natural ingredients. Other information on the box provided includes being told a bit about the product and how to use the bags, the ingredients used are listed and contact details for the manufacturer are given. Nice enough, classy actually looking box which is of course informative enough.
These teabags are actually rather ok to be fair to them and of excellent quality. I have had dalliances with numerous herb and fruit infusions in the past and these are actually rather good!
Ginger root is not only known to be reviving (as is citrus) but it is also known and used to this day to aid digestion so basically these could be helpful to anyone who drinks them and of course they are meant to be good for perking you up too.... great for a first brew of the day or when lagging in the mid afternoon apparently!
The Bags are square in shape. Not very perforated with a light beige and brown mix within each one you can vaguely see through it. It has a slight herby smell of ginger to it and all you do to brew this is to leave it to steep in freshly brewed water for a couple of minutes before removing the teabag and you can add honey or whatever you want to, to it for a little added sweetness if need be. Making this drink up is very simple indeed and the longer you leave it to breaw the richer the flavours in infusion it gets.
Although this is reffered to as tea it actually isn't really...its an infusion ginger root, lemon and lemongrass, blackberry leaves and sweet fennel as well as a few other things of course. You are meant to drink it without milk and you get a golden coloured drink that smells of natural lemons in the main with no scum or bits in it at all.
Taste wise, well this is light on flavour and although containing ginger this isn't a harsh flavour it happens to be a well blended slightly lemony and gingery hot drink. It isn't too sweet, does taste really natural and watery and is easy to sup.
Does it help revive and revitalise me though?
Actually no it doesn't sadly. I don't know if it would work on people who just generally want a small pick me up and don't suffer with health issues such as I do but they don't work a jot for me. Do they work at aiding digestion? Only my insides could vouch for that of course and I have no real idea!
All I can say is that I do actually feel better not consuming so much caffeine through drinking these types of infusions as I used to get the jitters at night and I do feel that although I don't love them as much as I do as a conventional cup of tea they don't seem to be doing me any harm at all thankfully!
Available in all good supermarkets etc costing about £1.00 a box of 20.
Summary: A drink I'm happy to alternate with caffeine ladelled teas!
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