Product Type: Twinings Tea
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Not sure about refreshing & revitalising but it cleared my airways :-)
Twinings Lemon and Ginger
Member Name: trayrope
Twinings Lemon and Ginger
Advantages: Clears my airways, tastes ok.
Disadvantages: Bit of a murky colour.
In the last week I have been full of cold and have been seeking warming drinks to enjoy throughout the day. A quick search through the kitchen cupboard turned up a sachet of Twinings Revive & Revitalise Lemon & Ginger. This sounded just the job so I filled the kettle with fresh water and popped it on to boil.
The packaging for the teabag tells me that it contains all natural ingredients and is a reviving combination of citrus flavour and spice. This tea is caffeine free and has no added sugar and is suitable to be drunk at any time of day.
I followed the suggested directions on the back of the packet and allowed my teabag to infuse for about 3 minutes in the freshly boiled water in my cup. Honey can be added to sweeten the drink up, which would probably help my cold if i chose to do this.
As I poured the water onto the teabag I was hit with a refreshing, zingy lemon scent, it seemed similar to sherbet lemons but without the sweetness. The scent from the infusing tea soon had my sinuses feeling clearer. Unfortunately the water in my cup had started to turn an insipid, cloudy yellow colour that honestly was not all that appealing.
It was easy to remove the teabag from the cup as it has a string with a cardboard tab that you leave dangling over the side of your cup. I gave the teabag a squeeze to ensure I got plenty of flavour.
My first sip was a little disappointing, tasting mostly of hot water. But after swallowing I got a non sour lemon taste on my taste buds, gradually followed by a ginger hit that comes from the throat and stays for a good thirty seconds.
The tea leaves my palate feeling clean but not refreshed and definitely not revitalised. The combination of Ginger and Lemon seems to of eased my airways which can only be a good thing. To be honest this is not a tea I would reach for again when looking for something to refresh and revitalise, but if I wanted to breathe a little easier while I have a cold then it is on my shopping list.
A box of 20 tea bags can be found in most good supermarkets for around £1.50 but I got mine as a free sample from the Twinings website.
Thank you for reading.
Summary: Not a bad drink for when you have a cold.