Product Type: Twinings Tea
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A Soothing Sip Ahead
Twinings Peppermint Tea
Member Name: topsyturvy
Twinings Peppermint Tea
Advantages: tastes refreshing, good for the stomach
I love a flavoured tea sometimes just as much as a normal cup of earl grey but it has to always be Twinings if I'm going for something a bit special. I am really into my peppermint tea at the moment and have been trying quite a few brands to see if there is much of a difference in them, my latest trial is the Pure Peppermint revive & revitalise tea be Twinings. I saw these in the supermarket and they looked good from the packaging so I decided to give them a try and see what they were like. Sometimes with Twinings the flavoured tea can be a bit of a hit or a miss but this one I actually was praying that it would be a successful choice.
The packaging for this tea is all quite natural it has a green fade effect on the box and the gold Twinings logo. There is a picture of a few mint leaves and the name of the flavour on here too. It mentions how many teabags are included and also that it is all natural ingredients and that the tea is caffeine free. It is very sophisticated packaging and it is a cardboard box so it is easy to store and the tea has a paper handle to hold while dipping the tea bag in to make it easier and it looks nicer this way too. It is a simple design but in the supermarket it does stand out as you know by the green colour that it is a mint tea right away which makes it easier.
TWININGS PURE PEPPERMINT TEA
So, to begin with when opening the box you don't get a strong minty aroma which was a surprise but I started to boil the kettle and had my tea bag sat inside the mug with the string over the edge so it wouldn't sink under the hot water. Once the hot water was added to the mug I could instantly smell the mint it was very strong and smelled quite dental like which is not like my usual mint teas. It showed how minty this was though which was good as it is pure peppermint and also I hoped the taste would match the smell in being quite strong, I hate mint as a flavour in all things but for some reason I am ok with it in tea.
The peppermint leaves are said to give off oil which is what makes it tastes really refreshing. The good thing about mint tea is also if you have an upset stomach it helps with digestion and soothes the stomach. Now, upon tasting this be careful as it is boiling hot, I always leave my teabag in also to create a stronger flavour through out the drink but it depends how minty you want your tea to be. To look at the tea has a dark amber colour, near brown almost and it tastes very nice and refreshing, a subtly taste of mint but very pleasant and it makes a nice change to heavier drinks as it seems so light and like it is doing good drinking it.
I like to drink this before bed as it soothes me and it has a relaxing essence to it with the clean mint taste which hits you most upon sipping. Once swallowed you can still taste slight mint notes but not as much, I have drunk this before when having an upset stomach and do feel it has helped me slightly. I find this great to unwind with and it isn't fatty at all to drink. In a 100ml serving the only numerical nutritional figure you will see is the 0.3g of carbohydrates which is nothing and traces of everything else with is being 2 calories a serving. It is a great drink to like and I will sometimes have it at work if my stomach isn't the best so it is good.
I think if you love mint then it is obvious you will like this but even if you like your herbal teas it is worth giving this one a try. You will either love or hate this pure peppermint drink but it is harmless and has no great strong flavour it is nicely subtle and that is why I drink it. It would maybe appeal also to drinkers of fruit teas who like a lighter drink and even if you drink green tea. This is for people of all ages and it really is an acquired taste. Compared to other peppermint teas I've had this is not as strong but in some ways I like it. I have my stronger tea when I'm in the mood for them but it is good to know there is a difference among them.
To buy a box of Twinings Pure Peppermint tea bag, a box of 40 at Tesco will cost you £2.40 and these are available at all supermarkets in the tea aisle if you look around.
The official Twinings website is http://twinings.co.uk/.
Summary: a mint flavoured tea by Twinings
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