Product Type: Twinings Tea
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Not everyone's cup of tea
Twinings Pure Green Tea
Member Name: bkecky
Twinings Pure Green Tea
Advantages: Health benefits, enjoyed the taste
Disadvantages: Funny colour, a little more expensive than your regular tea bag
First off I would like to say that I do not enjoy tea. I am firmly in the coffee camp. On the odd occasion that I do drink tea it is either because my dad made me a cup and I don't have the heart to tell him I'm not that keen, I'm having afternoon tea complete with cakes and finger sandwiches or coffee is just not an option. In the past year I have probably consumes at most 5 cups of tea. So why did I buy green tea? Well I had a stinker of a cold and I am not a fan of taking medicine in general and only take it when absoloutely necessary. I went online and looked at what I could do to get rid of this and it seemed green tea came up quite often. It seems that actually green tea can do little wrong in this world and is one of these super healthy things that is all the rave. By this point I was desperate so I decided to give it a go.
So here is a run down on the benefits of this miracle potion that they call green tea:
-Helps to burn more calories
-Prevents tooth decay
-Boosts your immune system
-Helps prevent cancer
-Reduces symptoms of arthiritis
-Reduces chances of heart disease and thrombosis
-Used to treat multiple sclerosis
-Helps stop stop Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases
-Reduces the risk of esophageal cancer
So seemigly green tea can do no wrong. I imagine these benefits would take a hell of a lot of green tea to achieve though. But anyway, I decided to stick up on green tea and vitamins through loads of citrus fruits and for two entire days I binged on these. And I have to say I did feel the improvement.
I bought Twinings because it was the only brand I recognised and it was also quite cheap compared to the fancy Chinese boxes. The box was bright green too, just in case anyone was unsure of what was inside. Upon opening the box they tea bags looked very cute, individually wrapped and with a little string for each one. I love tea bags with strings, always such a novelty.
When I first put the water in there didn't seem to be much of an immediate change of colour unlike black tea. When I do drink tea I like it strong with no milk or sugar. I was a little concerned that this tea wasn't going to change colour but after a couple of minutes and me squeezing the tea bag manually the water changed to a rather unappetising dark yellow with a green tinge. It was sort of like a very unhealthy urine colour. This was not really doing much for me considering my existing dislike of tea. However when I tasted it I found that actually it wasn't so bad. I still would have preferred coffee but I definitely preferred it to black tea. Bear in mind though that my taste buds were rather numb at this point. After my two day binge I didn't drink the tea again but did come back to it one day when I had run out of coffee. I still enjoyed the taste. But I think for some people it may not be quite to their taste. It is quite a distinctive taste, a little earthy, but that is what I liked about it. Maybe I had just drunk it for so long without tasting it my taste buds had adjusted without me realising. I got quite attached to this tea and I think I will buy it again but I probably wouldn't drink this all day like I can coffee. A couple of cups a day is enough for me but as I previously mentioned I imagine you would have to have a routine and regular intake of this to get the real health benefits.
I think overall that this tea is a little like Earl Grey for black tea drinkers. Some people love it and others can really taste the difference and won't go near it. I would say give green tea a go though and maybe don't judge it on the first cup. If you are a big tea drinker and you could replace your regular tea with this it would be beneficial to your health so just try it and you may be pleasantly surprised.
Summary: Sticking with coffee but not at all unpleasant!
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