Product Type: Twinings Tea
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A bit of an acquired taste
Twinings Pure Green Tea
Member Name: basketofbuttons
Twinings Pure Green Tea
Advantages: health benefits, dry and crisp tasting tea
Disadvantages: Some may find it slightly bitter
I have read a lot about the health benefits of drinking green tea on a regular basis. I us to drink about two cups a day before my daughter was born, but whilst I was pregnant I developed a real aversion to the taste and for some reason I hadn't thought of trying it again.
I had read that it's meant to boost the metabolism, amongst other things, and as I am trying very hard to lose a few pounds, I decided to start drinking it again. The one I am using at the moment is Twinings Pure Green Tea and I buy this from my local supermarket. It's a brand that is available fairly widely, I think and it's easy to get hold of. The box costs me £1.69 and it contains 20 little tea bags of pure green tea.
I use a small cup whenever I have this tea as I think the smaller the cup then the stronger the flavour as less water is used. I use hot (but not boiling) water and pour over the tea bag. I allow the bag to infuse for slightly longer than it says on the box. The box states three to five minutes but I leave it a little longer than that and sometimes I don't remove the bag at all. Sugar can be added to taste though I prefer mine as it comes.
The tea has a strong taste (as I've left the bag in for so long, I imagine) and it is distinctive in both its aroma and flavour. It tastes sort of 'woody' to me with a slightly bitter aftertaste, which lingers at the back of my throat. It is quite hard to describe. I honestly cannot really say it's a really pleasant tea to taste but I am only drinking it for the supposed health benefits really.
Cancer runs in my family quite strongly, on both my mother's and father's side and this drink has been known to assist in the prevention of certain caners, including breast, colon and stomach. It aids digestion and is also said to help improve mood. Obviously, the more that it is drunk then the better the benefits and at the moment I am having two cups per day on average.
I really do think this tea is an acquired taste. However, for all it's faults in the taste department I actually found myself reaching for a green tea bag the other day in preference to a cup of my usual Typhoo as I fancied a crisper, sharper taste. It is refreshing and I like it to be cooled down rather than hot like a normal cuppa would be.
It's quite thirst quenching as s drink and certainly refreshing, if only due to the crispness and sharpness of its aftertaste. I really think it's a drink which needs to be tried for oneself as describing it is impossible really as the taste is so unique.
It's unusual and different but certainly worth trying if only for the added health benefits.
Also posted on dooyoo as basketofbuttons
Summary: I am continuing to drink this up to two times per day