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I used to be a frequent drinker of fruit teas but I got a bit bored with the way the different varieties taste so similar. Anything with berries seemed to taste more of less the same, regardless of the type of berry or the combination so I moved on to more unusual, distinctive flavours. When I was recently recovering from surgery on my foot and therefore unable to go to the kitchen, my partner would leave my lunch and flask of hot water beside my spot on the sofa each morning when he left for work. The first few days i drank jasmine tea but after a few days I wanted some variety and asked if there was anything else in the cupboard: Himself, who prides himself on using things up and not wasting anything, told me he would only fetch something new if I finished the box of Twinings Raspberry, Strawberry and Loganberry bags which had been languishing in the cupboard for a few months. Reluctantly I agreed, but I was pleasantly surprised at what I found so clearly the break from the berries was what I needed.
These 'teas' come in a box of twenty conventional square bags and it's one bag, one cup (or mug), though I find that you can actually get away with two cups, or a mug and half maybe, from one bag as you can with a lot of the fruity blends from Twinings; therefore when you make one of these, boil a bit more water and put it in a pot or flask and top up your cup as you need to.
This infusion is naturally cafeeine free and made from all natural ingredients, as is the case with all Twinings's green and white teas, and fruit infusions. The calories count is just about 4 kcal based on a 200 ml drink so you can drink safe in the knowledge that it's not going to see you pile on the pounds. The other good news is that the cardboard box doesn't come with a cellophane wrapper and the teabags aren't individually wrapped so there's minimal packaging and what there is can be recycled (where facilities apply of course). A note on the box also says that renewable resources were used in making the packaging so 'hurrah' for Twinings on this one.
The unused bags give off a faint whiff of strawberry, to my nose it's a delicate wild strawberry, and certainly not overly sweet and artificial. Once the water is added I think the raspberry aroma is more dominant, though the strawberry can be detected. I like loganberries, I've eaten them fresh in Scotland straight from the garden of a relative who used to grow them, but I can't say I'd ever pick out the smell of loganberries, or the taste.
Two to three minutes infusion time is recommended and I usually leave mine in for about three minutes but it's good that if i ever get distracted and forget about what I'm doing, this infusion doesn't suffer from being steeped too long. Twinings suggest adding a spoonful of honey if you like your drinks sweet but I think the resulting drink is quite sweet anyway and to make it more sweet would only mask the interesting and enjoyable combination of flavours because the raspberry and loganberry are moderately sharp while the strawberry sweetens things up and balances the flavours. There's a mild aftertaste of strawberries but this is refreshing blend that I find most enjoyable when drunk mid morning when I feel the need for something sweet to keep me going till lunch time. It's also quite nice to have after a meal instead of a dessert because I feel that the fruity flavours satisfy my craving for something sweet.
That the raspberry and strawberry remain so distinct is a credit to the tea blenders at Twinings because this particular infusion also contains rosehips, apple and orange peel, distinctive flavours that could easily overpower the main flavours.
Now that I drink the fruity infusions less frequently I find I enjoy this one far more. It's sweet without being sugary and it makes me feel refreshed without getting that caffeine hit.
Twinings Raspberry, Loganberry and Strawberry Infusions are currently on offer for just £1 (for abox of 20)at ASDA and Tesco until 22/1/2013 and 29/01/2013 respectively.
Despite my absolute caffeine requirement, I do try to vary my hot drink intake to give me the warming drinks I want without the caffeine I know I should cut down on. However, I am not willing to compromise on flavour and also am trying to keep to a healthy and weight reducing diet.
This tea lets me have all of these in one cup.
The sharper taste of raspberry and the richness that is the loganberry gives a good backbone to the sometimes cloying flavour of strawberry. It makes for a delicious, appealingly scented and attractive red brew which is warming with negligible calories and no caffeine.
Because the infusion is tasty and has a complex sweetness it also responds well to chilling for summer time iced tea. It also makes for a delicious and natural alternative to squash and cordials for health orientated dieters.
It is ideal for those sensitive to or who are trying to cut down on additives for themselves and or their family. As children tend to be familiar with the taste of strawberry this is a good natural alternative sweet drink to start them out on as the resistance factor should be smaller. All the ingredients are natural - though the tea bags themselves are bleached - so you and your children need fear no nasty artificial additives.
Twinings are a long established tea specialist so you can sup away assured that the infusion itself is from quality ingredients, they are securely packaged both in the bags and in the outer carton itself to arrive at your kettle fresh and ready to brew. The card carton is also recyclable.
It cost me £1.19 for a box of twenty at Sainsbury's though you can also find it at other supermarkets, health food shops and online at Amazon.
Brew for three minutes in the mug or a teapot and enjoy.
You won't regret it with this tasty warming tea.
I don't like tea, the traditional tea, in fact I absolutely hate tea! However I do really like the fruit flavoured teas. I do normally buy the Starbucks Tazo Passion Fruit Tea when we are on holiday in the US, I normally buy loads of boxes of it, and so stock up for the next few months. I think I made a bit of an error with quantities last time though and so I've ran out, and our next trip is quite a while off yet.
Normally over the summer months I always have a jug of the Starbucks Passion Iced Tea in the fridge, and as I've ran out of the teabags I'm really missing this. So whilst shopping in Sainsburys recently I decided that I'd try some of the Twinings fruit teas, one of the flavours that I bought was the raspberry strawberry and loganberry.
I thought that this was really reasonably priced, it's a box of 20 tea bags for just £1.19. The tea is advertised as having all natural ingredients, and being naturally caffeine free. It also states that is has no added sugar, and that it's free from artificial flavours.
Over the summer months I will normally drink fruit tea as iced tea, and over the winter months I will normally drink it hot. So I've mainly been using the tea bags to make jugs of iced tea so far. I have had a couple of mugs of the tea hot though, so I would know whether to buy it over the winter as well.
I have to say that this really does make delicious iced tea, the iced tea has a very fruity and refreshing flavour. You can taste the juicy red berries in this, I would say that the strawberry is the stand out flavour in this tea. The iced tea does have quite a sweet flavour, but it's a fruity sweet flavour as opposed to a sugary sweet flavour - if that makes sense! This makes a really lovely fruity and refreshing drink. It's the perfect thirst quenching drink on a warm day, it's delicious as a long drink poured over lots of ice.
To make a 2 litre jug of iced tea I will use 5 of the tea bags, and then pour a litre of boiling water over them, I will then then let them steep for a few hours, until the tea has gone cold. Then I remove the tea bags, and top up the jug with a litre of cold water, stir, and then keep in the fridge. I find that if you add a handful of strawberries and raspberries to the jug, or even just in your glass then this really enhances the fresh and fruity taste even further. This also makes a nice addition if you are serving the iced tea when you have guests over.
I also enjoyed the tea hot, I thought that it still had that lovely fresh and fruity flavour, and again the strawberry seemed to be the stand out flavour. For a hot cup of the tea I use one tea bag per large mug, probably around 300ml hot water per tea bag, and I let it steep for around 10 minutes.
I've really enjoyed this flavour fruit tea, and I'm certainly going to buy it again. It won't stop me buying my favourite Starbucks Passion tea as this is still my favourite by a long way, but this is a more than acceptable alternative for when I've ran out.
I have to admit to not drinking enough water. Every now and then, when I feel my skin is bad or I need a bit of a detox, I switch to Twinings Herbal Tea Range to give myself a break from caffeine for a while. I first started drinking herbal tea a few years ago and gave up soon after as I found it very tasteless. Last year, when I was deciding to be healthy for a while again, I came across Twinings Raspberry, Strawberry and Loganberry Tea bags so decided to give them a go.
I would imagine that these tea bags are available in most supermarkets such as Asda, Sainsbury etc. I usually by my tea bags from Tesco where a box of 20 cost 84p which is fairly reasonable but obviously more expensive than other tea bags such as PG Tips. An advantage of buying these tea bags from Tesco, is that they are quite often on the 'buy one, get one free' offers which means you can buy two boxes (40 teabags) for £1.40.
I think the packaging is quite eye catching. The box is a red / pink colour and very fittingly, there is a picture of strawberries and raspberries on the front. The box has a section which you can pull out and this enables you to access the teabags. There is a lid made from cardboard which comes back over the push through section which ensures that your tea bags are kept fresh. On the back of the box is all the usual info such as directions for use, ingredients, nutritional information etc.
Directions For Use
Put a tea bag in a cup and pour freshly boiled water over the bag. Personally I prefer my tea quite strong as I like it to have a certain amount of flavour, so I tend to leave the tea bag brewing for around 5 minutes which turns the drink a dark shade of red. At 1st when you add the water to the bag, the liquid turns all sorts of different shades which is a bit odd but after brewing for a bit, the tea soon turns to a more normal colour (if red can be a normal colour for tea?) One tea bag should be used per cup to get the full flavour, although maybe if you preferred your tea very weak then you could share a tea bag between two cups. Milk is not to be added to herbal teas!
As I mentioned earlier, I was put off herbal teas as I found them quite tasteless. This product however is different. Although the smell is a lot more powerful than the taste, this tea does actually have flavour to it. From the smell, which is very sweet and I think smells similar to Vimto (but sweeter) you would assume that the tea itself would taste the same. This is not the case, the taste is a lot more subtle than the smell. You get the sweetness from the strawberries and this contrasts with the sharp flavour of the raspberries although neither flavour is excessively strong. To be honest, I am not entirely sure what loganberries taste like so I'm not sure what sort of flavour they may add to the tea. The best way I can describe this tea, is saying it is like a watered down fruit juice. Although this doesn't sound too appealing, I can assure you it is, I am just trying to give you a realistic idea of the taste.
Twinings have a massive range of teas that they are famous for. They produce normal tea bags as well as a wide range of different flavours of herbals teas. Out of all the different flavours I have tried, this is by far my favourite.
This tea does make me feel healthier. I tend to drink just herbal tea (along side water and other non caffeine drinks) for 2 weeks and by the end of the two weeks, my skin glows and I feel healthy. These tea bags contain no caffeine and as you don't have to use milk, are also much healthier for you. They are naturally sweet so people who have sugar in normal tea, will probably not require it with the herbal teas which is another healthy benefit.
Personally, I think this is by far the best flavour herbal tea from the Twinings range. They make a great caffeine free alternative from normal tea and can be added to any detox or healthy living plan. The taste is subtle but enjoyable and the smell is divine. This product can be drunk hot or cold. If you would like it cold, then you have to boil water in same way, pour over tea bag and then leave to cool. I find this extremely refreshing in the summer. If you have never been a fan or herbal tea, then you should give these a try! They converted me!
I still have an ever-growing collection of tea, which mainly consists of fruit and herbal teas. This Twinings Raspberry, Strawberry and Loganberry flavour was one that I bought as part of a 3 for £2.50 offer a while ago but have not been drinking a lot of it. I have several different fruit teas, many of which are very similar, and I don't drink any of them much more than the others. I am now, however, about to finish the box and so thought that it was time for a review.
== Raspberry, Strawberry and Loganberry Tea==
I've had quite a few fruit teas with raspberry and strawberry in before, but I don't think that I've ever come across loganberries in any form before, so was interested to see how this ingredient would affect the taste of the tea. Unfortunately, I can't taste anything in this tea that I could imagine to be loganberry, as this drink does just taste like a generic fruit tea to me. The raspberry and strawberry flavours also don't come out massively strongly and there is no flavour that makes it stand out as being all that different to other fruit teas. That said, it does taste nice, which is I suppose all you really want in a tea.
== Price and Availability ==
As I said earlier, I bought this a while ago in an offer which made it cost 83p, but I believe its normal price in Tesco is around £1.10. This is very reasonable value, considering that it contains 25 tea bags and that my favourite teas from Teapigs will set you back £3.99 for only 15 bags.
== Conclusion ==
This raspberry, strawberry and loganberry tea is a nice enough tea, but it tastes very similar to a lot of other berry teas I've tried. It is significantly cheaper than other brand teas, though, so you can't expect anything too exceptional from it. While I've enjoyed drinking it, it isn't one of the best fruit teas I've had, and so I doubt I'll buy it again in the near future. I'd recommend it if you really like fruit teas but there are ones available that are at least slightly nicer.
I was introduced to fruit tea long before normal tea as it is more suited to sweeter and younger pallettes such as mine.
I have always enjoyed berries and that manner of forest fruit and decided to drink this herbal/fruit tea rather than the normal green or mint tea. I did not know what a loganberry was but from the packaging I gathered that it just looked like a rather large raspberry? And anything with raspberry and strawberry also in it cannot be that bad now.
I found it was quite easy to brew, just add hot water, or even cold as it does taste quite nice cold as well. But I did find that you did have to squeeze and poke at the bag to get more of the richness of the flavour out as it just floated and took ages to filter itself. On its own the flavour is more sharp instead of sweet tasting but this is remedied by adding runny honey to the mixture, DO NOT add sugar! Keep it healthy and natural with the honey and I promise you it will taste perfect.
Also in the ingredients there is Blackberry Leaf and this will alleviate most stomach gripes you will have, so this is a nice natural and soothing remedy for most ailments. And 20 bags only cost about £1.80 in the supermarkets. Bargain.
I think I like the idea of herbal and fruit teas more than I like the actual teas themselves. A few times now I have bought various flavours, thinking that this will be the flavour to convert me - but it never happens.
I drink a lot of tea and coffee but as someone who takes a lot of headaches it would be nice to cut down on my caffeine intake - I need a cuppa in the evenings so not having anything is not an option!
I saw this Twinings tea when out shopping and decided to buy it as it was only £1.08 for 20 teabags.
The packaging is typical Twinings - it comes in a bright pink cardboard box with the gold and black Twinings labelling. It looks classy and high-end.
Inside, the teabags are white and square, and the tealeaves fill about one quarter of the teabag. They smell a bit 'grassy' along with the sweeter, fruitier smell of strawberry.
Once you pour hot water on the teabag, you have to leave it for around 3 to 5 minutes to infuse. It smelled fruity and sweet - delicious. I took a sip after 5 minutes and it tasted mostly of hot water with just the tiniest flavour of strawberry. Upon adding half a teaspoon of honey, it tasted much nicer. The main taste seems to be that of the slightly bitter hibiscus along with the fruitiness of strawberry - I personally didn't taste raspberry at all... and I don't even know what loganberry is!
This was a pleasant drink although I'm not sure I would buy it again. It was one of the better fruit teas I have tried but fruity flavoured hot water just doesn't compare to good old regular tea with milk for me! That said, I think people who love fruit teas will adore this - the bright pink colour of the tea and sweet smell and taste of strawberries is very nice.
165,000,000 cups of tea a day are enjoyed in Britain. This fact makes me feel a little bit better for my tea addiction... I am not increasing that figure too much. Still, as I drink so much of the stuff I do occasionally like to mix it up and have fruit and herbal varieties. There are many fruit and herbal varieties out there which means plenty of tastes to get your tongue around.
When it comes to fruit and herbal teas I generally buy Twinnings as I feel their flavours are slightly stronger and generally tastier compared to other brands. Though I have not ventured into the more expensive brands yet. I had never tried the Twinnings Raspberry, Strawberry and Loganberry tea before but I think the fact that I had never had loganberry before put me off a little as I couldn't pre-judge what the taste would be like. But when faced with the hard decision to pick up another box in order to take advantage of a special offer it was easy enough to pick the box.
This tea is part of the 'fresh and fruity' range which features a large selection of different fruit teas. Twinnings also sell loose tea, earl grey, 'a moment of calm' range, 'revive and revitalise' range and organic amongst others. So they have something to suit everyone.
** Product **
I love red berries and strawberries are one of my favourite fruits. The combination of the sweetness of strawberry and the kick of the raspberry really makes this tea. Also, as it is a fruit tea it is naturally caffeine free.
Twinnings state that this tea is sourced from natural ingredients. However, the teabags are still bleached (as with most normal teabags on the market). Though Twinnings have not mentioned how they bleach their teabags.
I mention this as there has been some controversy over the bleaching of teabags. Teabags are sometimes bleached using chlorine which can leave traces of Dioxin in the body (meat and dairy products do this also). Dioxin is absorbed into the fatty tissue and has a half-life of about 11 years. There is very little study into the toxicity of dioxin in the body but it has been suggested that there is a possible carcinogenic effect. That isn't to say drinking this tea will give you cancer (I don't write for a well-known newspaper filled with cancer scare stories). But I believe it is important to have the full facts. I can't confirm the effect of dioxin in the body as there is very little evidence. However, I do believe that natural (on the whole) is better for the body. Though I say this, I do still buy Twinnings tea and other teabags which are bleached by methods unknown to me.
I believe it would be good for Twinnings (and other tea companies) to come out about how they bleach their teabags.
Fruit and herbal teas (including this one) are caffeine free so they are enjoyable at anytime of day and more refreshing to drink. A high caffeine intake can lead to vitamins not being absorbed well into the body and increase the blood pressure. This tea actually contains hibiscus which has shown to help reduce high blood pressure, and for the women reading this, soothe menstrual cramps.
Anyway, back to this tasty tea!
** Drinking **
Making the tea is like any other. Stick the kettle on, sweeten to taste and add water then leave for a bit. The tea takes on a very red colour and the aroma is very noticeable but pleasant. Indeed, on first smelling I knew I had made the right choice in purchasing this tea. It is sweet and I feel the strawberry is the most noticeable scent.
On tasting it is again the strawberry that hits my taste buds first but soon joined by the raspberry and loganberry. It is quite sweet so be careful how much you sweeten this tea. I feel this tea would be really nice in those spring and autumn days when the sun is shinning but there is a chill in the air. Its summery but gives you warmth. It very delicious and just the scent of it reminds me of summer days. The ingredients work together so well. Plus I feel much healthier drinking this than an everyday tea and you are also not left feeling so bloated. The break from caffeine also makes me feel better and I feel more alert in a healthier way.
** Price and Availability **
You can expect to pay around £1.25 (according to the Twinnings website) for a box of 20. It may seem like much for just twenty tea bags, but it is worth it and also worth looking out for any special offers.
** Overall **
In regard to this product, I would definitely recommend it if you like red berries. I like to buy these teabags on special offer and try not to drink it too much as I am on quite a limited budget. This is becoming one of my favourites in the range, however not quite my favourite yet.
If you love tea or coffee and looking for a healthier alternative, I would suggest this tea (or another in the wide range) to substitute. It offers more health benefits and you have such a wide selection that you will never get bored.
Twinings Raspberry, Strawberry & Loganberry
Description: Character: Enjoy all the flavour of the summer with this gentle blend of soft English berries.
I have been drinking green tea for years but for some reason, it is only in the last year or two that I have started to try various other flavours of tea. As anyone who has looked at the shelves in the supermarkets is bound to know, there is a huge range of flavours available so likely to be something for everyone's taste.
You can buy boxes with mixed flavours in too which can be an excellent way to discover new flavours without having to buy a whole box. The tea bags are individually wrapped which makes them very handy to pop into a bar or drawer at work and keeps them fresh until you use them.
A box of 20 tea bags will cost you around £1.95 and can be found in all god supermarkets. The cardboard box they are sold in is a pink colour with the Twinings logo and pictures of cranberries and oranges on the front.
To prepares, simply infuse the tea bag with hot water and leave for the desired amount of time. Obviously the longer you leave it, the stronger the tea will be. I like to leave the bag in for a couple of minutes and never add anything to the tea but if you wish, you could add sugar or honey.
I am a big fan of several of the fruit teas made by Twinings but sadly, felt a little let down by this one. I found the flavour very bland and a little too sweet, it was like drinking sweetened hot water rather than fruity delicious tea as I had hoped.
There are some excellent teas in this range which simply burst with flavour, but even after leaving these tea bags in for twice as long as I normally would, I still found this one insipid. It also tastes sweeter the longer that you leave the bag in which isn't how I like my tea.
In summary, this one is best avoided, there are so many more which are delicious and refreshing, select one of those instead and give this one a miss.
A couple of years ago I decided to give up drinking caffinated tea and coffee for my new years resolution.I soon realised that I didnt particularly enjoy tea it was more of a habit thing and I now enjoy having a fruit tea so much more. I have since tried many of the different Twinings flavours, some supermarket own brands and tetley (yes they do fruit tea too!) Overall I have found the Twinings brand the nicest, although some of the other brands do do nice flavours.
I like this tea, Raspberry, Strawberry and loganberry as it is a very red fruity berry based tea. All the flavours are quite complimetary of each other and the other two flavours balance out the almost bitterness of the raspberry flavour. The tea is red and deep and I think Strawberry is the over riding flavour.
When I have fruit tea I often leave the tea bag in until it is luke warm and I drink it, to get the most of the flavour, however with this tea I take it out after five minutes as otherwise the flavour gets very strong and heavy and tastes like you leave a coating of it in your throat when you drink it.
The tea is very refreshing and therefore I would even recommend drinking it on a hot day too, as well as throughout the winter to keep you warm. There is something very relaxing about the fruity taste and the lovely scent it gives off. Another real bonus over 'normal' tea is that the aroma fills the room whilst you are waiting to drink it, and makes it smell very fresh and homely.
If you are new to fruit tea this is a good place to start before trying the more diverse flavours. Go for it, you might never look back!
As the weather is getting colder I drink more and more often tea. My caffeine quantity is gained from my delicious espresso but to heat my hands I prepare lovely fruit tea. I don't really like black and green tea. Even if I drink black or green tea I like them with lemon and sugar or honey.
Price and package
Twinings Raspberry, Strawberry and Loganberry tea comes in a paper box which contains 20 tea bags. The teabags are wrapped individually in paper sachets. The box on the top of it is dark pink and gradually it becomes almost white on the bottom. Nowadays Twinings fruit teas look the same only the fruit and the name is different.
There is a golden stripe on the box and in it you find the Twinings logo written by black letters. Below this label you can see the fresh & fruity brand label. Below this is the Rasperry, Strawberry and Loganberry label. There are raspberries, strawberries and loganberries on the box. The loganberry is a hybrid which is a cross between raspberry and blackberry. It was created accidentally by James Harvey Logan in 1880 or 1881 in Santa Cruz, California.
The box contains 40 g of tea and you can buy them for 0.98 pounds in Sainsbury's. I think Twinings tea is available in most of the supermarkets for about one pound.
Preparing a delicious tea
Pour hot - almost boiling - water on the teabag in your cup. Brew it for a couple of minutes and drink it. I put a teaspoon of honey in my tea. As I was working half of my tea cooled and I found it more delicious than when it was hot. The filter wasn't in the cup. Overall it has a very strong fruity smell which can fill the whole room. The three berries fit each other very well and you can brew a nice tea for yourself. Its taste is not as strong as its smell.
Hibiscus, Natural Strawberry Flavouring (10%), Orange Peel, Blackberry Leaves*, Apple Pieces, Rosehips, Natural Raspberry Flavouring (4%), Liquorice Root*, Natural Loganberry Flavouring (1%), *All our herbs are gently steamed, the process is gentle to protect their delicate taste.
Nutritional information per 100 ml brewed infusion
Without adding the honey to it 100 ml tea contains 2 kcal energy so it fits your diet. I can drink it without honey or sugar but honey is healthy and fits fruit tea very well.
I think this tea smells better than it tastes but it is still absolutely a nice tea. Twinings is a brand of premium quality tea. I really like their large selection of fruit and herb tea. Don't try this tea with milk!
Choosing the Raspberry, Strawberry and Loganberry tea was a good decision because it is a lovely smelling delicious tea which has stronger fruity taste when the tea is cold already. I think 0.98 pounds is an absolutely fair price for it.
5 Minute Fruit Break!!
In the past I have always been a fan of black tea, but on discovering the range of different fruit teas Twinings supply decided to broaden my horizons somewhat. Twinings do the best range of fruit flavour teas on the market. However I would have to say that the Raspberry, Strawberry and Loganberry have to be the very best.
Having the kind of tea habit I have - on average I drink about 15 cups a day - finding a taste which appeals is fantastic! For sheer fruitiness it cannot be beaten and when you need something refreshing and sweet it really fits the bill. Often I find that I need to have a biscuit along side my cuppa; however this negates that need as it fits my tea and sweetness requirement in one fell swoop.
One of the other things I have found to be great about these teabags is the fact that they are individually wrapped. This makes it perfect fro popping into your handbag to carry with you when going to friends, to the office etc.
I am busily working my way through all the different flavours just now - although I would have to say that I really do not need to buy any more tea at the moment due to having stocked up toady at Asda who currently have the Twinings speciality teas on offer for 50p a box.
I was given a Raspberry, Strawberry & Loganberry flavoured teabag by a colleague at work who had purchased a 5 flavoured mixed set from our local Tesco for £1.22.
The teabag is individually packaged in it's own envelope which is in a cardboard box holding all 25 bags.
Once you open the envelope you see the teabag which is almost see through in colour and has a string (stapled to it - eurgh, metal in your tea!) attached which isn't actually used to squeeze the tea bag just to get the tea bag out of your cup.
The teabag itself contains the raspberry, strawberry & loganberry as advertised.
You make this tea like you would an ordinary cup of tea, boil the kettle, I personally added the teabag to the cup of hot water but I guess some people do things differently!
I used the string attached to lift the teabag up and down for a good 3-4 minutes and the water turned a vibrant dark red colour.
Several people I worked with commented on the fruity smell in the office and it was very nicely scented.
The packet advises that if you like things sweet you could add some honey to this, however, I added a sweetener just to make sure it had a nice sweet taste (like I like my tea!).
I left the water to cool a little before drinking (as advised by my colleague) and I was left a little disappointed. The taste was quite bitter-sweet and definitely nowhere near sweet enough for my liking! I would definitely advise adding honey or real sugar to this to give it a sweet kick!
I could taste the fruit flavours but to be honest this kind of just tasted like an extremely weak, lukewarm fruit squash. Also, as I got further in to the drink I just found myself disliking the taste more and more until about 2/3 of the way through the cup I couldn't stomach anymore and had to tip the rest of this away.
If you like herbal/fruit flavoured teas then this would definitely be something for you, but however, if you are like me (a real tea drinker!) then you won't fancy trying this more than once!
As with most fruit/herbal teas don't add milk, if you want to cool this product just add a little cold water.
The price is very reasonable for the amount of bags and there were four other flavours in her box (sorry - can't recall what they were!).
These Twinings fruit tea bags are on special offer in Tesco at the moment. They are very reasonable priced when they are not on offer at 95p for 20 bags and even better at just 60p at present. I do drink rather a lot of tea and coffee so I think it is a good idea to have a change to something like this every now and again to cut back on my caffeine intake and have a change too.
I have tried quite a lot of the Twinings fruit teas during the last few years but this particular flavour, Raspberry, Strawberry and Loganberry, is one of my favourites.
This tea is made in the same style that you would make a standard cup of tea. You boil the kettle, put the teabag in a cup and pour the boiling water over it then leave it to brew for a few minutes. I find that this can be sped up by squeezing the bag in the water with a teaspoon if I am in a hurry.
This is quite a fruity flavoured tea with a really strong and inviting scent, but rather bitter too unlike some of the others from this range. So I find it needs a little sugar to sweeten it. The box suggests using honey to sweeten it but I must confess I have never tried that. Whether sweetened or not, I should point out to new drinkers that this is a tea that is drunk without milk. So if it is too hot, you should add a little cold water to cool it down and not milk as you would do with standard tea.
I have been at home ill after a major operation recently and I have been told to keep my liquid intake up. I find water pretty boring and in this cold weather it is nice to have a warm drink. My lovely husband went out and bought a shopping bag fill of different fruit teas. I am going to review them here, as I have had quite a few cups of each sort. It is amazing how different they can be. Happy reading!
RASPBERRY STRAWBERRY AND LOGANBERRY TEA
I had never seen this box on sale before my husband bought it for me. I am not sure if it is new to their range or maybe just not one of their more popular flavours.
I doubt it would be very popular. Loganberry is a pretty unusual choice of fruit to include. I personally love loganberries but they are not very common. To me they look like raspberries but taste a little more like blackberries. This is essentially a berry tea and the flavours of rasberries, strawberries and loganberries would work really well together in a fruit salad. Unfortunately in this tea, the overpowering flavour is strawberry. I cannot taste much else. The strawberry is too sweet for my liking and a little synthetic tasting.
The tea smells strong and sweet. It is a light pink colour when made up. If you like very sweet drinks then you will probably like this. I prefer my tea to be a little more bitter in flavour.
This is definitely not my favourite tea and I will not buy it again. I knew from the smell that it was not going to be a winner.
Boxes of 20 tea bags retail for about £1.50. This is the same as the other boxes in the range.
Character: Enjoy all the flavour of the summer with this gentle blend of soft English berries. The traditional flavours of fresh raspberries and strawberries are perfectly complemented with rich loganberries. How and when to serve: allow one teabag per person, add freshly boiled water to the bag and leave to infuse for three to five minutes. Can be served hot or ice cold, with honey added to sweeten.