If you are tempted to buy from the Twinings herbal tea range but are unsure of what flavours you would like – then read the following longer-than-necessary post about my current tea selections.
I DID buy almost the entire Twinings herbal tea range and its the best thing i’ve ever done. My Twinings pyramid takes pride of place in my kitchen – meaning my flatmate probably wants to throw each and every teabag out the window, but she deals with it admirably.
I’ve tried and tested them all – not just so you can make an informed decision – but because I am obsessed (like more obsessed than I was when Candy Crush was a big deal). So here are my verdicts for you – scroll at your leisure.
Echinacea and Raspberry
Although it sounds like a spell from Harry Potter, echinacea is an earthy root apparently. It is supposed to boost your immune system and make you feel better when you’re ill. This tea has a really fruity and sweet berry taste which I personally love. I’m not one for counting calories, but if you are, it only has 2 per cup, as does most herbal teas as they are caffeine and sugar free!
Mint Green Tea
Everyone knows green tea is meant to be amazing so there is no need for me to explain that. I don’t particularly like the taste of green tea itself, so I buy mint infused green tea. Trust me, it does not taste like you are drinking toothpaste flavoured hot water – it actually tastes really nice, and is really refreshing.
Mango and Lychee Green Tea
I bought this one because I’ve never eaten a lychee before (purely because they look weird and i’m a food snob). I like the taste of the tea if you brew it a bit longer than normal – if you don’t leave this one to brew, the taste is so subtle you’ll begin to doubt whether your taste buds are functioning. So leave it a few extra minutes and it comes out tasting pretty sweet. I usually have this one in the morning before netball training.
Pomegranate Green Tea
This tea is cute and pink and tastes unbelievable. I don’t know what else to say to you, if you’re not convinced by the word pomegranate itself, then I can’t force you to try it. It’s lovely, end of.
Camomile and Spiced Apple Tea
I drink this tea most nights before bed lately – purely because it tastes like Christmas, and reminds me that it is only 44 days until Santa makes his appearance! If you’ve ever tried the extremely sickly sweet Spiced Apple hot drink at costa – then you may be put off spiced apple. But the camomile tones down the Spiced apple in this tea, making it the perfect level of sweetness! It reminds me of Snow, mince pies and Mum’s Christmas dinner in one cup. I LOVE IT.
Peppermint and Nettle
Not going to lie, when I first saw this tea, I was like, ‘Who the hell would try nettle?’, then I remembered I was all set to try Echinachea before I even knew what it was. So I bought the herbal tea selection pack with 5 of these teabags in it – and now I wish I’d bought a 20 pack box, like the rest. I expected it to be purple (because thistles have that purple head bit on them, and in my mind, nettles and thistles are basically the same thing). Sadly it was not purple coloured, but it still tasted delicious. It was like a normal peppermint tea but it had a herby sort of tang to it that actually made it better.
Lemon and Ginger
I am not a big fan of ginger, I find the smell of it sickening and if the taste is too overpowering in food, then I’m suddenly not hungry. But this tea was actually okay. I think, because it is mixed with lemon, the taste is pretty evened out and it made it alright. If you like ginger, then you’ll probably love this tea – but I can’t get over the smell of it – so probably won’t be drinking this one as much as the rest.
Camomile and Honey
Lastly, this tea is like a soothing cup of comfort. It’s like wrapping yourself in a heated towel when you get out of the shower in the morning. Everyone knows what honey tastes like, so no need for me to describe it. This one is a safe buy and you are almost guaranteed to like it.
If my obsession with herbal tea is still not clear to you – then read this long-winded, rambling-at-times post again. I’m off to make myself another cup of Camomile and Spiced Apple because it is basically Christmas time and I need the comfort!