A while ago I was sent some Twinings teas to try, as they have launched a new range of teas ready for everyone’s January health kick.
The winter spice was the first one I tried. On the box it says “Spicy, sweet cinnamon and rich tasting licorice snuggle down with fragrant rose-hips hibiscus and blackberry leaves“, which sounds wonderful, and when I brewed the tea it smelled amazing too. But the taste did not live up to the smell- I was disappointed really. I had it with my breakfast for a few days, and left it brewing for longer each day, but that didn’t seem to make much difference. I think it would be nice in something baked, and also it would make nice iced tea I think, so I will save it for that.
Then I tried the Camomile & Maple Sensation. This lived up to the name much better. The ingredients include camomile, natural cocoa and vanilla flavourings, Madagascan vanilla flavouring and cocoa beans. I really like camomile tea, whenever I have tried it- I think it tastes naturally sweet anyway, and quite soothing before bed-time. The vanilla (and maple flavour) added to the sweetness, but not too much. The fact they come in individually wrapped packets means I can take them to work too, although not as good for the environment.
The Purify tea is billed as being a “delicate, cleansing blend” and includes nettle, dandelion root, milk thistle, spearmint, apple, cucumber and aloe vera. It reminded me of the nettle and mint tea in the Twinings mint multi-pack- even though mint is way down the list of ingredients, the flavour came through. I like mint tea with my breakfast, and so this made a nice change.
They have loads more on their website- I like the sound of the Double mint sensation, and the Lime and Ginger sounds interesting. Although I think the Christmas teas sound the best of all!
Do you choose different teas/ drinks for different times of the day?