I told you over and over again: I am addicted to Christmas! I want Christmas to be everywhere… including in my cup of tea! That’s why I bought a lot of Christmassy teas in november, and why I tasted them every single day. Let’s just talk about the Green teas from Twinings, the Salted Caramel, the Caramelised Apple and the Gingerbread ones!
I had no idea such green teas existing before finding one by chance on the Tesco Grocery website. Obviously, I put it right away in my basket, along with its friends! Hopefully, they do not cost that much (relatively speaking, since I am used to luxurious tea brands as Kusmi, Mariage Frères…), only a few pounds for 20 tea bags…
But do they really worth it?
Let’s put it clearly: no. They do not worth 2-3 pounds.
How so? Twinings suggests that we brew them for less than two minutes… but, really, they taste like hot water if you follow this guidance! I took my chance and I found the real brew time to indulge ourselves with a tasty green tea:
- Gingerbread: with 10-15 minutes brewing, you have a soft ginger feeling in the back of your mouth after drinking one sip. Hopefully, the tea does not turn bitter with such a long wait… But it’s still very disappointing.
- Salted Caramel: 10 minutes allows a very subtle caramel taste, but it’s far from what I expected…
- Caramelised Apple: I tried up to 30 minutes brewing and the tea always tastes like hot water… and becomes a bit bitter very quickly…
Honestly, I am disappointed! Hopefully, I met a perfect Christmas black tea: have you ever tried the Chocolate tea from Tesco Finest? 50 bags for £1.50, don’t hesitate to give it a try!
My review for the Gingerbread tea: (4 / 5)
My review for the other ones: (0 / 5)
Buy these teas in your usual grocery shop.