Twinings Fruit Selection Pack Review10:01
Tea, tea, tea, such a wonderful thing!
As I mentioned in my 8 tips for drinking more water post, teas are a great way to increase your water intake and many come along with health benefits too. But if you are like me and have tried fruit and/or herbal teas in the past and not got along with them too well, it can be hard to find ones you like. There are literally so many options lining the supermarket isles. It can feel quite over whelming trying to pick up your next option to try. Which brand? Fruit or herbal? Which flavour?
The other week whilst in Tesco I walked down the tea isle and spotted this Twinings Fruit Selection Pack for only £1.50 (please note that the prices do sometimes change). There are a few reasons I picked it up:
- A selection pack! Such a great idea being able to try a few different flavours without buying full boxes.
- Inexpensive. Only £1.50 for a pack of 25 tea bags.
- Flavours sounded delicious and not to over powering.
When I got home I popped the kettle on and, instead of reaching for my beloved PG tips, brewed a cup of fruit tea - letting the tea bag sit for around 3 minutes and then stirred in some stevia to sweeten it. After the first sip I was sold! It was lovely and fruity, it didn't make me feel queasy (which I have found with some in the past) and the little bit of stevia really helped with adding a hint of sweetness.
Within the selection pack you get:
- Strawberry & Raspberry - A deliciously tart and tangy celebration of berries
- Cranberry & Blood Orange - Liven up any day with sharp orange and tangy cranberries
- Blackcurrant & Vanilla - Enjoy the sweet tangy taste of blackcurrants and aromatic vanilla
- Mango & Strawberry - Intensely fruity, tangy-sweet and lusciously rich...
- Cranberry & Raspberry - Experience sharp, sweet cranberry and tangy, soft raspberry
In terms of ranking them in preferences, I have found it quite hard. There has been quite a bit of thought around it, but I'd personally say - Cranberry & Raspberry, Strawberry & Raspberry, Cranberry & Blood Orange, Mango & Strawberry and lastly Blackcurrant & Vanilla.
You can purchase each tea separately for around £1.50, at Tesco's, for 20 teabags (please note that the prices do sometimes change). However I find that a little unfair as for the selection pack you get 5 extra for the same price and because I did really enjoy them, I'll most likely just repurchase the selection pack. Having said that, the Blackcurrant & Vanilla is the only one I wouldn't buy again - but luckily my mum enjoys that one.
It just shows it's personal preference, but I highly recommend picking up this selection pack if you're wanting to drink more tea or broaden out from the classic cup of tea. There's also the option of Twinings Speciality Tea Selection and the Twinings Green Tea Selection.
If you'd like to get the benefits from green tea but can't stomach it (like me) then brew up a cup of fruit tea but only fill just over half way with hot water, then top it up with cold water. Then add in a green tea bag and let it steep - don't pour the hot water over it as it will make it taste bitter. Now go a head, remove the tea bags, sweeten if preferred and enjoy.