Review of Ridgway of London Peppermint Tea

I decided I should try make more of my gym membership and enjoy all of the facilities it offers. To be fair this mainly means spending more time in the bar enjoying the countryside surroundings and having a nice drink whilst reading the paper or magazine. This is what I did yesterday after my body balance class. I grabbed a paper and found a nice table to sit at. This was then followed by my obligatory visit to the bar for a nice glass of iced water and a fresh hot tea. I decided that I would continue to be healthy and decided to have the mint option. To my surprise there was a new variety to try, which I have to confess being a little excited about. Going slightly of on a taingent I must say they always know how to serve up a nice cup of tea always warming the cup up first with hot water before making me a cup of tea. I settled down to read the paper whilst waiting for my tea to cool down. Sadly I wasn’t hit by the fresh aroma of mint coming from the cup. The hot water was changing in colour to the typical green/brown you get with a mint tea so I wasn’t too disheartened. I let the tea infuse into the hot water for a couple of minutes prior to trying it. I did not wish to be judgemental. I have to say I was very disappointed. There was still no aroma coming from the cup. It was also pretty non descript in the taste department. So I dunked the teabag up and down in the hot water several times hoping that the flavour of the tea would become stronger. Sadly it didn’t.
I have tried a variety of mint teas over the past few months. I have to say this was the most disappointing. It is not a cheap tea it which to me adds to the disappointment stakes. I will not be googling these teabags to find where I can buy them from. I just hope that the gym will not continue to stock these otherwise I may have to have alternative. This would be disappointing as I do love a nice quality mint tea. Personally I consider these teabags to be a big overall fail and wouldn’t recommend that you try these. Sorry Ridgway of London Teas.


  1. February 9, 2015 / 12:00 am

    I like to use straight peppermint tea leaves, bought in the spice section of the grocery store ( :

    • February 10, 2015 / 8:26 pm

      Me also. I use fresh mint from the garden in the summer you can’t beat it.

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