Review of Knightsbridge Ceylon Tea from Lidl

On my ongoing mission to find new teas to try I found myself in a Lidl supermarket. I have tried a couple of their teas and reviewed these on my blog and to be honest I’ve not been that impressed. I didn’t let this deter me and picked a few more of their teas to try. I thought I would start with their ceylon first. The teabags come in a box of 50. The box is mainly black with a picture of 3 blue elephants to the front. The teabags are described as being a fragrant tea blend with a lively delicate flavour. The ingredients list only states 100% black tea, so pretty vague. It recommends leaving the teabag in for 3-4 minutes for a stronger brew.

Now, I have all my teas milk free due to my dairy and lactose free diet. On opening the box I noted no aroma coming from the teabags. I placed a teabag into a mug and added the hot water. I have personally found the other Knightsbridge’s teas that I have tried pretty weak in flavour, so left the teabag in for 4 minutes as instructed for a stronger tea. It took a little while for the tea to infuse with the hot water and change to a medium brown colour. Even though I left the teabag to infuse with the water as instructed I was unable to smell any aroma coming from the tea.
On sipping the tea I found it to be pretty bland and non descript in flavour. It reminded of a cheap tea you get at work where the teabags come out of a large value bag. The only difference being that the ceylon seemed to be a lot weaker. I know that these are cheap teabags, but I was personally very disappointed with by both the aroma and flavour. These are now at work as an emergency tea as and when needed. I am afraid that I wouldn’t recommend these, sorry Lidl.


  1. HomeFreeKids
    June 24, 2015 / 2:47 pm

    Good to know. I’m OBSESSED with tea! I’ve tried pretty much everything there is. I prefer it straight from my herb garden, but come winter, my supply tends to drizzle out.

    • June 24, 2015 / 5:22 pm

      Hi, thanks for stopping by. I love homemade mint tea in the summer. Is there any teas you recommend I should try ?

      • HomeFreeKids
        July 1, 2015 / 1:00 am

        I’m seriously addicted to anything chamomile. But I am trying a new tea by Yogi, It’s supposed to boost the immune system. I’m not sure if it really does…I never get sick anyway. It’s not the best flavor, but I add a ton of lemon! LOL Everything tastes better with lemon :D:D

  2. August 21, 2015 / 12:03 am

    The one major positive factor with this tea is that it has the lowest fluoride level of any tea on the market in Europe. The fluoride content is 10 times lower than most other brands. Most tea bag products contain levels fluoride that are 4-5 times the maximum level acceptable in drinking water.

    • August 21, 2015 / 4:48 am

      That’s interesting thank you for your comment.

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