Review of Tesco’s apple & cinnamon infusion tea

I’ve been trying really hard lately to reduce my caffeine intake. This is proving quiet difficult as I do like a nice cup of tea. I am constantly on the look out for new fruit and herbal teas that are caffeine free to try. Whilst shopping in Tesco’s I accidentally found myself in the tea aisle and I was immediately drawn to this apple & cinnamon infusion. I loved the simple green packaging with its quirky pictures of what look like flowers. I’m guessing that these were meant to represent the apples and cinnamon.
The teabags are clearly labelled as being caffeine free on the front of the packaging. On checking the ingredients to the back I was a little surprised. They contained dried apple 45%, hibiscus, then cinnamon flavouring at 20%, chicory root and elderberry flavouring. I naively thought it would just be apple and cinnamon.
Inside the box I was greeted by a sealed foil packaging on opening this was there was a nice aroma of cinnamon. I have to confess to smelling inside the foil packaging several times as I love cinnamon and it was so inviting. Sadly, I was unable to smell the apple. This didn’t matter I just wanted to dive right in and make my cup of tea. I placed my teabag in my tea cup added the hot water and waited for the tea to infuse. The instructions on the packaging recommend 3-5 minutes. To be honest I left my teabag in which would be within this time frame by the time I had finished the tea. The tea turned to a light green / red colour. What struck me immediately was the lack of aroma it had simply disappeared even on my close up sniff test. Definitely no apple or cinnamon noted, in fact nothing really. Onto the taste what can I say it was bland and simply lacked any flavour. A big disappointment and let down considering the initial excitement I got from the aroma on opening the foil packaging.
So would I recommend this apple & cinnamon infusion tea definitely not. It simply lacked any aroma or flavour. It was almost as if an essence of cinnamon had been added to the foil packaging once the teabags and been placed inside because it just disappeared. I had hoped for a refreshing fruit tea and this simply wasn’t the case. Sorry Tesco’s but this tea just was not for me. Time to find some other fruit teas to try.


  1. Patricia
    May 17, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    Well that was a let down for you! Have you trird Bengal Spice?

    • May 17, 2016 / 7:13 pm

      Hi Patricia, sadly it was. I’ve not tried this what is it like ? Thank you for your kind comment on Facebook much appreciated. Have a lovely evening, Chloe.

  2. Rebecca
    May 17, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    Well, it sounded good anyway! I probably would have bought it, too.

    • May 17, 2016 / 7:35 pm

      Hi Rebecca, thanks for stopping by. At least it wasn’t an expensive tea. I am now on the hunt for another apple and cinnamon tea to try. If you know of any please let me know. Thanks, Chloe.

  3. May 18, 2016 / 6:22 am

    I found the exact same thing with the Tesco one’s. It just lacked everything that I want in a tea. Have you tried the Pukka version? I haven’t myself but I find that Pukka are often a lot stronger and generally a lot more satisfying.

    • May 18, 2016 / 6:45 am

      Hi, I thinking lacking anything is a perfect way to describe to describe this tea. I love Pukka teas I had no idea they did an apple & cinnamon thank you ?, Chloe.

  4. May 18, 2016 / 8:01 am

    Such a shame, I find that most fruit teas smell delicious but taste only of hot water.

    • May 18, 2016 / 6:07 pm

      Hi, it certainly was. I have enjoyed some nice fruit teas. I have to agree some do indeed smell delicious but then simply lack any flavour.

    • May 25, 2016 / 6:58 am

      Thank you for taking the time to read the tea review. Much appreciated, Chloe.

  5. Antony Todd
    September 12, 2018 / 11:27 am

    I love Tesco’s apple and cinnamon tea bags, but have been in touch with them today and they have been discontinued. Big disappointment!!!

    • Pinkiebag
      September 15, 2018 / 7:50 pm

      Oh that is shame that you were unable to buy them. I have not found a similar tea to recommend recently, sorry.

  6. Antony todd
    September 18, 2018 / 5:22 am

    Thank you anyway, I’ve found an alternative product from another store. Just love it so much

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