Review of Tesco’s Peppermint Infusion Tea

I have recently undertaken a few visits to Tesco’s mainly to stock up on their free from treats. So I thought I should investigate their own brand teas and somehow a few packets accidentally jumped into my shopping basket. One of these packets was their peppermint infusion tea. I think I must have been drawn to the light green packaging with what I can only assume are pictures of mint leaves. There is also a cute picture of a little green tea cup with leaves on. Onto the ingredients 100% peppermint, perfect nothing added. It was looking promising.
On opening the box there was the sealed foil packaging inside. On opening this there was what I would describe as a medium level aroma of peppermint being emitted. Again very promising. I just hoped it wasn’t going to be a tea where the aroma seemed to be added to the packaging at a later date and the tea lacked any flavour. On adding hot water to the tea bag it didn’t take to long for the tea to change to a light green / brown colour. The instructions recommend infusing the teabag for 3-5 minutes depending on personal taste. I let mine infuse for 5 minutes. There was a faint aroma of mint noted which was pleasant but I couldn’t distinguish this as peppermint. Sadly, the aroma seemed to stay in the foil packaging. On sipping the tea there was a faint undertone of mint but nothing spectacular. In fact this may sound very strange but it also seemed to taste slightly milky. I tried the tea a couple more times and left the teabag in my cup to continue infusing with the hot water. This led to a slightly stronger mint flavour but did not change its aroma.
So would I recommend this tea probably not. Yes it is a cheaper mint tea but it seemed to lack any real aroma or flavour. I have had much nicer own branded supermarket mint teas. Sorry Tesco’s this tea just wasn’t for me.


  1. June 28, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    I love Mint Tea and that is a gorgeous cup & saucer!

    • June 28, 2016 / 7:44 pm

      Sadly this mint tea just wasn’t for me. I’m glad you like my cup & saucer it’s getting used a little more than its meant to be, Chloe.

      • June 28, 2016 / 7:46 pm

        Yes that’s a shame – some herbal teas I can’t get on with at all. I actually really like just hot water with mint leaves, just the job!

        • June 28, 2016 / 7:56 pm

          Oh yes I love that as well. A perfect cuppa in the summer.

  2. June 29, 2016 / 2:01 pm

    Good review. I drink this tea every evening after dinner, leaving the teabag in for a stronger flavour. I’ve certainly had nicer, stronger mint teas but this is cheap and cheerful for everyday use. Which other supermarket brands do you recommend?

    • June 29, 2016 / 7:48 pm

      Hi, thank you for your kind comments. I really enjoyed co-op’s double mint herbal infusion. So I recommend you give this a try, Chloe.

      • June 29, 2016 / 8:30 pm

        Thanks Chloe. I’ll have a look in Co-op when I next run out of tea

        • June 29, 2016 / 8:33 pm

          No problem, I hope you enjoy it.

  3. June 29, 2016 / 7:54 pm

    I always find that those own brand teas are never that good. Lidl do them too and I haven’t been overly impressed but I don’t want to fork out loads of money for this kind of stuff.


    • June 29, 2016 / 7:59 pm

      Hi, thanks for taking the time to read my tea review. I agree the Lidl mint tea was one of the first teas I reviewed and I was a tad disappointed. The quality of the supermarket mint teas seems to vary. I’ve tried some that have been very nice others just bland and lack any real flavour. I agree you shouldn’t have to spend a lot of money yo enjoy an everyday mint tea, Chloe.

  4. July 5, 2016 / 7:35 am

    I live on the otherside of the world, so tea recommendations may be a bit lost (I wonder if tea can legally be posted…)
    Our Spar (do you get Spar?)has berry flavoured tea which isn’t amazing but pretty good considering its close to a tenth of the cost of twinnings tea!
    Have you had basil tea?
    Also that tea cup!!!

    • July 6, 2016 / 7:02 am

      Hi, yes we do have Spars that made me smile. I’ve never looked at their own brand teas before, so I shall have to take a look. I confess to drinking a lot of Twinings tea and I’m sure it can be posted. I always travel abroad with tea. Yes I have had basil tea as part of a teatox and loved it. Oh and my tea cup seems to very popular, Chloe.

  5. TeaLover
    August 29, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    I must say that I love it, especially it helps to fight against my prolong cough. It is good value. I have been drinking twinnings, but this is half of the price . I agree that this is less aromatic than twinnings, it is just nice for me. I find this tea taste more minty. I can’t find it in my local supermarket. Sad.

    • August 30, 2016 / 8:52 pm

      Hi, thanks for taking the time to read my tea review. It is indeed a good value tea and I’m glad that you like it. It’s a shame you can’t get it at your local supermarket. Have you tried co-op’s own brand mint tea ? If not it may be worth a try, Chloe.

    • April 7, 2017 / 3:05 pm

      Hi, yes it can be a bit hit and miss. I need to try their finest select teas to see if they are any different.

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