Review of Marks & Spencer Classic Christmas Tea

Now I don’t know about you but I am getting a little excited that Christmas is nearly here. I’ve not tried any new Christmas teas this year so when I saw a packet in Marks & Spencer so I grabbed a box to try.
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Onto the packaging well this grabbed my attention whilst dashing through the food hall. I loved the bright red box with a Christmas tree to the front. Onto the ingredients Kenyan and Rwandan teas are listed. No allergens are highlighted and there is a no may contain warning.
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On opening the box I was greeted by a sealed foil package containing the teabags. I like this as it keeps the tea nice and fresh. On opening the packet I got an aroma of an everyday black tea, nothing special. It certainly didn’t remind me of Christmas. The aroma did not change on my close up sniff test. I placed the teabag in my teacup and added freshly boiled water. The teabag soon infused with the hot water and it changed a medium / dark brown colour. I let the tea infuse for 3 minutes as I have my tea medium weak and milk free. The aroma from the teacup was pretty non descript it smelt like an everyday black tea. On sipping the tea it tasted like its aroma and I was unable to distinguish between the two elements to this tea. It just tasted like an everyday black tea.
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So would I recommend this Christmas tea? As an everyday cheap black tea yes. As a festive tea definitely not. It was just regular tea in a festive themed box. A bit of clever marketing that I sadly fell for. Sorry Marks & Spencer but this tea just wasn’t for me. It lacked any ingredients that you associate with a festive tea. I was a tad disappointed by this to say the least.

16 thoughts on “Review of Marks & Spencer Classic Christmas Tea

  1. great reminder about how clever big companies can be about packaging. is it easy to return or exchange things, as it is in U.S.? a college business teacher passed along great advice – how consumers rarely exercise their power…

  2. I love tea! My current favorite is the French Breakfast Tea. My husband brought some back from France, without my having tried it while there, and now that we are home, I’m just going through it! Yum! Return-trip to France in my future? Just for tea? 🙂

    I’ll have to try this Christmas tea and give my FBT a break. I’m sorry that you felt the marketing was better than the actual tea though. That part is a bit disappointing…

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