Review of Marks and Spencer Fairtrade Christmas Spiced Tea

Ok I admit it I am starting to get a little excited that Christmas is rapidly approaching. I found myself in Marks and spencer food hall grabbing an emergency sandwich and had to pass their tea section to get to the tills. I had recently tried their Christmas tea and was very disappointed but discovered that they also sold a Christmas spiced tea. So I just had to give this a try.
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Onto the packaging well this grabbed my attention whilst dashing through the food hall. I loved the bright red tin with a picture of a gold teapot to the front. Onto the ingredients black tea, cassia bark, all spice, flavourings (clove, cardamom, ginger, and nutmeg are listed. No allergens are highlighted and there is a no may contain warning.
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On opening the tin 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 a delightful aroma of what I can only describe as being very similar to the aroma of a favourite dairy free carrot cake which I used to buy. Sadly, this is no longer available. Slightly different to what I was expecting but hey if it tasted like its aroma I didn’t mind at all. The aroma did not change on my close up sniff test.
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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 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 smelt a little weaker than the initial aroma on opening the foil packet which was a little disappointing. That said the cinnamon element was still present intermingled with a hint of the spices. On sipping the tea it tasted similar to its aroma and I was unable to distinguish between the two elements to this tea. It reminded me slightly of a cross between Yogi classic tea and Tazo chai tea, both of which I like so his is not a bad thing.
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So would I recommend this Christmas tea? Yes I would I liked its cinnamon aroma with the hints of all spice and clove which followed through to its flavour. The black tea used in this tea was not to strong which makes it perfect people like me who like to have their tea medium / weak and milk free. Overall it made for a nice refreshing tea to enjoy over the festive season. So thank you Marks and Spencer for producing a festive tea that I can enjoy.

16 thoughts on “Review of Marks and Spencer Fairtrade Christmas Spiced Tea

  1. Oh my god I have the exact same tea that I bought last december and I’m in live with that one! 😍 Oh and by the way I am a tea addict as well (my fav being oolong tea) and I recently found an indian chai tea at my local supermarket that is just bomb (it has some kind of spices like cinnamon and cardamom in it as I think and this is my new obsession) Your blog is amazing for tea livers by the way!
    Have a nice day 😘

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