Review of Marks & Spencer New Ultimate Mint Infusion Tea

One of my favourite caffeine free teas has to be peppermint. I drink it most days as way to reduce my caffeine intake. So when I recently popped into Marks & Spencer to stock up on their dairy free chocolate I accidentally walked into their display stand. On the corner of the stand were packets of their new ultimate mint infusion tea. So I just at grabbed a packet to take home and give it a try.
Onto the package of this tea. Well I personally calming light green colour scheme which consisted of leaves. To the bottom of the front of the packaging is a small clear window allowing you to see the tea pyramids inside.
Onto the ingredients list peppermint (66%) and spearmint (34%) are listed. There are no allergens highlighted and there is no may contain warning.
On the packet I was greeted by a sealed packaging. I was intrigued by this as am used to seeing foil. I guess this didn’t work with the design of the packaging. I personally struggled to open the plastic packaging on doing so the tea pyramids emitted what I can only describe as a very strong but very pleasant mint aroma. I found it difficult to distinguish between the two mint elements to this tea. This aroma intensified on my close up sniff test and but did seem weaken on smelling an individual tea pyramid. I placed a tea pyramid into my teacup and added the freshly boiled hot water. The water soon changed to the light brown / greenish colour. It didn’t take long for the teas aroma to develop. It was very pleasant and continued to strengthen and became quiet strong. In fact stronger than I had anticipated. On sipping the tea, it was definitely one of the stronger mint teas that I have tried. The peppermint flavour was fairly strong but worked well with the subtle undertones of the spearmint. It was very pleasant and when comparing its taste to other mint teas that I have tried. Overall I found the tea to be very refreshing and I got that warm comforting sensation in my tummy as I sipped on it.
so would I recommend this tea? Yes definitely. It has a strong but very pleasant aroma and flavour. I personally prefer this. If you prefer a weaker peppermint tea just infuse the tea pyramid for a minute and re steep the pyramid to have another cup of tea. So thank you Marks & Spencer for producing a nice mint tea that I can enjoy.


  1. January 24, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    This sounds pretty tasty! My husband can only drink caffeine free teas so it’s always good to hear about more options.

    • January 25, 2017 / 7:05 am

      Hi, Lisa it sure is a nice caffeine free tea and may be worth your husband trying. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

    • January 25, 2017 / 7:03 am

      It certainly is a nice tea. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  2. January 25, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    As it’s really cold…. I have to have tea/hot chocolate a lot. Definitely going to buy this on!

    • January 25, 2017 / 7:11 pm

      Hi, thanks for taking the time to read my latest tea review. I’m sure that this tea will warm you up, Chloe.

      • January 25, 2017 / 7:12 pm

        Thanks!! By the way, I love your food reviews!! <3 🙂

  3. January 26, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    You know I don’t think I’ve ever had peppermint tea before… I’m glad to read that it had a strong flavour though as I don’t really like when fruit teas have a weak flavour. Also I love the background you chose to take the tea bags on – it’s very fitting!

    • January 27, 2017 / 2:07 pm

      Hi Lizzie,
      Thank you for taking by the time to read my latest tea review. I also dislike a weak fruit tea oh and a mint tea. Thank you for the kind comments about the photo background I really appreciate it, Chloe.

  4. Teaisawishyourheartmakes
    January 26, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    This sounds amazing! I love mint tea ? think I’m going to have to get myself some of this ?

    • January 27, 2017 / 2:03 pm

      Hi, Thank you for taking the time to read my latest tea review. I hope you can find this much by tea to try, Chloe.

  5. January 26, 2017 / 6:13 pm

    I love peppermint tea. It tastes very good. I love tea in general though.

    • January 27, 2017 / 2:01 pm

      Hi, thank you for taking the time to read my latest tea review. If you get chance you should give this tea a try, Chloe.

  6. January 26, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    I’m not typically a huge mint fan, but when I’ve got a stuffy nose, I crave it! Marks and Spencer’s just does so many lovely foods, and the leggings I got there were the very best! I wish we had them over here…


    • January 27, 2017 / 2:00 pm

      Hi Emily,
      Thank you for taking the time to read my latest tea review. Maybe M&S will make it over to you one day. I would offer to send some tea over but I’m afraid I’ve finished it all.

  7. January 27, 2017 / 5:35 am

    I’m glad you found a tea that you like! Sometimes I have had it where the mint just doesn’t taste right to me for some reason so it’s a turn off. Thanks for sharing this.

    Single Vegas Girl

    • January 27, 2017 / 1:56 pm

      Hi, thanks for taking the time to read my latest tea review. I know what you mean when a mint tea just taste minty at all. I sometimes try doubling up on the teabags to see if this helps. It works sometimes. Have a nice weekend.

  8. January 31, 2017 / 11:00 am

    Hey Chloe! I loved this review and I am a big mint tea lover. I love intense herbal teas so this sounds like a “shoe in” for me! Have you tried this tea with or without sweeter? Did you notice any changes in the flavour of the tea upon adding anything to it? Would love to know. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • February 1, 2017 / 8:46 pm

      Hi Doris,
      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my tea review. I’m afraid I never add anything to my tea, except for a slice of lemon if I have an earl grey. I personally don’t think this tea would work with any sweetener as it’s a strong mint tea, Chloe.

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