Review of Twinings Mint Green Tea

As a lady who enjoys her cups of tea on a daily basis I am always on the lookout for new teas to try. I am starting to drink more green tea as it is a great tea to be enjoyed milk free and is therefore perfect for dairy free me. I have tried a couple of brands of green tea of varying qualities. I recently stayed in a hotel for the weekend and saw several packets of Twinings tea. So I grabbed a few packets to try with my breakfast. I am afraid that I got a little carried away and wasn’t able to try all of them. So I took a packet of the Twinings green mint green tea home to try at a later date.

I liked the packaging of this tea from its light green theme with a mint left to the far right hand bottom corner. Onto the ingredients list I personally found this to be a tad annoying and disappointing. There are no ingredients listed. So I checked on the Twinings website and green tea, peppermint leaves (10%) and flavourings (7%) are listed. There were no allergens highlighted and there is no may contain warning.

On opening the packet I have to admit to be a tad disappointed I wasn’t really greeted by any aroma. I was hoping for a slightly grassy meadow that I associate with green tea. There was a hint of this on my famous close up sniff test, but it was quiet faint. As for the mint it simply just wasn’t present. I placed the teabag in my teacup and added my slightly cooled freshly boiled hot water. I left the tea to infuse with the hot water as instructed. The hot water soon changed to a light brown/green colour. The aroma of the tea intensified or should say became apparent as the tea infused with the hot water. It was a faint grassy aroma with subtle but stronger aroma of mint of noted. On sipping the tea I could taste both the delicate grassy and mint elements to this tea. This made a pleasant change to other green teas that I have tried which have had a stronger slightly bitter flavour. It was nice to experience a lighter green tea which had the bonus of subtle mint flavour. It was a nice refreshing delicate tea that somehow had a nice soothing and comforting effect as I drank it.

So would I recommend this green tea? Definitely. I liked both the subtle aroma and aroma to this tea. The mint flavour perfectly balances with the slight grassiness from the green tea resulting in a nice light refreshing tea. So if you are either a green or mint tea fan why not give this tea a try. So thank you Twinings for producing a nice green tea that I can enjoy.

29 Comments

  1. April 4, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    Good to know! I was afraid it wouldn’t taste minty!

    • April 4, 2017 / 6:39 pm

      It has just the right balance. If you get it give it a try I’m sure you would like it.

  2. April 5, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    ooh yum! I do love experimenting and trying new teas! x

    • April 5, 2017 / 4:47 pm

      This makes a great afternoon tea post lunch. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  3. April 5, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Great review… I’ve also seen this in hotels and love the fact they are sealed in individual packets. Oh and your tea cup… it’s so pretty! 😀 x

    • April 6, 2017 / 3:32 pm

      Hi, yes it’s always nicer to have sealed packet of tea. Thank you for your kind comments. My teacup was a gift from my mum for my blog reviews.

      • April 7, 2017 / 12:35 pm

        Oh how lovely… what a thoughtful Mum! 😀

        • April 7, 2017 / 2:16 pm

          Yes I’m very lucky 😊.

  4. April 5, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    I’m not a fan of green tea but the mint bit could persuade me #BloggerClubUK

    • April 6, 2017 / 3:33 pm

      Hi, I think the mint element may persuade you. It’s certainly worth giving it a try.

  5. Teaisawishyourheartmakes
    April 6, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    I love this blend! It’s honestly one of my faves from twinings 💖

    • April 6, 2017 / 4:38 pm

      Mine to so far 😊

  6. April 6, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    Love this tea, love the brand and the tea itself! Even I would recconend this one, glad you think so too!

    Jessica | growchangeaccept.co.uk

    • April 6, 2017 / 4:39 pm

      Hi, it seems to be s popular choice of tea. I just wish that I had discovered it earlier.

  7. Sophia Whitham
    April 6, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    I love Twinings tea and normally go for their plain green one but this looks like a fresh alternative!

    Sophia x http://sophiawhitham.co.uk

  8. April 6, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    I’m not even a fan of green tea but you’ve made it sound so yummy with your review! Haha

    • April 6, 2017 / 4:50 pm

      Hi, this tea is lighter than other green tees I’ve tried do if you like mint it may be worth trying. Glad my review made it found yummy 😊

  9. April 6, 2017 / 4:47 pm

    I love green tea and peppermint tea! Would definitely love to try this one 🙂

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

    • April 6, 2017 / 4:50 pm

      Hi, you definitely try this tea then.

  10. April 6, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    I’ve never been a huge fan of green tea or flavoured tea. I’m very set in my British ways with normal tea haha but this does sound yummy, especially with the mint!

    • April 6, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      Hi, it is yummy with the mint and worth trying.

  11. April 6, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    Ooh this sounds lovely and subtle. I’ve seen this in shops and thought that perhaps the mint would over power the green tea, but I think I’ll give it a go now 🙂
    Cora ❤ http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

    • April 6, 2017 / 5:29 pm

      Hi, the balance of the two flavours balanced each other perfectly.

  12. Corinne & Kirsty 🌸 (@corinnekirsty)
    April 6, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    Adding some mint to a green tea makes it so good! I love it! I love Twinings but never tried this one so i’ll give it a go! xx Corinne

    • April 7, 2017 / 5:59 am

      Hi, you should give this one a try I’m sure that you would love it. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  13. lolitambonita
    April 6, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    I do love a mint tea as well as a green tea and Twinings. However I have always found to get the best mint tea results is to use fresh mint tea 😊
    Lola Mia // http://www.lolitabonita.co.uk

    • April 7, 2017 / 5:58 am

      Hi, yes you sure can’t beat a fresh mint tea. This is a great alternative though 😊.

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