Review of Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Double Mint 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 Sainsbury’s to top up my tea selection I stumbled across their Taste the Difference double mint pyramid teabags. My supply of mint tea was running low 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 pyramid teabags  inside. To the top is pictures of the mint leaves.

Onto the ingredients list peppermint (70%) and spearmint (30%) 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 I am used to seeing foil. I guess this didn’t work with the design of the packaging. On opening the plastic packaging the pyramid teabags 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  but did seem weaken on smelling an individual pyramid teabag. I placed a pyramid teabag 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 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  pyramid teabag for a minute and re steep it later to have another cup of tea. So thank you Sainsbury’s for producing a nice mint tea that I can enjoy.


    • April 11, 2017 / 9:00 pm

      It’s not bad that’s for sure ?☕️

  1. April 13, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    My mummy loves Mint Tea especially Moroccan Mint Tea. This looks like a great alternative x #SharingTheBlogLove

    • April 15, 2017 / 6:16 pm

      It sure is but you can’t beat a nice Moroccan mint tea.

  2. April 15, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    I only discovered the brilliance of peppermint tea when I had a migraine at work and our lovely receptionist brought me one – it really really helped! I’m definitely a fan of a stronger flavour though, so this sounds lovely. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • April 15, 2017 / 6:19 pm

      Oh the powers of a nice mint tea. I often get told of because the aroma from my mint tea is too strong.

  3. April 17, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    It’s lovely to hear that places like Sainsbury do a good one. I always wish that I liked tea, but sadly despite trying as a young adult I’ve accepted that I will always be a coffee drinker! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • April 17, 2017 / 6:00 pm

      Hi, it is indeed good and not to expensive either. I’m exactly the same with coffee.

  4. Kiki
    April 21, 2017 / 11:41 am

    Neger had mint tea but absolutely love rose tea and jasmine or chrysanthemum tea (have you tried these?) My Mum loves trying new teas so will recommend this one to her, or just buy it for her 🙂

    • April 21, 2017 / 3:55 pm

      Hi, I’ve not tried rose tea before. I shall have to find some to try, do you have any recommendations? Thanks

  5. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    April 22, 2017 / 7:41 am

    Interesting to mix the peppermint and spearmint, my partner is reducing his caffeine levels so I’ll show him this #thatfridaylinky

    • April 24, 2017 / 5:34 pm

      It is quiet a common mix I’ve discovered with mint teas. They work really well together. I hope your partner gives them a try.

  6. April 23, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    Oh I do love mint tea. It always reminds me of the time my husband and I went to Marakecch pre-kids and had fresh mint tea under the waterfalls! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

    • April 24, 2017 / 5:33 pm

      Gosh that sounds wonderful I’ve always wanted to visit there.

  7. diynige
    April 23, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    Another fab review I will have to give it a try Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

    • April 24, 2017 / 5:33 pm

      I hope you have time to give it a try. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  8. April 25, 2017 / 9:06 am

    I tried mint tea when going through IVF after hearing about how good it was for you. I must admit I wasn’t much of a fan but I can totally get why people drink it. I struggle with mint sauce etc. It’s lovely that you’ve found one you like so much #twinklytuesday

    • April 30, 2017 / 8:03 pm

      Hi, yes mint tea is not for everyone. It’s great to find another tea to enjoy. Thanks for stopping by, C.

  9. April 25, 2017 / 9:33 am

    Looks lovely. I’m not a fan of “minty” tea but my husband is so this would be perfect for him!


    • April 25, 2017 / 11:33 am

      Hi, it is a lovely tea. I’m sure that your husband would love to try it.

  10. April 25, 2017 / 11:22 am

    This sounds lovely if you like herb teas. 🙂

    • April 25, 2017 / 11:33 am

      Hi it sure is a nice mint tea. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  11. April 28, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    I’m not a fan of flavoured teas but the way you describe this makes it sound yummy! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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