Review of Lidl Deluxe Blackcurrant & Vanilla Tea

I have tried a few of Lidl’s teas and I have to say I’ve not been very impressed. When I saw that they had a deluxe range of tea I thought I best give them a try. I decided to try their deluxe blackcurrant & vanilla ones a try.
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I fell for the simple packaging. I liked the light purple packaging with pictures of cascading blackcurrants and vanilla flowers. There is a clear window which allows you to see the pyramid bags inside. To the back of the packaging the same design theme continues. The tea is described as being 15 blackcurrant and vanilla infusion pyramid bags with natural flavouring. On the list of ingredients interestingly only 1% is blackcurrant and 1% is vanilla.
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On opening the box the tea pyramids were sealed in cellophane. On opening this I was immediately greeted by a sweet aroma. If I’m honest I could only really smell blackcurrant, vanilla and maybe hibiscus. It was a pleasant aroma and a lot stronger than I thought it would be as I have personally found that other teas I have tried have lacked in the aroma department. On checking the pyramids I could see all the varying ingredients inside. Some however are very fine and had found themselves at the bottom of the cellophane packaging. I liked the good length of string attached to the pyramid allowing for easy steeping. Oh and they are also biodegradable which is a big positive.
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On placing the pyramid in the cup of hot water I was impressed by how quickly the tea infused and went a light purple colour. I immediately got hit by the sweet aroma from the tea. This was the same aroma I got on opening the cellophane but a lot stronger. I was still unable to distinguish the other ingredients in the tea pyramid. On sipping the tea I could clearly taste a subtle hint of the blackcurrant with the sweetness from the vanilla there was certainly an undertone of other flavours but I could really say what these were. I found the aroma of this tea sweet and pleasant the flavour matched this. I found it a pleasant tea to drink but slightly sweet. It recommends adding honey or sugar to sweeten but I personally think this is not necessary.
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So would I recommend these tea pyramids. They are certainly nicer than Lidl’s everyday teabags. They had a pleasant sweet aroma and infuse quickly with the hot water. I might not have been able to taste all of the elements within the tea pyramid, but the flavouring was pleasant. They make a nice budget friendly alternative to more expensive teas.

22 Comments

  1. April 30, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    I have not been very impressed with Lidl’s tea bags either but this one sounds refreshing 🙂

    • April 30, 2017 / 8:07 pm

      Hi, yes this is one of their nicer teas.

  2. glutenfreelady
    April 30, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    I have to check these out!

    • April 30, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      I hoe that you can find it 😊☕️.

  3. May 2, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    Looks good!

    • May 5, 2017 / 6:31 pm

      Hi, It does make a nice cup of tea.

  4. May 3, 2017 / 6:59 am

    We don’t normally shop in Lidl but these do look great, I think we may pop into town to try these. I love fruit tea. Actually I just love tea. #BestAndWorst

    • May 5, 2017 / 6:25 pm

      Hi, I hope you managed to get some of this tea to try. it can be very hit and miss with their teas but this is worth trying. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  5. Kim Carberry
    May 3, 2017 / 11:10 am

    Ahh! These sound very nice. I like the sound of the flavours. #bestandworst

    • May 5, 2017 / 6:23 pm

      Hi, it is indeed a nice tea, one of Lidl’s better teas. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  6. diynige
    May 6, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    I go to Lidl a lot will check it outThanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

    • May 7, 2017 / 7:58 am

      Hi, it can be a bit hit and miss with their teas but this one is worth trying. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

    • May 7, 2017 / 8:03 pm

      Hi, if you pop into Lidl you should give it a try.

  7. May 7, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    Ohh these sound nice!! Yum. Thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst

    • May 7, 2017 / 9:33 pm

      Hi, they were very nice.

  8. May 9, 2017 / 10:28 am

    These sound nice. I’m not a fan of fruit teas myself but keep a stock in for my friend who drinks them. I’ll have to keep an eye out for these. Thanks for linking up with the #bigpinklink

    • May 9, 2017 / 5:50 pm

      Hi, these would be a great treat for your friend as slightly special tea that isn’t too expensive.

  9. May 9, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    I don’t really drink tea like this..I am more of a coffee of just traditional tea kind of girl. I like the colour though and I’m glad you found some good tea bags in Lidl xx #bestandworst

    • May 9, 2017 / 5:49 pm

      Hi, yes it does make a fab colour tea. I’m glad I found some nice tea as well as it can be a little hit and miss in Lidl.

    • May 16, 2017 / 4:39 pm

      Hi, you should its sure worth giving this tea a try.

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