Review of Twinings Thoroughly Minted Infusion Tea

One of my favourite caffeine free teas has to be mint. I drink it most days as way to reduce my caffeine intake. So when I recently popped into Tesco’s and saw that Twinings thoroughly minted infusion tea was on offer I just had to grab a packet to take home and give it a try.

I personally liked calming light green colour scheme which consisted of white and green swirls. The front of the packaging is partially clear allowing you to see the loose leaf pyramids inside. To the top is a seal which can be reused enabling you to keep the tea fresh inside.

Onto the ingredients list peppermint (70%) and spearmint (30%) are listed. There are no allergens highlighted and there is no may contain warning.

On opening the plastic packaging the loose leaf pyramids pyramid emitted what a very pleasant mint aroma. I found it difficult to distinguish between the two mint elements to this tea. I was a little disappointed by this though as it was a lot weaker than I expected compare to similar teas that I have previously tried. The aroma did intensify on my close up sniff test  but did seem weaken on smelling an individual loose leaf pyramid. I placed a pyramid into my teacup and added the freshly boiled hot water. The water soon changed to the light brown / greenish colour. It took a while for teas aroma to develop. It was very pleasant and significantly lighter compare to other mint teas that I have tried. On sipping the tea, it was definitely one of the weaker mint teas that I have tried. The peppermint was the prominent flavour and worked well with the subtle undertones of the spearmint. Although this teas aroma and flavour were weaker compare to other mint teas that I have previously tried it made a refreshing change. I would describe it as a light, delicate and refreshing tea when comparing its taste to other mint teas that I have tried. Overall I found the tea to be very refreshing and despite it being a lighter more delicate tea I still got that warm comforting sensation in my tummy as I sipped it.

so would I recommend this tea? Yes definitely. It has a nice delicate aroma and flavour. I personally prefer this. I think it would make a nice introduction to mint tea for someone who has not tried it before. So thank you Twinings for producing a nice mint tea that I can enjoy.


  1. May 30, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    Yumm that sounds delicious…I love mint teas wonder if I can find this in the States?

    • May 30, 2017 / 8:18 pm

      Hi, I’m not sure sorry. I’ve not seen it on my travels.

  2. May 31, 2017 / 5:55 am

    Sounds yummy as I love mint green tea. I just find these pyramid fancy ones much more pricey!! #bestandworst

    • May 31, 2017 / 8:56 pm

      They sure are I got mine on offer.

  3. May 31, 2017 / 6:11 am

    I’m surprised a Twinings one was not quite a strong one! Sounds good though – wish I could get more into fruit/herbal teas! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

    • May 31, 2017 / 8:55 pm

      It may be strong for some but Ive had other fantastic strong mint tea and this was quiet a bit weaker but pleasant. Mint tea is a good way to start to trying decaf teas.

  4. May 31, 2017 / 6:45 am

    I’m not into tea but I’m convinced it’s because we Americans aren’t very good at making it. #BloggerClubUK

    • May 31, 2017 / 8:53 pm

      I really struggle when I pop over and take my own crafty supply 😊.

    • June 10, 2017 / 12:34 am

      Tee-hee! You are right about that Heather! #BigPinkLink

      • June 10, 2017 / 7:09 am

        She sure is 😊☕️

  5. Teaisawishyourheartmakes
    June 1, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    I love this mint tea! Twinnings always does really really well with mint 💖

    • June 1, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      Hi, I’m sure that you will love this tea then.

      • Teaisawishyourheartmakes
        June 1, 2017 / 4:41 pm

        I do my mum drinks loads of it 💖

  6. June 1, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    This sounds lovely! And it’s funny to see how different the Twinings packaging is in the UK versus here in the States.

    A good caffeine-free tea is such a lifesaver!


    • June 1, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      Hi, it is it seems to vary across countries. Oh and it sure is a caffeine free lifesaver 😊.

  7. June 1, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    Aw I always love seeing your super cute cups! I’m not sure I’d know the difference between the tastes of spearmint and peppermint but I very much want to try this and see if I can! I get into making ice tea this time of year too and a pitcher of this sounds so refreshing!

    • June 1, 2017 / 4:37 pm

      I love my teacups maybe a little too much. I think this tea would indeed work well as an iced tea.

  8. June 1, 2017 / 5:56 pm

    Sounds nice! I’m on holiday in Morocco currently and loving the Mint tea so if you have any recommendations for when I get home please let me know!!

    • June 4, 2017 / 8:41 am

      Oh I am very jealous I would love. Moroccan tea. I have reviewed a few mint teas please take a look if you get chance on your return home. Or pop me an email if you wish.

  9. June 1, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    I’m not a tea lover, but this sounds really nice. Great review.

    • June 4, 2017 / 8:31 am

      Thank you for sharing my review. You cant beat a nice cup of mint tea.

  10. June 6, 2017 / 1:53 am

    That sounds lovely. Reminds me of when I was a little girl and my mom would put fresh mint in our tea-but here in the south we drink it on ice!:))


    • June 6, 2017 / 5:43 am

      Hi, you can’t bra homemade mint tea. I need to try it on ice when the weather the warms up again.

  11. thismumslife
    June 6, 2017 / 11:56 am

    What a great review!! I do love a mint tea, and I like one that’s a bit more subtle-I have a three mint tea (a pukka one I think,) and it’s way too spearminty! Mint and nettle is probably my favourite variety of mint tea. I haven’t tried this one, so will have to give it a go!
    Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink

    • June 7, 2017 / 7:40 pm

      Oh I love Pukka three mint tea. Oh which nettle and mint tea do you have? I haven’t tried this, thanks.

      • thismumslife
        June 8, 2017 / 2:05 pm

        It’s a Clipper one-it’s fab!!

  12. June 10, 2017 / 12:33 am

    I’m sipping on a fine, sun-brewed raspberry tea now, but thinking of this one for tomorrow perhaps! #BigPinkLink

    • June 10, 2017 / 7:09 am

      I’m sure it enjoyed you’d be lovely chilled over ice.

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