Review of Twinings Salted Caramel 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. Yet for some unknown reason I tend to drink very little green tea. This is strange as it is a great tea to be enjoyed milk free so it is therefore perfect for dairy free me. I have tried a couple of brands of green tea of varying qualities. So when a friend kindly gave me a couple of packets of Twinings salted caramel green tea to try I couldnโ€™t wait to open a packet.

I liked the design of the packaging with this tea. It is light green with a picture of what I would describe as a slightly exploding cupcake. This is surrounded by pieces of salted caramel. Onto the ingredients well there are sadly none in the back of the packet. So I had to check on the Twinings website. Green tea and natural flavouring (7%) are listed. I personally wish that the details of the flavouring was more detailed. There are there no allergens highlighted or any may contain warnings listed.


On opening the packet I was greeted by a sweet caramel aroma that was slightly artificial yet tempting. There was no grassy aroma that I associate with green tea. I was hoping for a slightly grassy meadow aroma intermingled with a hint of sweet caramel. This didn’t change on my famous close up sniff test. 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 green colour. The aroma of the sweet caramel intensified and I struggled to smell the grassy aroma that I associate with green tea. This remained the same, even on my close up sniff test. I couldn’t wait to try this tea. On sipping the tea I could definitely taste the sweet caramel which was the predominant flavour with delicate grassy undertones noted. That said it still tasted like a nice light green tea with the bonus of added sweet salted caramel. This made a pleasant change to other green teas that I have tried. It was nice to experience a lighter green tea with a very sweet kick. It was a nice light refreshing tea. I have to admit to being pleasantly surprised by this tea. It is a great way to resolve those sweet cravings without all of the calories.

So would I recommend this green tea, yes definitely. I liked the sweet aroma and flavour of this tea. It was a light refreshing green tea with a very sweet twist. So if you fancy a milk free tea, why not give this green tea a try. So thank Twinings for producing a refreshing yet sweet green tea.

102 Comments

  1. September 5, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    Have you tried the Twinings Gunpowder and Mint brand? It is quite an interesting take on Mint tea, found it settled my stomach better then a lot of peppermint brands.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 5, 2017 / 6:24 pm

      Oh no I shall have to give this one a try. Thank you for the tip.

      • September 5, 2017 / 6:26 pm

        I’ll have to admit has been a while since I had it so it may not still be a line running. The Vanilla Chai they do is very good.

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          September 5, 2017 / 7:26 pm

          Oh that sounds nice, but hoping I the mint one is still available.

          • September 5, 2017 / 8:35 pm

            Googled it, it is still available

          • pinkiebag
            Author
            September 5, 2017 / 8:59 pm

            Brilliant thank you.

  2. September 5, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    I think I would really like to try this one. The flavour combination seems odd, but at the same time appealing to me :p

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 5, 2017 / 7:27 pm

      It just seems to work and a great way to fix a sweet craving.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 5, 2017 / 7:57 pm

      Oh you should, please let me know what you think.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 5, 2017 / 9:14 pm

      Oh this one may be worth you trying if you need to help a sweet craving even if you are not keen on green tea.

  3. September 5, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    I’m not a fan of green tea but I like the sound of this! Love a good cuppa!
    Stopping by from #dreamteam

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 6, 2017 / 6:02 am

      It has a nice sweet twist so it may be worth you giving it a try.

  4. September 5, 2017 / 10:28 pm

    We all love our Twinings #TwinklyTuesday

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 6, 2017 / 3:10 pm

      Hi, yes they do some great teas and so many choices.

  5. September 6, 2017 / 7:42 am

    I absolutely love green tea without any milk or sugar. This flavoring sounds interesting. #fortheloveofblog

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 6, 2017 / 3:06 pm

      Hi, it sure is and is sweet but not to much do and a great twist on a traditional green tea.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 6, 2017 / 3:04 pm

      Hi, it certainly is really good and worth giving it a try.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 6, 2017 / 3:03 pm

      Hi, it certainly this and it’s not to sweet and makes a nice change from berry tea.

  6. September 6, 2017 / 11:52 am

    I think I will have to try this it sounds delicious! great post #forthetheloveofblog

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 6, 2017 / 3:02 pm

      It sure is if you try please let me know that you think, thanks.

  7. September 6, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    This sounds interesting and yummy – I’ll keep my eye out for this flavour to give it a go.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 6, 2017 / 3:01 pm

      Hi it sure is interesting and yummy. If you try it please let me know what you think, thanks.

  8. September 6, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    Ah I’m not a tea person at all but this sounds quite tasty to be honest! Would love to try this one, I’ll check if I’m able to find that here ๐Ÿ™‚

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 6, 2017 / 5:11 pm

      Hi, fingers crossed that you can. If you do find some I would love to know what you think.

  9. September 7, 2017 / 1:20 am

    Salted caramel is a unique and interesting flavor for a tea. I would certainly like to try it!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 4:57 pm

      Hi, it sure is but it works so well with the green tea.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 4:56 pm

      Hi, I hope that you find it soon to try. If you do please let me know what you think, thanks.

  10. September 7, 2017 / 8:02 am

    Caramel is my favourite! I need to try this for myself.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 4:56 pm

      Hi, you should I’m sure that you would like it.

  11. Kat
    September 7, 2017 / 8:24 am

    I really like most Twinnings tea, it is made in my hometown and I’ve had friends whose parents have worked there, we would try so many different flavours after school! I really like this salted caramel green tea #triumphanttales

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 4:55 pm

      Gosh I would want a job there if I lived nearby. How lucky to be able to try soo many teas. The salted caramel is indeed a winner.

  12. September 7, 2017 / 8:41 am

    Wow I’ve never tried this nor knew it existed, I adore salted caramel so will get some, thanks x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 4:54 pm

      Oh you should, I’m sure that you will like it, please let me know what you think.

  13. September 7, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    Salted caramel is the most delicious thing on the planet, so I think I’d love this too! So glad it didn’t disappoint you. I’d never have thought of pairing caramel with green tea but it sounds like it worked perfectly together!!

    xx
    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 4:53 pm

      Hi, they flavours work surprisingly well together. I was just pleased that I could have it as caramel is often not an option for dairy free me.

  14. September 7, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    I never would have thought of these two flavours together but it sounds really good and I definitely want to try it!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 4:52 pm

      Hi, me neither but they work really well together, please let me know what you think if you give it a try.

  15. September 7, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Oh! I normally don’t like green tea, but I like everything with caramel, so I might have to give this a try! Am glad you liked it!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 4:51 pm

      Oh you should I’m sure that you won’t be disappointed.

  16. September 7, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    Ohhh this sounds great and I love that you don’t need to add milk! Perfect for those of us that are dairy free! This sounds great for when you want something sweet, I’ll have to give this a go!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 4:51 pm

      Hi, it sure is perfect for us dairy free peeps. If you do give it a go please let me know what you think.

  17. September 7, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    I’ve seen your post at the right time because I’ve been gifted a green tea but wasn’t sure I would like it because I’m more of a builders tea lover! Reading this has put my mind at ease and I’m going to try mine out tonight.

    Thanks for sharing your opinions ๐Ÿ™‚

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 4:50 pm

      Oh I hope that you enjoy it, just remember to use slightly cooled freshly boiled water. Oh and please let me know what you thought to your green tea.

  18. Teaisawishyourheartmakes
    September 7, 2017 / 4:23 pm

    I tried this for the first time last year and ever since I’ve been hooked on it! It’s so warming ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿต

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 4:49 pm

      It sure is I shall be stocking up on this one ๐Ÿ˜Š.

  19. September 7, 2017 / 4:23 pm

    I love tea especially green tea thank you for the review! I’m definitely going to check out this lovely tea soon

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 4:48 pm

      Hi, I hope you find it soon to try. If you do please let me know what you think, thanks.

  20. September 7, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    TEA IS MY ULTIMATE FAVE! I HATE green tea sooo much, I can’t stand it. Honestly, this salted caramel green tea is the bomb, I could drink it all day. It is so delicious!

    Sophia xo // https://sophiaaaxo.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 4:48 pm

      Hi, it sure is I just wished that I had discovered it earlier.

  21. abbeylouisarose
    September 7, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    I usually find green tea a bit boring without any other flavour and salted caramel is the perfect way to jazz it up! Glad you enjoyed this!

    Abbey ๐ŸŒธ http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 4:58 pm

      Hi, yes the salted acaramel certainly did jazz up this tea.

  22. September 7, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    THis sounds good, especially for the colder months. I used to love fruit teas but have been drinking coffee for ages. I think it’s time for a change up! X

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 4:47 pm

      Hi, this would be a great change up. I have to confess to liking fruit teas in the winter as well, especially currant based ones.

  23. September 7, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    The grassy taste and smell is my issue with green tea too.this sounds promising.will search and try.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 4:46 pm

      Hi, yes it is very common with green tea, if you do try this tea please let me know what you thin, thanks.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 4:46 pm

      Hi, it sure does and is a great twist on the traditional green tea. If you give it a try please let me know what you think, thanks.

  24. September 7, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    I don’t drink tea but this sounds lovely! Caramel is such a yummy scent x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 4:45 pm

      It sure is, maybe this may encourage you to give it a try.

  25. Rachel's Diaries
    September 7, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    What an odd flavour combination, I’ve seen this around but have yet to try it. I’m a massive teapigs and pukka teas fan myself but may have to pick this up to try xx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 5:11 pm

      Hi, i also enjoy these teas, but I was pleasantly surprised by this tea. If you do give it a try please let me know what you think, thanks.

  26. Corinne & Kirsty ๐Ÿ‚ (@corinnekirsty)
    September 7, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    I have tried this tea already. The smell caramel is very strong but the flavor not so much. It is a really nice tea nonetheless xx corinne

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 5:56 pm

      Hi, thats a perfect review of this tea ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜•๏ธ.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 6:28 pm

      It’s a fab tea I just wish that I had found it sooner.

  27. September 7, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    It’s always great visiting your blog and I love your reviews, absolutely perfectโ™ฅ

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 8:26 pm

      Ah thank you that means a lot ๐Ÿ˜Š

  28. lifewithjoshandkristyn
    September 7, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Salted Caramel Green Tea! OMG! I have to go look for this now. I love the combination. Just like when I would go to Starbucks, my typical drink would be a Iced Green Tea Latte with caramel drizzle. This tea is something I will have to go get now. Thank you for sharing.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      Hi, I hope that find this tea to try. It may not be the same as your latte but has less calories. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  29. September 7, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    You had me at caramel scented. ;-). I really need to find some good teas. I could use drinking some more tea for the health benefits it gives. I’ll take a look at this tea.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 9:34 pm

      Oh I hope that you can find this one to try, glad you got hooked in with the caramel scent.

  30. September 7, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    I am going to buy some of this to try, it sounds delicious. Thanks for linking up to #TriumphantTales, hope to see you again next week! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 10:32 pm

      Hi, it sure is please let me know what you think, thanks.

  31. In and Out of Vegas
    September 9, 2017 / 5:33 am

    Salted caramel AND green tea rolled into one? ! That’s definitely a win win situation there! !

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 9, 2017 / 9:43 am

      Hi, it sure is a win win situation.

  32. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    September 10, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    I have never tried green tea but this sounds really intriguing. I can imagine caramel and coffee but not tea… I’ll have to try it! Thanks for linking up with #fortheloveofBLOG

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 11, 2017 / 4:59 pm

      It really does work, worth giving it a try.

  33. September 10, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    Ohh this flavour sounds delicious! Will have to try this out sometime.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 11, 2017 / 4:57 pm

      It sure is delicious ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 11, 2017 / 4:49 pm

      It sure is delicious and worth giving it a try.

  34. Amy
    September 11, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    I had some green tea a while ago, I can’t remember what it was but I didn’t really like it – this one sounds interesting though with the caramel in it, I LOVE caramel haha xx

    https://allaboutamy.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 11, 2017 / 4:45 pm

      Oh no that is a shame, you need to have the water slightly cooled as it can make it taste a little bitter. If you try this one please let me know what you think, thanks.

  35. September 11, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    I absolutely love salted caramel! This might be the one to convert me to green tea! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 12, 2017 / 4:31 pm

      Oh if it does convert you please let me know.

  36. September 11, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    Oh wow, I have a thing for salted caramel at the moment. This sounds really lovely, and perfect for a quiet night in. Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 12, 2017 / 4:31 pm

      It sure is perfect for a quiet night in. If you give it a try, please let me know what you think, thanks.

  37. September 12, 2017 / 8:45 am

    Wow you really can get all flavours of tea! I would never have thought there would be a salted caramel one. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 12, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      Hi, its amazing what flavour teas are now available. I am on a mission to try as many as possible.

  38. September 12, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    OMG I love salted caramel everything!! #humpdaylinky

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 14, 2017 / 5:09 pm

      Oh, I’m sure that you would love this then.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 14, 2017 / 5:02 pm

      Oh I’m sure that you will love it, please let me know what you think, thanks.

  39. susielhawes
    September 13, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of green tea as I usually find it too bitter so this might be better for me. #SharingtheBlogLove

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 14, 2017 / 5:01 pm

      Hi, you may find this a little better, just try it in slightly cooled freshly boiled water as this can contribute to the bitterness.

  40. September 18, 2017 / 6:54 pm

    I’ve also tried this tea, I thought it was lovely! Have you tried the cherry bakewell? That’s another fave of mine from Twinings x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 19, 2017 / 4:42 pm

      Hi, not yet it’s on my list to try thanks for the suggestion.

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