Review of Sainsbury’s Peppermint Infusion 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 I found myself in the tea aisle and decided to give their peppermint infusion tea a try. I personally liked calming light green and teal colour scheme to the packaging, with a picture of a teacup to the right with an integrated teal leaf design. Under the lid of the box to the middle is a slight perforation which allows you to reseal the box allowing you to keep the tea fresh inside.

Onto the ingredients list I personally found this slightly difficult to find. Peppermint is listed under the ingredients list. There are no allergens highlighted and there is no may contain warning.

On opening the packet the tea bags emitted a faint but pleasant peppermint aroma. This was slightly weaker than I had anticipated compared to other supermarket own brand teas. This didn’t intensify on my close up sniff test and but did seem weaken on smelling an individual teabag. I placed my teabag into my teacup and added the freshly boiled hot water. The water soon changed to the light brown / greenish colour. It took a couple of minutes for the teas aroma to develop but once it had it was pleasant but fairly weak. This didn’t change on the my famous close up sniff test. On sipping the tea, it was definitely one of the weaker peppermint teas that I have tried. There was only a slight peppermint flavour just like the aroma. It was a little disappointing when comparing its taste to other everyday peppermint teas that I have tried. It was certainly one of the weakest that I have tried. I also only got a very slight warm comforting sensation in my tummy as I sipped it. A little disappointing really.

So would I recommend this peppermint tea? I’m afraid not. It just seemed to lack any real peppermint aroma and flavour. If you prefer a weaker peppermint tea you may well enjoy this tea. I probably won’t be buying this tea again. Sorry Sainsbury’s but this tea just wasn’t for me.

53 Comments

  1. October 4, 2017 / 8:43 am

    Oh that’s a shame really that it didn’t match up to other brands. Worth trying though to see! Thanks for sharing with #bloggersbest x

    • October 5, 2017 / 12:54 pm

      Hi indeed you don’t know until you try.

  2. October 4, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    Oh I’m sorry it was a little dissapointing #HumpDayLinky

    • October 5, 2017 / 12:55 pm

      Never mind there are lots more alternatives to try.

  3. October 4, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    I love real mint tea! It’s all about the leaves!

    • October 5, 2017 / 12:56 pm

      I couldn’t agree more.

  4. christinejamieson
    October 5, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    Great review- I was going to try this one but I love a strong taste!

    • October 5, 2017 / 4:52 pm

      I doubled up the teabags to get a stronger taste.

  5. October 5, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    That’s a shame that this one didn’t live up to others you’ve tried 🙁 but at least you have some other options that will work!

    xx
    Emily

    • October 5, 2017 / 4:53 pm

      Hi, this is very true I have several other mint teas to fall back on.

  6. Corinne and Kirsty
    October 5, 2017 / 4:23 pm

    I love peppermint and I think I have tried this one. I don’t have any point of comparison to say it is not as good as other brands though! xx corinne

    • October 5, 2017 / 4:54 pm

      Hi, I’m glad that you enjoyed it and that is all that really matters.

    • October 5, 2017 / 4:54 pm

      Yes on a positive let’s reflect on the packaging 😊.

  7. livewellplaytogether
    October 5, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    I appreciate this honest review! I like to learn more about caffeine free teas since I try to avoid most caffeine!

    • October 5, 2017 / 5:18 pm

      Hi, I try to be as honest as I can with my reviews. I have other caffeine free tea reviews on the blog if you are interested.

    • October 5, 2017 / 5:19 pm

      Indeed but lets be positive about the packaging.

  8. October 5, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    It is a sad to hear it is weak, I do love good strong flavours X #bloggerbest

    • October 6, 2017 / 10:07 am

      Hi, I am glad that I am not the only one.

    • October 8, 2017 / 6:55 pm

      Very true 😊☕️.

  9. Rachel
    October 6, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Feels like I’m the worst British person ever because I hate tea and coffee, however, I have tried some herbal teas but can only drink them cold! Not too much of a fan off pepermint tho, don’t think this will be good way to go for me aha x

    • October 8, 2017 / 6:53 pm

      Hi, this tea probably would work well chilled especially due to the weaker strength.

  10. Emily Isobelle Jane
    October 6, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    Aw no way I love this tea! I think herbal teas are either a winner or not!

    emily

    http://www.isobellejane.com

    • October 8, 2017 / 6:52 pm

      Indeed well summed up 😊.

  11. October 6, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    Aww that sucks that it wasn’t what you expected! I’m trying to drink more tea myself instead of drinking coffee so much. Never tried peppermint though, but I love peppermint so that’s definitely something I’d like to try!

    Dee // http://www.morningcoffeewithdee.com

    • October 8, 2017 / 6:52 pm

      Hi, yes peppermint tea is a great caffeine free alternative which can vary in strength, you may not like it initially but it is worth persevering with.

  12. October 6, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    This sounds like a very disappointing tea. I like peppermint tea when my tummy’s a little uneasy due to accidentally eating some gluten so I’ll know not to pick this one up!
    PaleGirlRambling xo
    http://palegirlrambling.co.uk

  13. October 6, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    Oh I do love me some tea! But it’s such a shame that this was dissapointing. I love the Tesco ones or teapigs, they are just fab. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

    • October 8, 2017 / 6:51 pm

      Oh yes I have had some great teas from Tesco’s and Teapigs as well.

  14. October 6, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    As much as I love peppermint, I’m not very fond of tea, sadly. But this is a good and honest post, nevertheless! Such a shame it didn’t meet your taste bud. x Ain

    • October 8, 2017 / 6:50 pm

      Yes it was a shame but I always to try to be honest as i can with my reviews.

  15. happyroxanne
    October 6, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    Your blog is so cool omg! I love tea so so much, this one looks really good 🙂 Also, your mugs are really cute😊

    • October 8, 2017 / 6:50 pm

      Thank you so much for you kind comments about my blog much appreciated.

  16. October 6, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    The packaging is so pretty, it’s a shame the tea didn’t live up to other peppermint teas you’ve tried

    • October 8, 2017 / 6:49 pm

      Yes indeed but being positive lets focus on the packaging.

  17. October 6, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    I am a really big lover of tea. I love strong tea. I have tried green tea and wasn’t too keen, but this is definitely worth a try, I hope. I like how you described what you thought of it and your honest opinion of not recommending it.

    • October 8, 2017 / 6:49 pm

      Yes I personally didn’t like the strength of this tea, but not everyone likes a strong mint tea. What strong tea do you drink? A shame that you didn’t like the green tea.

      • October 8, 2017 / 8:11 pm

        I know it sounds strange, but I’d have loved to have liked green tea. I drink Tetley Redbush, English Breakfast.

        • October 8, 2017 / 8:18 pm

          Not at all it can be an acquired taste, nothing wrong with Tetley or breakfast tea.

  18. Louisa
    October 6, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    it’s a real shame you didn’t get along with this tea. Luckily there are so many other brands out there. What are you planning to try next?

    Louisa | http://www.loubeeloublogs.blogspot.co.uk

    • October 8, 2017 / 6:47 pm

      There sure are lots of others to try. I think I will be trying a few more autumnal teas.

  19. October 7, 2017 / 4:06 am

    I’ve never been a huge tea drinker but a strong peppermint tea does sound nice – are there other brands that you’ve tried and really loved?

    xDana

    • October 8, 2017 / 6:46 pm

      Hi, yes my top one at the moment has to be Hope and Glory well worth trying.

  20. October 7, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    Ohh that’s so annoying that it wasn’t good. I was excited that there was a sainsburys own peppermint tea as I’m always spending too much on the branded ones. I guess I’m sticking to my £2 pack of herbal tea lol!
    http://www.jennyrosee.com

    • October 8, 2017 / 6:42 pm

      I have found it can be hot and miss with own brand teas, which peppermint tea do you drink? Just in case I’ve missed it. Thank you.

      • October 8, 2017 / 7:16 pm

        I drink Twinings mostly 🙂 Quite a safe option aha, but I’d love to try more brands

        • October 8, 2017 / 8:06 pm

          Yes good old Twinings.

  21. October 8, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    ah that’s a shame! I’m back at uni now and my local is a sainsbury’s so if it was good I would’ve stocked up! Oh well, you never know til you’ve tried it eh!

    whatevawears.co.uk

    • October 8, 2017 / 6:41 pm

      You. Sure don’t I have enjoyed some of their other teas though, so hopefully you can find some to enjoy.

  22. The Pramshed
    October 10, 2017 / 6:56 am

    Ah that’s really disappointing. I’m currently enjoying the Twinings peppermint teas which are ok I think, no idea how they compare? Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    • October 10, 2017 / 1:29 pm

      Hi, yes I would say that they are better than this tea.

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