Review of Tetley Indulgence Gingerbread Tea

As a tea blogger I am on the constant look out for new teas to try. As the nights are now drawing in and autumn has well and truly arrived I decided to find some new spiced teas to try. Whist shopping I stumbled across Tetley’s new Indulgence range of teas. I saw a packet of gingerbread tea within this range so decided to give it a try.

Onto the packaging I liked the design of the packaging its colour scheme just reminded me of autumn. I liked the little designs integrated into the packaging the cheeky gingerbread man, heaters stars and circles again in autumnal colours. It certainly caught my attention. Onto the ingredients black tea (91%) and natural flavourings are listed. On a personal note I wish that there was more detail as to what exactly the natural flavourings is. No allergens are highlighted and there is a no may contain warning.

On opening the box I was greeted by 20 individual wrapped bags. I like this as it means that you place one in your bag and have it on the go. Or as an alternative when you politely decline an everyday tea. On opening the tea wrapped bags I was a little disappointed to say the least. I was expecting a delightful aroma of gingerbread instead all I got was the aroma of everyday black tea. The aroma didn’t change on my close up sniff test.

I placed the teabag in my teacup and added freshly boiled water. The teabag soon infused with the hot water and it changed a medium brown colour. I let the tea infuse for 2 minutes as I have my tea medium weak and milk free. I was soon hit with the aroma that I associate with gingerbread biscuits. The aroma from the black tea was slightly overtaken by this but for me personally this really didn’t matter. The aroma slightly intensified slightly on my close up sniff test. On sipping the tea it tasted like a nice every day black tea with definite undertones of the gingerbread noted. This was very pleasant without it being to strong or artificial. I have to admit to being pleasantly surprised by this tea my initial disappointment on opening the wrapped bags soon disappeared. The aroma and flavour of this tea just reminded me of autumn.

So would I recommend this gingerbread tea? Yes I would. Its aroma and flavour make for a nice everyday tea with a twist that it is perfect for the colder weather. So thank you Tetley for producing a nice every day tea with a twist that I can enjoy.

72 Comments

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 25, 2017 / 6:36 pm

      It sure is.

      • October 25, 2017 / 7:20 pm

        I will endeavour to check it out

          • October 25, 2017 / 8:00 pm

            Should have had it last night after seeing my old English Teacher in a play

  1. October 24, 2017 / 6:21 pm

    This sounds like a gorgeous autumnal option! I have heard of gingerbread lattes but never knew that gingerbread tea was a thing, I definitely need to try this! Glad that this variety overcame your initial disappointment!

    Abbey 🍂 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 25, 2017 / 6:36 pm

      Hi, you should give this a try a low calorie option to a lattes and a lot cheaper as well.

  2. October 24, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    This sounds lovely! I do love a herbal tea and particularly love anything with fresh ginger, so I’m sure this would be up my street. xxx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 25, 2017 / 6:35 pm

      Oh it does sound like it could be for you if you are happy to have a little caffeine.

  3. October 24, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    I don’t rarely come across someone that likes tea as much as me. Everyone I know drinks coffee. I haven’t had this one.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 25, 2017 / 6:34 pm

      Oh you should give this a try I am sure that you will enjoy it, glad you love your tea as well.

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          October 25, 2017 / 6:38 pm

          Let me know what you think, thanks.

  4. October 24, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    Oh my gosh, this sounds like the tea for me! I love all things ginger flavoured and gingerbread is one of my favourite sweet treats! Sounds amazing! Great review 🙂

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 25, 2017 / 6:34 pm

      Hi, it is very nice especially if you like gingerbread. Thanks for the kind comments.

  5. October 24, 2017 / 6:56 pm

    Yummy, gonna try and find it in the store next time I need some more tea. This just sounds so lovely and the perfect time of year for a gingerbread tea.
    Lea, xx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 25, 2017 / 6:33 pm

      Hi, I hope that you find it to try it sure is perfect for this time of year.

  6. October 24, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    It’s so cold today, even with the sunshine that I may be tempted to pick this up after my run tonight:)

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 25, 2017 / 6:32 pm

      Oh did you pick it up to try, if you did please let me know what you think, thanks.

  7. October 24, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    I haven’t seen that one in the States. I’ll have to look on line.

    • October 25, 2017 / 3:01 pm

      If you find it please post where it can be found. Thanks

      • pinkiebag
        Author
        October 25, 2017 / 6:27 pm

        Hi, I found it on Amazon so you may be able to get it shipped to you,but it wasn’t cheap.

      • October 25, 2017 / 8:59 pm

        I haven’t found any in Oklahoma but I found it on Amazon. 20 bags for about $11.

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          October 25, 2017 / 9:20 pm

          Glad you found it, enjoy. I managed to find the Bigelow tea on Amazon as well.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 25, 2017 / 6:31 pm

      Oh if you find it please let me know, I think it may be hard to get hold of it especially as its a new tea here.

      • October 25, 2017 / 8:59 pm

        I just ordered some from Amazon! Couldn’t find it anywhere in stores. Just the regular Tetley.

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          October 25, 2017 / 9:21 pm

          Good old Amazon

  8. October 24, 2017 / 10:52 pm

    Great review and may now give this tea a try.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 25, 2017 / 6:29 pm

      If you do, please let me know what you think, thanks.

  9. October 25, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    Loving the sound of this, I love gingerbread flavoured things in wintertime. #humpdaylinky

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 25, 2017 / 6:28 pm

      Me to, it is well worth giving it a try.

  10. October 25, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    I might try this one. I’m such a sucker for normal black tea but this does sound good!! Thanks for sharing with #bloggerbest

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 25, 2017 / 6:28 pm

      Hi, it sure is a great twist on an every day black tea.

  11. Chlo💋 (@Chloe_Bellamy)
    October 25, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    This sounds like the perfect autumnal tea. I also adore your teacup and saucer, it’s beautiful!

    http://www.yourschloe.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 25, 2017 / 6:54 pm

      Hi, it sure is, the teacup and saucer was a gift from my mum for my tea reviews.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 25, 2017 / 6:24 pm

      Hi, it sure is a perfect tea for autumn and I think it may still be on offer as well.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 25, 2017 / 6:28 pm

      Hi, you should it is perfect for autumn.

  12. A Cup of Wonderland
    October 25, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    Gingerbread tea sounds really nice, though I don’t have a lot of expereience in flavoured teas. I mean do you still put milk in them? Great reviewx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 25, 2017 / 6:52 pm

      Hi, it recommends that it can be enjoyed either with or without milk. Thank you for your kind comments.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 26, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      Gosh you should I think that you might enjoy it 😊.

  13. October 25, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    I don’t really like tea but I love gingerbread! This sounds nice

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 25, 2017 / 7:59 pm

      It really is nice and sure worth considering giving it a try.

  14. Victoria Nilsson
    October 26, 2017 / 11:58 am

    Im obsessed with the green teas that have caramel and gingerbread flavours – so this is definitely up my alley. Delicious tea for when it gets colder yum xx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 26, 2017 / 4:27 pm

      Hi, me to at the moment so this mad a nice change, well worth giving it a try.

  15. October 26, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    Although I’m not a massive tea drinker myself, my boyfriend absolutely adores both tea and gingerbread, so I may have to surprise him with a box of these.. 🙊

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 26, 2017 / 4:27 pm

      Hi, I am sure this would make a lovely surprise gift.

  16. October 26, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    Ooooh gingerbread tea sounds interesting! I’m not sure I’d ever have picked it up for fear of it being really gross, but I think after this review I might have to give it a go!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 26, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      Hi, I was pleasantly surprised by this tea, it’s definitely one to try.

  17. Corinne and Kirsty
    October 26, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    A gingerbread flavored tea? oh my god yes! I want it! I want to try it! xx corinne

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 26, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      Oh you should 😊.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 26, 2017 / 4:40 pm

      Hi, it sure is I hope that you can fine some to try.

  18. Shannon Diana
    October 26, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    Love this brand x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 26, 2017 / 5:35 pm

      I have found hit and miss to be honest with their teas.

  19. October 26, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    This sounds like the most perfect autumnal drink!

    I usually go for hot chocolates in the autumn but I think I need to be giving this a try! X

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 26, 2017 / 5:35 pm

      It sure is perfect for autumn and less calories.

  20. October 26, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    Wow what a unique flavour of tea! We are big tea drinkers so need to get on this this autumn and winter!

    Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 27, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      Hi, I am sure that you won’t regret it.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 27, 2017 / 8:04 pm

      Welcome I hope you find my reviews helpful.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 30, 2017 / 8:58 pm

      Thank you for mentioning my review on your post most appreciated. I hope you enjoy the tea 😊.

  21. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    October 31, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    Sounds great for the colder months but I’m not keen on ginger #bloggerclubuk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 31, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      Hi, it sure is perfect for the colder months.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 3, 2017 / 8:36 pm

      Oh I am sure that you will enjoy it. Please let me know what you think, thanks.

  22. November 15, 2017 / 7:57 am

    interesting flavor for tea. i wouldn’t mind to give this a try someday.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 16, 2017 / 6:03 pm

      It sure is and very delicious.

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