Review of Twist Tea Tasting Menu

As a lady who loves her cup of teas I have to confess to often drinking far too much earl grey. I try to have a variety of teas throughout the day. I can be a little indecisive about what other teas to have so have a lucky dip selection of teas to avoid a make a choice, which is great fun. So when Twist Tea contacted me asked if I would like to try some of their teas I of course said yes. What I received was their tasting menu which is a selection of 16 of their teas, a professional lucky dip of teas.

Onto the packaging, well I love the silver tin or tea caddy with the companies logo to the front. I like the wording to the side will you pick or take a lucky dip? My only criticism of the tasting menu is that there is a warning about the ginger snap and mint humbug containing liquorice but no ingredients list for the teas. I personally think that this section of teas could do with a little reference leaflet with all of the teas ingredients listed. As someone with an allergy this is important to me as it takes time to go to the website to find out each teas ingredients.

On opening the tin you are greeted by 16 delicious whole leaf teabags, each of a different blend. All are sealed in individual packets which are clear allowing you to see the tea inside. I received a selection of black, green, herbal and fruit teas. I picked 3 random packets of teabags for this review.


The first lucky dip I choose was the propermint, perfect timing with all the naughty food at this time of year. The tea is described as a pure, unadulterated whole peppermint leaves create a delicious, soothing and refreshing brew. Onto the ingredients list peppermint is listed, there is no may contain warning.

On opening plastic packaging the teabag emitted what I can only describe as a strong but very pleasant mint aroma. This aroma intensified slightly on my famous close up sniff test. I placed a teabag into my teacup and added the freshly boiled hot water. The water soon changed to the light brown / greenish colour. It didn’t take long for the teas aroma to develop. It was very pleasant and continued to strengthen and became quiet strong. In fact stronger than I had anticipated. On sipping the tea, it was definitely one of the stronger mint teas that I have tried. The peppermint flavour was fairly strong but too overpowering . Overall I found the tea to be very refreshing and I got that warm comforting sensation in my tummy as I sipped on it. I would certainly recommend this tea.

Mint Choc Chip

Not bad for my second lucky dip for someone who loves her mint tea and eats far too much chocolate. This tea is described as Mint Choc Chip is the best of both worlds… a caffeine hit of tea, the refreshing punch of mint and the creaminess of cocoa. Onto the ingredients list Sri Lankan black tea, Cocoa (39%) (Cocoa Nibs, Cocoa Shells), Peppermint (15%), Natural Flavouring. There is no may contain warning.

On opening the packet a I was greeted with a delightful chocolate aroma with subtle peppermint twist. This aroma intensified slightly on my famous close up sniff test. I added boiled water to the tea and infused as instructed. The aromas of the chocolate and peppermint intensified but were still fairly subtle and not artificial in aroma. The aroma from the black tea got a little lost as a result but in this instance this really didn’t matter because the chocolate and mint was so inviting. On sipping the tea I initially got hit with what I would describe as an equal balance of chocolate and mint, the strength of which was spot on. I wasn’t really able to distinguish the flavour from the Sri Lankan black tea. This didn’t really matter because the balance of chocolate and mint was spot on. It resulted in a delightful delicate yet comforting tea. A great way to enjoy a mint chocolate beaverage without all of the calories. I would certainly recommend this tea it is one of the nicest mint chocolate teas that I have tried.

Chamomile Yawn

One of my favourite teas at the moment is chamomile. So I was pleased when my third and final lucky dip was chamomile. This tea is described as a soothing tonic made from some of nature’s most relaxing herbs. Onto the ingredients list Chamomile (64%), Rose Petals, Lemon Balm, Hops, Mallow Flowers, Valerian, Lavender are listed. there is no may contain warning.

On opening the packaging there was a nice grassy aroma that I associate with chamomile tea. It was weaker than I had hoped and I was unable to really distinguish any of the aromas from the other ingredients. This remained the same even on my famous close up sniff test. I placed the teabag in my cup and added my freshly boiled hot water. The hot water soon changed to a blue / teal colour which became a muddy blue/grey colour. Not quiet what I was expecting and a little uninviting if I am honest. On infusing the tea it produced a faint subtle grassy aroma that I associate with chamomile tea. I have to admit this took me by surprise as I had hoped to be able to smell the other ingredients in this tea but they just seemed to be absent. On sipping the tea it had a light mellow taste with subtle grassy undertones noted. Just like the aroma the only flavour that I could really taste was the chamomile. A little disappointing if I am honest. On a positive note it did have a light mellow taste. I am afraid that I wouldn’t recommend this tea. I didn’t have the floral elements to it that I had hoped for and I found the colour from the tea slightly off-putting.

I enjoyed the opportunity to try a variety of teas from Twist Tea. I am sure that any tea fan would have fun taking a lucky dip from this tasting menu. Once I have finished my teas I shall be filling it up with another lucky dip selection.

Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this tea to try and review. All of the opinions in this post are my own and honest.


  1. December 19, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    This box looks incredible! Great for people who like to experiment with flavours and an amazing gift. That mint choc chip own sounds divine! I’ve never heard of mint chocolate tea before now I’m very curious x


    • December 19, 2017 / 8:13 pm

      The mint chocolate was indeed divine and well worth trying.

  2. December 19, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    Such a shame about the chamomile flavour, I absolutely love chamomile tea, it’s one of my all time favourites! I have never tried a mint chocolate tea and I’m intrigued by the one in this box, it sounds heavenly! Thanks for your honest review!

    Abbey 😘

    • December 19, 2017 / 8:12 pm

      Hi, mint chocolate tea can be a real treat minus those calories and the one is this selection was delightful. It was a shame about the chamomile but it was just one of the teas.

    • December 19, 2017 / 8:11 pm

      Hi, it sure would make a great gift for any tea lover, it certainly has been a great experience trying the teas and what I may not like others may do.

  3. December 19, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    I have to admit, I’m not the biggest fan of tea, but this sounds incredible – especially the mint chocolate chip! Looks like a great gift too, so I will bare that in mind in future!
    Ceelavie xo

    • December 21, 2017 / 5:48 pm

      Hi, it sure does make a nice gift and the choc chip is well worth a try.

  4. December 20, 2017 / 7:58 am

    They look wonderful! I love that we can buy teas like this these days, such a treat! x #BloggerClubUK

    • December 21, 2017 / 5:49 pm

      Hi, its great isn’t it so many choices and this is just fab for any tea fan.

  5. December 20, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    I 100000% want to try the mint chip flavor! I love that flavor so much, I have a feeling, I might get addicted!

    • December 21, 2017 / 5:49 pm

      Hi, I think that you could easily become addicted to it.

  6. RaisieBay
    December 20, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    The mint choc tea sounds nice, but it’s a shame about the chamomile tea, I think I would be off put by the colour too.

    • December 21, 2017 / 5:50 pm

      Hi, yes it was a shame about the chamomile but never mind the choc mint was delightful.

    • December 21, 2017 / 5:50 pm

      Hi, it sure is an amazing collection of tea.

  7. December 21, 2017 / 2:38 am

    This sounds like such a fun idea. I imagine it would work well for people who don’t drink tea often as well. They would have the chance to try out many different types and figure out which ones they actually enjoy.

    • December 21, 2017 / 5:51 pm

      Hi, yes it sure could be a great and fun way to discover new teas. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. December 21, 2017 / 5:38 am

    Oh I love the idea of the lucky dip and getting 16 different teas in a tin!
    I reuse the same tea bag several times as I don’t like strong tea so it takes me forever to get through teas:(

    • December 21, 2017 / 5:52 pm

      Hi, you must get great value for may with your tea, you certainly would get a lot of tin from this tin then 😊.

      • December 22, 2017 / 4:14 am

        I do feel like I get good value, but I also find it tough to use a variety:(

        • December 23, 2017 / 8:22 am

          Maybe a selection like this would be great to try as you can always re-steep and find new teas to enjoy.

          • December 23, 2017 / 3:53 pm

            That’s true!!! It takes me forever to make it through a box of all one type of tea:(

  9. December 21, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    What a great idea! I love little selection boxes like these they make it so much easier to find the teas you love. You’re totally not alone I’m drinking too much Earl Grey I’m so bad for that

    • December 21, 2017 / 5:53 pm

      Maybe we should set a secret Earl Grey tea society 😊. it sure is a fab idea isn’t it and no doubt perfect for you.

  10. December 21, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    I have only recently started drinking tea and it’s been the best decision I’d ever made. I love peppermint tea and I would definitely enjoy the mint choc chip tea. I like the lucky dip to it as I’m a creature of habit and will naturally go for the tea I like the most without giving any others a chance. Great review!

    • December 21, 2017 / 5:53 pm

      Hi as a fellow creature of habit this is a fab idea to mix it up and discover new teas at the same time.

  11. December 21, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Wow sounds like a great choice here! The mint chocolate sounds like something id love, and looks like it impressed you too!

    Sarah | xx

    • December 21, 2017 / 5:54 pm

      Hi, yes the mint choc chip sure did impress me.

  12. Creative Nails
    December 21, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    That mint chocolate chip tea sounds like one I’d definitely want to try in the future at some point! It’s a shame the chamomile one was a little disappointing for you 🙁


    • December 21, 2017 / 5:54 pm

      Yes it was a shame about the chamomile but The deliciousness of the mint choc chip made up for it.

  13. December 21, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    Oh wow these all look Devine, love the packaging and attention to detail! But I’m not sure how to take the mint choc chip… tea? I HAVE to find his now, I’m baffled & need test my taste buds and try this lol

    • December 21, 2017 / 6:37 pm

      Oh you should try the mint choc chips it is delicious, if you do please let me know what you think, thanks.

    • December 21, 2017 / 7:04 pm

      It sure is 😊

  14. Lisa's Notebook
    December 21, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    What a wonderful selection of teas, I’d love to try the first two but I don’t like chamomile, I’m afraid, it always tastes of grass to me! I’ve not heard of this brand before but I think this would make an amazing gift for any tea lover – thank you for this brilliant review. X

    Lisa |

    • December 23, 2017 / 8:32 am

      Hi, yes that can be a good way to describe some chamomile teas. It certainly would make a great gift for any tea lover.

    • December 24, 2017 / 2:36 pm

      Thank you for sharing my tea review much appreciated.

  15. December 28, 2017 / 10:50 am

    Great review. I am SUCH a tea addict. Will definitely come in handy, as I’m looking to discover more flavours.

    • December 28, 2017 / 5:22 pm

      Oh this would be a perfect treat then.

  16. December 30, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    I have accidentally and stupidly deleted some pending comments in error, if you have kindly taken the time to read and comment on my post I apologise for not responding to it.

  17. minteamocha
    January 1, 2018 / 7:31 pm

    Never heard of this company before but their packaging game is on point!
    Also we are the same with drinking too much of one tea, I drink too much English breakfast haha.

    • January 1, 2018 / 7:40 pm

      It’s fab packaging isn’t it. I have to come confess to not drinking a lot of English breakfast tea, maybe I should make the effort to drink more. Are there any you recommend? Thanks.

      • minteamocha
        January 1, 2018 / 7:43 pm

        Ah, I love it, but I’ve only tried earl grey a few times so who knows, I might get addicted to that too.

        Also, I only drink tea from tea bags you find in your local supermarket as I can’t afford loose leaf tea from online and there aren’t any tea shops in my country. :c

        • January 1, 2018 / 7:51 pm

          Oh it’s a shame there are no tea shops. You can great tea in supermarkets as well.

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