Review of New Tetley Super Teas


As a lady who loves who loves a nice cup of tea I am always on the constant lookout for new brands to try. So when I was lucky enough to get the chance to review Tetley Super Teas I couldn’t wait for the parcel to arrive. On opening my parcel I was greeted by three four of tea each of which contained 20 teabags. The first tea I choose to review was the lemon and ginger mainly because I love this flavoured tea and it is perfect for the colder months.

Super Fruits Lemon & Ginger

I liked the design of the packaging with this tea. It has a bright and vibrant yellow background with a pictures of lemons and ginger surrounding a teacup. Above this in bold letter is the word immune with the phrase helps support your immune system underneath. On the back of the packaging the tea is described as being a lemon and ginger fruit infusion with added vitamin c.

Onto the ingredients this surprised me a little if I am honest. I didn’t expect there to be so many ingredients in addition to the lemon and ginger. Rosehip, hibiscus flowers, apple, ginger root (10%), orange peel, sweet blackberry leaves, natural flavourings. Liquorice root, vitamin c (1.5%) and lemon peel (1%) are listed). There are no allergens highlighted or any may contain warnings listed. On opening the box I was immediately hit with a subtle aroma of ginger with a hint of lemon. On my close up sniff test this aroma didn’t intensify and remained the same. It weakened slightly on smelling an individual teabag.

I placed the teabag in my cup and added my freshly boiled hot water. The hot water soon changed to a pale yellow colour. I left the tea to infuse with the hot water as instructed. Onto the aroma I could predominantly smell the ginger with a subtle undertone of lemon or I would prefer to describe it as citrus. However, as the tea continued to infuse this changed to a predominantly citrus aroma. On sipping the tea its flavour matched its aroma. Despite ginger being the more predominant ingredient it tasted more citrusy. My taste buds initially seemed to get hit by lemon followed a subtle hint of warming ginger which seemed to have a soothing effect on my stomach. I personally preferred this I can find ginger to be a little too strong and overpowering. So would I recommend this tea? Yes I would even though the majority of the ingredients to this tea were overtaken by the lemon and ginger it really didn’t matter on this occasion. I enjoyed this tea it was refreshing yet soothing at the same time. Did I notice any benefit to my immune system? I’m afraid not.

Super Fruits Blueberry & Raspberry

I liked the design of the packaging with this tea. It has a deep purple background with a pictures of blueberries and raspberries surrounding a teacup. Above this in bold letter is the word boost with the phrase helps reduce tiredness and fatigue underneath. On the back of the packaging the tea is described as being a blueberry and raspberry fruit infusion with added b vitamins.

Onto the ingredients this surprised me a little if I am honest. I didn’t expect there to be so many ingredients in addition to the blueberries and raspberries. It seemed to be never ending. Hibiscus flowers, rosehip, orange peel, apple, natural flavouring, roasted chicory root, liquorice root, blueberry (1.0 %), raspberry (1.0 %), vitamin B Complex (1%) nicotinamide, pantothenic acid, folic acid, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B1, biotin, vitamin B12, mannitol (wheat). There is one allergen highlighted which is wheat. There is no may contain warnings listed. On opening the box I was immediately hit with a subtle aroma of hibiscus and apple with a hint of raspberry. On my close up sniff test this aroma didn’t intensify and remained the same. It weakened slightly on smelling an individual teabag.

I placed the teabag in my cup and added my freshly boiled hot water. The hot water soon changed to a deep purple colour. I left the tea to infuse with the hot water as instructed. Onto the aroma I could predominantly smell the hibiscus intermingled with a hint of raspberry and hint of apple. I was unable to smell the other elements to this tea and was hoping for a hint of blueberry which was a shame. On a positive note the liquorice root didn’t overpower the other ingredients to this tea which is important to me as I can personally find this an overpowering ingredient and has impacted on the aromas of other teas that I have tried. On sipping the tea it was just like its aroma. The hibiscus took centre stage. It was definitely a hibiscus tea with undertones of raspberry and apple noted. It was a shame that I was not able to taste all of the ingredients to the tea especially the blueberry. So would I recommend this tea? I am sorry but the answer is no. The hibiscus just seemed to take centre stage with both the aroma and flavour. This is a shame because I do like a raspberry based tea and was looking forward to enjoying it intermingled with blueberries. Did I notice any benefit to my energy levels or metabolism? I’m afraid not.

Super Green Tropical

I liked the design of the packaging with this tea. It has a deep purple background with a pictures of pineapple and mango surrounding a teacup. Above this in bold letter is the word immune with the phrase helps support your immune system. On the back of the packaging the tea is described as being a flavoured green tea with added vitamin C.

Onto the ingredients list green tea(88%), natural pineapple flavourings with other natural flavourings (5%), vitamin C, natural mango flavouring with other natural flavourings (1%), There is are no allergens highlighted in the ingredients list and there is no may contain warnings. On opening the box there was an aroma of a grassy meadow which I associate with green tea undertones of what I would describe as being like a tropical fruit squash. On my close up sniff test this aroma didn’t intensify and remained the same. It weakened slightly on smelling an individual teabag.

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 from the tea intensified only slightly even on my close up sniff test. On sipping the tea I was able to taste the subtle grassiness with the pineapple and mango taking centre stage. All of which made a surprisingly light and refreshing tea which I would certainly recommend. Did I notice any benefit to my immune system? I’m afraid not.


Super Green Detox

I liked the design of the packaging with this tea. It has a deep purple background with a pictures of pineapple and mango surrounding a teacup. Above this in bold letter is the word immune with the phrase helps support your immune system. On the back of the packaging the tea is described as being a flavoured green tea with added vitamin C.


Onto the ingredients list tea green tea (82%), natural mint flavouring (12%), peppermint leaves (5%), seleniumn. There is are no allergens highlighted in the ingredients list and there is no may contain warnings. On opening the box there was an aroma of a grassy meadow which I associate with green tea undertones of what I would describe as being like a tropical fruit squash. On my close up sniff test this aroma didn’t intensify and remained the same. It weakened slightly on smelling an individual teabag.

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. 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 tea intensified as the tea infused with the hot water. There was a faint grassy aroma with subtle but stronger aroma of mint noted. On sipping the tea I could taste both the delicate grassy and mint elements to this tea. It was nice to experience a lighter green tea which had the bonus of subtle mint flavour. It was a nice refreshing delicate tea that somehow had a nice soothing and comforting effect as I drank it. I would certainly recommend giving this tea a try.

Disclaimer: I received a sample of this tea in return for an honest review. All of the opinions are honest and my own.

41 Comments

  1. February 20, 2018 / 11:09 pm

    We have those Tetley teas here now! I haven’t tried them and now I know which ones to try!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 21, 2018 / 8:43 pm

      Oh great to hear that Tetley has made the journey. I look forward to reading your reviews 😊.

      • February 22, 2018 / 12:08 am

        I was scared to buy them until I read which ones you liked! lol

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          February 22, 2018 / 5:27 pm

          Gosh I hope that you like them, some of their other teas have not been a hit for me.

  2. February 21, 2018 / 1:17 am

    It’s amazing that all these teas claim health benefits, they should just say, they will taste good!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 21, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      Yes maybe it’s the extra added ingredients, who knows….

      • February 22, 2018 / 3:42 am

        I will never understand it. I definitely drink tea just for the flavour and the warmth:)

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          February 22, 2018 / 5:27 pm

          Me to but I will give any tea a try.

          • February 22, 2018 / 6:37 pm

            I will too, once!

  3. February 21, 2018 / 8:11 am

    The lemon and ginger and green with mint look perfect for me! #FotheloveofoBLOG

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 21, 2018 / 8:41 pm

      Oh good choice 😊

  4. February 21, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    I stopped having tea in bags because of : “Paper tea bags are often treated with a chemical known as epichlorohydrin. This chemical is a resin that helps to keep the tea bags from breaking apart easily in hot water. It also has applications for use as a pesticide. Epichlorohydrin is classified as a probable human carcinogen by the Environmental Protection Agency. Animal studies indicate that drinking water that contains epichlorohydrin can lead to stomach tumors, as well as infertility.”

    “Silk or Mesh Tea Bags are Scary Too

    But what about the silk or mesh tea bags that are found in some of the higher end teas sold in specialty markets (such as Mighty Leaf and Tea Forte)? The bags are downright fancy and they display the tea leaves in a way that is visually appealing. Unfortunately, it turns out that these bags are often made from plastics, such as food-grade nylon or polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Although these plastics are touted as being “safe” in terms of leaching potential, it is very likely that some amount of phthalates is still escaping into your tea. Food-grade nylon and PET both have a glass transition temperature (the point at which molecules begin to break down without a state change) that is less than the boiling point of water.”

    So i now seek out certified organic, loose leaf tea brands. Organic tea brands with bags that are made from non-corn, natural fibers that aren’t treated with epichlorohydrin do exist, but it is easier and more cost effective to opt for a loose leaf brand and use a tea strainer.

    Rose*

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 21, 2018 / 8:39 pm

      Hi Lucy,
      Thank you for taking the time to comment. I try to use tealeaves where possible. There is certainly an awareness around this at the moment do hopefully thinks will improve in the future.

  5. February 21, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    I’ll have to check these out. Several of my favorite teas are Tetley, so I’d be interested to see what these are like.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 21, 2018 / 8:37 pm

      Oh I would love to know what you think, please let me know, thanks.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 22, 2018 / 5:26 pm

      Oh my goodness that is a surprise, a lot of their teas I have not personally enjoyed but I was pleasantly surprised by these.

  6. Bexa
    February 22, 2018 / 6:46 pm

    I’ve never actually tried these and always wondered if they had all these amazing health benefits. Your reviews are always so detailed, well written and interesting. Thank you for sharing ☺️💕 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 22, 2018 / 6:52 pm

      Thank you 😊

  7. February 23, 2018 / 1:39 am

    It’s a shame about the unnecessary ingredients and them not living up to their claims! The green tea one sounds nice. I’m a big fan mint tea so I think I’d enjoy that one x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 25, 2018 / 8:51 am

      Hi, yes I personally preferred the green teas and you generally can’t go wrong with mint.

  8. February 23, 2018 / 11:21 am

    I have a couple of boxes of these at home, so it was very interesting to read this post. I love all sorts of tea and am looking at getting into tealeaves x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 25, 2018 / 8:49 am

      Oh I would love to know what you think once you have given them a try.

  9. Lisa's Notebook
    February 23, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Oh dear, what a shame teas didn’t live up to their packaging, and how odd about all those extra ingredients. Thank you for an honest review – I don’t think I’ll be trying them although my husband likes green tea so he might! X

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 25, 2018 / 8:49 am

      Yes they sure do have a lot of ingredients packed in. If I bD to choose I would go for the green teas. I would love to know if your husband does try the green teas and what he thinks.

  10. February 24, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    I’ve been hearing good things about the lemon one from my sister. Probably not one for me, but maybe I should give it a try, as my immune system is terrible! Although you didn’t see any benefits, so I guess the jury is out! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 25, 2018 / 8:39 am

      Hi, yes I guess that jury is out in this one and you never know until you give it a try.

  11. February 24, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    Can’t believe I haven’t tried any of these yet… thanks for introducing them to me!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 25, 2018 / 8:38 am

      Oh they certainly are worth giving a try.

  12. February 26, 2018 / 3:54 pm

    I’m not a tea drinker, but this sounds really nice. Must check them out. Thanks for sharing xx #mondaystumble

  13. February 27, 2018 / 7:57 am

    I definitely need some of these at the moment, especially the immune boosting tea! Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 27, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      Yes I think many of us could do with a little boost at the moment.

  14. February 27, 2018 / 3:58 pm

    Flavour-wise I’d choose the blueberry and raspberry. I love lemon tea but not ginger: why do they always have the two together? #sharingthebloglove

  15. February 27, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    I love Tetly but can’t get where I live. The new teas look great. It’s time for me to research where I can get them. Thanks for your GREAT INFO as usual. ☕

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 27, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      Oh that is a shame I hope you get some soon.

      • February 28, 2018 / 9:06 pm

        Me too. Have to get busy checking the web.

        • Pinkiebag
          Author
          February 28, 2018 / 9:12 pm

          Everything seems to end op on Amazon so fingers crossed.

  16. March 5, 2018 / 9:19 am

    Ahh! Tetley is my favourite brand of tea so I will have to give these a try…
    Them being immune boosting is just a bonus. I love the sound of the Super Fruits Lemon & Ginger x

    • thehubsanxxx
      Author
      March 5, 2018 / 6:44 pm

      Hi, yes you can’t beat a lemon and ginger tea.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 10:56 am

      Yes they can be a little off-putting. That said I was pleasantly surprised by these teas.

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