Review of Twinings Gingerbread Indulgence 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 have been drinking very little green tea lately. 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 I discovered that Twinings produced a gingerbread green tea I just had to grab a packet to try.

I liked the design of the packaging with this tea. It is light green with a picture of a gingerbread man surrounded by hearts and swirl patterns. To the bottom is a small cut out allowing you to see the tea envelops inside.

Onto the ingredients list green tea, ginger root (29%), and natural flavouring (5%) is 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 box I was greeted by 20 individual tea envelopes. 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 envelope I was greeted by a delightful gingerbread aroma that was very inviting. 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 gingerbread. 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/brown colour. The aroma of the gingerbread 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. Despite not being able to smell the green element to this tea the gingerbread aroma was so inviting I couldn’t wait to try this tea. On sipping the tea I could definitely taste the gingerbread 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 gingerbread. The combination of the two flavours complimented each other perfectly. This made a pleasant change to other green teas that I have tried. It was nice to experience a lighter green tea with a warm kick to it. It was a nice light refreshing yet comforting 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? Definitely. I liked the inviting aroma and flavour of this tea. It was a light refreshing green tea with a delightful gingerbread flavour which had a slightly warming and comforting effect. So if you fancy a milk free tea, why not give this green tea a try. So thank Twinings for producing a refreshing yet comforting green tea.

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66 Comments

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 8:13 pm

      Hi, it may well do the trick is also to use slightly cooled freshly boiled water otherwise it can be a little bitter tasting.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 8:23 pm

      Oh it may well help, green tea can taste a little bitter sometimes if freshly boiled water is used. Slightly cooled works best.

  1. Lupe
    March 6, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    I love tea! That seems like such a great kind to try, glad you liked it!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 8:39 pm

      Hi, I sure did I would certainly recommend giving this tea a try.

  2. March 6, 2018 / 7:14 pm

    I LOVE this tea! Any tea with ginger in is an absolutely winner for me. The theee ginger tea from Twinings is also a winner. Great post 🙌🏼

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 8:13 pm

      Oh how have I missed the three ginger tea I shall be adding this to my list now.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 8:23 pm

      Gosh I need to find this three ginger tea. Thanks for sharing.

  3. March 6, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    I had never heard of a gingerbread green tea but this sounds so cool and intriguing! I love green tea and gingerbread separately so i am sure i will love them both combined! xx corinne

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 8:14 pm

      Oh this may well be the perfect tea for you to try then 😊.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 8:24 pm

      Oh I am sure that you would love this tea, if you give it a try I would love to know what you think.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 8:15 pm

      Oh I think you will like this tea then, I think I got mine in Tesco’s/

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 8:25 pm

      Oh I think you will like this tea then, I think I got mine from Tesco’s.

  4. Rag
    March 6, 2018 / 7:29 pm

    Great reviews!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 8:15 pm

      Thank you.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 8:25 pm

      Thank you

  5. March 6, 2018 / 7:32 pm

    I tend to stay away from Green Tea because I always assume it’ll taste grassy or watered down. This might actually make me not fear Green Tea anymore!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 8:15 pm

      Gosh never fear green tea, there are so many nice ones out there to try. This may be a good start.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 8:26 pm

      Oh don’t fear green tea there are so many nice brands out their to try. Give this one a try and see what you think.

  6. March 6, 2018 / 7:43 pm

    Oh my gosh I love gingerbread and I think I would definitely like this! I love the detailed review you gave! Great job!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 8:16 pm

      Oh Give this a try than, thank for your kind comments about the review much appreciated.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 8:17 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments I like to do my detailed reviews, I hope you consider giving this tea a try.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 8:27 pm

      Oh you may well like this tea then, thank you for your kind comments.

  7. March 6, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    Twinnings Tea will always be a favorite of mine, one of my very first teas I continuously kept getting when I first started including drinking tea in the morning in my daily routine. The design on the cover with a gingerbread is such a cute idea! That sounds like an interesting taste- mixing green tea & gingerbread flavor- I’ll have to give it a try soon!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 8:18 pm

      Hi, the design is cute isn’t it. The interesting mix of flavours just work perfectly with this tea. Which Twinings tea do you have in the morning.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 8:28 pm

      Oh which Twinings tea do you enjoy in the morning? The design of the packaging is cute isn’t it. If you give this tea a try I would love to know what you think.

  8. March 6, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    I love gingerbread, anything gingerbread flavored and tea, so I definitely need to get my hands on this 😀

    Perrine

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 8:19 pm

      Oh you should, I would love to know what you think.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 8:29 pm

      Hi, you should give this a try then, I would love to know what you think, thanks.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 9:39 pm

      They sure are 😊

  9. March 6, 2018 / 9:12 pm

    Twinings are coming up with some really great flavour combinations these days!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 6, 2018 / 9:21 pm

      Hi, they certainly are 😊.

  10. March 6, 2018 / 10:20 pm

    This sounds delicious! I love flavoured green teas. I agree with the labelling too. It’s a little pet peeve of mine when it just says natural flavouring rather than listing the full ingredients x

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

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 7, 2018 / 6:55 am

      Hi, it certainly is delicious and worth trying if you like green tea. I’m glad I’m not the only one who finds it a little frustrating with the listing natural flavourings.

  11. March 7, 2018 / 10:53 am

    I really like the packaging, it’s very cute but I probably wouldn’t go for this. I’m not a fan of gingerbread! Zxxx

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 9, 2018 / 7:19 am

      Oh well never mind but the packaging certainly is cute.

  12. March 7, 2018 / 2:02 pm

    I’m a big tea drinker myself, but only actually recently got into green tea after my sister suggested I try it… I’ll definitely have to look out for some infused versions like this one #MMBC

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 9, 2018 / 7:18 am

      Hi, you should there are so many fantastic flavoured green teas out there to try.

  13. March 7, 2018 / 8:40 pm

    Ohh this sounds rather nice. I must get into this tea drinking, I prefer coffee but your reviews always make me want to try tea…..thanks for linking up! #BloggersBests

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 9, 2018 / 7:17 am

      Hi, i hope that I can persuade you to try a cup of tea, you never know you may enjoy it 😊.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 9, 2018 / 7:16 am

      Hi, it sure is 😊.

  14. March 8, 2018 / 10:52 am

    Although it makes me urinate more than ever, I love green tea – in fact I just had a cup. I usually it without flavoring and as long as the ginger is not too overpowering then it is sound like a good combination.#fortheloveofBLOG

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 9, 2018 / 7:16 am

      Hi, great tea can have that effect on some people, the ginger isn’t to overpowering in this tea.

  15. March 8, 2018 / 8:57 pm

    Don’t drink green tea as much as I used to, but sure, I’d give this a crack!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 9, 2018 / 7:15 am

      Hi, it is certainly worth giving it a try.

  16. March 11, 2018 / 9:09 am

    Hello, I’ll have to give this tea a try! I just wrote a piece in my newsletter about ways to boost your metabolism in which I talk about green tea. I’ll have to post that article to my blog soon. I was just curious whether you use any type of sweetener in any of the teas you drink or do you find it better to enjoy the natural flavors without added sweetener?

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 12, 2018 / 7:12 am

      Hi, I personally drink all my teas as they come with nothing added. I don’t have a sweet tooth so never need to add any form of sweetener. I look forward to reading your article.

  17. March 12, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    I’m not a fan of green tea, but I do love gingerbread, so this sounds like it might work for me! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 14, 2018 / 8:40 pm

      Hi, it may well be worth considering trying. You never know…

  18. March 13, 2018 / 10:14 am

    Wow this sounds delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with #fortheloveofBLOG

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 14, 2018 / 8:46 pm

      It sure is a lovely tea.

  19. March 13, 2018 / 10:29 am

    Sounds like you’ve found a lovely drink. I love ginger and if I drank tea, I’m sure this would be perfect for me. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 14, 2018 / 8:36 pm

      Hi, yes it sure is a lovely drink if you enjoy tea.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 14, 2018 / 8:37 pm

      It sure is a lovely drink if you enjoy a cup of tea.

  20. March 15, 2018 / 4:48 pm

    This seems like it would be super yummy. I will have to try to find it up here in canada.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 16, 2018 / 6:56 am

      Oh I hope that you can find some to try.

  21. March 17, 2018 / 9:00 pm

    I had no idea Twinings did this! I class myself as quite the tea expert now I have given up alcohol so I will definitely be giving it a try.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 20, 2018 / 5:23 pm

      This is certainly one to try, do you have any teas that you recommend I should try? Thanks.

      • March 20, 2018 / 5:25 pm

        English Tea Shop do AMAZING teas. I like the Green Tea with pomegranite, something different. Anything from Mei Leaf in Camden – they have an online shop and the Petal Heads blend is perfect for bed time.

        • Pinkiebag
          Author
          March 20, 2018 / 5:34 pm

          Thank you for the suggestions I haven’t been that keen on English Tea Shop, but I shall check out Mei Leaf online 😊.

  22. April 1, 2018 / 2:42 pm

    As a tea enthusiast myself I’ll and this to my ever growing list of teas to try! <3

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 2, 2018 / 5:52 pm

      Oh you should you may be surprised by this. Do you have any teas that you would recommend that I would try? Thanks.

      • April 2, 2018 / 5:57 pm

        I usually use leaves over bags. So I use a brand called the tea merchant and they make a really good liquorice tea as well as one called white diamond – would definitely recommend both

        • Pinkiebag
          Author
          April 2, 2018 / 5:59 pm

          Thank you I shall Google Tea Merchant.

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