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.