Review of Clipper National Trust Tea

As a lady who loves a nice cup of tea I am always on the lookout for new teas to try. So when I was lucky enough to get contacted by Clipper Teas and asked if I would like to review their new National Trust tea I of course said yes. Clipper Teas is the official tea of the National Trust, and launch the National Trust Tea specially created for, and in collaboration with, the National Trust. It is now available in supermarkets thereby enabling you to enjoy a flavour of the National Trust at home with Clipper’s National Trust Tea. National Trust visitors drink more than 3.5 million cups of tea a year. As a members of the National Trust it is not uncommon for us to enjoy a cup of tea and a piece of cake when we visit. So I was intrigued to find out what tea we would be trying on our future visits.
Review of Clipper National Trust Tea
Onto the packaging. I really liked the colour and design of this tea. To the front there is a white teapot and teacup which has pink tea inside, this immediately caught my attention. These are surrounded by flowers. To the top corners on each side is the Clipper and National Trust logos. I loved the vibrant pink theme to the back again with flowers with the addition of butterflies. I would buy this tea just based on the packaging.
Review of Clipper National Trust Tea
What I really like is that there is a historical reason behind the packaging design. Legend has it that the first cup of National Trust tea was brewed at Hidcote, Gloucestershire, when the gardener and his wife served cups of tea to visitors through their cottage windows. The packaging design for the Clipper National Trust Tea is inspired by the wisteria that climbs the wall of Hidcote Manor, in a nod to that very legend.
Review of Clipper National Trust Tea
Onto the ingredients list. Black tea is listed, I was a little disappointed by this as I personally like to know which tea or teas contribute to a black tea. As I was lucky to receive a sample the information provided with this details that “it’s an East African blend with a generous weight of Assam tea from India”. I am sure that this could be an additional selling feature of this tea if potential customers were aware of this. There are no allergens highlighted and no may contain warning.
Review of Clipper National Trust Tea
Back to the design of the packaging I liked the way it opened at the front and lifted up which was easy to close back up gain. Inside you are greeted by two foil packets. I personally like this as they seem to help seal in both the aroma and flavour of a tea. On opening one of the foil containers I was greeted by a nice earthy aroma that I associate with a good quality breakfast tea. On my famous close up sniff test this intensified with malty undertones noted. This weakened on smelling an individual teabag.
Review of Clipper National Trust Tea
I placed the teabag in my teacup and freshly boiled water, the teabag soon infused with the hot water. The water soon changed to a medium brown colour, I have all my tea milk free and infused the tea for two minutes. I also infused the tea for four minutes and the tea became dark brown in colour. Onto the aroma this was very similar to the initial aroma that I had experienced reminding me of a good quality breakfast tea. On sipping the tea I would describe it as being a rich bold tea, which was malty with a faint hint of grassiness noted. In summary a rich bold comforting tea. After the official taste test was completed I have enjoyed several more cups of this tea infused it for two minutes and then reused the teabag. So if you have your tea milk free like me you can two cups for the price of one.
Review of Clipper National Trust Tea
So would I recommend this tea? Yes definitely I liked everything about this tea from the delightful packaging through to its aroma and flavour. So thank you Clipper for producing a nice everyday tea that I can enjoy both at home and on my future visits to the National Trust.

22 Comments

  1. April 17, 2018 / 6:11 pm

    Clipper and National Trust does sound like tea heaven!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 4:11 pm

      It certainly is very nice.

  2. April 18, 2018 / 5:31 am

    I have just discovered Clipper tea and love their packaging and their tea. Interesting information about the history too.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 4:15 pm

      Hi, yes their packaging is great, yes the history just adds that little extra.

  3. April 18, 2018 / 7:03 am

    Oh I do love clipper teas! I love you cup too! Gorgeous! #BloggersBest

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 4:15 pm

      Thank you, it was a gift for the blog.

  4. April 18, 2018 / 10:05 am

    It sounds and looks delightful! If I saw it on the shelves I’d probably pick it up.
    I wonder if they’ll use it across their sites? If so I’ll be a little sad that they’ll be stopping using local businesses, as up in the North East they use Ringtons and it’s something that helps them flourish.
    Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 4:17 pm

      It sure is. I am not sure if it will be on all sites, I agree its always important to support local businesses.

  5. April 18, 2018 / 6:19 pm

    Clippers are one of my favorite as they have so much flavour and strength. I love your cup and saucer, uber cute X #bloggersbest

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 7:50 pm

      Hi, they certainly are a popular tea. The teacup was a gift for my blog.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 7:49 pm

      Thank you 😊

  6. April 18, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    I agree, I love Clipper tea too. I live in New Zealand and I was having trouble locating a really good quality “organic decaf black tea” locally. I did some research online and discovered Clipper’s organic decaf. I ordered some to try and am so hooked on the quality of all their teas that I place an order once a year with them and have 30 large boxes shipped out to me from the UK to NZ. As far as I know Clipper are one of very few companies that produce a decaf that has the caffeine removed naturally by a water drip process. Most decaf teas have the caffeine removed with a dubious chemical process. The purity of their teas is obvious from the first sip – outstanding.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 22, 2018 / 6:15 pm

      Hi Brett many thanks for the info I shall have to give their decaf tea a try as I am yet to find one that I enjoy.

  7. April 23, 2018 / 8:37 am

    Love the wisteria on the packaging! And we too enjoy a good NT visit. Seems like a nice cuppa 😊👌x #MMBC

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 30, 2018 / 4:52 pm

      The packaging design is fab isn’t it. You can’t beat a visit to the NT especially if tea and cake are involved.

  8. April 24, 2018 / 9:27 am

    I don’t drink a lot of tea myself, more of a coffee person. I used to drink lots when I was younger and do, occasionally like a cup. Especially its a cream tea 🙂

    As, also, a national trust member, I may have to look out for these and give them a try. My wife is a big tea drinker so she will enjoy for sure.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 30, 2018 / 4:49 pm

      Hi, I’m not sure when it is becoming svailable in the NT would love to know what your wife thinks of this tea.

  9. April 24, 2018 / 7:43 pm

    I really like Clipper teas – they do some really good green teas that I drink at work sometimes. #dreamteam

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 30, 2018 / 4:46 pm

      Hi, yes I’ve have enjoyed most of there teas. Funny you should mention their green teas I am sampling some at the moment.

  10. April 29, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    I honestly had no idea just how many teas there were around until I started reading your blog! Thank you for sharing this with #TriumphantTales, I hope you can join me again on Tuesday 🙂

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 30, 2018 / 4:32 pm

      Hi, there are so many it is becoming a highly popular beverage.

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