Review of Marks & Spencer Spiced Tea

Whilst on a day out shopping at Bluewater my mum and we decided to pop into Marks & Spencer food hall to pick up a few Christmas treats. So when I saw a selection of festive teas I just had to get some. Eventually I decided to grab a tin of their spiced tea.
Review of Marks & Spencer Spiced Tea
Onto the packaging I liked the red colour of the tea caddy with a picture of a gold teapot to the centre which has a description of the tea inside. It is described as a delicately spiced black tea from southern India with flavours of nutmeg, clove and ginger. An inviting description for a tea to be drunk during the festive season. Onto the ingredients black tea, cassia bark, allspice (12%), flavourings (clove, cardamom, ginger), nutmeg are listed. No allergens are highlighted and there is a no may contain warning.

Review of Marks & Spencer Spiced Tea
On opening the tea caddy I was greeted by a sealed foil package containing the teabags. I like this as it keeps the tea nice and fresh. On opening the foil packet I was greeted by a delightful aroma from the all spice. The aroma intensified slightly on my close up sniff test. However, on smelling an individual teabag this did weaken.
Review of Marks & Spencer Spiced Tea
Review of Marks & Spencer Spiced Tea
I placed the teabag in my teacup and added freshly boiled water. The teabag soon infused with the hot water and it changed a medium brown colour. I let the tea infuse for 3 minutes as instructed as I have my tea medium weak and milk free. The aroma from the black tea became more predominant with undertones of the all spice cardamom, clove and ginger noted. On sipping the tea I was worried that the black tea would impact on the other elements to this tea. This was not the case. The black tea was initially the strongest flavour to this tea with subtle undertones from clove, cardamom and ginger, noted. After a few sips the flavours from the all spice became more apparent. All of the elements to this tea complimented nicely. The spices were definitely more subtle when comparing to other chai style teas that I have previously tried. That said its strength was perfect for someone who likes their tea medium weak and works well milk free so great for me.

Review of Marks & Spencer Spiced Tea
So would I recommend this spiced tea? Yes I would. Its aroma and flavour make for a nice everyday festive tea. The aroma and flavour from the spices are fairly subtle and would be more suited to someone who likes and a nice everyday black tea with a hint of both aromas and flavours that you associate with Christmas. So thank you Marks & Spencer for producing a nice every day spiced tea that I can enjoy.

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24 Comments

  1. December 4, 2018 / 7:06 pm

    This sounds lovely, will pick some up for Christmas and add it to my Fortnums Christmas Tea x

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      December 9, 2018 / 9:00 am

      Oh I need to try the Fortnums tea 😊

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      December 9, 2018 / 8:59 am

      It sure is.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      December 9, 2018 / 8:58 am

      I shall take a look Thanks for stopping by.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      December 9, 2018 / 8:57 am

      It sure is and perfect on a cold wet day.

  2. carolyn
    December 9, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    Love tea. I will visit again to read your reviews

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      December 9, 2018 / 2:56 pm

      Thank you 😊

  3. December 10, 2018 / 10:27 am

    This looks so festive and sounds wonderful too! #MMBC

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      December 15, 2018 / 9:47 pm

      It’s a perfect festive tea.

  4. December 10, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    Oh this does sound lovely!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      December 15, 2018 / 9:46 pm

      It sure is.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      December 15, 2018 / 9:45 pm

      I think it would if you like a chai tea.

  5. December 11, 2018 / 6:45 pm

    I don’t drink black tea but I do love the smell of all the xmas teas! #Dreamteam – that would make a nice xmas pressie

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      December 15, 2018 / 9:45 pm

      Hi, funny you should say that I got one as a gift as well.

  6. December 12, 2018 / 10:14 am

    What a beautiful tin! Perfect aroma for this time of year too! Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      December 15, 2018 / 9:45 pm

      It sure is and will get well used throughout the year.

  7. stickymudandbellylaughs
    December 14, 2018 / 3:24 pm

    Oh this sounds perfect to enjoy on these colder days! Love the tin too. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. Have a lovely weekend. x

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      December 15, 2018 / 9:44 pm

      It sure is. I shall make good use of the tin when I have finished the tea.

  8. December 16, 2018 / 11:32 pm

    That is a beautiful tin for gift giving! #DreamTeam

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      December 17, 2018 / 6:57 am

      It sure is and I mate got some as a gift.

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