I have recently undertaken a few visits to Tesco’s mainly to stock up on their free from treats. So I thought I should investigate their own brand teas and somehow a few packets accidentally jumped into my shopping basket. One of these packets was their peppermint infusion tea. I think I must have been drawn to the light green packaging with what I can only assume are pictures of mint leaves. There is also a cute picture of a little green tea cup with leaves on. Onto the ingredients 100% peppermint, perfect nothing added. It was looking promising.
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On opening the box there was the sealed foil packaging inside. On opening this there was what I would describe as a medium level aroma of peppermint being emitted. Again very promising. I just hoped it wasn’t going to be a tea where the aroma seemed to be added to the packaging at a later date and the tea lacked any flavour. On adding hot water to the tea bag it didn’t take to long for the tea to change to a light green / brown colour. The instructions recommend infusing the teabag for 3-5 minutes depending on personal taste. I let mine infuse for 5 minutes. There was a faint aroma of mint noted which was pleasant but I couldn’t distinguish this as peppermint. Sadly, the aroma seemed to stay in the foil packaging. On sipping the tea there was a faint undertone of mint but nothing spectacular. In fact this may sound very strange but it also seemed to taste slightly milky. I tried the tea a couple more times and left the teabag in my cup to continue infusing with the hot water. This led to a slightly stronger mint flavour but did not change its aroma.
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So would I recommend this tea probably not. Yes it is a cheaper mint tea but it seemed to lack any real aroma or flavour. I have had much nicer own branded supermarket mint teas. Sorry Tesco’s this tea just wasn’t for me.