My quest to reduce my caffeine intake is currently going well. I have been slowly working my through a variety of fruit and herbal teas. One tea that I try to now have on a daily basis is camomile. I have tried some great and some bland camomile teas. I have recently reviewed some Twinings teas so I thought it was about time I gave their camomile tea a proper try.
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I’m a sucker for packaging and personally like most of Twinings designs. I liked the calming pale blue colour with the floating flowers. As with all the teas in the fruit and herbal range each box contains 20 teabags. Now onto the tea itself it only contains camomile so no allergens highlighted and no may contain warning.
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On opening the packet I have to admit to being a tad disappointed. There was only a very faint grassy aroma coming from the teabags. On having a good old fashioned close up sniff there was a faint aroma didn’t intensify. I placed the teabag in my cup and added the hot water. It didn’t take long for the tea to infuse with the water resulting in a pale yellow colour. On infusing the tea produced a faint subtle grassy aroma that I associate with camomile tea. On sipping the tea it had a light mellow taste which was slightly grassy. It was light, and refreshing but not as strong as I had hoped. I found it to be slightly soothing on the stomach, but not so much as other brands I have tried. On having further cups of tea I left the teabag in my cup which helped the flavour intensify a little.
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So would I recommend this tea, as an everyday camomile tea when out and about yes, but if at home I’m afraid not. Overall I found this tea to be weaker in both flavour and aroma compared to other camomile teas that I have tried. It certainly wasn’t as nice as their earl grey or peppermint tea. That said I did enjoy it as a light easy palatable tea. I think I will continue to buy this caffeine free tea at the gym as an alternative to my beloved earl grey.