Flavour: Super Fruit
Ingredients: Hibiscus, elderberry, currants, blackcurrants, natural flavouring, cranberries, blueberries
Caffeine Factor: Caffeine-free
Organic Ingredients: Unknown
Price Range: £4-5 for a pack of 15 (although the picture shows a pack of 50, which costs much more!)
Our Review: On first brewing, all you can smell is sherbet – like Refreshers. It’s the aroma of very sweet hibiscus and blueberries and sugar.
The taste, on the other hand, is very bland. It’s not nearly as sharp as you’d expect from the scent – and it strangely grows even more flavourless as it cools down. It’s thoroughly unexciting – and it’s so expensive! If fruit teas are your thing, you’re much better off buying Sainsbury’s Blackberry & Blueberry – that has much more flavour, for less than half the price of the Teapigs offering.
Just about the nicest thing we can say, here, is that at least it didn’t taste of feet – a genuine concern with elderberries in the ingredients list!
To sum up, here is an excerpt from our discussion whilst trying this blend:
Ginger Tea: ‘I wouldn’t buy that.’
Three Tulsi: ‘…but we did.’
Ginger Tea: ‘Okay…but I’m not buying it again.’
Best time of year to drink this: Summer, if you’re at all interested
Best time of day to drink this: Afternoons, if you care
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