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Charbrew Strawberry & Kiwi – A Great Summer Treat

Charbrew Strawberry & Kiwi - Reviewed at If Teacups Could Talk...Brand: Charbrew

Flavour: Strawberry & Kiwi

Ingredients: Apple, rosehip shells, hibiscus, strawberry flavouring (2%), kiwi flavouring (1.5%), strawberry pieces (1%), kiwi pieces (1%) (all in varying quantities)

Caffeine Factor: Caffeine-free

Organic Ingredients: 100%

Price Range: £3.49

Cups Per Box: 15  (can be rebrewed)

Review: The smell, as you might expect, is like sweeties – Haribo or Jolly Ranchers.  The taste, however, is not.  It’s tart (from the hibiscus), but subtle, not overpowering like some fruit tisanes.  If you leave it to brew longer, the flavour of the kiwi starts to come out; and despite the ‘flavouring’, it doesn’t taste artificial, maybe because there are real fruit pieces mixed in there.

We think this is a great ‘pudding’ tea to have after meals instead of calorific treats.  We also expect this would be a good one to let go cold in the summer.  All in all, a fabulous blend we will be buying more of in future.

Best time of year to drink this: Summer

Best time of day to drink this: Afternoons


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Charbrew Chocolate Orange – Definitely Not as Good as Terry’s!

Charbrew Chocolate Orange - Reviewed on If Teacups Could Talk...Brand: Charbrew

Flavour: Chocolate Orange

Ingredients: Rooibos, organic cocoa husk, orange peel, flavouring (orange), flavouring (chocolate)

Caffeine Factor: Caffeine-free

Organic Ingredients: 100%

Price Range: £3.49

Cups Per Box: 15 (can be rebrewed)

Review: Perhaps predictably, considering one of the ingredients is ‘flavouring’, this blend has a strongly artificial smell, once brewed – like fake vanilla.

The taste is similarly unpleasant.  The chocolate is very weak, while the artificial chemical flavour lingers in your mouth long after you’ve drunk this.  Then the rooibos comes through, which you’ll either love or you’ll hate.

This is definitely not a good substitute for afternoon chocolate cravings.  If anything, it makes you want to eat more, to get the taste out of your mouth.  We’re marking this one AVOID.

Best time of year to drink this: Never

Best time of day to drink this: Never


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