Flavour: Apple, Elderflower & Pear
Ingredients: Apple (50%), apple pomace (16%), elderberry flower (12%), sweet blackberry leaves, chicory root, citric acid, flavouring, sunflower petals, pear pomace (1%)
Caffeine Factor: Caffeine-free
Organic Ingredients: 100%
Price Range: £3
Bags Per Box: 15
Our Review: This is a bit of an odd one, because admittedly, it had been sitting around awhile before we decided to review it. But the reason it had been sitting around so long was that it it’s not particularly nice.
There isn’t a lot of elderflower (or ‘elderberry flower’ as they call it) in this one. And there isn’t a lot of apple. It’s mainly pear, mixed with ‘flavouring’…followed by a strong taste of citric acid…and, in our case, a bit of cupboard, too. It also smelled like a cupboard. You know when you’ve just cut the grass, and you put your grass-cuttings-covered shoes back in the cupboard? That smell? That’s what this tea was like, for us.
Perhaps it’s a little unfair to judge this one based on one brew after the box had been left so long. But again, we only left it that long because it is so bland, artificial and unpleasant. And we’ve accidentally left other blends hanging around just as long, and they’ve never come out tasting quite as cupboard-like as this. That’s why 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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