Flavour: Lemon Drizzle Green Tea
Ingredients: Green tea, lemon and cake flavouring (4%), natural flavourings, lemon peel (1%)
Caffeine Factor: Caffeine-free
Organic Ingredients: Unknown
Price Range: £2.69
Bags Per Box: 20
Review: Weird, weird, WEIRD. You know that seriously fake-tasting children’s birthday cake that can only come from a box of cheap cake mix? You know what we mean. If you made a cake from scratch, you would NEVER manage to recreate that unique flavour that you loved so much as a child, but now it probably tastes faintly disgusting. We have no idea what goes into those mixes to give them that taste – but it’s somehow in this tea.
It starts in the smell: lemon cake…the cheap ‘yuck’ kind. Like Lemon Puffs: cheap biscuits filled with artificial lemon-flavoured cream. The taste is equally unpleasant: initially fresh, like lemon peel and green tea – then a shocking aftertaste that is just like that children’s birthday cake mix, mingled with a horrible bitterness from the green tea.
This is quite simply one of the most disgusting things we have ever tasted. Why did ANYONE think this was a good idea? When has anyone ever had cheap cake and thought, ‘I know what would make this better: soaking it in green tea!’ Was it someone’s misguided idea to try to get kids to drink tea, not considering that it might keep them up all night? WHO voluntarily buys a whole box of this stuff and happily drinks it?
If you’re reading this, Twinings, there is no excuse for this blend. NO EXCUSE. We’re marking this one as an AVOID.
Best time of year to drink this: NEVER.
Best time of day to drink this: NEVER.
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