Wednesday, 14 May 2014
I was recently sent a lovely basket of some wonderful new teas by the PG Tips people. They have a whole new range of fruit, herbal and green teas! I have been enjoying them over the past month and taking notes, so that I can tell you exactly how I feel about them. There are no less than 10 new varieties and it's been a fun month!
First up . . . the Green Teas . . .
PG tips Pure Green Tea (20 tea bags)
Pure and smooth, a natural blend of the fine quality green teas from Kenya and Indonesia. Clean and delicious, this tea is an ideal addition to your daily routine. Perfect for a refreshing pause.
PG tips Vibrant Mandarin Orange (20 tea bags)
Bursting with vibrant mandarin orange flavour, this unique green tea will have you savouring every refreshing sip. Delivering a mouth-watering experience.
PG tips Fragrant Jasmine (20 tea bags)
Enjoy the delicious combination of our delicate green tea infused with the floral aroma of jasmine. Enjoy this elegant and fragrant flavour, perfect after a meal.
PG tips Zesty Lemon (20 tea bags)
A fantastic green tea infused with an intense zesty lemon flavour, this tea will bring sunshine to any day.
PG tips Juicy Raspberry (20 tea bags)
Juicy raspberry flavour combined with the fine quality handpicked green tea leaves to create a light and bright tasting tea. Surprise your friends with this unique and different taste experience.
Also included were some of their new Fruity Herbal teas . . .
PG tips Refreshing Peppermint (20 tea bags)
A clean and refreshing peppermint infusion, caffeine free.The perfect after dinner mint.
PG tips Delicate Camomile (20 tea bags)
Unwind with this delicate and natural Camomile flowers infusion. Pure and simple, perfect for a bit of me time.
PG tips Juicy Red Berries (20 tea bags)
Enjoy a juicy, rich caffeine-free blend of sweet raspberries and strawberry flavours. A fruity taste explosion in your mouth.
PG tips Smooth Red Bush & Vanilla (20 tea bags)
Authentic South African Red Bush tea with a soft hint of vanilla flavour.A perfectly smooth gentle aromatic combination, with a glorious red hearty colour. Caffeine free.
PG tips Aromatic Spices & Mint (20 tea bags)
Surprise yourself with this complex exotic infusion of fragrant mint, warming cinnamon, subtle orange and aromatic spices to give you a burst of good feeling all year round.
Spoilt for choice this was a wonderful variety of teas to enjoy and try out. Of course they all came in the lovely pyramid style bag that PG tips is famous for (designed specifically to give the tea room to infuse), except that these have a picture of that cheeky monkey attached to them. Cute.
As a mormon I do not drink black teas, but I do enjoy a nice cup of herbal tea when I want a nice cuppa. Over-all I much preferred the fruit and herbal infusions to the green tea ones, which is great news as they are caffeine free and definitely a healthier alternative to sugar packed soft drinks. The green tea range offers some lovely delicate flavours, as well as the health benefits of green tea, that are great for unwinding at the end of a long day. The fact that there are ten varieties available means that you are bound to find one that you like and you could even buy several to suit your different moods - camomile to destress, peppermint after a meal, mandarin to perk you up, red fruit for a moment of indulgence.
One way that I love to enjoy herbal teas is to make ice tea with them, especially during the warmer months. You get all the benefits of something which is cool and delicious, without any of the nasties that you find in soft drinks, and if you enjoy the fizz aspect of soft drinks, you can brew the herbal tea extra strong and then dilute it with fizzy water. Poured over ice, this makes a lovely delicious, calorie and nasty free drink!
How to make a delicious and easy Iced Herbal or Green Tea:
1. Pour 450ml (16 ounces or 2 cups) of tepid water into a jug.
2. Add a tea bag. Move it back and forth slowly several times. (Please note that you move the teabag back and forth, unlike preparing hot tea.)
3. After 15 seconds or so of moving the teabag back and forth, place the container in the refrigerator. Leave the teabag inside.
4. Chill for one hour. Take the container out of the refrigerator and remove the tea bag.
5. Fill several glassed with ice. Pour the cold tea over the ice and garnish with fruit, a sprig of mint, a slice of lemon, etc. Serve immediately.
Note: For a stronger tea add a second bag before refrigerating and dilute half and half with some fizzy water when ready to serve.
Many thanks to the people from Clarion Com. and PG Tips for sending me these lovely teas to try out. We have enjoyd them very much, but don't just take my word for it, go on out and grab a few boxes of them for yourself. They are available at all of the major supermarket in the UK now.
The Fruit & Herbal range has an RRP of £1.19
The Green Tea Range has an RRP of £1.29
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