Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New — Tetley Black & Green Tea

The other night I ran through the Ingle's grocery store near my dad's house, and as I passed by the tea section I saw a new type of tea. It was this large box containing Tetley's Black & Green Tea, just $3.69 for 72 tea bags. Sounded worth a try, right?

What most intrigued me was that this is black AND green tea. Interesting.

The teabags are the round ones I most often associate with the Republic of Tea. When I opened the box, the scent was nice and brisk, so I was ready for a good, strong, black cup of tea — but maybe not since green was added? And by the way, how does one steep a tea that's both black AND green? Well, according to the box, you add boiling water, just as you would with black tea. So I did.

The result was the most plain, boring cup of tea I've had in a while. Blah. Not good blah or bad blah, just ... blah. I had expected something at least a little different, but this didn't do it for me. The good news is, I now have a nice box of plain Jane tea just waiting for iced tea season and some mint from the garden to flavor it up!

16 comments:

  1. A positive outlook on tea! More iced tea!

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  2. Glad to see this as the first thought I had was maybe I will like this as I love black tea, but not green and I know green has some great healthful qualities. Too much good tea out there to drink for a blah one.Thank you!

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  3. I hope Tetley reads your post and improves this tea, they usually make a good product.

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  4. I'm glad to have your "take" on this tea - but sorry it was a disappointment to you! You're right, though, it will be just fine for iced tea, with a bit of mint added.

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  5. Yes that will be handy for the forthcoming hot weather!

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  6. Thanks for the information. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

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  7. Tetley has been experimenting lately. I find the tea they sell in th US is much less robust. They have an extra strong red box in th UK but not here...sigh...glad you tried this one, I hadn't yet...
    Ruth

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  8. It does sound interesting. Thank you for letting us know it was boring! Ice tea with mint, perfect!

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  9. Hmmmm....thanks for this tip!

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  10. Love your review and honesty. I always enjoy reading what you have to say. Blessings

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  11. Thanks for the review. I've seen this at the grocery store and wondered how a blend of black and green would taste and steep. Sorry it wasn't what you (and I) had hoped for.

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  12. Very interesting. I could not imagine the combo of black and green working very well.

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  13. Blah tea... oh dear... but, herbs make the difference! It'll be the summertime refreshment with fresh mint and added sugar!

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  14. Iced tea in the summer is indeed a good way to use up "blah" teas. Hooray for iced tea summers!

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  15. I had to laugh when you said "as you passed the tea section." It seems even when I go to the store for just a couple items I find it necessary to go down the tea aisle. Just need to see if there is anything new or different.

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  16. I have read a lot of how both black and green tea is healthy. But when Dr Oz said that green tea is better as an appetite suppressant, I had to try some. I love black tea. The green teas I have tried were all not tasty to me! My favorite tea is Twinings or Lipton. So I tried Lipton green tea and like it! But I noticed that green tea should only be steeped for 2 minutes and black for 3 to 5, so I wonder how putting them both in one bag woukd be a good idea?

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