I was recently contacted by the lovely people at PG tips. They informed me they have just released 10 exciting Fruit, Herbal and Green tea flavours and asked if I would like to try them. I’m not a huge hot beverage drinker but I’m always up for trying new things and since I had never tried Fruit, Herbal or Green tea before I said I would love to and as you can see from the photo above I was sent a lovely hamper of goodies.
Inside the hamper were the 10 new flavours, a glass teapot, glass cups and Monkeyyyyyyy! Yes I was really excited that Monkey was inside although my nephew Maxx saw him and I’ve not seen much of him since!
The new Fruit, Herbal and Green tea range includes a lovely range of different flavours from mild and calming to strong and zesty, there’s a tea for every occasion and every taste bud. The new Green Tea range includes, Pure Green, Vibrant Mandarin, Fragrant Jasmine, Zesty Lemon and Juicy Raspberry. The Fruit & Herbal range included, Delicate Camomile, Fresh Peppermint, Juicy Red Berries, Smooth Red Bush and Vanilla and Aromatic Spices & Mint.
One thing that’s consistent throughout the new ranges is the aroma you get when brewing the tea, more often than not you can tell which flavour it is from the smell alone. We had a bit of a guessing game to see if we could identify flavours from the smell. My three favourite scents have to be the Zesty Lemon, Aromatic Spices & Mint and the Juicy Red Berries.
We decided to have a tea tasting afternoon and to try one tea at a time so we could all have a taste then give them a score using the card that was sent with the hamper. Our favourite flavours out of the 10 were the Raspberry Green tea, Peppermint Herbal tea, Spices and Mint Herbal tea and the Red Berries Herbal tea.
Since the weather was quite warm (at points) this weekend I thought I’d try my hand at making iced tea, something I’ve never made before but it looked easy enough. I used the Pure Green tea to make the iced tea as it had the most tea like taste, you could use any flavour you like though, that’s the great thing about it. The end result was really nice and it’s something I will be making again as it’s perfect for those warm summer days.
Overall I think the new range is a great addition to the PG tips family. There are sure to be some flavours you prefer over others, I really enjoyed having a taste of them all and was surprised at some of the teas I liked that I thought I wouldn’t and also some that I thought I’d love but didn’t like as much as others. The teas are available from most major supermarkets, the Fruit & Herbal range is priced at £1.19 for a box of 20 and the Green Tea range is priced at £1.29 for a box of 20.
*I was sent the products mentioned above for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.